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GUYANA: MEMORIES: The Demerara Rowing Club – By Geoff Burrowes

— By Geoff Burrowes

Little known, the Demerara Rowing Club was hidden on the East Bank of the Demerara River at the end of a dirt road running down the North side of the La Penitence Police Station. The Club was flanked on the North by one of the many Bookers wharves, on the other side of a drainage trench and on the South by a mangrove swamp with a float plane ramp.

I think it belonged to the flying pioneer, Bungles Clavier. It was perched on the edge of the khaki coloured river, surrounded by mangroves, their long crooked roots thrusting up from the river water.        Continue reading

USA: Why American public transit is so bad | 2020 Feature – VIDEO

USA: Why American public transit is so bad | 2020 Election

Most Americans have no choice but to drive. How do we change that?

In the middle of the 20th century, the US government made a decision that would transform American cities: It built a huge system of interstate highways, many of which went right through the downtowns of its biggest cities.        Continue reading

GUYANA: A low-cost oil supplier; as world still needs 50% oil and gas energy – Hess

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CHINA: Flood No. 3 forms on the Yangtze River; Three Gorges Dam Failure Simulation | China flood

CHINA: Flood No. 3 forms on the Yangtze River; Three Gorges Dam Failure Simulation | China flood

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In the coming week from July 26-28, the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River basin will have heavy torrential rainfall; From July 29 to August 1, there is moderate to heavy rainfall in the western upper reaches of the Yangtze River. It is still unknown whether the Three Gorges Dam will be able to withstand another round of flooding. Nevertheless, we hope that the Dam will hold for the safety of the people downstream.  Continue reading

Macroeconomics: Governments must beware the lure of free money – The Economist

  • Budget constraints have gone missing. That presents both danger and opportunity
Jul 23rd 2020 edition – The Economist

It is sometimes said that governments wasted the global financial crisis of 2007-09 by failing to rethink economic policy after the dust settled. Nobody will say the same about the covid-19 pandemic. It has led to a desperate scramble to enact policies that only a few months ago were either unimaginable or heretical. A profound shift is now taking place in economics as a result, of the sort that happens only once in a generation.

Much as in the 1970s when clubby Keynesianism gave way to Milton Friedman’s austere monetarism, and in the 1990s when central banks were given their independence, so the pandemic marks the start of a new era. Its overriding preoccupation will be exploiting the opportunities and containing the enormous risks that stem from a supersized level of state intervention in the economy and financial markets.    Continue reading

Coronavirus crisis could cause $25tn fossil fuel industry collapse

Value of reserves could fall by two-thirds as Covid-19 hastens peak in demand, study shows

 The looming fossil fuel crash could pose a significant threat to global financial stability, say experts. Photograph: Matthew Brown/AP

The coronavirus outbreak could trigger a $25tn (£20tn) collapse in the fossil fuel industry by accelerating a terminal decline for the world’s most polluting companies.

A study has found that the value of the world’s fossil fuel reserves could fall by two-thirds, sooner than the industry expects, because the Covid-19 crisis has hastened the peak for oil, gas and coal demand.          Continue reading

Health: Discussion on Mental Health during COVID-19 Part II – June 19. 2020 – ZOOM Forum

 

Guyanese Online Announcement: Political Entries and Comments

FROM THE EDITOR – GUYANESE ONLINE – MARCH 19, 2020

As from today, there will be no more entries in Guyanese Online that relate to politics in Guyana, the USA, or any other country. Readers are encouraged to go elsewhere to the many news outlets available.

Readers would understand that the divisive nature of many political news items and commentaries will not help any country in these perilous times. It is now believed that the worldwide reactions to the Coronavirus pandemic will cause the meltdown in economies worldwide and these will be accompanied by social disruptions. This emergency will last for months and many countries, businesses and organizations will not recover.

From now on, therefore, this blog will concentrate with renewed focus on helping Guyanese Associations worldwide with their projects. This was the original reason for creating this website in February 2010.

Please refrain from posting any more comments to previous political articles., as they will be deleted.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Cyril Bryan

Editor  / Publisher. Guyanese Online

cybryan@gmail.com

Coronavirus Updates: Trump suspends all travel from Europe to US for 30 days, excluding UK

Global recession fears intensify;

Tom Hanks tests positive in Australia; NBA basketball season suspended indefinitely. Follow the latest.

Guyana: CARICOM Secretariat headquarters going 100% solar

The CARICOM Secretariat at Turkeyen

On Monday, construction of a photovoltaic power generation system is set to commence.

The project is part of a wider initiative called ‘The Introduction of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation System in Guyana and CARICOM’, being financed by the Government of Japan.        Continue reading