Category Archives: Geography

GUYANA: President Ali to hold discussions with Presidents Bolsonaro and Santokhi

His Excellency President of Guyana Dr. Irfaan Ali is scheduled to make a working visit to Paramaribo on Thursday January 20, 2022 to meet with the President of the Republic of Suriname, H.E Chandrikapersad Santokhi, and the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, H.E Jair Bolsonaro.

The leaders are expected to discuss the formation of an energy corridor, oil and gas and other natural resources opportunities, among areas of common interest.

On Friday January 21, President Bolsonaro and a team of officials are expected to travel to Georgetown for a one-day official visit with President Ali and his team of Ministers.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Touring the awesome Highlands of Guyana – By Francis Quamina Farrier

— By Francis Quamina Farrier
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There is still quite a number of Guyanese who glibly say; “Guyana is below sea level”; and they are so wrong, since that is just one-third of a three-part statement of fact.
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The correct and full statement to be made is; “The coastland of Guyana is below sea level, at high tide.” And one has to wonder why just one-third of that statement is so often said by so many Guyanese; and even by some who are well educated, and even hold positions of influence and authority.

A portion of the Kanuku Mountain Range which separates the North and South Rupununi Savannahs in Region 9, Guyana, is thousands of feet above sea level.

China Is Panic Buying For The Coming Famine, But The U.S. Is Taking A Completely Different Approach – Video

The Epic Economist – December 29, 2021.

We’re living in an era when scarcity continues to aggravate all over the world. Global food supplies are at alarmingly low levels while prices keep reaching new highs with each passing month. Extreme weather events and ravaging natural disasters have been affecting food production all across the planet, and the health crisis has undoubtedly pushed global supply chains over the edge. The situation is incredibly chaotic right now, and every time the supply chain crisis seems to be easing a new disruption emerges to take things back to square one. As a consequence, the UN is warning that the world is currently battling the worst hunger crisis in this century, and conditions are expected to get even worse in 2022. Unfortunately, this tragic crisis is far from ending.        Continue reading

WORLD: Climate: ‘The Fuse Has Been Blown,’ and The Doomsday Glacier Is Coming for Us All

New data suggests a massive collapse of the ice shelf in as little as five years. “We are dealing with an event that no human has ever witnessed,” says one scientist. “We have no analog for this” 

By JEFF GOODELL | Rolling Stone

One thing that’s hard to grasp about the CLIMATE CRISIS is that big changes can happen fast. In 2019, I was aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer, a 308-foot-long scientific research vessel, cruising in front of the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. One day, we were sailing in clear seas in front of the glacier. The next day, we were surrounded by icebergs the size of aircraft carriers.

As we later learned from satellite images, in a matter of 48 hours or so, a mélange of ice about 21 miles wide and 15 miles deep had cracked up and scattered into the sea.        Continue reading

Ghana: If you are planning to visit Ghana — by Francis Quamina Farrier – Updated with videos

Map of Ghana – click to enlarge

— by Francis Quamina Farrier

The recent state visit to Guyana by the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Mahamudu Bawumi, was in keeping with a promise made by the President of Ghana during a state visit. The Head of State of the Republic of Ghana, President Nana Akufo-Addo, paid a two-day state visit to Guyana in July 2018 to much acclaim by Guyanese.
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During his short visit, the Ghanian president toured some of Guyana’s manufacturing companies and also held a meet-and-greet session with Guyanese, especially of African heritage, at the Guyana Marriot Hotel in Georgetown.

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China: The New Silk Road, Part 2: From Kyrgyzstan to Duisburg | DW Documentary

China: The New Silk Road, Part 2: From Kyrgyzstan to Duisburg | DW Documentary – 1,566,408 views – Jul 20, 2019

The New Silk Road is a mammoth project meant to connect China with the West. It’s a gigantic infrastructure project that Beijing says will benefit all. But this two-part documentary shows another side: of China’s self-interest and geopolitical ambitions. China’s path to global power leads through the legendary trade road. Our authors travel west on two separate paths: One team follows the sea route, along which China is expanding its support bases, while the other follows the ancient Silk Road through Central Asia.      Continue reading

Guyana and Regional: Innovation Monthly Newsletter – December 2021

Seasons Greetings! While we continue to live with the specter of COVID and its seemingly endless variants, it is vital that we reflect on and declare our thanks for that which was good in 2021. My colleagues and I would like to express our heart-felt appreciation to our collaborators, advisors, program participants, supporters and sponsors, as well as to friends and family, without whom we simply could not fulfill this mission.

Relating to the mission, for those who missed last month’s Global Entrepreneurship Week virtual event, please check out the highlights here.

In this month’s edition of the !nnovation Monthly, we are pleased to share quite a lot of stories of innovation in the Caribbean.  The world is beginning to see that there is much more to this region than might be believed or expected.  We are innovators!

Enjoy the holidays; and may your 2022 bring peace, joy, love, good health, and prosperity.

Persons can also subscribe at our website, www.theguyanatrust.org.

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Guyana: Climate Change impacts could cost oil rich Guyana US$800M – Gov’t Report

— Govt. Report says over 300,000 citizens could be harmed

By Kiana Wilburg – Nov 25, 2021 – Kaieteur News – Since the 1960s, increases in temperature, sea level and extreme rainfall have exposed just how vulnerable Guyana is to climate change. This frightening global phenomenon has resulted in more than US$600M in losses. That figure could however see an alarming spike as two government reports predict that more climate woes of potentially catastrophic proportions lie ahead for the world’s latest oil exploration hotspot.

Some of the homes that were almost submerged during the May-June 2021 flooding.

 

According to the 2015 Climate Resilience Strategy and Action Plan for Guyana, climate change will no doubt alter the characteristics of hazards Guyana is exposed to (e.g. average annual rainfall) and the nature of variability (e.g. more intense storms, irregular seasonal rainfall), which will hamper the nation’s socio-economic development objectives.              Continue reading

CARICOM: The Four Great Pioneers of CARICOM and their Pro-Africa Policies – video

CARICOM: The Four Great Pioneers of CARICOM and their Pro-Africa Policies – video

Commentary By Dr. David Muhammad

Technology: STARLINK Internet – Elon Musk Is About To Change The World Again

DB Business – November 19, 2021

INTERNET OF THE FUTURE IS HERE

Elon Musk is about to change the world again. We all know about Elon Musk’s plan to revolutionize the internet as we know it. So, let’s dive into it and analyze this plan

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