Category Archives: Architecture

LIFESTYLE: Why Finland And Denmark Are Happier Than The U.S. – Video

LIFESTYLE: Why Finland And Denmark Are Happier Than The U.S. – Video

CNBC – 2,737,599 views – Jan 9, 2020

What does it take to be happy? The Nordic countries seem to have it all figured out. Finland and Denmark have consistently topped the United Nations’ most prestigious index, The World Happiness Report, in all six areas of life satisfaction: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity.

Each year, a group of happiness experts from around the globe rank 156 countries based on how “happy” citizens are, and they publish their findings in the World Happiness Report. Happiness might seem like an elusive concept to quantify, but there is a science to it.     Continue reading

GUYANA: Places and Things Waiting for an appropriate name – By Francis Quamina Farrier

– By Francis Quamina Farrier

There are quite a number of places and things, many public property here in Guyana, which are waiting to be given a proper name or a change of name. Way back in colonial British Guiana, for example, a small portion of the Potaro river downstream from the Kaieteur Falls, was christened “Garraway stream.” It was so named to the honour of the popular Berbice-born cricketer of the day, Patrick Garraway. At that point of the Potaro where the river is sort of flowing serenely after tumbling 741 feet over the Kaieteur’s lip, there is a bridge over peaceful waters.      Continue reading

CHINA: An Internet Survey of their Recent Achievements – By Jim Gordon

THE CHINESE ARE LEAVING US IN THE DUST!’

AN INTERNET SURVEY OF RECENT CHINESE ACHEIVEMENTS.
BY JIM GORDON.

RECENT CHINESE ACHEIVEMENTS IN
1. RAILROADS    2. DAMS   3. PORTS
4. BRIDGES        5. ROADS   6. AIRPORTS
7. AIRCRAFT      8. SPACE
9. MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS

VIEW: THE CHINESE ARE LEAVING US IN THE DUST

Commentary: From Buxton to Buxton — by Francis Quamina Farrier

— by Francis Quamina Farrier

Eusi Kwayana now 95. The Sage of Buxton, Guyana.

There is the village of Buxton on the East Coast Demerara, Region 4, Guyana.  There is the city of Buxton which is located in Derbyshire in the East Midlands region of England. I know both Buxtons having been to both – one on many occasions, the other just once.

That English Buxton at 960 feet elevation, is the highest above sea level of any town in England. Its population is 23,000.

Though not as large, or as populated as its English counterpart, the Guyana Buxton is one of the lowest villages in Guyana being almost about seven feet below sea level at high tide. At this time (2020) its population is approaching 6,000.        Continue reading

VIDEOS : DRIVE IN 50 CITIES: We can still travel while staying home…..

DRIVE IN 50 CITIES – Driving thru Big Cities Worldwide…. Fascinating !

We can still travel while staying home. 

You can set the speed of the vehicle, street noise and music. Or turn off the music and listen to the street noise. 

 You can drive in 50 cities around the world and spend as much time in any one of them while “driving”.          Continue reading

VIDEO: GUYANA : Various video clips of Guyana taken from Above – 2020 – Guyana Uncut

GUYANA FROM ABOVE 2020

This is a video of various parts of Guyana shot from above.

Released on October 15, 2019 by Guyana Uncut

GUYANA: Opening of Pegasus expansion delayed to May due to COVID-19

 – Badal confident of full occupancy by December next year

A view of the works on the two buildings
A view of the works on the two buildings

The  COVID-19 pandemic has deferred the opening of the US$100M Pegasus Hotel expansion projects from December of this year to May of 2021 but hotelier  Robert Badal is confident that the entity “will hold its own” and be the inspiration needed for local investors.

“I would say it has been delayed by about six months. Now we are scheduled to complete by May 2021 and I am optimistic that we will have full occupancy by December of next year,” he added.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Major restoration phase of iconic St. George’s Cathedral completed

Facelift: The St. George’s Cathedral – The building was completed in 1899.

Oct 19, 2020 – Kaieteur News – One of the country’s most renowned of national monuments has undergone four years of major renovations, opening to mass yesterday, October 18, 2020.

However, the work is not complete yet on the St. George’s Cathedral, which has been described as the tallest wooden building in the world.
There is still work to fix the main roof and the need to build a protective fence.        Continue reading

HOUSING: Barbados developer eying housing investment in Guyana

Mark Maloney

Mark Maloney

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Barbados developer and the principal behind that country’s US$175 million revamped Hyatt Ziva Barbados Resort and The Village at Coverly Housing Project, Mark Maloney has expressed interest in housing investments in Guyana and last week met with President Irfaan Ali to discuss possible projects, sources say.

“He had discussions with the President”,  sources close to the government confirmed with the Stabroek News.  Maloney’s discussions with the president centred on “areas of housing and other sectors”.

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BUSINESS: The ripple effects of closed office buildings – Toronto featured here – BBC

By Hilary George-Parkin7th September 2020 – BBC News

With workers doing their jobs at home, the business ecosystems around office towers are taking a hit – maybe even a fatal blow.
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PHOTO: The underground network of shops along Toronto’s PATH are suffering as foot traffic from the office buildings above has all but disappeared (Credit: Hilary George-Parkin)

13:00 is usually the peak of the lunch rush in the passageways beneath Brookfield Place in downtown Toronto. On a Thursday in August, though, the food court sat mostly empty, save for a smattering of workers, a lone security guard who ambled past the still-shuttered Starbucks and signs telling visitors to maintain physical distancing (though from whom it wasn’t clear).  Continue reading