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The Story Within The Story…Google maps and development in Guyana – by Leonard Gildarie

The Story Within The Story…Google maps and development in Guyana

In Queens…under one of the massive train bridges in New York

Leonard Gildarie

September 27, 2015 | By |By Leonard Gildarie

I hate flying. The hassle of Customs and airport security coupled with delays and the poor quality of food on planes has been a major deterring factor.
But in the last few years, the demands of the media business have forced me to learn to cope.
I should have done it more.

Seeing what other countries do has really opened my eyes. But it makes me impatient about the sloth of things happening in Guyana. There will be critics and historians who will attempt to defend the Guyana situation, arguing about the effects of slavery and colonialism. They will say that Guyana is a young country…so be patient.  Continue reading

India and APEC: Time to get on the Bus – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

India and APEC: Time to get on the Bus

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Smart economics suggests that India should be a member of APEC or Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. When India does well the world benefits.   

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been making the right statements that might make this possible. In welcoming the Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping to India Mr, Modi outlined the special chemistry that exists between both countries. He said, ‘ India and China are bound by history, connected by culture and inspired by rich traditions. Together they can create a bright future for the entire mankind.’

If this is a sales pitch or a form of ‘Modinomics’ it caught the attention of the international community. Mr Modi continued by saying that India and China can ‘ script history and make a better tomorrow for all mankind.’ Continue reading

Singapore: End of an era – Lee Kuan Yew dead at 91

Singapore: End of an era

The death of Lee Kuan Yew, former long-serving Prime Minister of Singapore, is of significance for the Caribbean if only for the reason that he first attained office at about the same time as many of the original democratically elected leaders of the countries of this Region, constituted largely of very small states, also commenced their periods of governance. Many of them and their successors lived to see Singapore attain a state of economic wealth well beyond that of the countries of our area.

Lee Kuan Yew first became Prime Minister of his country when, in 1959, it was still a dependency. But with Singapore’s expulsion from a British-created Federation of Malyasia which, like many of our then British Caribbean leaders, he favoured as a potentially beneficial arrangement for small countries, he became Prime Minister of an independent Singapore. This event, which he did not favour, occurred in 1965.  Continue reading

AirAsia Flight 8501: What Makes Thunderstorms Such a Threat to Airliners

AirAsia Flight 8501: What Makes Thunderstorms Such a Threat to Airliners

Lightning is seen through the window of

It’s been two days since AirAsia Flight 8501 disappeared over the Java Sea, and still there’s no sign of the missing plane or the 162 people aboard. It is, of course, all but impossible to know at this point just what went wrong, but we do know the flight’s planned route to Singapore would have taken it through clusters of thunderstorms, and we know the crew moved west of their course to avoid clouds.   Continue reading

Jamaica plans US$9 Billion Logistics Hub initiative

Jamaica plans US$9 billion Logistics Hub initiative

 April 19, 2013 – Caribbean News Now -By Alecia Smith-Edwards
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Investors have expressed a willingness to pump over US$9 billion in the Jamaican government’s global logistics hub initiative.This was disclosed by chairman of the Logistics and Investment Task Force in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr Eric Deans, who noted that, with this initiative, Jamaica has the opportunity “to attract the best investors, contractors and developers.”“By attracting businesses to our hub, we will allow them to fully integrate into the global trading system (which) will provide tens of thousands of jobs and in the process we will establish Jamaica as the fourth global logistics hub; the other three being Singapore, Rotterdam and Dubai,” Deans said on Wednesday April 17.

The government’s initiative is aimed at taking advantage of the anticipated increase in maritime activities from the expansion of the Panama Canal, which is expected to be completed in 2015.  Continue reading

Seven parties submit Lists on Nomination Day

Seven parties submit Lists on Nomination Day

Demerara Waves – October 27, 2011

Seven political parties submitted their Lists of Candidates on Nomination Day, Thursday as required to contest the November 28 General and Regional Elections with only that of the incumbent People’s Progressive Party/Civic being in order.

Some 32 parties had initially shown interest in contesting the elections and GECOM last week said they expected the number to drop to around 11.

The others submitting were the opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU); Alliance For Change (AFC); The United Force (TUF); Horizon and Star; East Berbice Development Association (EBDA), and the Fundamental Structure Group (FSG).    more

Diwali Celebrations Around the World

Diwali Celebrations Around the World- By Dr. Latchman P Kissoon

Dr. Latchman Kissoon

The festival of Diwali has been celebrated for ages and grows in attraction by the year. Diwali means a row or cluster of lights which symbolizes Light over Darkness, Knowledge over Ignorance, Good over Evil and Love over Hate.

Diwali falls on the lunar month of Kartik meaning the month of Ocotober or November on the darkest night of the Hindu lunar year.   This year the festival is celebrated on Friday day 5th day of   November 2010. This is an occasion for the young and the old, men and women, rich and poor – for everyone irrespective of their religious and economic background who seeks light, knowledge and love.

The festival is celebrated throughout the world to ward off the darkness and welcome the light into our lives and as William Shakespeare said “see yea that light yonder so shines a good deed in a naughty world”. This festival is celebrated on a grand scale in almost all the regions of India and is looked upon mainly as the beginning of New Year. As such the blessings of Lakshmi, the celestial consort of Lord Vishnu is invoked with prayers.

Diwali is also celebrated outside India mainly in Australia, Barbados, Britain, Canada, Guyana, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States of America among the Hindus world over. Places as far as Southern America have record of celebrating Diwali.  Continue reading

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