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COVID-19: Stranded Guyanese under financial strain while awaiting flight home from NY

– three repatriation flights cancelled

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As she awaits an opportunity to return home, one Guyanse woman has been sleeping at a train station in the United States because she has no money to pay for proper accommodations. She is among the many Guyanese who are feeling the financial strain of being stranded in New York as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and are desperate to return home. “So the Guyanese are really suffering,” Bibi Hussain, who is also seeking to return home, told Sunday Stabroek yesterday and related the predicament of the woman sleeping at the train station.            Continue reading

Panoramic Views and Information on cities and locations around the world

Enjoy Panoramic Views    

From your computer you can now view almost any event or location around the world. 

This entry allows you to get a panoramic view of some cities as well as important locations like popular cities in the USA, Europe and Asia as well as ancient wonders like The Pyramids of Egypt.   Countries with popular natural tourist attractions, like the Victoria Falls in Zambia, are also featured.

….. Click on any one place and enjoy.. …. what a wonderful way to tour the world from your computer chair! This is especially so now with all the restrictions on travel due to COVID-19.      Continue reading

New York: Why Manhattan’s Skyscrapers Are Empty – commentary

New York Luxury Skyscrapers

Approximately half of the luxury-condo units that have come onto the market in the past five years are still unsold.

In Manhattan, the homeless shelters are full, and the luxury skyscrapers are vacant.

Such is the tale of two cities within America’s largest metro. Even as 80,000 people sleep in New York City’s shelters or on its streets, Manhattan residents have watched skinny condominium skyscrapers rise across the island. These colossal stalagmites initially transformed not only the city’s skyline but also the real-estate market for new homes. From 2011 to 2019, the average price of a newly listed condo in New York soared from $1.15 million to $3.77 million.            Continue reading

Guyana Tourism Authority Feature – Mapari Wilderness Camp

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FEATURED ITINERARY — A 6-DAY MAPARI EXPEDITION

This short, custom-built 6-day trip is perfect for those with limited amount of time wishing to get into the Kanuku Mountains Protected Area. You will enjoy all the pleasures of the remote, pristine Mapari Wilderness Camp, a hammock camp overlooking a small waterfall. Includes a final night at the Caiman House.

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Mapari Wilderness Camp is not your typical lodge. It is a remote and rarely visited place where wildlife presents themselves at every turn. Mapari is a hammock camp overlooking a small waterfall within the Kanuku Mountain Range. The mountains are in the southern half of Guyana and divide the Rupununi into northern and southern savannahs. In other words, it’s out there.            Continue reading

Is Toronto’s Housing Market Too Big To Fail? – By Natalka Falcomer | REM + Video

By Natalka Falcomer | REM – Real Estate Magazine

Stories about Toronto’s booming real estate market dominated the headlines of 2019.

Here is hoping that stories about investing in Toronto’s infrastructure dominate the headlines of 2020.

If not, we may end up in the unenviable position of New York City where crumbling infrastructure has led to an increase in taxes, which has led to a flight of jobs, followed by a flight of talent and followed by both a real estate market decline and higher rent rates.

The Greater Toronto Area came second to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington as the metropolitan area with North America’s fastest-growing populations.              Continue reading

Guyana: Airport Expansion: Quality checks delay CJIA handover

Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA)

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) project is on its way to be finally handed over. According to Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MOPI), Jaipaul Sharma, the project is 93% completed and is expected to be handed over to the airport authorities by the first quarter of this year.

The sod was turned for the airport in early 2013 but the US$150M project has been dogged by one problem after the next. It was first scheduled to be handed over in late 2015.
The completion date has been pushed back several times since then.          Continue reading

VIDEO: Toronto and Montreal Compared

VIDEO: Toronto and Montreal Compared

Canada: The bold new plan for an Indigenous-led development in Vancouver

A rendering of how the new First Nations district Senakw could look from the Burrard Street Bridge. Photograph: Revery Architecture

The scrubby, vacant patch beneath the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver looks at first glance like a typical example of the type of derelict nook common to all cities: 11.7 acres of former railway lands, over which tens of thousands of people drive every day.

This is not any old swath of underused space, however. It’s one of Canada’s smallest First Nations reserves, where dozens of Squamish families once lived. The village was destroyed by provincial authorities more than a century ago.

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Guyana: Central High merged with St. Mary’s High School and relocated

  • various governments accused of neglect. – New School Address is on Princess Street

    The old Central High School. Georgetown. Guyana

By Stabroek News – December 28, 2019

Central High School which was located on Smyth Street, Georgetown, as of September 2019, was merged with St. Mary’s High School and is now the “The New Central High School.” The new address is 5-6 Princess Street. Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.

This announcement was disclosed at Central High School’s final graduation in November. However no word was given as to the reason for merging one school with the other.    Continue reading

VIDEO: Guyana Tourism Authority Promo by Paul Reed — Come Visit Guyana

VIDEO: Guyana Tourism Promo by Paul Reed – Come Visit Guyana

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