Category Archives: Technology

HEALTH: Tech neck: what are smartphones doing to our bodies? –THE GUARDIAN

Bending your head to use a phone stresses the spine, say chiropractors – and that’s not the only way the devices are injuring and changing us

One black woman suffering having poor posture using mobile phonePosed by model Portrait of black woman feeling neck pain using cellphone

Age: Two years old.

Appearance: The next stage of human evolution.

This sounds exciting! Are we all going to be cyborgs soon? Not exactly.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Oil, Water, and Climate Change in the Guyana-Suriname Basin – By Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith

Image: Waves batter a section of Guyana’s “Sea Wall” during a high-spring tide in 2019. Source: Loop News.

“Oil don’t ‘spoil!” So once declared Eric Williams, one-time long-standing Prime Minister of oil-rich Trinidad and Tobago. This assertion is undoubtedly true. But the distinguished scholar-statesman did not contemplate a circumstance where a dangerous mix of oil and water in the context of climate change dangers could spoil lives and livelihoods within the societies blessed with oil and gas resources.

Such is the situation with the two nations in the Guyana-Suriname Basin (GSB). Technically, the GSB includes the coastal plains of French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, and eastern Venezuela.[1] However, the focus here is on Guyana and Suriname, the Caribbean’s emerging petro-powers.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Port of Vreed-en-Hoop: More than just a shore base – OilNow

OilNOW – 09 May 2022
OilNOW is an online-based Information and Resource Centre
On the surface, the multi-billion dollar ‘Port of Vreed-en-Hoop’ may seem like it will be a regular shore base facility, but it’s intended for much more than that.

Three businessmen – Andron Alphonso of ZRN Investment Inc., Nazar Mohammed of Hadi’s World Incorporated and Nicholas Deygoo-Boyer of National Hardware Guyana Limited – envisaged the creation of a commercial port and an industrial area that is consistent with the spirit of Guyana’s Local Content Policy to see Guyanese being at the forefront of benefitting from their national patrimony.

This idea birthed NRG Holdings Inc., a 100% Guyanese-owned consortium and the developer of the Port of Vreed-en-Hoop.          Continue reading

DIGITAL REVOLUTION: Dumb on Smart: Is social media making us stupid? – By: Dhanpaul Narine

By: Dhanpaul Narine

The revolution is digitized. Are we a nation that has become dumb on smart gadgets?  Are we face-bookers that sit for hours staring at a screen where facetime, inbox, outbox, dropbox, and miles of sockets and dockets, have immersed us in a new vocabulary?

There are those that believe we’re hooked up, addicted and uneducated, and standing in corners glued to smart screens, as we invite internet apnea. Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at New York University. He uses the story of Babel in ‘The Atlantic’ to argue that we live in a fractured society, and says that Babel is a fragmentation of America.        Continue reading

EUROPE: Can Europeans live without Russian gas? | Inside Story – Video

EUROPE: Can Europeans live without Russian gas? | Inside Story – Video by Al Jazeera

Check our website for comments: https://www.aljazeera.com/- Presenter: Laura Kyle 

The crisis between Russia and Europe, sparked by the war in Ukraine – has taken yet another turn. This time Moscow has delivered on its promise to halt gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland for not paying in Roubles, Russia’s currency. Though the action had been feared by some in the European Union, many had already predicted it. Member states are now working to find alternative long-term supplies. But what are these alternatives?                 Continue reading

GUYANA: ‘The blackout nightmare’…. Govt. of deliberately keeping nation in “dark ages” – Opinion

Glenn Lall

– flags wasteful spending with no results to show

“The Coalition went in, blackout stopped and GPL was running and making money. As soon as the PPP come back, the nightmare returns and GPL gone back being a milking cow.” – Glenn Lall

Amid an increase in power outages across the country, businessman and publisher of the Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall has called for a radical shake-up of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) and he said it is not a coincidence that since the PPP/C has returned to government the electricity sector here has drastically declined. He questioned the huge amounts of money that has been pumped into the sector over the years with little to show for it.          Continue reading

HISTORY: 1920s – A Trip Around The World in Color- w/added sound – Video

1920s – A Trip Around The World in Color [60fps, Remastered] w/added sound – A NASS production video

A time travel in streets of cities around the world 1920s – including , New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Paris and more..

Please, be aware that colorization colors are not real and fake, colorization was made only for the ambiance and do not represent real historical data. Thanks to Prelinger Archives share the amazing B&W Video Source.

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GUYANA: Agriculture: 20 wheat varieties to be tested locally – Minister Mustapha

Wheat field

Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha, M.P, said Government will commence the first trial of 20 wheat varieties before the end of May, as an effort to further diversify Guyana’s food sector.

Cultivation for the initial trial phase is expected to begin at the Burma Rice Research Station, Region Five and the project will be led by scientist, Dr. Mahendra Persaud.

President Irfaan Ali recently announced government’s plan to explore the possibility of sourcing a variety of wheat for local production. The Head of State said the government is unwavering in its quest to build a Guyana that is resilient, and meets not only its national responsibility, but plays an important role in its global responsibility.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Jagdeo: New ID cards, with security features, to make business transactions easier

The government is exploring the creation of new Guyanese identification (ID) cards that will facilitate easier transactions at government agencies and other entities, Vice President Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo said on Sunday.

These new ID cards would include biometric features such as fingerprints or eye scans.

Jagdeo told a gathering of Region 10 residents that these cards, once introduced, could be used to conduct transactions at the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), and banks.

While these cards are expected to make transactions easier, the Vice President said they are also part of an increasing focus on improving security in Guyana.  Continue reading

GUYANA: Uncertainty over GuySuCo assets as reopening of estates fade

…. as PPP/C’s dream of reopening shuttered estates fades

Mar 21, 2022- Kaieteur News – By Zena Henry

When the former A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) government decided to close four non- performing sugar estates in 2016 and 2017, the then administration decided to place the assets of Wales, East Demerara, Rose Hall and Skeldon sugar estates under the control of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL).

Severed GuySuCo workers received their severance pay and was given an additional $250,000 payout by the PPP/C government. Some observers say that the $250,000 may have been a “conscionable” payoff by the government given the difficulty it faces to reopen the estates and rehire the workers as promised.            Continue reading

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