Category Archives: Politics

USA: Listen Up! — Dr. King Still Speaks to Us if We Will Listen – by Patrick Murfin

Dr. Martin Luther King

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022

 Posted by Patrick Murfin – Dr. King Still Speaks to Us if We Will Listen

When the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jrwas being held in jail in Alabama in 1963 he received a letter signed by several well-known White self-proclaimed racial moderates and liberal ministers who decried the unpleasantness and social disruption of the on-going campaign against racial discrimination in Birmingham.

Since he had unaccustomed time on his hands he took the time to patiently, even lovingly explain the situation in America’s most segregated city and why he and the Black citizens of the city were compelled to launch their campaign of non-violent direct action braving beatings, dogs, firehoses, threats, bombings, and jail to do so.        Continue reading

GUYANA: The NRF Bill/Law – By GHK Lall – commentary

Encouraging Events, Disturbing Developments…

GHK Lall

 By GHK Lall – The GHK Lall Column

Jan 16, 2022- Kaieteur News – So much has been said and written about the Natural Resource Fund Bill/Law (NRF) that I paused for a long moment, then decided one more word may mean something, sometime down the road, when we look back past the wreckage. That is, if we can.

The NRF Bill has been called a lot of things, such as rushed and controversial, among others. I call it for what it is: the handiwork of the criminally inclined from the well-populated political roosts and lairs. This would not be ordinary crimes by ordinary white-collar criminals, but what amounts to the equivalent of financial treason. In the NRF Bill/Law, I see a betrayal-maybe the biggest one yet – of this country and the hopes of its peoples.            Continue reading

FUTURE: The World Ahead 2022: five stories to watch out for | The Economist Video

The World Ahead 2022: five stories to watch out for | The Economist

What will be the biggest stories of 2022? As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, President Xi will cement his power as leader of China, tech giants will coax more of us into virtual worlds and the space race reaches new heights. The Economist is back with its annual look at the top stories of the year ahead. Film supported by @TeneoCEOAdvisory

00:00 The World Ahead 2022    00:40 China revels in democracy’s failings    04:11 Hybrid working becomes the new normal    07:48 The metaverse expands    11:26 An African fashion boom    14:12 The space race picks up

Read our latest coverage on The World Ahead: https://econ.st/3HtLmuQ

GUYANA: CARICOM Private Sector body objects to Guyana’s Local Content law;

— Georgetown Chamber President says time to leave CARICOM Single Market

Timothy Tucker

The Caribbean Private Sector Organisation (CPSO) is objecting to Guyana’s recently-passed Local Content legislation on the grounds that it seems to violate the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) free trade rules, a position that has prompted the President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Timothy Tucker to call for Guyana to leave the regional single market.

CPSO President, Gervase Warner has stated in an email states that “at the executive committee today, we agreed that the legislation appears to violate several provisions of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.”  Mr. Warner, who is also the President and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Trinidad-headquartered Massy, said the CPSO would be raising its concerns first with the Guyana government and then “ultimately to the Caribbean Community.”          Continue reading

UK: Wealthy Guyana-born Lawyer Gina Miller Launched Her Own Party and Invited The World’s Media …

Mrs. Gina Miller

By Henry Deedes for THE DAILY MAIL

With Wembley Stadium presumably not available, Guyana-born, Gina Miller summoned the world’s media to Westminster early morning on 12 Jan 2022 for the launch of her new political party. 

Mrs. Miller is the fabulously wealthy City investor and anti-Brexit litigant whose 2016 court case forced Theresa May to run her EU withdrawal agreement past Parliament first.

As launches go it was not exactly Cape Canaveral, with pluming rocket boosters and cries of ‘3-2-1 lift off!’ By my count, about a dozen people turned up to a painfully empty room beneath the shadows of Westminster Abbey:             Continue reading

GUYANA: World Bank predicts massive economic growth for 2022

Georgetown.  Guyana

–- says regional forecast weaker without this nation’s input

— Guyana is the only country in the Latin America and Caribbean region that is likely to see double-digit economic growth this year

AT a time when the global economy is plagued with myriad uncertainties, Guyana remains one of the fastest growing nations in the world, with an economy that is projected to expand by a massive 49.7 per cent this year, according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s “Global Economic Prospects”.

The report, issued on January 11, 2022, indicates a significant improvement from the one released in June 2021, which estimated Guyana’s growth at a mere 23.7 per cent.          Continue reading

UK: End mass jabs and live with Covid- says ex-head of vaccine taskforce

Dr. Clive Dix says we should treat the virus like flu

With health chiefs and senior Tories also lobbying for a post-pandemic plan for a straining NHS, Dr Clive Dix called for a major rethink of the UK’s Covid strategy, in effect reversing the approach of the past two years and returning to a “new normality”.

“We need to analyse whether we use the current booster campaign to ensure the vulnerable are protected, if this is seen to be necessary,” he said. “Mass population-based vaccination in the UK should now end.”            Continue reading

CLIMATE CHANGE: Embracing a Wetter Future, the Dutch Turn to Floating Homes – YALE E360

Faced with worsening floods and a shortage of housing, the Netherlands is seeing growing interest in floating homes. These floating communities are inspiring more ambitious Dutch-led projects in flood-prone nations as far-flung as French Polynesia and the Maldives.

When a heavy storm hit in October, residents of the floating community of Schoonschip in Amsterdam had little doubt they could ride it out. They tied up their bikes and outdoor benches, checked in with neighbors to ensure everyone had enough food and water, and hunkered down as their neighborhood slid up and down its steel foundational pillars, rising along with the water and descending to its original position after the rain subsided.

“We feel safer in a storm because we are floating,” said Siti Boelen, a Dutch television producer who moved into Schoonschip two years ago. “I think it’s kind of strange that building on water is not a priority worldwide.”      Continue reading

GUYANA: New Year 2022 – A time to think – By Mosa Telford – Opinion

 By January 8, 2022

The year 2021 has ended but the ending of a year does not signal the disappearance of the challenges we grappled with the previous 12 months. A new year beginning in the middle of winter in some countries at midnight can be seen as peculiar. One would imagine that the most fitting time to start a new year would be at the beginning of spring when it starts to get warm, trees come alive, animals are born, and the days become longer. Starting a new year in the dark and cold, when the leaves of trees have died and animals are hibernating, does not particularly align with the laws of nature.            Continue reading

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