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Is China the next superpower? – video

Is China the next superpower? – video

Many people see China’s strength mainly in its economy and although China’s economy now ranks as the second largest in the world, its per capita income is still roughly 10 times lower than that of Japan and the United States. Due to The low standard of living China is forced to export. And that’s what the Chinese economy is, an export- oriented economic system. This has made China overwhelmingly dependent on consumers in the West. Chinese exports, which go through the global sea trade routes, are dominated by the U.S. Navy.    Continue reading

Transit through Linden re-established – Joint Services

Transit through Linden re-established – Joint Services

Posted By Stabroek editor On August 19, 2012

The Joint Services Co-ordinating Council today said that transiting through the town of Linden has been re-established.

The announcement comes after weeks of unrest had virtually cut Linden off from communities such as Mahdia and Lethem. Both of these communities utilize roads through Linden for access to the coast and for supplies. Alternative routes – taking much more time – had to be found after the eruption of unrest in Linden on July 18 over the killing of three protesters by police.

Residents of Mahdia, Lethem and other communities had complained about high fuel and food process in the wake of the Linden protests.             Continue reading

Tourism and Hospitality Association worried about advisories by Foreign Missions – video

Tourism and Hospitality Association worried about advisories put out by Foreign Missions – video

The Tourism and Hospitality Association is expressing worry about advisories put out by foreign missions warning their citizens in wake of the protests at Linden. They are worried about the longterm impact advisories like that could have although the protests have been limited to one small part of the country.

Though Linden is not known to be any tourism hot spot, some tour companies that operate in the interior use the town to get their supplies in to their locations and that’s where the heart of the issue is for some tour companies as the roads at Linden have been blocked for over 3 weeks.

Outside of the Linden situation, there is also concern about the state of the roads leading into the Rupununi from Linden.  Continue reading

“Agitating” police officer ordered out of Linden operation

“Agitating” police officer ordered out of Linden operation

Written by Denis Scott Chabrol  – Demerara Waves
Monday, 13 August 2012 18:48

In picture :  Assistant Superintendent Watts and Opposition politician Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine having a discussion during tense moments in Wismar on Sunday, August 12, 2012.

A senior police officer was Monday ordered out of Linden after his presence in the still tense Wismar area continued to agitate residents, according to a source close to the Joint Services.
The decision was taken even as a tense calm hung over Linden that has been wracked by days of violence in which several civilians have been killed and injured during clashes with police, others arrested and government buildings burnt.

The unrest centers around government’s now suspended plan to hike electricity rates, a matter that a joint opposition-technical committee would be addressing in the coming days.
There are still other outstanding issues like permission to open private television stations and creating an investment friendly climate.             Continue reading

Linden protest bites deep…Mining, logging camps starved, Govt. weighs options

Linden protest bites deep…Mining, logging camps starved, Govt. weighs options

JULY 28, 2012 | BY KNEWS | – fuel skyrockets, cash runs out

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment yesterday met with representatives of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) and the Forest Producers Association (FPA), to look at ways in which the Ministry can lend support to ensure that items of produce are taken into logging and mining camps.

Since the commencement of the protest by Lindeners, miners, forestry producers and workers within the bauxite industry have been suffering because transportation of fuel and food into the area and to the mining camps is almost at a standstill.

Alternative mechanisms to ensure that produce enter mining camps in a low cost way, delay the implementation of the new Export Lobby, the establishment of a hotline number so that forestry and mining operators can make contact and the development of alternative routes if there is a recurrence of the issue, are some of the mechanisms the Ministry is currently implementing.  Read more….  [Linden protest bites deep]

Guyana can’t trust CAL and Trinidad – Letter

Guyana can’t trust CAL and Trinidad – Letter

Published on May 12, 2012 – submitted by Ray Chickrie

Dear Editor:
The arrival of Suriname Airways (SLM) over the skies of Guyana comes at a critical time when Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is facing major financial troubles and that is compounded with the demise of REDjet Airlines, which brought competition to CAL on the Antigua, Barbados and Trinidad routes.

Experts are predicting more financial woes for CAL since its acquisition of Air Jamaica. CAL/Air Jamaica recorded a loss of $96 million last year, and with the recent acquisition of two old Boeing 767-300 to service the London routes, this is expected to increase drastically.

These developments and Guyana’s struggle to attract reputable airlines forced the government of Guyana to seek Paramaribo’s help in bringing back SLM to Georgetown. Continue reading

THE LINDEN FERRY BOATS

THE LINDEN FERRY BOATS

BY DMITRI ALLICOCK  –  for Guyanese Online

The Town of Linden is split down the middle by the Demerara River. Over the years, the town grew and expanded unevenly as bauxite dominated. The notable eastern bank development was the Amelia’s Ward housing scheme that follow the Linden/Soesdyke Highway opening at the end of the 1960s. On the western bank, the population was always more numerous. The population has increased significantly from West Watooka to Christianburg and westward to include Wismar hill, Half Mile, One Mile and The Rockstone housing Scheme.

The ferry boat system, which was born with the bauxite industry, had the enormous responsibility of connecting the daily lives of the people. At its peak, over a dozen privately-own ferry-owners existed from Cakatara to Speightland. Continue reading

Three Hookers on Highway 60 – a story by Ron Persaud

THREE HOOKERS ON HIGHWAY 60 –

By Ron Persaud – rpersaud7@tampabay.rr.com

For my birthday last year, my cousin Marcia, treated me and Rita to a Benise concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Marcia lives in Brandon and is a bit unfamiliar with the area so we agreed to keep in touch by cell phone to make sure that we all got there in good time.

I am not embarrassed or ashamed of my age but I made a special effort to dress and look my best for the occasion because both Rita and Marcia are very pretty and they look about half their true age. I wore a snazzy silk shirt and my best blazer. Rita chose to wear a pantsuit with an informal top instead of a jacket. A row of sequins around the neckline gave the ensemble a rather festive appearance.   Continue reading

Argentine family touring in bus arrives in Guyana

Argentine family touring in bus arrives in Guyana

April 18, 2012 | BY KNEWS |By Sharmain Grainger

The Argentine family flanked by their new friends, Omkaar Sharma (left) and Roberto Tiwari

Driven by their passion for travelling and a desire to learn about new cultures, an Argentine couple yesterday for the first time made Guyana their first English-speaking destination. Accompanied by their four-year-old daughter Zaina, the couple – Matu and Shanti Buscando a Yaiza, who hails from Patagonia, Argentina, has over the years been making their global journey by bus.

read more…. complete article  Argentine family touring in bus arrives in Guyana

“Sgt Reckless” – Korean War Horse Hero

“Sgt. Reckless” – “Pride of the 5th Marines”   Korea

A Real War Horse hero

Sgt. Reckless was a pack horse during the Korean war. She carried recoilless rifles, ammunition and supplies to Marines.  Nothing too unusual about that, lots of animals got pressed into doing pack chores in many wars.  But this horse did something more.  During the battle for a location called Outpost Vegas, this mare made 51 trips up and down the hill; on the way up she carried a total of over 9,000 lbs. of ammunition and on the way down she carried wounded soldiers.

What was so amazing?  Well she made every one of those trips through enemy fire and without anyone leading her.  And she was wounded twice in the back. Here’s a video of her story.                     Continue reading

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