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GUYANA: Back to Beautiful Buxton – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 The Tipperary Hall. Buxton. The Post Office is now located here.

 Beautiful Buxton – by Francis Quamina Farrier

A few months ago, I wrote an article which has the headline, “From Buxton to Buxton” which juxtaposed the town of Buxton in England and the village of Buxton here in Guyana. Since writing that article, I have done a two-hour walkabout in the Guyana Buxton. During that exercise in which my 83- year-old feet did admirably well, I saw and experienced much of modern-day Buxton in Region 4. I have to say, I was impressed; especially with the people with whom I had verbal communication.            Continue reading

GUYANA: NOSTALGIA: Brown Betty Restaurant – Georgetown – By Geoff Burrowes

  – By Geoff Burrowes

Georgetown was British in its lack of pretension, its laid back style and the laid back lifestyle.

So the Brown Betty was different and exotic with its long silver bar, running down the whole length of its North side and the red leather seats, perched on shiny poles, in front of the bar and red leather booths running down the South side and with a stair case running up to  a landing against the back (West) wall with a shiny silver and red Wurlitzer Juke box dominating the landing and stairs from the lan.ding to the next floor. I never mounted those stairs and imagined  unseen delights up there!        Continue reading

BUSINESS: “Digital Nomad”: Working Remotely in Barbados

I worked remotely in Barbados for 3 weeks and now I want to become a ‘digital nomad’ all over the world

rachel barbados brightened
Photo: Working with a sea view made me more calm and productive. Rachel Hosie/Insider
  • After spending three weeks working remotely from Barbados, I’d love to try the digital nomad lifestyle in other countries when it’s safe to do so.
  • It felt like such a privilege to be there that I was motivated to work extra hard, and many digital nomads told me they felt the same.
  • Being so close to the ocean did wonders for my mental wellbeing, and it also inspired my work.
  • Travel is currently discouraged to limit the spread of the coronavirus, but when it’s safe again, I’d love to explore more of the world while working remotely.
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Global Passport Ranking – How Powerful is Your Passport in a Post-Pandemic World?

Global Passport Ranking – Henley Passport Index 2021

Ranking the the world’s most powerful passports based on access to visa-free destinations. Where does your country fall on the list?

With historical data spanning 16 years, the Henley Passport Index is the only one of its kind based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA). The index includes 199 different passports and 227 different travel destinations.

Updated quarterly, the Henley Passport Index is considered the standard reference tool for global citizens and sovereign states when assessing where a passport ranks on the global mobility spectrum.

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GUYANA: OIL: Multi-billion-dollar ‘Port of Vreed-en-hoop’ facility in the works

OilNOW –  28 July 2021

Guyanese company NRG Holdings Inc. plans to establish a multi-billion-dollar multi-purpose port facility dubbed the ‘Port of Vreed-en-hoop’ that will feature a major shore base at Foreshore, Plantation Best on the West Bank of Demerara.

The intended development will fill the gap for oil and gas support services to meet the rapidly expanding offshore operations while providing a range of services geared towards economic development onshore.    These will be carried out with the local economy benefitting from employment, duties and taxes, ancillary goods and services and capacity-building.

READ MORE  https://oilnow.gy/featured/multi-billion-dollar-port-of-vreed-en-hoop-facility-in-the-works/

GUYANA: OIL: Exxon makes another major oil discovery offshore

ExxonMobil finds more oil at Whiptail

(ExxonMobil image)
(ExxonMobil image)

[Stabroek News -28 July 2021] – ExxonMobil today said it has made an oil discovery at Whiptail in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, its 21st major find here and adding to its nine billion barrels of recoverable resources.

In a statement, Exxon said that the Whiptail-1 well encountered 246 feet (75 meters) of net pay in high quality oil bearing sandstone reservoirs. Drilling, it said, is also ongoing at the Whiptail-2 well, which has encountered 167 feet (51 meters) of net pay in high quality oil bearing sandstone reservoirs. Drilling continues at both wells to test deeper targets, and results will be assessed for future development, Exxon said.

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TRAVEL: Guyana Bucket List: 12 Places to Visit & Things to Do

By Annette White

From bird watching in the dense rainforest to pirana fishing to taking a puddle jumper to the spectacular Kaieteur Falls, the adventurous things to do in Guyana will certainly wow you. The lessor known South American country sits between Venezuela, Brazil, and Suriname, and actually sees its fair share of tourists each year. The main city of Georgetown is definitely the most popular place to visit in Guyana, but if you are looking for outdoorsy adventure and wildlife, head outside of the city center for epic activities and breathtaking attractions.

So, if exploring rainforests, going on exciting hikes, and interacting with the locals is your thing, then immediately put the English-speaking country on your bucket listWarning: this country is not the place to visit if all you want to do is unwind at a fancy resort pool sipping a fruity cocktail.

READ MORE:  https://bucketlistjourney.net/things-to-do-in-guyana/

Opinion: It’s Been Six Months Since Biden Took Office. Here’s How He Stands.

Jennifer Rubin | The Washington Post 

President Joe Biden

PRESIDENT BIDEN HAS BEEN IN OFFICE FOR SIX MONTHS. Despite right-wing media’s effort to portray him as a doddering socialist – If he is so feeble, is there really a socialist threat? – his approval ratings remain strong – 58 percent in the most recent CBS/YouGov poll. THERE IS GOOD REASON FOR THE HIGH MARKS. 

Biden has exceeded expectations among progressives, more centrist Democrats and many non-MAGA Republicans on several fronts. Despite the emergence of the delta variant, his management of the vaccination program was commendable and arguably the most “whole of government” response to a crisis outside wartime in decades. We are now mostly down to the willfully unvaccinated. That success in turn has allowed the economy to begin roaring back, albeit with a flash of inflation.          Continue reading

HAITI: President Moïse’s killing leaves Haiti less stable but as elitist as ever – Opinion

Any reform after the assassination of Jovenel Moïse will depend on the US re-evaluating its interests in the country
A photo of Jovenel Moise, at his memorial ceremony in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 20 July 2021.
‘Moïse’s assassination is the latest crisis for the most economically disparate country in Latin America and the Caribbean.’ Photograph: Matias Delacroix/AP
The assassination of Jovenel Moïse, Haiti’s president, marks another point in the years-long power struggle that pitted his loyalists against activists and working-class families, exhausted by years of social strife and gang violence. On Saturday, his wife Martine Moïse, injured in the attack, returned home to the Caribbean state to face speculation about her own political career. Meanwhile, the authorities still search for the motive for her husband’s killing.             

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GUYANA: GPL plans US$300 million investment but electricity theft major problem- CEO

The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) plans to invest US$292 million in building a modern transmission and distribution system, and the company is banking on behavioural change to stop losing GYD$4 billion (US$18.6 million) annually to electricity theft, said Chief Executive Officer Bharat Dindyal.

“We have developed a masterplan for transmission and distribution,” he told a webinar organised by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on “Energy and Electricity: What we should all know? “. Continue reading