Category Archives: Transportation

GUYANA: Outcome Statement of the Agri-Investment Forum and Expo — May 19 to 21, 2022 

DPI Guyana – 21 May 2022

Caricom Headquarters
Georgetown. Guyana.

A representative group of CARICOM Heads of Government from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Montserrat and Trinidad and Tobago and other high-level representatives from The Bahamas, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and regional and international institutions met in Georgetown, Guyana at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre on May 19 and 20, 2022 as participants in the “Agri-Investment Forum and Expo: Investing in Vision 25 by 2025”, organised by the Government of Guyana in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat.

The Group took the opportunity of the important and timely Forum to discuss the current grave global situation of the shortages and high prices of imported food; the shortage and increased prices of fertilizers and other agricultural inputs; and the severe problems affecting transportation and supply.        Continue reading

CANADA: This is the shocking amount it actually costs to live in Toronto these days – By blogTO

People are really feeling the pain of inflation lately as prices for food and other everyday items rise, especially in and around big cities like Toronto, where the cost of rent continues to spike and homes get even less affordable to the average resident.

As the price of housing has increased at an exponentially higher rate than everything else over the years — in Ontario at large, the average home is now about 22.5x one’s disposable income — housing is accounting for a larger and larger chunk of people’s paycheques, pricing many out of the city or region completely.                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

GUYANA: Bolsonaro says will encourage and incentivise Brazilian businesses to invest in Guyana

As Bolsonaro addressed members of the press in Georgetown during his one-day visit on Friday, he promised that on his return to Brasília, he will not only encourage, but he will incentivise members of the Brazilian business community to bring their businesses here.

“My visit here has been promising for our countries and people,” he said during brief comments at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC).    Continue reading

CANADA: Toronto: Long Lines and Delays at Toronto’s Pearson Airport

BlogTO- 02 May 2022

Toronto Pearson International Airport

Travellers have returned to Toronto Pearson International Airport in droves, with the spring travel season and recent easing of border restrictions triggering an en masse return to vacationing that means more delays and headaches at Canada’s busiest airport.            Continue reading

USA: COVID: I Read The Mask Mandate Court Decision So You Don’t Have To – By Lucian K. Truscott IV

This is why “conservatives” have wanted to control the judiciary

KN95 Mask

Lucian K. Truscott IV 

I had to take two ibuprofen followed quickly by two naproxen sodium for the headache that set in only three pages into the decision by the federal court judge striking down the CDC’s public transportation mask mandate, and still there is a spot between and just above my eyes that feels like somebody drove a nail into it.

Here is the problem, if you want to boil a 59-page decision full of them into just one:  The Judge, a Trump appointee only eight years out of law school named Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, is myopic.

Presented with a case involving a regulation written by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the judge manages to spell out the full name of the federal agency in the suit only once, in the first paragraph of the decision, and then she proceeds to treat the case like she’s dealing with the department of sanitation.            Continue reading

TRAVEL: Electric Vehicles Transition – The declining future of gas stations

Alternative Energy

— As EVs hit the road, gas stations will have to adapt or risk going out of business.

Right now, gas stations are a regular part of American life, a place drivers go on a daily or weekly basis to fill up and sometimes grab a snack. But the fuel pump plus convenience store concept has much less to offer the country’s small but growing number of EV owners.

WORLD– The Emerging Global Food Shortage That Should Chill You – 20 Facts – video

Epic Economist – April 07, 2022.

A global food shortage of catastrophic proportions has already begun, and things are only going to get worse from this point on.

The information we’re about to expose might be hard to digest, but we would like to encourage you to share this message with everyone you care for so that people can prepare for what is coming. Everybody deserves to know what is truly going on, and they deserve an opportunity to get ready before this crisis gets out of control.          Continue reading

GUYANA: History: The S.S. Queriman Ferry – Georgetown / Vreed-en-Hoop – By Dave Martins

By January 30, 2022

Part of our Guyana history that has vanished in recent times was the era of the broad, squat steamship, the S.S. Queriman, which was at one time in operation as the ferry between Georgetown and Vreed-en-Hoop on the opposite bank of the Demerara River. She was a fixture for me as a youngster, living first at Hague on the West Dem and later Vreed-en-Hoop when I was going to school on scholarship at Saint Stanislaus College on Brickdam, making the crossing to and fro in early morning and late afternoon for classes and later occasionally even on weekends for purely social visits to town.

We country folks would park our bicycles on the lower deck and take the stairs up to first-class with abundant seating and breezes as opposed to the space below, where the heat from the ship’s steam engine could be at times unbearable.  In later years, the Queriman gave way to the smaller and more maneuverable diesel-powered ships, like the Lady Northcote, where owners of vehicles would sometimes find no space to accommodate them on a particular trip and would have to wait on the wharf for the next crossing.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Taxation: GRA will remove tax on imported fuel with immediate effect – Government

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The GRA in a notice to all importers and licensed Customhouse Brokers said it intends to move immediately to enforce the government’s decision for excise tax rates on gasoline and diesel to be reduced from 10% to 0%.

The revenue authority also reminded that the rates were reduced from 20% to 10% in the 2022 budget and are now being further reduced to cushion the global increases in fuel prices.            Continue reading

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