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Five-star gated community being built at Providence

Gated community for Providence EBD

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Five-star gated community being built at Providence

October 6, 2014 By GuyanaTimes

A state-of-the-art five-star gated community is expected to be completed in three years’ time behind the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara.

The community called New Life Community is owned by a Chinese investor.    Continue reading

Update from Moray House Trust: October 2014 – for Guyanese Online

 Update from Moray House Trust: October 2014

In mid-September Moray House Trust was delighted to host the first in a series of slideshows by local photographers. Two photographers, Fidal Bassier and Nikhil Ramkarran, participated in this first presentation.

Fidal Bassier

Fidal Bassier

Fidal’s presentation was called ‘Art in Weddings’. Fidal is primarily a wedding and events photographer who sharpens his skills and eye by dabbling in all types of photography when he isn’t working on a paying job.

Fidal’s wedding photography is premised on the idea that mere documentary recording of events does a disservice to the occasion and the couple’s memories. Fidal brings an unusual perspective by capturing the feeling and essence of the wedding, from the small but meaningful details to the personalities of the couple and their guests. Continue reading

IATA partner deems Fly Jamaica fastest growing airline in local market

IATA partner deems Fly Jamaica fastest growing airline in local market

OCTOBER 17, 2014 | BY
Fly jamaica

Fly Jamaica

Capacity within the Guyanese aviation sector is said to have grown by 12 percent in 2014, while Jamaica-based airline, Fly Jamaica, is said to be the fastest growing airline on the local scene.
According to an examination by Innovata; a partner of International Air Transport Association (IATA) involved in travel related content management and content distribution, Guyana has been featured as having a capacity of around 460,000 one-way seats offered on services involving Guyanese airports this year. This, it was reported, represents “a double-digit increase of 12 percent over the previous year.”

Both the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and Ogle International was said to have registered capacity increases when compared to 2013 figures. Ogle doubled its annual capacity, while Cheddi Jagan posted a 9.6 percent growth.

The rapid expansion, the international site indicated, results from LIAT’s decision to move all of its Cheddi Jagan operations to the Ogle airport.

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Guyana: Capitol TV News – 13 October 2014

  • Glenn Lall, wife plead not guilty to tax evasion
  • Health workers being trained in Ebola surveillance
  • Asian company, IAST announce US$30M projects
  • Journalists receiving training
  • Whittaker says acting Plaisance NDC overseer not experienced, qualified to stay on
  • Education Ministry to pay for funeral of boy struck down by official
  • Audio released of meeting with health Officials, mother of Jaden Mars
  • Sports
Glenn Lall, wife plead not guilty to tax evasion   Posted: 13 Oct 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Glen Lall and his wife Bhena walked out of the court room to be greeted by his staff, supporters and friends. The publisher of Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall and his wife Bhena Lall, who operates Bhena’s Footwear, appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry in the Georgetown Magistrate Court to answer charges of fraud and aiding […]    Continue reading

One Muslim state’s peaceful power transfer – commentary

One Muslim state’s peaceful power transfer

By the Monitor’s Editorial Board October 14, 2014 – [source]

  • Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo, center, speaks with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right, during their visit to a market in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct 13. The two discussed ways to use the online social network for national development.

With four Muslim countries now splintered in armed conflict (Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen), the world can be grateful that the largest Muslim country will achieve a peaceful milestone Oct. 20. For the first time in its history, Indonesia will see a transfer of power from one popularly elected president to another: A humble former furniture maker, Joko Widodo, will take over from a former Army general, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.  Continue reading

The Ebola Crisis and the Caribbean – by David Jessop + related articles

The Ebola Crisis and the Caribbean – by David Jessop

Published on Oct 13 2014 //

Ebola sign

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Picture: This educational notice in West Africa is the government’s attempt to educate the masses on the Ebola threat. (CDC image)

By David Jessop

News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Oct. 14, 2014: The first thing to be said about the Ebola crisis is that the region should be very proud that among the first to fully understand the seriousness of the threat and respond has been a Caribbean nation: Cuba.

It, almost alone in the world, recognized early, the extent of the potential crisis we all face if the epidemic is left unchecked.   Continue reading

The Roil in Oil – commentary

The Roil in Oil – commentary

Oil rigs

Oil rigs


Most Guyanese have been transfixed by the protests in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that have already toppled two dictators and are threatening several others. But the sudden jump in our gas prices should have alerted us to another dimension in the crisis that has affected every other country in the world: the future of oil.

Whatever the outcome of the protests, uprisings and rebellions now sweeping the region, one thing is guaranteed: the world of oil will be permanently transformed. And oil, we should know by now, is what makes the world go around.
While coal literally fuelled the 19th century industrial revolution – powering factories, railroads and steamships – it was cheap oil that made the modern, globalised world possible from the turn of the 20th century. Continue reading

Challenge to Britain’s ruling conservatives

Challenge to Britain’s ruling conservatives

P.M. David Cameron

P.M. David Cameron

If British Prime Minister David Cameron felt that with the No vote in Scotland he would have a respite from political pressures, the loss of one of his Conservative Party’s seats in a by-election last week will quickly have brought him back to reality. For the result of the poll marks the victory of a fringe offshoot of the Conservatives, the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) which has opposed Britain’s continuing membership of the European Union.

To make it worse, the UKIP’s victory was the result of the resignation of a Conservative Member of Parliament from both his seat and the Party who, by joining UKIP made it clear that the centrepoint of his challenge was Britain’s EU membership.   Continue reading

Little Guyana, an Indo-Guyanese enclave in Queens

Little Guyana, an Indo-Guyanese enclave in Queens

October 9, 2014 – Washington Post

Nobody told me about Little Guyana, a mile-plus-long stretch in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens where the residents are Indian but sound like Bob Marley when they speak.

I discovered it by accident when I fell asleep on the A train, passed up my intended destination and was awakened by a fellow passenger telling me that the train had reached its last stop. The people here, known as Indo-Guyanese, are mainly descendants of indentured servants who were recruited from India (often by deceptive tactics) to work on the sugar plantations of present-day Guyana — formerly known as British Guiana — starting in 1838, when the British abolished black slavery in their colonies.   Continue reading

DIASPORA – editorial in Stabroek News

DIASPORA –  editorial in Stabroek News

Guyana: President Ramotar

President Ramotar

Last week GINA, the Government’s information service, reported that President Donald Ramotar had met Guyanese in Washington and Queens, New York, in the course of his visit to the United Nations, and that he had asked them to return home and invest in the country’s economy. One wonders if he was serious when he put that question to his compatriots in the diaspora, or whether he was just going through the motions.

If he was serious, then he is truly divorced from reality; we have been waiting twenty-two years for this flood of returnees to swamp us with their US dollars, their overseas skills and their drive to nurture their homeland, and no one, even President Ramotar one would think, anticipates that they will do so in the immediate future.

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