Guyana: Renewed efforts to make our roads much safer – by Francis Quamina Farrier     

– by Francis Quamina Farrier    

Last year, 2019, there were 128 Traffic Fatalities in Guyana, and as I write this article six persons have already lost their lives this year, 2020, due to traffic crashes. However, with the stepping up of a wide range of concerned Guyanese, there is a likelihood that there will be a decrease in the number of victims in 2020.

Over more recent years, in the face a unbelievable madness displayed by a high percentage of drivers here in Guyana, more individuals and groups have stepped forward to arrest the situation in which hundreds of fatalities and thousands injured since the turn of the century. Most Guyanese drivers of today seem to be always in a hurry. Always very impatient. Most of them seem unable to keep their hands off the vehicle horns.    Continue reading

U.S. — Trump’s unfitness for office runs deeper than policies, personal flaws – By Mohamed Hamaludin

 — By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

If the criterion to be president is fitness to hold the office and the power which comes with it, then a persuasive argument can be made against Donald J. Trump, his detractors insist. Even before he won the 2016 election and was sworn into office in January 2017, he boasted of abusing women. He declared that he could shoot someone on the street and his supporters would not care. So far, he has uttered at least 16,200 false or misleading statements, according to tracking data from The Washington Post.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Will the West Lose Guyana to the Chinese? – Ian McCredie | Fair Observer

By investing in Guyana’s oil industry, the Chinese are taking a longer, multi-generational view.

Ian McCredie | Fair Observer

Guyana, home to just 750,000 people, is about to leap from one of the poorest to one of the richest countries in the world. The financial predators are circling, led by the Chinese. Guyana‘s inexperience, incompetence and lack of Western interest will hand the Chinese a valuable prey.

Oil discoveries off the coast of Guyana are on course to produce about 1 million barrels per day of oil for 30 years. If oil fetches just $50 per barrel, this equates to nearly $500 billion. Guyana’s share of this will be approximately $300 billion; the other $200 billion will go to the Exxon-controlled consortium. The amounts are conservative estimates: New oil discoveries keep coming. Exxon and its partners, Hess and Nexen (the latter owned by the Chinese), landed a very sweet deal.       Continue reading

Panel Discussion: Safety & Protection for Abused Victims: New York: February 15, 2020

Here is the link to register:
https://www.faithassemblychurch.org/Abused-Victims-Safety
The event will be livestreamed and the video placed on DVDs for mass distribution. Community based organizations, religious institutions and NGOs are encouraged to send representatives. NGOs, religious institutions and community based organizations are encouraged to send reps as we will seek to partner with them to save lives and empower people. Please call 6464-461-0574 or email caribvoice@aol.com, for more info or to confirm attendance.      Continue reading

US Politics: Fahrenheit Wisconsin- main battleground in America’s political war – The Economist

A state once known for stolid German virtues is now the main battleground in America’s political war

THE ECONOMIST

IT IS SOBERING TO ENTER A SCHOOL IN MIDDLE AMERICA AND FIND STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FRIGHTENED FOR THEIR LIVES. It was also understandable that those at Wauwatosa East high school should feel this way when Lexington accompanied the local state representative, Robyn Vining, there.

EIGHT HIGH SCHOOLS IN WISCONSIN HAD JUST EXPERIENCED A REAL OR SUSPECTED SHOOTER INCIDENT IN A THREE-DAY PERIOD. One in another school in Waukesha, a suburban area on the edge of Milwaukee, had led to its school cop shooting a pupil.

Several of the 25 students present said they avoided going to the bathroom in class time for fear of the school corridors. When asked who was scared to come to school, all raised their hands. So did their teacher. The blame the students attached to the conservative gun lobby for this catastrophe is one reason their society has 75 members and is growing. The school’s conservative club is defunct.      Continue reading

Guyana: Cuban specialists give President Granger good health report

Cuban doctors have given President David Granger a good health report. His cancer remains in remission.

PHOTO: From right: Ambassador Samuel Hendrik Goagoseb of Namibia; Ambassador Ignatius Graham Mudzimba of Zimbabwe; President David Granger; Ambassador Kujejatou Manneh of Gambia; Ambassador Napoleon Abdulai of Ghana; and Ambassador Halim Majeed of Guyana

According to a statement, Granger arrived in Havana on January 18, 2020 to undergo a scheduled medical evaluation which was completed Monday January 20, 2020.

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Guyana Elections: “Over 90,000 corrections” made to Revised List of Electors

Over 90,000 corrections have been made to the Revised List of Electors (RLE), GECOM Commissioners, Bibi Shadick and Vincent Alexander told reporters yesterday.

According to Alexander, the changes were made based on information gathered in the recent House to House registration exercise. He noted that the names of over 370,000 persons were garnered in that exercise, and of those persons, over 90,000 would have changed their addresses from when they were previously registered.          Continue reading

Business: Big Oil has a do-or-die decade ahead because of climate change – The Economist

Schumpeter …….The 2020s are poised to be to energy firms what the 2010s were to utilities—disruptive
The Economist – Business –Jan 18th 2020 edition

Many will scoff. Oil companies are, after all, widely regarded as the villains of the climate crisis. Repsol is a relatively puny producer; its vow may simply be a gambit to woo investors keen on “sustainability”. Yet it deserves a pat on the back. Without the oil industry’s balance-sheets and project-management skills, it is hard to imagine the world building anything like enough wind farms, solar parks and other forms of clean energy to stop catastrophic global warming. The question is no longer “whether” Big Oil has a big role to play in averting the climate crisis. It is “when”.  Continue reading

Guyana: Private hospitals rake in millions for unnecessary tests

For a number of years now, there have been rising numbers of complaints of the operations of doctors, private clinics and hospitals.

A number of private hospitals are running rackets where patients are being sent for unnecessary tests, several sources have confirmed.

From accusations of wrong injections to malpractice, there has been little evidence that harsh sanctions have been meted out to punish doctors who would have gone rogue.      Continue reading

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Compulsive Claims of ‘BIGGEST’ Ever – By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen | AP News

By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen | AP News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Size matters to President Donald Trump. So much that he exaggerates continually, sometimes spectacularly, the size of what he does.

Just as his tax cuts are far from the biggest in history, the economy isn’t the best ever and his election victory in 2016 was no landslide of historic proportions, Trump’s two trade deals don’t stand atop the field of presidential endeavors.

ONE is a partial settlement of trade grievances with China; THE OTHER is a refresh of what past presidents created for North America.

The opening of the Senate impeachment trial stirred other fabrications from the president while Democratic presidential contenders engaged in their final debate before the first votes of the 2020 campaign, in Iowa.

A sampling from a week in political rhetoric:                      Continue reading

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