Category Archives: Environment

WORLD: The World Ahead 2022: five stories to watch out for | The Economist – video

WORLD: The World Ahead 2022: five stories to watch out for | The Economist

What will be the biggest stories of 2022? As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, President Xi will cement his power as leader of China, tech giants will coax more of us into virtual worlds and the space race reaches new heights. The Economist is back with its annual look at the top stories of the year ahead.              Continue reading

BRITAIN: COLONIALISM: Home Office Tried To ‘sanitise’ Staff Education Module On Colonialism – The Guardian UK

Disagreements have led to delay in course rollout as civil servants think empire material ‘too controversial’

Amelia Gentleman | The Guardian UK

Civil servants have attempted to “sanitise” a Home Office teaching module on race, empire and colonialism, according to those involved in devising a mandatory course on British history for the department’s 36,000 employees.

Disagreements have led to a year-long delay in the rollout of the project, which was due to be launched in June 2021. Home Office civil servants are understood to be nervous that some of the proposed material addressing issues of race, colonialism and empire is “too controversial” and have urged academics to tone down some of the content.                    Continue reading

GUYANA: Santa Rosa’s Marti De Souza leading efforts to transform education in hinterland

Marti De Souza
Marti De Souza

Marti Fernando De Souza, 39, Deputy Chief Education Officer with responsibility for Amerindian and Hinterland Education Development, is working to eliminate the disparity that exists in the education system between the hinterland and the coastland, create opportunities for trained and qualified teachers to teach, and to improve pass rates in examinations in hinterland areas.

At the end of 2020, the Ministry of Education (MoE) saw the need for someone who can relate to the hinterland and work on policies at the ministry level to bring the standard of education in the hinterland to a level that is on par with the coastland. As a result, the ministry created the post of DCEO for Amerindian and Hinterland Education Development and offered it to De Souza.

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GUYANA: Oil, Gas and the Environment- a review – Moray House Trust- June 9, 2022 – ZOOM event

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You are warmly invited to join us for a Moray House Trust panel and discussion:

Title:             Oil, Gas and the Environment: a review
Speakers:     Dr. Vincent Adams, Frances Carryl (EPA) and Melinda Janki
Date:            Thursday 9th June 2022
Time:            3.00 PM Guyana/ NY/ Toronto
                     8.00 PM London

GUYANA: Wildlife in Guyana – Types of Guyanese Animals – By AZ Animals

Wildlife in Guyana:  By https://a-z-animals.com/animals/location/south-america/guyana/

JAGUAR

Below is a link to our website where you can find a complete list of Guyana’s animals. We currently track 207 animals in Guyana and are  adding more every day!

The tropical rainforests, savannas, and coastal plains of Guyana are home to various types of animals. Some of the most unique wildlife native to this South American country include the jaguarblack caiman, cane toad, giant armadillo, jabiru stork, capuchin monkey, and leatherback turtle.

This country has 225 mammal species, 800 species of birds, 176 reptile species, 148 amphibian species, and 2,000 plus species of fish!

GO TO: https://a-z-animals.com/animals/location/south-america/guyana/

 

GUYANA: The 2022 Floods: Kwakwani and Region 9 – affected by floods – 2 reports

Families relocate as flood waters rise in Kwakwani

Kwakwani in Region Ten (Upper Demerara – Berbice) is once again flooded after days of heavy rainfall. Several families had to relocate while others chose to remain in the upper flats of their homes, the Neighbourhood Democratic Council Vice Chairman, Cort Simeon told the News Room on Wednesday May 25, 2022.

 

More than 130 Reg. 9 residents in four flood shelters

More than 130 residents of Region (Upper Takutu- Upper Essequibo) are being housed in four shelters in various parts of Lethem as the region continues to grapple with flooding caused by heavy rainfall.

The flood water are rising rapidly.

HEALTH: Tech neck: what are smartphones doing to our bodies? –THE GUARDIAN

Bending your head to use a phone stresses the spine, say chiropractors – and that’s not the only way the devices are injuring and changing us

One black woman suffering having poor posture using mobile phonePosed by model Portrait of black woman feeling neck pain using cellphone

Age: Two years old.

Appearance: The next stage of human evolution.

This sounds exciting! Are we all going to be cyborgs soon? Not exactly.            Continue reading

GUYANA: The 2022 Floods: Lethem; other Rupununi areas severely flooded

EDITOR’s NOTE: The 2022 rainy season has now begun.  It usually starts in the interior regions and then moves towards the coastlands as the main rivers empty into the Atlantic Ocean. Region 5 has already been affected and in the following weeks other coastal regions will feel the effects of the increased rainfall.
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Flood waters from steadily rising rivers in neighbouring Brazil on Monday forced more than 50 persons in Lethem, the capital of  Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo), to evacuate their homes and seek refuge in now filled-to-capacity government shelters, a regional spokeswoman said.          Continue reading

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)

GUYANA: Agri-Investment Forum – Letter to Editor – By Eusi Kwayana

Dear Editor: — Letter By Eusi Kwayana – Submitted on May 19, 2022

Oily, newly rich Guyana has become a center of assembly for various bodies of state and private officials who wish to justify their activities in economic projects with popular appeal of wealth creation; even though some of them will aggravate the climate crisis in a region already highly vulnerable to climatic crisis.

Some months ago, there was the energy symposium at which the voices of perceptive Guyanese critics were repressed. Yesterday the Agri-Investment Forum opened in our capital city.

Unlike the menace posed by oil exploration and its hazards, agriculture is without a doubt population friendly.  If well planned with popular participation, it can be one of the most beneficial of economic activities.            Continue reading

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