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BARBADOS-IMF: New instrument to help build economic and climate change resilience

sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com. — Barbados

IMF’s, Kristalina Georgieva and Prime Minister Mia Mottley. (GP)

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, on Tuesday June 21 said the establishment of a new instrument, the Resilience and Sustainability Trust, will help countries build economic and climate change resilience.

Speaking at the Grantley Adams International Airport minutes after her team arrived for talks with Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley and her team, Georgieva said this was something for which the latter had advocated.        Continue reading

CANADA: The Economist Global Livability Index 2022: Three places in Top10 Countries

CALGARY VANCOUVER and TORONTO IN TOP 10 COUNTRIES

The 2022 global liveability index is out and Toronto has earned its way back into the top ten after sliding in the rankings during the pandemic.

The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2022 report ranks 172 cities based on criteria including stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure.

Toronto was among three Canadian cities to land in the top ten most liveable places this year, taking the eighth spot on the list from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, the sister company to The Economist magazine.          Continue reading

EDUCATION: Latin America and Caribbean students adversely affected by COVID-19

– New World Bank-UNICEF report calls for urgent action to mitigate the learning crisis in wake of COVID-19

Jun 24, 2022- Kaieteur News – PANAMA CITY/WASHINGTON D.C., June 23, 2022 – Four in five sixth graders in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are expected to lack basic reading comprehension proficiency, according to a report issued on Thursday June 23, 2022 by the World Bank and UNICEF, in collaboration with UNESCO.

While the region was already in a learning crisis prior to the pandemic, this represents a substantial increase. This new and staggering estimate also suggests that two years of COVID-19 school closures in the region may have set learning outcomes back by more than a decade. Emerging evidence from across LAC buttresses these estimates.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Sod turned for US$300M Vreed-en-Hoop shore base facility (VEHSI)

Kaieteur News – On Tuesday June 21, 2022, the sod was turned for the US$300 million Vreed-en-Hoop Shorebase Inc. (VEHSI) which will sit on 400 hectares of coastal land.

The businessmen of NRG Holdings Inc., Azruddin Mohammed (first left); Andron Alphonso (third left), and Nicholas Deygoo-Boyer (first right) and other officials after the sod was turned

The VEHSI is being constructed by NRG Holdings Incorporated, a 100-percent Guyanese-owned consortium along with Hadi’s World Incorporated, National Hardware Limited and ZRN Investments Incorporated are the Guyanese investors involved in the project. They have partnered with Jan de Nul Group, a Belgian engineering and construction firm which offers marine services, offshore service, civil engineering, environmental management activities and project development.        Continue reading

USA: Gun makers exploit vulnerable youths to market their deadly wares – By Mohamed Hamaludin

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Only two of 30 mass shootings recorded between 1949 to 2017 were committed by killers younger than 21 — in Columbine, Colorado, in 1999 and Sandy Hook in Connecticut in 2012. Prior to 2000, most of the killers were men in their mid-20s, 30s and 40s but since then they have been between 15 and 25. And the nine deadliest mass shootings since 2018 were committed by mass killers 21 years old or younger, including an 18-year-old who killed 10 African Americans and wounded three other people at the Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, New York, on May 14.

They are in the age range which “law enforcement officials, researchers and policy experts consider a hazardous crossroads for young men, a period when they are in the throes of developmental changes and societal pressures that can turn them toward violence in general, and, in the rarest cases, mass shootings,” The New York Times reported.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Heavy rainfall floods Hinterland Communities once again

Several hinterland communities flooded once again —  2021 repeated

–- flooding streets, forcing residents to evacuate homes

Last year, these and other regions across Guyana suffered after the country recorded the highest amount of rainfall in decades.

Jun 23, 2022  – Kaieteur News – Scores have been forced to evacuate their homes as massive floods hit Kwakwani, Upper Berbice, Region 10, Mahdia, Region 8 and a number of communities along the Cuyuni River, Region Seven.

Flood Scenes from Kwakwani, Upper Berbice, Region 10

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USA: Col. Richard Black: U.S. Leading World to Nuclear War – Video

Col. Richard Black: U.S. Leading World to Nuclear War

793,937 views – Apr 26, 2022 – Schiller Institute
Read the full transcript here: https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/20…

GUYANA: ‘Nothing new from Vice News’ …says Glenn Lall

 …Glenn Lall says Opposition was silent when K/News was exposing corruption

Glenn Lall

Jun 22, 2022 – Kaieteur News – Kaieteur News Publisher, Glenn Lall has criticised opposition and other operatives who have opportunistically latched on to disclosures in a recent Vice News documentary on Guyana, saying that for years his newspaper has shone light on the shadowy deals with the PPP/C Guyana Government and Chinese companies, but the same people who are now speaking up were silent.

The Vice News documentary titled: “Guyana for Sale” which premiered on Sunday has as its main character, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo. His Chinese tenant and “friend” businessman, Su Zhi Rong is heard in the interview accusing Jagdeo of allegedly accepting bribes for large developmental projects undertaken in the country. Jagdeo has denied the allegations and has since signalled that he will take legal action against the Chinese businessman and also promised to evict him from his property.      Continue reading

GUYANA: President Ali names 2020 election inquiry commission

DEMERARA WAVES: By Denis Chabrol – Tuesday, 21 June 2022  

]In keeping with my commitment to establish a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to inquire into the events of the 2020 General and Regional Elections, I am pleased to announce that the following persons shall be appointed to conduct this inquiry:

Chairman of the Commission – Retired Justice of  Appeal Stanley John; Former Attorney General, High Court Judge and Acting Justice of Appeal in the Eastern Caribbean, Godfrey P. Smith SC; Former Chair and Chief Elections Commissioner of India, Dr S. Y. Quraishi; and, Former Chancellor (ag), Carl Singh OR. CCH.

To assist the Commission with its work, Dr Afari Gyan and Dr Nasim Zaidi will serve as resource personnel.

In the coming weeks, the intended Commissioners and resource personnel will review the reports and documentation, set out modalities and commence work.    Continue reading

GUYANA: MV Ma Lisha – New North West vessel ‘fit for purpose’– Government

 NewsROOM Guyana- 

The government on Monday defended the new US$12.7 million vessel, which will ply the route from Georgetown to the North West District in Region One (Barima-Waini), noting that the vessel was designed and built with specifications to operate in the conditions it is intended to.

“This is a boat that is being built from scratch, designed for the conditions that it has to operate in with specifications to meet the needs of the people in Region One,” Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill said during a media briefing on Monday where he unveiled the model of the ship.        Continue reading

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