Category Archives: Personalities

Guyana Politics: Irfaan Ali refuses to give up PPP presidential candidacy after High Court ruling

 —- High Court rules he must face fraud charges

Irfaan Ali and Bharrat Jagdeo.

Opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Irfaan Ali on Friday vowed to remain in the race for the presidency, although the High Court recently ruled that he must face trial for allegedly conspiring to defraud government of a total of GYD$174 million by selling land below their valued prices.

“Not one bit! I’m not stepping aside at all. I’m here to stand up for the people of Guyana. I’m here to stand with my party in ensuring that the PPP moves on to victory for all Guyanese to ensure that all Guyanese have a better future, a stronger future,” he said when asked by Demerara Waves Online News.          Continue reading

Politics: Guyana at the precipice: two radically unprecedented realities today – by GHK Lall

As I watch and reflect upon the unyielding political impasses, the questions that come are: what is so different this time? What is so compelling, so inflammatory, that there is neither space nor opportunity nor inclination to lean forward, to reach for something—anything—that would narrow the yawning space in Guyana’s political no man’s land? What is there that mangles any groundwork toward some semblance of the genuine clasp of a national handshake?

I arrive at two answers to all those questions about why this country is at this point of sightless, wordless catastrophic stall. The first is unsurprising: OIL! The second place should startle: Cheddi Jagan. I say it again: Cheddi Jagan.        Continue reading

Steve Jobs (1955-2011): His Final Essay: “The World’s Six Best Doctors”

The World’s six best doctors ..worth reading twice

Steve Jobs ( Feb. 24 1955  Oct. 5 –2011) Died a billionaire at age 56. This is his final essay:                   

I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In some others’ eyes, my life is the epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, my wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to. At this moment, lying on my bed and recalling my life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in have paled and become meaningless in the face of my death.              Continue reading

Richard Branson on the 8 rules to have a successful career and enjoyable life

Richard Branson

Richard Branson on the 8 rules he swears by to have a successful career and enjoyable life

  • Multibillionaire Richard Branson launched his first business as a teenager, and has since founded a slew of companies and conglomerates, including Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines, Virgin Express, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Hotels, Virgin Cruises and Virgin Galactic.
  • He also seems perpetually set to “happy” mode, and is known to truly enjoy the life he has created — which is far more important to him than his wealth. “I’ve never gone into business to make money,” he once said.
  • Among his rules for building a successful, happy life: Be fearless in trying new things, and find a hobby that gets you outside.

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Ontario Canada: Key to a happy retirement? Fun housemates – BBC News

Happy retirement – Living together

Four Canadian pensioners say the secret to a happy retirement is good housemates – and two dishwashers.

Betty White and Beatrice Arthur made it look like fun on the popular sitcom the Golden Girls, but what’s it really like to share a house with others in your senior years?

“I’ve been amazed at how good it is,” Louise Bardswich tells the BBC.

Bardswich has been sharing a 4,000-sq-foot home with three other women in Port Perry, Ontario, since 2015.

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Guyanese in New York promoting “Servant of God” for Sainthood – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Guyanese in New York promoting “Servant of God” for Sainthood – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Irish-American Catholic, Msgr. Bernard John Quinn – 1888-1940 – is one step closer to be canonized a saint. This is so due to the tireless advocacy of Guyanese-born Msgr. Paul Jervis, formally of the St. Pius X parish in Georgetown, Guyana.

As a young priest working in Brooklyn, New York City, Fr.Paul was so impressed with what he had learnt about the dedicated work of Fr. Bernard Quinn, with the African-American and Caribbean peoples living in Brooklyn during the early 20th century, that he interviewed dozens of individuals, including Guyanese, who had known Fr. Bernard Quinn personally.              Continue reading

Stabroek Block’s 5.5B barrels reserve an understatement-Hess CEO

Hess Corporation which holds a 30 percent stake in the Stabroek Block believes that its shareholders and industry stakeholders are yet to see the full potential of the world-class offshore concession.

Hess  CEO, John Hess

In fact, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), John Hess, recently noted that the estimate of 5.5B barrels of oil equivalent reserves is on the low side.

Speaking at the Bernstein 35th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference that was held a few weeks ago in New York, Hess said that the 5.5B estimate really ties to 10 or 11 discoveries and not 12 or 13 which were made.          Continue reading

BOOK: Mohandas K. Gandhi: Thoughts, Words, Deeds – By  Ramnarine Sahadeo (Author)

BOOK: Mohandas K. Gandhi: Thoughts, Words, Deeds: His Source of Inspiration: Bhagavad – Gita 

By: by Ramnarine Sahadeo (Author)

This book is put together in appreciation of one of the greatest souls of the 20th century. If mankind is to change its current destructive direction Gandhi’s message must remain a source of hope and inspiration if we are to survive as a species.

Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi (Mahatma) thoughts, words and deeds empowered him with unimaginable influence that he used to make an indelible mark on world history. He was a spiritual leader with no political office but exercised more power than those in positions of authority because he was a visionary with an indomitable will and a potent force dedicated to social and political reform.              Continue reading

GECOM to begin house-to-house registration on July 20. 2019

– Opposition Leader says it is illegal according to CCJ orders

There is another development now that is likely to pit the Coalition Government and the Opposition on another collision course.

GECOM, in a recent publication in the Official Gazette, announced that it will start house-to-house registrations from Saturday, July 20, 2019. The exercise is set to conclude on October 20.        Continue reading

Commentary: My Guyana – By: Cora Bollers-Watson

My Guyana – By: Cora Bollers-Watson

Guyana, my Guyana that I grew up in and remember, was a country of mixed nationalities, seven altogether. We were a friendly, fun loving people, where neighbours and even strangers looked out for each other.

Of course, as is customary among the human race, we as children and even adults had our disagreements, but nothing lasted forever, no weapons were used.

We were brought up to speak properly and respect our elders.  We acquired so many aunties and uncles, friends of our parents that one never knew where real family ended, and the adopted ones began.

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