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GUYANA: Place Names Along Guyana’s Roads – All Regions

GUYANA:  PLACE NAMES ALONG GUYANA’S ROADS

Here is a list of place names along Guyana’s roads’

(Source: Adapted from Gazetteer of Guyana, published by Lands and Surveys Department and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation, Georgetown, 2001)

This list covers the roads of all of the Regions of Guyana at the time it was compiled some 20 years ago.

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EDUCATION: Latin America and Caribbean students adversely affected by COVID-19

– New World Bank-UNICEF report calls for urgent action to mitigate the learning crisis in wake of COVID-19

Jun 24, 2022- Kaieteur News – PANAMA CITY/WASHINGTON D.C., June 23, 2022 – Four in five sixth graders in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are expected to lack basic reading comprehension proficiency, according to a report issued on Thursday June 23, 2022 by the World Bank and UNICEF, in collaboration with UNESCO.

While the region was already in a learning crisis prior to the pandemic, this represents a substantial increase. This new and staggering estimate also suggests that two years of COVID-19 school closures in the region may have set learning outcomes back by more than a decade. Emerging evidence from across LAC buttresses these estimates.        Continue reading

GUYANA: President Ali names 2020 election inquiry commission

DEMERARA WAVES: By Denis Chabrol – Tuesday, 21 June 2022  

]In keeping with my commitment to establish a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to inquire into the events of the 2020 General and Regional Elections, I am pleased to announce that the following persons shall be appointed to conduct this inquiry:

Chairman of the Commission – Retired Justice of  Appeal Stanley John; Former Attorney General, High Court Judge and Acting Justice of Appeal in the Eastern Caribbean, Godfrey P. Smith SC; Former Chair and Chief Elections Commissioner of India, Dr S. Y. Quraishi; and, Former Chancellor (ag), Carl Singh OR. CCH.

To assist the Commission with its work, Dr Afari Gyan and Dr Nasim Zaidi will serve as resource personnel.

In the coming weeks, the intended Commissioners and resource personnel will review the reports and documentation, set out modalities and commence work.    Continue reading

BARBADOS: Guyana-born Ingrid Griffith presents Shirley Chisholm – Barbados – June 25th and 26th, 2022

GUYANA: Refugees and other immigrants in Guyana – By Lear Matthews

Perspectives-  Refugees to Guyana in an era of unprecedented socio-economic change

Lear Matthews

By Lear Matthews

Some concerns may be emerging in Guyana as a result of the stream of refugees from Venezuela and the related uptick in the “Squatting situation”. This is compounded by the entry of immigrants from other countries, many under government contract or Unclassified Entrants. In light of anticipated changes that will emerge in the dawning of the gas and oil industry, issues of adjustment, accommodation and populations shifts caused by these new entrants must be seriously considered.

There have been grumblings among Guyanese about the increasing number of immigrant families “admitted” into the country, whom locals uncannily refer to as “the silent invaders”. A report by the Chairperson of Region One confirmed that about 40,000 Venezuelans were in the country in 2019. As a result of these entries, immigrant settlements have been established along border communities such as Mabaruma and Kumaka, notwithstanding the noticeable increase of various transnational groups throughout the nation.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Disapora International Cultural Diversity Conference – Georgetown – 25 June 2022

GUYANA: Decarbonisation with US$83.3M in renewable energy projects – IDB

ByOilNOW – June 19, 2022
As efforts continue with the implementation of the Guyana Utility Scale Solar Photovoltaic Programme (GUYSOL), the country is poised for a transformational leap towards decarbonisation, says the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The financial institution noted on Friday that the GUYSOL programme will invest US$83.3M in eight utility-scale, photovoltaic solar projects totaling 33MWp with associated 34MWh energy storage systems distributed across three areas in the country.

Specifically, it will invest in 10MWp in the Berbice area, 8MWp project in the Essequibo system with a minimum of 12MWh battery storage, and a 15MWp plant connected to the Linden system, with a minimum of 22MWh battery storage.        Continue reading

AFRICA: Why France faces so much anger in West Africa – “Neo-colonial arrogance” – BBC News

By Paul Melly – Africa analyst – Published

It all started so positively. Where have things gone wrong? Why does France now appear so unpopular in Africa?

French President Emmanuel Macron has increased aid to the continent, begun the return of cultural artefacts stolen during the colonial wars and reached out beyond the usual inter-government ties to engage younger generations and civil society.

He has kept French troops in the Sahel to fight the jihadist militants that kill so many local civilians, police and soldiers and supported the regional bloc Ecowas as it tries to defend electoral politics against military takeovers.

Yet his country is now the target of embittered African complaints and criticism on a scale that is probably unprecedented.     

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GUYANA pushes for architectural transformation with upcoming International Building Expo — July 22-24, 2022

GUYANA INTERNATIONAL BUILDING EXPO — July 22-24, 2022

Website: https://buildingexpo.gy/

Guyana is expecting more than 150 international and local companies to participate in the International Building Expo, set to take place July 22-24 at the National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara.

The expo will create an opportunity for local, regional, and international investors to showcase innovative building and construction techniques, government said.

The country is experiencing a construction boom fueled by the offshore oil and gas operations which is creating higher demand for accommodation for tourists, investors, and industry expatriates. The government said it expects the construction sector to be propelled into a more innovative direction with this Expo.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Selected Readings: from Dr. Walter Rodney (23 March 1942-13 June 1980) – Moray House Trust

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Moray House Trust has collated a short sequence of readings from the work of Dr Walter Rodney (23 March 1942 – 13 June 1980) to mark the anniversary of his death. The readings include extracts from Groundings with My BrothersA History of the Guyanese Working People 1881-1905 and The Russian Revolution. Readers include Konyo Addo, Stephanie Bowry, Petamber Persaud and Shaka Rodney.
You are warmly invited to view the recording at your leisure. It will be available from:
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Event:          Readings (pre-recorded)
Title:            Walter Rodney: selected readings
Date:           Monday 13th June 2022
Time:          11.00 AM Guyana
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