Category Archives: Agriculture

TRAVEL: Grenada named world’s first ‘Culinary Capital’

Tourists walk on the white sand of the Grand Anse Beach, Grenada.
Associated Press Photo/David McFadden, File
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The London-based World Food Travel Association (WFTA) on Tuesday named Grenada and its sister islands Carriacou and Petite Martinique the world’s first “Culinary Capital.”+

WFTA said “Culinary Capitals” is a regenerative tourism program that it devised “to put the spotlight on culinary cultures around the world, as the tourism industry begins to recover after its long hiatus.”        Continue reading

USA: California Faces Extreme to Exceptional Drought…Yet Again – by Rosaliene Bacchus

New post on Three Worlds One Vision

I was so consumed with the COVID-19 pandemic that I paid no attention to the lack of rainfall in the early months of 2020 and 2021. To tell the truth, I enjoyed the dry winter months. I got to spend more time gardening. Cold and damp days kill the joy of being outdoors. Then, on May 10, California Governor Newsom grabbed my attention when he placed 41 counties, 30 percent of our state’s population, under a drought state of emergency.

READ MORE: http://rosalienebacchus.blog/2021/06/27/california-faces-extreme-to-exceptional-droughtyet-again/

GUYANA: Close to 90 percent of Nation’s crops and livestock destroyed by floods – Agri. Minister

GUYANA: OIL: Geopolitics of oil and water in Guyana: Part 2 – By Ivelaw Griffith

The Liza Destiny FPSO – Guyana’s first oil production vessel

By Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith – OilNOW – June 25, 2021

The first article discussed Guyana’s geography and environmental conditions against the backdrop of South America’s lone English-speaking petro state. I turn attention now to the nature and impact of the flooding and offer a few prescriptions to address the challenge.

Water, Water Everywhere

Guyana’s current aqua condition calls to mind the memorable line in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s classic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: “Water, water, everywhere.” Heavy rains are expected in Guyana at this time of the year, part of the country’s May-June rainy season.        Continue reading

GUYANA: National Disasters — By Mosa Telford

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Disaster and crisis have always been common in Guyana. In our moments of calm, whether consciously or subconsciously, we are in a state of constant preparedness for the next chapter in our book of trials and errors. As we turn the pages, we often can detach from the action.

Allowing ourselves to be penetrated by every mark of the crisis can have devastating effects on our wellbeing; and so, these coping mechanisms of surviving in Guyana can make us hollow. We can silently watch disasters and never utter a word. We can comfortably turn a blind eye to the suffering of our fellow Guyanese. We can put our stamp of approval and make excuses for corruption when we believe we are the beneficiaries and still dare to wave a moral compass.        Continue reading

Geopolitics of oil and water in Guyana: Part 1 – By Ivelaw Griffith

By Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith – OilNOW

In the first of this two-part series on Guyana’s current flood travails, I offer an analysis of the country’s geography and environmental circumstances against the backdrop of the country as a petro state. The second article will explore the impacts of the flooding, explore strategies for current and future governments to leverage oil revenues, aid recovery efforts, and mitigate future disasters.

Oil Blessings 

Mother Nature has been blessing Guyana effusively in recent years, with 19 offshore oil finds between May 2015 and April of this year by a three-member consortium of ExxonMobil, Hess Corporation, and China’s National Offshore Oil Corporation.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Extraordinary People – Frank Thomasson – By Ian McDonald

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It happens. It is life. Great contributions are made. Years go by and they are forgotten and those who made them are forgotten too. But perhaps theatre veterans in Guyana and the Guyana diaspora will still remember Frank Thomasson who died years ago at the age of eighty-eight. He in England, land of his birth, but I dare say his heart was left in Guyana where he lived and worked when he was young long, long ago. I recall so vividly my old friend Frank.

Sixty years ago I met Frank Thomasson in Georgetown and he became my dear friend and though after he left Guyana we lived in different lands we never lost touch and we were as close as brothers. When he grew very old and no longer knew anyone I sent messages through his wife Aileen to say hello and give him a died tight hug from me because I felt somewhere deep in my friend there might remain a spark that let him remember me as I will always remember him.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Weather Forecast: Above-normal rainfall to continue until August

Prime Minister, Brigadier (retired) Mark Phillips, made the disclosure while providing an update on the flooding situation to the National Assembly on Thursday.

“We will continue to experience above-normal rainfall between June to August 2021,” Phillips told the house.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Most Regions Remain Flooded; G$10B (app $US 45M) in funding planned to address flooding

Guyana Map showing Regions

 

Despite a respite in some areas, floodwater remained at significant levels in most of the country’s regions yesterday as authorities continued to mobilise help for victims.

Residential and farm lands along the riverine villages in regions 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are the worst affected and the respective Regional Chairs have concluded that these communities will face economic hardships in the coming months as the floods have decimated the livelihoods of many.
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GUYANA: Heavy Rains Cause Severe Flooding in Several Regions