Category Archives: Personalities

Guyana Government: Indegenous People Outraged at Renaming of Ministry – VIDEO

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OUTRAGED AT RENAMING OF ITS MINISTRY

August 8, 2020 – HGPTV (Channel16 Cable67)

The Amerindian Peoples Association is frowning upon the decision of the new administration to revert the name of the ministry that represents the interest of Guyana’s indigenous people. Amel Griffith explains.

Carl Greenidge to be retained by PPP until Guyana/Venezuela border case concludes

Carl Greenidge

NEWS ROOM Guyana – August 9, 2020

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge will be retained by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government as Guyana’s agent in the ongoing border case with Venezuela at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hugh Todd told the media Sunday at State House that Mr Greenidge “is on the team, he is still on the team and he will be to the conclusion of this matter.”

According to Minister Todd, he was already briefed by Mr Greenidge  “on the current position.”          Continue reading

Presidents of Guyana and Suriname recommit to continued development – DPI Guyana

President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, and President of Suriname, His Excellency, Chandrikapersad Santokhi

President Ali of Guyana with President Santokhi of Suriname

Following bilateral talks on Sunday, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, and President of Suriname, His Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi, pledged their commitment to ensuring continued development between the two states.

During a media briefing, President Ali indicated that the engagement between the two Heads of State was extensive, covering multiple sectors and was aimed at strengthening the existing relationship Guyana and Suriname share.  Continue reading

Unmodern love – The realities of Indian Matchmaking – Netflix Documentary

 By –  By Karuna Persaud

On paper, New Jersey native Nadia Jagessar seems to have it all. She is beautiful, amiable and financially independent. She also has a close, supportive family system. However, it is that system that appears to put her at a disadvantage in the new Netflix documentary series “Indian Matchmaking,” which ushers us into the messy, unfiltered world of Indian arranged marriages. 
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Nadia, 32, who was born and raised in America is different from the other Indian “clients” featured in the series because she is not only an Indian American, she is also Indo-Guyanese. Jagessar, an Event Planner, openly admits that it has been difficult to date Indian men in America because of their prejudice against her Indo-Guyanese background.      Continue reading

From Loneliness to Love: Five Steps for Finding a Healthy Relationship – by JoAnne Macco

by Rosaliene Bacchus:  Blog: Three Worlds One Vision ~ Guyana – Brazil – USA
Front Cover – From Loneliness to Love: Five Steps for Finding a Healthy Relationship by JoAnne Macco (USA, 2020)

With all the social distancing and lockdown during these uncertain times of a global pandemic, there is no reason for us to give up on finding the love of our life. In her self-help guide, From Loneliness to Love: Five Steps for Finding a Healthy Relationship, memoirist and former mental health therapist JoAnne Macco does not dillydally with meanderings.

She presents each recommended step with clear and concise descriptions and exercises for realizing the change we seek in our lives.

READ MORE: https://rosalienebacchus.blog/2020/08/09/from-loneliness-to-love-five-steps-for-finding-a-healthy-relationship-by-joanne-macco/

Coronavirus: How pandemic pods and zutors are changing home-schooling – BBC News

Parent Julie Lam has made new arrangements after finding it impossible to home-school her three children and run her real estate firm

The “Pandemic Pods” group, which aims to help with childcare and schooling needs, grew to more than 30,000 members within three weeks, as areas across the US were hit by Covid-19 spikes and more schools decided to stay shut.            Continue reading

PPP Government: Political appointments: “Resign or be fired” – Gail Teixeira

– -says Granger’s political appointees had five months hiatus

Minister Gail Teixeira

Parliamentary Affairs and Governance Minister, Gail Teixeira yesterday presented those who were politically appointed by the former coalition President David Granger with an ultimatum – to resign by Monday or be fired from their post.

“We are asking them to resign and if they do not, they will be getting letters of termination. We are not going to be bullied. At the same time, we have given them a week to do what is right and from Monday, they will receive letters,” Teixeira said during an online press briefing.    Continue reading

OIL: Seventeen Guyanese in the Diaspora demand comprehensive review of oil sector

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– Resolve discrepancies in pre-contract costs
– Probe cost anomalies between Liza 1 & 2
– Review taxes paid by Guyana for oil companies
– Review unspecified interest rates on oil companies’ loans
– Improve weak environmental standards
– Regulate amount of oil being produced

Experts say that Exxon’s operations in the Stabroek Block will result in losses of billions for Guyana, due to a poor contract (Image: ExxonMobil)

A group of 17 civil society professionals in the diaspora are calling on President Irfaan Ali to undertake a comprehensive review of the oil sector before it approves the Payara Field Development Plan (FDP) permitting ExxonMobil to produce oil in a third well.      Continue reading

Oil futures – Democracy wins in Guyana and Suriname – The Economist

The neighbours’ new presidents have contrasting challenges

The Americas-  Aug 8th 2020 edition – The Economist

Mr Ali had a minuscule lead on election day, but a disputed tally by the chief elections officer gave victory to Mr Granger. A drawn-out recount and legal battles followed. It looked as if Mr Granger, a former army brigadier, was determined to remain in office. He relented under pressure from other countries such as the United States and Britain, the former colonial power, plus regional organisations such as the Caribbean Community. Independent media and Guyana’s private sector lobbied for Mr Granger to go. His supporters plan a court fight, but have little prospect of success.

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POLITICS: Challenges facing the new Government of Guyana – By Sir Ronald Sanders 

 By Sir Ronald Sanders 

The one upside of the challenges facing the Government of Guyana after a 5-month impasse in declaring the result of general elections on March 2, is that the country’s economic growth in 2020 is projected at a whopping 52.8% – surpassing all 26 Latin American and Caribbean states.  This trend is likely to continue for many years to come.

Guyana has become a hotbed for new oil and gas production. Since 2015, there have been 19 oil discoveries, resulting in estimated recoverable petroleum resources of more than 8 billion barrels.  Between December 2019 and June 2020, this newly found wealth in oil and gas provided the government US$95M in royalties paid by ExxonMobil from its first two oil sales.      Continue reading

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