Category Archives: Governance

LIFESTYLE: Why Finland And Denmark Are Happier Than The U.S. – Video

LIFESTYLE: Why Finland And Denmark Are Happier Than The U.S. – Video

CNBC – 2,737,599 views – Jan 9, 2020

What does it take to be happy? The Nordic countries seem to have it all figured out. Finland and Denmark have consistently topped the United Nations’ most prestigious index, The World Happiness Report, in all six areas of life satisfaction: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity.

Each year, a group of happiness experts from around the globe rank 156 countries based on how “happy” citizens are, and they publish their findings in the World Happiness Report. Happiness might seem like an elusive concept to quantify, but there is a science to it.     Continue reading

VIDEO: THE GREAT RESET (Explained!) – Agenda of the World Economic Forum – By Neil McCoy-Ward

THE GREAT RESET (Explained!) – – By Neil McCoy-Ward – 734,041 views  Premiered Sep 12, 2020.

GOOD NEWS! MY APPEAL WAS SUCCESSFUL, YOUTUBE HAVE ALLOWED THIS VIDEO TO STAY UP (AFTER IT WAS BANNED IN OCTOBER…) I am still unsure why the video was banned. I have submitted a new appeal with effect: 5th Nov 2020. The video comes up with a message — Please click to proceed.
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THE GREAT RESET (Explained!) We’ll be looking at: – What is The Great Reset? – What is the World Economic Forum? (WEF) – What is the significance of Davos, Switzerland? – Who pays for the Davos conference? – Who are the key players involved? – What is the 4th Industrial Revolution? – And finally, could there be a potential financial reset? – What does all this mean for you?      Continue reading

DEMOGRAPHICS: The Implications of an Aging Population – Infographics by Visual Capitalist

The Demographic Debacle

The world is experiencing a seismic demographic shift—and no country is immune to the consequences.

While increasing life expectancy and declining birth rates are considered major achievements in modern science and healthcare, they will have a significant impact on future generations.

Today’s graphic relies on OECD data to demonstrate how the old-age to working-age ratio will change by 2060, highlighting some of the world’s fastest aging countries.        Continue reading

Sir James Douglas – born 15 August 1803 in Demerara [Guyana] – Governor of BC

Sir James Douglas – Governor of British Columbia (1858-64)

Sir James Douglas, governor of Vancouver Island (1851–64) and British Columbia (1858–64), fur trader (born 15 August 1803 in Demerara [Guyana]; died 2 August 1877 in Victoria, BC). Remembered as “the Father of British Columbia,” Sir James Douglas helped establish colonial settlement, trade and industry on the West Coast. As Chief Factor of the Hudson’s Bay Company (1839–58), he helped the HBC become a trading monopoly in the Pacific Northwest.
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As governor of the Crown colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, he initiated British rule west of the Rocky Mountains and negotiated land purchases with First Nations, which some argue were conducted in bad faith (see Treaties with Indigenous Peoples in Canada).

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WHAT IS GUYANA’S DESTINY? – By Geoffrey Da Silva – former Ambassador. CEO. Minister and Consul General

WHAT IS GUYANA’S DESTINY?

Geoffrey Da Silva

National Unity with Equal Economic Opportunities
                            or
An Ethnic and Political Stalemate with the Consequences of
Persistent Poverty and Bouts of Temporary Insanity

This is a contribution to the many broad initiatives of those Guyanese and friends of Guyana who are searching for ways to build national unity and provide equal economic opportunities for Guyanese in all the ethnic communities. Some persons support a particular political party and many are not politically aligned. It does not matter.

Most importantly, they belong to all the ethnic communities in Guyana and they want a new beginning for Guyana.

I humbly present these reflections and action proposals for critical review and correction. There are five reflections and two action proposals. They are divided into seven Parts so that you can read them separately, at your own convenience.:      (PDF copy below) Continue reading

Corruption: Guyana registers best ever score on Transparency International ranking

Guyana has risen three points in the latest Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) Report, registering its best score ever and was once again listed among 22 countries which have significantly improved their standing in the last eight years.

“In the last eight years, only 22 countries significantly improved their CPI scores, including Greece, Guyana and Estonia,” the TI Corruption Perceptions Index 2019 report said.

Guyana now has a score of 40 and is ranked at 85 out of the 180 countries which were looked at for the report which was released on January 23, 2020.            Continue reading

Video: Great Britain: Monarchy – The Royal Family at Work – Part 1 of 5

Great Britain: Monarchy – The Royal Family at Work – Part 1 of 5

This video was published on March 21, 2016

USA: A lie told enough times is still a lie, even in the age of Donald Trump – By Mohamed Hamaludin

 — By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Goebbels and Mao Tse-Tung are variously credited with being the first to say, “A lie told enough times becomes the truth.” They did not. According to the Skeptics Stack Exchange website, a woman, Isa Blagden — full name Isabella Jane Blagden —  a novelist and poet born in India, wrote in her book, “The Crown of a Life” in 1869, “If a lie is only printed often enough, it becomes a quasi-truth, and if such a truth is repeated often enough, it becomes an article of belief, a dogma, and men will die for it.”

Blagden’s remark resonates 150 years later at a time of seeming uncertainty as to what is real and what is unreal, what is truth and what is falsehood, what is news and what is “fake news.”          Continue reading

Guyana can learn global oil industry standards from TT– Energy Chamber of Trinidad Tobago assures

  —“No, Trinidadian companies are not coming to take over”; 

ECTT CEO, Dr Thackwray Driver

The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago (ECTT) on Wednesday sought to dispel concerns that businesses from that twin-island Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state are coming to Guyana to dominate the oil sector, instead saying that they are grasping business opportunities hinged on 100 years of experience and international safety standards.

ECTT Chief Executive Officer, Dr Thackwray Driver rubbished claims by sections of Guyana’s business community that Trinidadians are coming here in droves to take over the oil sector.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Toshao Chairman upbraids Opposition for disrespecting President Granger

Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Nicholas Fredericks

However, while heading to the podium, a small number of opposition leaders refused to stand.          Continue reading