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USA: Insurrection at the Capitol a warning that American democracy is under siege

 By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

They traveled from 36 states, the District of Columbia and even Canada, the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on January 6, causing five deaths and traumatizing the nation. They represented “nearly every facet of American society: lawyers, local lawmakers, real estate agents, law enforcement officers, military veterans, construction workers, hair stylists and nurses,” The Washington Post reported.

They were “devout Christians who highlighted Bible verses, adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory and members of documented hate groups, including white nationalist organizations and militant right-wing organizations, such as the Proud Boys.” They were, a Post headline said, “A raging collection of grievances and disillusionment.”        Continue reading

Chapter 5 – Canada: Immigrants in Toronto – By Geoff Burrowes 

– By Geoff Burrowes

On arrival in Toronto my aunt and cousin Mike gave us a soft landing by generously giving us a comfortable place to live and coaching us in what to expect.

Believe me it helped. My aunt Dee lived in Willowdale, in a bungalow, on a pleasant treed lot. She and my cousin Mike had lived in apartment in Don Mills until they were in a position to move to a house. Mike was a life Insurance salesman who had a lot of contacts among the Guyanese community in Toronto, some of whom had been his clients when he sold insurance for Demerara Life in Guyana.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Police told to charge three over murders of Henry cousins – Updated with “Confession”

The Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has advised the police to charge three persons with murdering Isaiah and Joel Henry, the West Coast Berbice (WCB) teenagers who were brutally killed more than four months ago.

Since the bodies of the teens were found in the Cotton Tree backdam, triggering protests in West Berbice, the Guyana Police Force has been under immense pressure to find and charge their killers.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Commander U.S. Southern Command, Admiral Craig Faller – Joint Press Conference

January 12, 2021

Good afternoon and thank you for being here today.

This is a day in which we mark another pivotal step forward in the enduring partnership between the United States and Guyana.

This visit builds on the momentum gained by Secretary of State Pompeo and the US International Development Finance Corporation’s recent visits here – and reinforces the US commitment to our shared regional security and the prosperity of the Guyanese people.

The acquisition and cross servicing agreement we signed today, streamlines how our governments efficiently exchange goods or services to support effective – and mutually-beneficial – defense cooperation. With this agreement, we are entering a new era of defense partnership that will strengthen regional stability.            Continue reading

BOOK: Big Ole Home By De Sea – By Neena Maiya

Slices of daily life in a sunny home by the sea. For good measure, the goings-on of the locals around the home are thrown in. The book is liberally sprinkled with madcap…at times, philosophical…conversations between mother and daughter, visitors, tradesmen. Food is plentiful. Tall tales add to the sauce. A ghost seeks help. Stones grow. A snake dances.

Around the home, the wind and the birds whistle. Sunbeams, filtered by trees, limbo across the lacquered wooden floor.

Some nights, danger lurks. Bandits. Gunshots in the wee hours of the morning. A thief sneaks into a neighbour’s home.

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U.S. has no intention of setting up any military base in Guyana – U.S Admiral

Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller.

Jan 13, 2021 – – Kaieteur  News – During a press conference yesterday, Commander of the U.S. Southern Command, Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, stated that the United States of America (USA) has no intention on setting up any military bases in Guyana.

This comment was made after the signing of the Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement, between Guyana and the USA. The event was held at the Baridi Benab, at the State House, Carmichael Street, Georgetown.  (See article below)           Continue reading

Opinion: Old Year’s Night Celebrations and Auld Lang Syne music – By Dave Martins

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Like most people in their growing up years, I discovered early the influence music can have in our lives, ranging from birthday parties to wedding receptions to special days in the year, and in celebrations big and small in venues ranging from simple to elaborate. Also in my 50-plus years as a musician, I have seen that influence being played out in a range of occasions in a range of countries, with joy and exhilaration so frequently the result.

Along the way, however, I must confess that the singular exception to that euphoria for me has been the Auld Lang Syne music that is a fixture in New Year’s Eve celebrations in most countries. From the first time I heard it as a young man in West Dem, that particular piece of music struck me as an odd choice because there is a definite message of sadness, I would even say regret, conveyed by the music; it makes us tearful.            Continue reading

Guyanese Patriots with a Passion for Progress — by Francis Quamina Farrier

— by Francis Quamina Farrier

While there are those Guyanese who say openly that they have given up on the country of their birth, there are those who not only “Talk the talk” but certainly “Walk the Walk” in a very positive way. So when last have you walked along the Main Street Avenue in downtown Georgetown and observed the renaissance taking place? There are citizens who are working diligently to make it more and more as pleasant a walk as possible for citizens and tourists as well.

One such citizen is businessman Stanley Ming. “The avenue along Main Street between Middle and New Market Streets, west of the President’s official residence, has become a very popular venue for photography during the year-round celebrations of weddings, anniversaries and special occasions.” noted Stanley Ming, the General Manager of Mings Products and Services Limited.        Continue reading

Local authority tax compliance should be mandatory for business transactions – City Mayor

City Mayor Ubraj Narine.

Jan 10, 2021  – Kaieteur News – City Mayor, Ubraj Narine, has proposed making local authority tax compliance for business transactions as part of efforts to curtail the issue with businesses defaulting on payment of rates and taxes.

During a press briefing at City Hall on Friday, Narine explained that the proposal is to help give the various Councils some sort of authority and leverage to collect their dues. He noted that the problem with rates and tax collection is a universal one in the various local authority districts. The issue has resulted in the municipality losing billions in revenue.    Continue reading

Guyana Tourism: HOTSPOTS – A Magazine featuring Guyana’s Tourism

HOTSPOTS – A Magazine featuring Guyana’s Tourism   

HOTSPOTS 2021 – ROAD TO RECOVERY

This is the second issue of the Regional Tourism publication. Emerging almost out of the belly of the pandemic it reaffirms the resilience of
the Regional Tourism Committees in their determination to place the tourism sector on a path to full recovery.
Editor-in-Chief: Donald Sinclair
Associate Editor: Cordell McClure
Publishers: Fox Media and Consulting           VIEW  MAGAZINE  BELOW            

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