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Medical: New COVID variant Omicron triggers global alarm, market sell-off


WASHINGTON/GENEVA, (Reuters) – The discovery of a new coronavirus variant named Omicron triggered global alarm yesterday as countries rushed to suspend travel from southern Africa and stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic suffered their biggest falls in more than a year.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Omicron may spread more quickly than other forms, and preliminary evidence suggested there is an increased risk of reinfection.

Epidemiologists warned travel curbs may be too late to stop Omicron from circulating globally. The new mutations were first discovered in South Africa and have since been detected in Belgium, Botswana, Israel and Hong Kong.          Continue reading

Cricket: Guyana will host countries for the 14th edition of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in 2022

Guyana to host U19 World Cup in 2022

Providence will be hosting matches during the ICC Under-19 World Cup in January
Providence will be hosting matches during the ICC Under-19 World Cup in January

Guyana has been named as one of the host countries for the 14th edition of the ICC Under-19 World Cup next year.

The tournament will run from January 14 to February 5 with Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as Trinidad and Tobago confirmed as other venues. A total of ten venues will be used for the 48-match tournament.

The National Stadium in Providence will host the matches while Everest Cricket Club will be used as a warm-up venue only.              Continue reading

Guyana: Parenting by Fostering or Adopting – by Francis Quamina Farrier

– by Francis Quamina Farrier
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In many countries around the world, November is observed as Adoption Month. Adoption, which is a step further than fostering, is not a widely-discussed topic in Guyana.
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There are quite a number of Guyanese adults, especially married couples who do not have children of their own, but are not sure whether they want to foster or adopt. There is also the likelihood that they may never have even thought of fostering or adopting. One of the reasons could be that in Guyana, fostering and adopting have not been readily done in an official way. Yes, there are many youngsters who have no parents or permanent guardians, and are sometimes tossed “from pillar to post” as the saying goes. Others spend many of their formative years living in institutions such as orphanages.

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Comedy: Your Wife Is More Complicated Than You – By Rex Havens – Full Special

Your Wife Is More Complicated Than You. Rex Havens – Full Special

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Guyana: Contract signed for construction of new Fire Service Headquarters

Home Affairs Minister, Robeson Benn, submitting the signed contract to the contractor, Nazar Mohammed in the company of others

A CONTRACT valued G$614M was signed on Wednesday  November 24, 2021 for the construction of the new Guyana Fire Service Headquarters building on Homestretch Avenue, Georgetown.

The work was publicly advertised and won by Mohammed’s Enterprise following an evaluation by the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board.    Continue reading

Guyana: Poems from Kyk-over-al – Third Recital – Moray House ZOOM Meeting – 27 November 2021

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You are warmly invited to attend the third recital of poems from Kyk-over-al.
Title:           Kyk Poems 1990s: Whistles and Dream-banks 
Readers:    Al Creighton, Stanley Greaves, Nicholas Laughlin, Jennifer Branche, Eliana Sampson and others.

Date:          Saturday 27th November 2021

Times:       5.00 PM Guyana  –  4.00 PM New York
                   9.00 PM London

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

Music Video: Classic Calypso Soca Mix – compiled by Oasis Sounds

Music Video: Classic Calypso Soca – compiled by Oasis Sounds

Playlist 00:00:00 – 1.Merchant – Rock It 00:01:24 – 2.Plain Clothes – Ah Feeling To 00:02:36 – 3.Scrunter – Sing in the Party 00:03:55 – 4.Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – Give Me Soca 00:05:31 – 5.Byron Lee & The Dragonaries – Tiney Winey 00:07:10 – 6.Black Stalin – Ah Feel To Party (Black Man) 00:09:00 – 7.Baron – Doh Rock It So 00:10:40 – 8.Arrow – Groove Master 00:12:32 – 9.Brother Marvin – Jahaji Bhai 00:14:00 – 10.De Might Trini – Curry Tabanca 00:15:36

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Guyana is continuing on the same corruption trajectory – Letter by Geoffrey Da Silva

Nov. 21, 2021- Letter by Geoffrey Da Silva

Many governments throughout the world experience an increase in corruption as they enter the second year of their 5-year mandate because, by then, those politicians and officials who are intent on wrongdoing have “learnt the ropes” and have become bold and shameless in carrying out illegal activities. This happened from the second year of the APNU / AFC government..

The Kaieteur News and the Stabroek News published many articles and letters about real or possible corruption between 2015 and 2020 such as: [1] the scam at the government-owned asphalt plant at Garden of Eden where some private contractors got huge discounted prices, and a non-existent company from Trinidad and Tobago was paid $9.8 million; [2] at the Ministry of Public Health, 300 truckloads of expired medicine worth GUY $10 Billion had to be dumped; [3] at the Guyana Revenue Authority, some of the major oil importers abused tax exemption letters with the alleged support of some officials; [4] at the Environmental Protection Agency, a 20-year environmental permit was illegally granted to Exxon and the High Court had to  rule that the law only allowed a 5-year permit; [5] large contracts were granted to local an d foreign construction companies that had track records of not completing Government-awarded projects on time and within costs.        Continue reading

Guyana: Déjà vu? – The Mysterious Police Station Fires in Georgetown- commentary

Stabroek News

Editorial By November 23, 2021

Last Saturday afternoon, a fire ‘of unknown origin,’ gutted sections of the building housing the Guyana Police Force’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

In the light of this occurrence the collective public mind is bound to go into ‘reverse gear,’ back to the October 2 conflagration that flattened the Brickdam Police Station and after which we were served with a remarkable story as to how the fire started.

This time around, the Guyana Fire Service appears to have been adjudged to have acquitted itself much better than it did on October 2. The other pertinent fact is that since, as far as we are aware, prisoners are not usually housed in the Office of Professional Responsibility, the Force will eventually  have a different account to give with regard to just what might have been the cause of last Saturday’s fire.        Continue reading
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