GUYANA: Stop miners from causing irreparable damage to environment – Former EPA Head

Photo showing the damage done to the environment, which is caused by mining.

  • Half of the population is below the age of 25, so what are we gonna give them? They are the ones who are gonna have to survive this,” – Dr. Vincent Adams

Kaieteur NewsNov 30, 2020 – The Government of Guyana must take the necessary steps to put a stop to those miners and mining companies that are causing irreparable damage to the environment. This is the well-intended advice offered by former Head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adams.              Continue reading

USA POLITICS: Most decisive defeat of an incumbent US president since 1932 – by André Brändli

Letter to the Editor-In-Chief of Guyanese Online

by André W. Brändli

There have been recently lots of discussions and comments in the mass media and in news outlets suggesting that the results of the 2020 US Presidential Elections were close. Now as most states have reported their results (>98% of the votes counted), an analysis with a historical perspective is possible.          Continue reading

Despite oil discoveries World Bank still lists Guyana among poorest in South America

 Amassing Guyana’s undersea oil wealth
Amassing Guyana’s undersea oil wealth

Guyana’s multiple major oil discoveries beginning in May 2015 may have set the country on the path to realising a level of wealth not before seen in the Caribbean, but a recent World Bank Review still regards the country as being “one of the poorest in South America.”.

The Bank’s Guyana Country Review, was last updated on September 3 this year .            Continue reading

REFUGEES: How Trinidad Expelled 16 Venezuelan Kids to the Sea- Nina Rancel | Caracas Chronicles

29 VENEZUELAN REFUGEES, 16 MINORS among them, were missing for a day after the Trinidadian government put them in wooden boats back to Venezuela. They are safe now but the story hasn’t ended

Nina Rancel | Caracas Chronicles

On Sunday, November, 22nd, 16 Venezuelan minors ranging four months to 14 years old, nine women and four men were sent back to Venezuela from Trinidad and Tobago, a little after 11:00 a.m. A yellow level weather alert had been issued by climate authorities. They were supposed to have a habeas corpus hearing, scheduled for that afternoon at 2:00 p.m.; then rescheduled to an earlier time at 12:30 p.m., upon insistence by the lawyer handling the case, Nafeesa Mohammed. They were forced to leave before the hearing.       Continue reading

Hospitals in England told to prepare for Covid vaccine rollout in December 2020 – The Guardian

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine illustration
Exclusive: NHS could receive first deliveries of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as soon as 7 December

The nature of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine appears to have forced a rethink of who will get it first, with NHS workers expected to be front of the queue. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

Hospitals have been told to prepare for the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine in as little as 10 days’ time, with NHS workers expected to be at the front of the queue, the Guardian has learned.        Continue reading

Opinion: Punjab Avenue and the Guyanese community in Queens. New York – By: Dhanpaul Narine

 — By: Dhanpaul Narine

If, from the public steps, you make your way onto Liberty Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard, you might ask, “You will realize that there is nowhere is the sign that says Little Guyana?”  sign, and there are good reasons for it. Guyanese are politically sleepy. Most of them are interested in Guyana affairs, rather than in local politics. How many can name their congressman or senators in Washington? Guyanese children form a large percentage of the school population in Richmond Hill, but only a handful of parents bother to attend the open school meetings. They patronize other business, rather than their own, and don’t get them started about Jagan and Burnham!

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GUYANA: Places and Things Waiting for an appropriate name – By Francis Quamina Farrier

– By Francis Quamina Farrier

There are quite a number of places and things, many public property here in Guyana, which are waiting to be given a proper name or a change of name. Way back in colonial British Guiana, for example, a small portion of the Potaro river downstream from the Kaieteur Falls, was christened “Garraway stream.” It was so named to the honour of the popular Berbice-born cricketer of the day, Patrick Garraway. At that point of the Potaro where the river is sort of flowing serenely after tumbling 741 feet over the Kaieteur’s lip, there is a bridge over peaceful waters.      Continue reading

OPINION: Are the Pastors doing enough? – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

— Sadly men of the cloth are not behaving as they ought.

Has the church lost its influence? Has it become weaker? Are the pastors hiding?

A shroud of darkness has enveloped the land, and I am yet to see the pastors make a historical stand. In 2015, I wrote an article denouncing the rising rate of femicide in Guyana, and called on, not only the government, but also the church, to make efforts to ensure that we stamped out the seeming Guyanese curse — that of our men being responsible for putting our women in hearses. www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2015/12/05/guyanese-women-find-themselves-in-a-catch-22-situation-2/.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington must face Magistrate – CJ ruling

— Misconduct in Public Office charges …

Minister of Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh.

Former NICIL head, Winston Brassington.

Nov 27, 2020 – Kaieteur News – Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George-Wiltshire has dismissed the challenge by recently re-appointed Minister of Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh, and new head of the Government’s gas-to-shore project, Winston Brassington, over the misconduct in public office charges, which was brought against them by the Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU).

In the decision, which was delivered at the High Court on Wednesday, the Chief Justice essentially ruled that Singh and Brassington must return to the Magistrate Court and face the charges.      Continue reading

The Great Relocation: Americans Are Relocating By The Millions Because They Can Feel What Is Coming

The Great Relocation: Americans Are Relocating By The Millions Because They Can Feel What Is Coming

Epic Economist video – November 23, 2020

Millions of Americans are getting out of big cities in a movement that is being called by analysts as The Great Relocation. Entire families that have moved to urban areas over the past decades are now relocating to smaller, safer cities amid mounting social turbulence, another spike in confirmed viral cases, looming lockdowns, and the increasing cost of living. Many have reported to feel that harder days are coming, while others without a job and federal assistance had no choice other than leaving their homes to find more affordable housing elsewhere.      Continue reading