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GUYANA: Rupununi Music and Arts Festival Village 2022 – A Presentation Video

GUYANA: Rupununi Music and Arts Festival Village 2022 – A Presentation Video

Rupununi Music & Arts Festival: A vison for the future in Region 9, Guyana: https://youtu.be/9zuqcFxxiXc

(Get involved and support this exciting arts initiative: bob.ramdhanie@gmail.com)

CANADA: This is the shocking amount it actually costs to live in Toronto these days – By blogTO

People are really feeling the pain of inflation lately as prices for food and other everyday items rise, especially in and around big cities like Toronto, where the cost of rent continues to spike and homes get even less affordable to the average resident.

As the price of housing has increased at an exponentially higher rate than everything else over the years — in Ontario at large, the average home is now about 22.5x one’s disposable income — housing is accounting for a larger and larger chunk of people’s paycheques, pricing many out of the city or region completely.                Continue reading

GUYANA: Pres. Ali warns reckless drivers as Eccles to Mandela road link opens

By Isanella Patoir – Isanella@newsroom.gy  -April 14. 2022

The Mandela to Eccles four-lane highway was officially declared open to the public by President Dr Irfaan Ali on Thursday night and he promised that a new traffic system will ensure errant drivers are dealt with condignly.

In delivering the feature address at the commissioning ceremony of the road, the Head of State revealed that the new electronic monitoring speed system will be implemented within three weeks, targeting delinquent road users and ensuring compliance with the law.

“Those who continuously abuse the road will lose their license,” the President said to loud applause from those in attendance.

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UKRAINE: 50 Beautiful Pics Of Ukraine That Are Heartbreaking To See Right Now

50 Beautiful Pics Of Ukraine —

Akvile Petraityte and Ieva Gailiūtė | Bored Panda 

Ukraine, a democracy of 44 million people, continues to experience a devastating attack. As the world uneasily watches the ongoing Russian invasion, people and nations are uniting like never before, sending support and condemning this unjustified war.

Sitting in the heart of Europe, Ukraine celebrated its 30 years of independence last year. While it may seem like a young state, it has a thousand-year history. Throughout this period, it has formed a powerful and resilient nation. Citizens there developed a strong sense of national identity, showing devotion and love to its culture, traditions, architecture, communities, and beyond.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Tourism: Rewa Eco-Lodge secures second place at international awards

By: Natasha Smith-Thomas – March 12, 2022 – DPI

Welcome sign at the Rewa Eco-Lodge

The Rewa-eco lodge located in the North Rupununi, Region Nine has won second place out of 100 countries in the ‘Communities & Culture’ category of the 2022 Green Destinations Story awards.

The award ceremony was held virtually on March 11.

A release from the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) states that the ‘Communities & Culture’ category of the award, not only acknowledges local life, culture and traditions, but also addresses the negative impact of tourism on the local communities.      Continue reading

SHIPPING: The Panama Canal – connecting two oceans – Video

CRICKET: Holder’s helmet trick seals the T20 series for Windies vs England + video highlights

Jason Holder gets helmet trick – 4 wickets in 4 balls

Watch “Highlights | West Indies v England | Holder Takes 4 Wickets in 4 Balls! | 5th Betway T20I” 
Windies Cricket Channel – 31 January, 2022 – http://Windiescricket.com

(ICC) Jason Holder claimed four wickets in four balls in front of an ecstatic home crowd in Barbados, to put a very personal seal on an outstanding series win for West Indies. In a pulsating finale at Bridgetown, Holder built on a career-best haul of 4 for 30 from the left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein, to outlast an England team that was once again left to rue its own shortcomings at the death, as they succumbed by 17 runs to lose the series 3-2.

England were set 180 for victory, after a two-paced batting display from West Indies, in which Kieron Pollard and Rovman Powell cracked 66 runs from the final four overs to re-ignite an innings that had gone flat during a masterful display of legspin from Adil Rashid.

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GUYANA: Georgetown: Safe space between Parade and Camp Streets

─ two months for art gallery, food court section

A two-week timeline has been given for the completion of phase one of the safe space to be created along the Lamaha Corridor, where the old railway station was situated.

This was disclosed by Project Engineer at the Ministry of Public Works, Kevin Samad.

An artist impression of phase one of the project

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WORLD: Why Indonesia is Moving Their Capital City – Video

WORLD: Why Indonesia is Moving Their Capital City – Video

RealLifeLore Video – January 22, 2022 – Some comments + link to video

Aldy Habibie – Since i’m from West borneo myself. I can assure you that Borneo is like a wet dream for tropical city designer because most tropical islands are small and dangerous due to volcanic activities and earthquake, Borneo never had any of that (i live here for 20 years and never in my life have i experienced an earthquake). However, enviromental problem caused by palm oil industry can already be seen across the island. So here’s hoping that moving a huge administration center like The state capital would see more regulations actually being enforced more effectively.
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GUYANA: Georgetown: With numerous landmarks and attractions; Kingston touted as potential tourism site

A section of the Kingstown Seawalls (Photo: Visit Guyana)

News Room Guyana: November 17, 2021.
Kingston, in north Georgetown, at the mouth of the Demerara River, is replete with numerous landmarks and attractions and Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Oneidge Walrond has touted this area as a potential tourism site.

In this small area of Georgetown, the development of two major hotels- the Marriott and Pegasus– occupy the waterfront area.        Continue reading

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