Category Archives: Technology

GUYANA: Gas-to-shore pipeline can be paid for in 5 years – VP Jagdeo

…industrial manufacturing from gas positive externality

The gas-to-shore pipeline being pursued by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government and which it is estimated will cost some US$900 million to build, can be fully paid off or amortised within five years.

This view was expressed by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo, during a recent presentation with senior representatives of various media houses. He noted that given the millions that will be saved in energy cost per year when the gas-to-shore pipeline is functional, the project can be paid for within five years.    Continue reading

ENERGY: ‘Insanely cheap energy’: solar power continues to shock the world

Solar is now officially cheapest form of energy – IEA

IEA’s Executive Director, Dr. Faith Birol

May 02, 2021 – Kaieteur News – According to the estimations of the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), solar energy has not only become the cheapest form of energy, but is also poised to become king of global electricity markets.

The intergovernmental organisation which works with countries around the world to shape energy policies for a secure and sustainable future, made this conclusion known in its recent publication of World Energy Outlook 2020. This document is a yearly study that allows the agency to map possibilities for the future.

In the WEO-2020, the agency outlines the “extraordinarily turbulent” impact of the coronavirus on the now “highly uncertain” future of global energy use over the next two decades. The IEA in its highly influential annual outlook offers four global energy “pathways” to 2040, all of which see a major rise in renewables.        Continue reading

GUYANA: AFC issues `white elephant’ warning over gas to shore project

In a statement today, the AFC noted that the government was relying on studies which had been developed during the last administration in which the AFC was a coalition partner of APNU.        Continue reading

Mapped: Global GDP Forecasts for 2021 and Beyond – By Visual Capitalist

      Global GDP Forecasts for 2021& 2022 – Guyana leads – see map

In the April 2021 version of its Global Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reiterated its expectations of a strong economic recovery over the next few years.

Economists acknowledged that, while the path of the pandemic remains uncertain, global vaccine rollouts represent the light at the end of the tunnel. As a result, global GDP growth forecasts for 2021 and 2022 sit at +6.0% and +4.4% respectively.

In this Markets in a Minute chart from New York Life Investments, we’ve mapped the IMF’s country-level GDP forecasts to see which areas are expected to have the greatest rebounds.

READ MORE: https://advisor.visualcapitalist.com/animated-map-gdp-forecasts-for-2021-and-beyond/

VIDEO: The Unstoppable Growth of China’s High-Speed Rail Network

VIDEO: The Unstoppable Growth of China’s High-Speed Rail Network

How China out-built the world on high-speed rail. Produced by B1M – posted March 31, 2021

VIDEO: New Rule: Losing to China | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

VIDEO: New Rule: Losing to China | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Bill warns Americans that while they’re busy obsessing over silly culture wars, China is overtaking them on the world stage.

See comments on YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DH4v6FnbvM

SHORT STORY: KUMERAU Dam Site –  By T. Eric Matthews

KUMERAU Dam Site – Upper Mazaruni River, Guyana

 By T. Eric Matthews

In the early 1970’s the Guyana government took steps to develop a hydro-electric power scheme in the Upper Mazaruni River area. The Upper Mazaruni Development Authority (UMDA) was specifically created  to plan and execute the project. The dam itself was to be built near or at the Kumerau Falls. A great deal of field work was done by several teams crisscrossing the Region. Actual construction never started and the scheme never came to fruition. 

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VIDEO: Spectacular Fireworks Show that was scheduled for the 2020 Olympics in Japan

Spectacular Fireworks Show – Japan 2020 Olympics

The opening of the 2020 Olympics in Japan was scheduled to include a spectacular fireworks display. View in full screen.

However, the fireworks were prepared in Tokyo for the opening ceremony and because of COVID-19, the games were postponed.

The fireworks could not be stored until 2021 so they were set off a few days ago under beautiful Mount Fuji. This video is set to the William Tell Overture so turn up the sound. You’ll see a fireworks display like you’ve never seen before.

Earth Day- April 22, 2021: Restore Our Earth – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Earth Day 2021 – Restore Our Earth

Official Earth Day 2021 poster by Brazilian Street Artist Speto
Photo Credit: Earth Day Official Website

April 22, 2021 is Earth Day. The theme this year is Restore Our Earth, an optimistic outlook given the ongoing challenges humanity faces with a climate emergency, now coupled with yet another year of a global pandemic.

READ MORE: http://rosalienebacchus.blog/2021/04/18/earth-day-2021-restore-our-earth/

Guyana: Moray House Trust: Astronomy in the Caribbean – April 17. 2021 – 5.00 pm EST

Guyana: Moray House Trust:  Virtual Event

Moray House Trust warmly invites you to attend our ninth virtual event: a series of short illustrated talks about astronomy in the region by Dr Shirin Haque (astronomer), David Marshall (amateur astronomer) and Mahendra Mahadeo and Ferlin Pedro (astrophotographers).

Please see the PDF attached below for their profiles.
PDF FILE: Astronomy in the caribbean (1) 
This is a collaborative effort with the Amateur Astronomers Association of Guyana.