BUSINESS: “Digital Nomad”: Working Remotely in Barbados

I worked remotely in Barbados for 3 weeks and now I want to become a ‘digital nomad’ all over the world

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Photo: Working with a sea view made me more calm and productive. Rachel Hosie/Insider
  • After spending three weeks working remotely from Barbados, I’d love to try the digital nomad lifestyle in other countries when it’s safe to do so.
  • It felt like such a privilege to be there that I was motivated to work extra hard, and many digital nomads told me they felt the same.
  • Being so close to the ocean did wonders for my mental wellbeing, and it also inspired my work.
  • Travel is currently discouraged to limit the spread of the coronavirus, but when it’s safe again, I’d love to explore more of the world while working remotely.
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U.S.A — COVID deniers, anti-vaxers and mask rebels hurt not only themselves — Opinion


They were not quite “bonfires of the vanities,” to borrow from the title of Tom Wolfe’s 1987 satirical novel. They were more like bonfires of the stupid – not the ignorant, just stupid.

Worldwide, four million people have died from the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus and 196 million are infected. In the United States, 627,350 have died and 35.3 million are infected. In Florida, 38,700 have died and 2.5 million are infected – the third highest after California and Texas. In Miami-Dade County, 6,372 have died and 525,000 are infected. In Broward, 3,079 have died and 259,000 are infected. In Palm Beach, 2883 have died and 157,000 are infected.        Continue reading

Global Passport Ranking – How Powerful is Your Passport in a Post-Pandemic World?

Global Passport Ranking – Henley Passport Index 2021

Ranking the the world’s most powerful passports based on access to visa-free destinations. Where does your country fall on the list?

With historical data spanning 16 years, the Henley Passport Index is the only one of its kind based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA). The index includes 199 different passports and 227 different travel destinations.

Updated quarterly, the Henley Passport Index is considered the standard reference tool for global citizens and sovereign states when assessing where a passport ranks on the global mobility spectrum.


GUYANA: OIL: Multi-billion-dollar ‘Port of Vreed-en-hoop’ facility in the works

OilNOW –  28 July 2021

Guyanese company NRG Holdings Inc. plans to establish a multi-billion-dollar multi-purpose port facility dubbed the ‘Port of Vreed-en-hoop’ that will feature a major shore base at Foreshore, Plantation Best on the West Bank of Demerara.

The intended development will fill the gap for oil and gas support services to meet the rapidly expanding offshore operations while providing a range of services geared towards economic development onshore.    These will be carried out with the local economy benefitting from employment, duties and taxes, ancillary goods and services and capacity-building.


GUYANA: OIL: Exxon makes another major oil discovery offshore

ExxonMobil finds more oil at Whiptail

(ExxonMobil image)
(ExxonMobil image)

[Stabroek News -28 July 2021] – ExxonMobil today said it has made an oil discovery at Whiptail in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, its 21st major find here and adding to its nine billion barrels of recoverable resources.

In a statement, Exxon said that the Whiptail-1 well encountered 246 feet (75 meters) of net pay in high quality oil bearing sandstone reservoirs. Drilling, it said, is also ongoing at the Whiptail-2 well, which has encountered 167 feet (51 meters) of net pay in high quality oil bearing sandstone reservoirs. Drilling continues at both wells to test deeper targets, and results will be assessed for future development, Exxon said.

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GUSDA: Guyana UK Sports Development Association. London UK

*Sunday 1 AUGUST 2021*
*7pm-10pm BST* 🇬🇧 
*(2pm-5pm* GY/Caribbean/North America
This rich cultural programme will include contributions from, among others:
*Dr Michelle Yaa Asantewa
*Colin Bobb-Semple (FRSA)
*Arthur Torrington CBE
*Christopher Davis (Bahamas)
*Dr Pauline Baird (Japan)
*Charmaine Simpson of Black History Studies 
*Fonoko Singers (USA)
*with special storytelling features by:*
*Dion Glasgow-Douglas of ‘Awe Story Gat Melody’ (USA)
Musical entertainment by: *Mr Marlon & DJ Malachi (GY)*
(no password required)
‘all a we a one family’

GUSDA: Guyana UK Sports Development Association. London UK

MUSIC: Chutney Music Mix 2021 — with DJ Ana and Ultra Simmo – Video

The Glam CHUTNEY Jam with DJ Ana and Ultra Simmo -Chutney Music Mix 2021 -Shot at Petit L’anse Beach in Toco, Trinidad and Tobago.   Video shot and edited by Digital Ziggy.  Follow DJ Ana and Ultra Simmo on Instagram – @djanamusic @ultrasimmo

Chutney music is a fusion genre of Indian folk music, specifically Bhojpuri folk music, with local Caribbean calypso and soca music, and later on Bollywood music. This genre of music that developed in Trinidad and Tobago is popular in Trinidad and TobagoGuyanaSurinameJamaica, other parts of the CaribbeanFijiMauritius, and South Africa. Chutney music emerged mid-20th century and reached a peak of popularity during the 1980s. Several sub-genres have developed. (Wikipedia)

Music in this video listed below:       

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UK: From British Guiana to Bristol – 90-year-old reflects on life after Windrush

Eileen (sitting at centre) now has four children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Credit: ITV West Country

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Eileen (sitting at centre) now has four children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Credit: ITV West Country
Eileen Polis arrived from then British Guiana with very little – but she became an influential and respected member of several Bristol communities as well as one of the first Caribbean nurses at Southmead Hospital.      Continue reading

BUSINESS: Modern Sugar-Cane Growing and Harvesting – Sugar Mill Processing – in Australia – Video

Modern Sugar-Cane Growing and Harvesting – Sugar Mill Processing – in Australia

NOAL FARM – 6,649,156 views – since Oct 11, 2020

Sugarcane or sugar cane refer to several species and hybrids of tall perennial grasses, that are used for sugar production. The plants are two to six metres tall with stout, jointed, fibrous stalks that are rich in sucrose, which accumulates in the stalk internodes.

This video should give the Guyana Government, owner of the sugar estates, an idea of the competition in sugar production today. It is no longer a labour-intensive industry.

TRAVEL: Guyana Bucket List: 12 Places to Visit & Things to Do

By Annette White

From bird watching in the dense rainforest to pirana fishing to taking a puddle jumper to the spectacular Kaieteur Falls, the adventurous things to do in Guyana will certainly wow you. The lessor known South American country sits between Venezuela, Brazil, and Suriname, and actually sees its fair share of tourists each year. The main city of Georgetown is definitely the most popular place to visit in Guyana, but if you are looking for outdoorsy adventure and wildlife, head outside of the city center for epic activities and breathtaking attractions.

So, if exploring rainforests, going on exciting hikes, and interacting with the locals is your thing, then immediately put the English-speaking country on your bucket listWarning: this country is not the place to visit if all you want to do is unwind at a fancy resort pool sipping a fruity cocktail.