Category Archives: Economics/Finance

GUYANA: Stop miners from causing irreparable damage to environment – Former EPA Head

Photo showing the damage done to the environment, which is caused by mining.

  • Half of the population is below the age of 25, so what are we gonna give them? They are the ones who are gonna have to survive this,” – Dr. Vincent Adams

Kaieteur NewsNov 30, 2020 – The Government of Guyana must take the necessary steps to put a stop to those miners and mining companies that are causing irreparable damage to the environment. This is the well-intended advice offered by former Head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adams.              Continue reading

SMARTPHONES: “As soon as you turn it on, is not yours anymore” – Video

#seekingtruth– 762,687 views – Aug 25, 2020

“As soon as you turn it on, is not yours anymore”

  • All technologies of mankind can be used for positive or negative outcomes.
  • The smartphone is a powerful computer that is a boon to our everyday living. HOWEVER.
  • Is your phone listening to ALL your conversations. Is it tracking all of your moves using its GPS.
  • Is it a tool to help you, or is it a tool for others to sell to you and / or to control you.
  • Listen to this video and form your own opinions.

OPINION: Don’t Eat Inside a Restaurant – By Olga Khazan | The Atlantic 

 The risk of catching the coronavirus is much higher indoors. 

Olga Khazan | The Atlantic 

Thinking too hard about saliva can really ruin a nice meal. And to eat inside a restaurant in 2020 requires ignoring the harsh reality of drool: The residue left behind by a chip dipped in a shared bowl of guacamole, the flecks of spit flung loose by a drunken laugh, and the veritable make-out session that is sampling someone else’s cocktail.

The unfortunate ubiquity of mucus is why restaurants – it brings me no pleasure to report – are contributing to the spread of the coronavirus. Indoor public places, including restaurants, played a significant role in the spread of COVID-19 this spring, according to scientific analyses of cellphone data.      Continue reading

LIFESTYLE: Pandemic could lead to profound shift in parenting roles – say experts

Men are spending more time with their children and businesses are seeing economic benefits of flexible working

Father making cupcakes with children.
There has been a surge in the number of hours men are spending with their children and this could lead to a permanent re-evaluation of the value of fatherhood and shift in working patterns. Photograph: Viacheslav Iakobchuk/Alamy Stock Photo

The year 2020 has been transformative for how society sees fatherhood, and could produce the most profound shift in caring responsibilities since the second world war, according to researchers, business leaders and campaigners.        Continue reading

DETAILS: RE-MIGRATING TO GUYANA – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 READ MORE: DETAILS: Remigration – to Guyana

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The World in 2021: Ten trends to watch – By Tom Standage – The Economist

Ten trends to watch in the coming year

A letter from Tom Standage, editor of “The World in 2021” –  Nov 16th 2020

All of which seems strangely appropriate for a year of unusual uncertainty. The great prize on offer is the chance of bringing the coronavirus pandemic under control. But in the meantime risks abound, to health, economic vitality and social stability. As 2021 approaches, here are ten trends to watch in the year ahead.              Continue reading

OPINION: Words of Wisdom…. as my friend crossed 70 and heading for 80

A friend wrote:

I asked one of my friends who has crossed 70 and is heading to 80 what sort of changes he is feeling in himself?
He sent me the following very interesting lines, which I would like to share with you ….

#1 After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children, my friends, now I have started loving myself.

#2 I just realized that I am not “Atlas”. The world does not rest on my shoulders.
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TRAVEL: Barbados’s 12 month Welcome Stamp Work Visa initiative successful

REMOTE WORKERS FROM METROPOLITAN CITIES — ESCAPING COVID-19

By Adrian Loverage in Barbados

There can be no reasonable doubt that the 12 month Barbados Welcome Stamp initiative has brought the destination an almost unparalleled level of media and public awareness and kudos to all those involved in its conception and ongoing content enhancement.

Amongst, the latest exposure is the planned Lion Television Scotland 60 minute documentary, which in their words, will ‘follow adventurous British families and individuals as they take an almighty plunge and relocate in the middle of a global pandemic, to work remotely from Barbados’.    Continue reading

GUYANA: OPINION – Remigration is not the answer

The View from Europe: Cruise lines facing a much-changed future – By David Jessop

By David Jessop

From Bridgetown’s Carlisle Bay to England’s south-west coastal town of Weymouth, cruise ships berthed offshore and out of service have become a familiar sight.

Their presence brings a daily reminder of the economic challenge that faces the Caribbean in a year that has seen visitor arrival numbers collapse, cruise ship calls all but cease, and revenues from tourism hugely diminished.

Since March 14, almost every cruise vessel that sails out of the US to the region has been under a ‘no sail’ order from the US authorities.  Continue reading