Category Archives: Transportation

WORLD ECONOMICS: Globalization is About to Collapse. Here’s Why – Video

WORLD ECONOMICS: Globalization is About to Collapse. Here’s Why – Video

No economic model can compete with Globalization. It has lifted billions out of poverty, virtually eliminated famine, and provided untold riches that our ancestors could only dream of. Despite the pros and cons of globalization, it is doomed to fail.

Chapters: 00:00 – What Is Globalization? 01:24 – History of Globalization 02:38 – Modern Globalization 05:34 – Globalization After the Cold War 07:35 – Pros and Cons of Globalization 13:11 – Anti-globalization in the US 16:48 – Fragility of Supply Chains 18:57 – Geopolitical Pressures on Globalization 25:17 – Population Collapse.

TRAVEL: 23 Most Beautiful Caribbean Islands – Travel Video

GUYANA: US$5M to upgrade Kingston Wharf to facilitate new North West ferry

A section of the goods wharf at Kingston. (Photo courtesy of Ernestine Leonard)

Dec 16, 2022 – Kaieteur News – The Ministry of Public Works has signed a $1,056,452,458 (US$5M) contract with Kares Engineering Inc. to upgrade the Kingston Goods wharf ahead of the arrival of the new North-West Ferry – MV Ma Lisha.

The US$5 million project was estimated to cost $1,094,079,547. Four firms submitted bids for the project.

The US$12.7 million new passenger and cargo ferry is scheduled to arrive in Guyana after being built in Kolkata, India.    Continue reading

AIRLINES: Travel within the Caribbean in crisis – Sir Ronald Sanders

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the author(s) do not represent the official position of Barbados TODAY.

Sir Ronald Sanders

The closure of LIAT in 2020, without establishing air transport to fill the vacuum, has led to chaos in regional transportation, gravely affecting the movement of people and goods throughout the Caribbean region.   

Anyone who has tried to travel from one country to another in the Caribbean can attest to the nightmare it has become. Whereas in the heyday of LIAT, there were at least two daily flights from which to choose, allowing for transfers through the airline’s main hubs in Antigua and Barbados, flights are now few and far between. Additionally, connectivity from one Caribbean island to another, which are physically close to each other, often requires travel to Miami or some other country with overnight stays, lengthening journeys and increasing costs.               Continue reading

GUYANA: Christmas time in Guyana – video.

Comments at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_35qFxAlkA&t=8s

TRAVEL: Guyana and Canada in talks for visa-free travel

November 29, 2022. NEWSROOM Guyana

The Government of Guyana has expressed an interest in having visa-free travel to Canada and Canadian High Commissioner Mark Berman said that the two governments are discussing this.

Berman, at the sidelines of an event on Monday, said that High Commission raised Guyana’s interest with the Canadian government. He, however, noted that Canada’s visa policy is different from that of the United Kingdom (UK).    Continue reading

GUYANA: India delivers new US$12.7M North-West Guyana ferry

MV Ma Lisha launched

Jun 16, 2022  – Kaieteur News

Works on the new ocean-going passenger and cargo vessel which is set to benefit the people of Region One has been completed.

The vessel which is called MV Ma Lisha was being built in India to the tune of US$12.7 million by Gardens Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) as part of the Government of India’s Line of Credit-cum-Grant project.

The newly built MV Ma Lisha, which will soon set sail for Guyana      Continue reading

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

WORLD: 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.              Continue reading

CARIBBEAN: Is tourism’s recovery sustainable? – By David Jessop – May 31, 2022

David Jessop – May 31, 2022

After two lean years, Caribbean tourism is recovering. As travel restrictions are removed there is widespread optimism about the coming summer and winter season.

Industry reports suggest that 2022 got off to a good start. The World Travel and Tourism Council, a body supported by major international travel companies, says that the region’s recovery is outpacing the rest of the world and that it expects Jamaica, The Dominican Republic, and Aruba to be among the top 20 best performing destinations anywhere.

However, a deeper dive and conversations with industry professionals suggest that the picture is mixed, the structure of the Caribbean market is changing, and new thinking may be required to ensure sustainability.              Continue reading

Short Stories – Flights of Fancy – By Geoff and Cruz Burrowes

 – By Geoff and Cruz Burrowes

Fancy Moore loved flying. Her father, Bill, was a big man, tall and with broad shoulders and a roughish twinkle in his eye  He was so big he almost had trouble fitting into his gleaming F35 fighter but he’d passed his love of soaring into the ‘wild blue yonder’ the white clouds, the deep blue sky to his daughter Fancy.

His old yellow Piper Cub plane, which normally slept in the old barn, at the edge of the farmer’s field behind their house, was meticulously serviced and Bill would take Fancy for flights as often as he could so she could savour the smell of old leather and oil and Avgas, could thrill to the roar of the old Continental engine as it pressed her back into her seat as her Dad accelerated down the worn strip of grass.      Continue reading

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