Category Archives: finance and trade

OPINION: Losing way; Monday’s parliament and intensifying depravities – The GHK Lall Column

   Feb 28, 2021- Kaieteur News –  The GHK Lall Column

It was a dark and dirty week.
A fifth member of the AFC resigned from party membership, because the thinking was the group has “lost its way.” No member has said the same thing publicly, as yet, about the PNC, but I have heard the same thing also uttered quietly that the PNC has lost its way, too.

From my perspective, the new PPP government, given its leadership deceptions and membership corruptions, is yet another example of a major group that has also lost its way.        Continue reading

Why has England and the UK succeed so much in its history? – Opinion

Honorary President and founder at Comité Bastille, a Think Tank on Tax Reform. (2006–present)

There are many reasons, but all of them were the consequence of three basic reasons without which England could have become a bigger Denmark, a respectable European nation but nothing else:

  1. England is on an island of the right size, right climate and fertile soil to become home of a significant population. Japan is in a similar situation, but with the handicap of earthquakes. Both went through many wars and problems before they got united but they did it.       Continue reading

OPINION: GUYANA IS DISORDERED – By Peeping Tom

Kaieteur News – I hate to sound like V. S. Naipaul, but it is problem enough when you are a small country. Imagine, therefore, the problems that arise when you are a small, disordered society.
Guyana is a country with a small population. The small size of the society is further compounded by the ever-increasing disordered nature of the society. No matter what wealth is discovered within this small economic space, it is not going to benefit the population much, unless the disorders are ordered.

With each government, this task is becoming more difficult and two examples will suffice in explaining the dilemma which the government, and any future government, will face.    Continue reading

China and the US and a new world order — By David Jessop

— By David Jessop –   February 2, 2021

A few days ago, China’s President, Xi Jinping, addressed the opening of this year’s Davos World Economic Forum. His remarks imply that China is positioning itself to be the voice for a new multilateral world order.

The full text warrants careful reading. It suggests that Beijing believes it has achieved global equivalence to the US and as its economy and influence grows stronger, it intends playing a much broader, higher profile leadership role in every aspect of international relations.

Underreported in the West, President Xi’s words, delivered virtually, have significant implications.            Continue reading

Taiwan to open office in Guyana; US welcomes move; – Then Suddenly Terminated the next day

Taiwan flag

Guyana has granted permission to Taiwan to open an office in Georgetown to facilitate trade and investment, but government has assured that the South American nation’s One China Policy remains intact, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Elisabeth Harper said Wednesday night.

“Guyana has not recognised Taiwan as a State. We continue to accept the One China policy and our diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China remains intact,” she told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online News.      Continue reading

GUYANA’S EXTERNAL DEBT CEILING TO INCREASE TO $650B – Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh

GUYANA’S EXTERNAL DEBT CEILING TO INCREASE TO $650B 

HGPTV News – Jan 30.2021

According to senior minister with responsibility for finance, Guyana’s domestic and external debt ceilings are expected to be increased to a whopping $650B, Dr. Ashni Singh. Find out more from Wendell Badrie

Raising the debt ceiling – Kaieteur News Editorial

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Book Review: The Life and Works of Bill (Bhagee) Rogers and the Origin of Shanto Music in Guyana + Videos

The cover of the Bill Rogers autobiography
The cover of the Bill Rogers autobiography

Bill Rogers is still a household name here so many decades after he was active in show business, musical recordings and popular entertainment in Guyana, the Caribbean, the USA and the UK. This speaks very eloquently to the impact and immortality of his songs, which are still played on the public airwaves. They are still remembered and even mouthed by many, some of whom were not even born yet when Rogers was performing. He remains a legend in Guyanese culture.

Dave Martins’ “Not A Blade of Grass” is the Guyanese nation’s unofficial second national anthem. If we assert that Rogers’ “West Indian Weed Woman” or “The Weed Song” is not far behind in that category, it confirms that either of these songs is not only the work of a genius, but has earned its place in history and possesses the quality that make it stand out memorably above other popular songs that are characteristically ephemeral. ( See Music videos below)              Continue reading

ECONOMICS: DEBT A Bigger Crisis Is On The Horizon, And It Will Last For Decades – Video

ECONOMICS: DEBT A Bigger Crisis Is On The Horizon, And It Will Last For Decades – Video

5,088,563 views – Apr 6, 2020 – By Jack Chapple

As the news talks about enforcing mandatory lockdowns, and handing out money to citizens… There has been a problem that has been rapidly expanding in the background of all of this news. …And It is a problem that the world has never really seen before. In fact… it might create a crisis that won’t just be felt in the next week, the next month, or even the next year… but it might be felt for several decades to come…

FUTURE: Elon Musk Most Shocking 2021 Predictions – Here are his Top Five

FUTURE: Elon Musk Most Shocking 2021 Predictions – And Tesla Share Price Prediction

If you thought 2020 was disruptive, wait until you see what Elon Musk is predicting for 2021. Here are his Top Five 2021 Predictions for 2021 and how he sees the world changing in the year ahead. Watch the video for the latest on his plans with Tesla, Starlink and SpaceX, as well as the predicted Tesla share price according to Billionaire investor Ron Baron. And get ready for the game changing business models of FSD, the Tesla Network and Tesla Virtual Power Plants.          Continue reading

VIDEO: BUSINESS: The world’s Largest Exporters – View the changes from1970 to 2019

  • This is a very interesting video. 
  • It highlights the changing trade patterns over the last 50 years. See the rapid rise of China over the last 15 years.
  • China’s ascendancy as the MOST POWERFUL TRADING NATION has been a shock to the USA and European countries.
  • It will be interesting to see the statistics for 2000 and onwards as the COVID-19 Pandemic affects all nations.
  • Pause and examine the video carefully to see when the major changes occur.