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Ports, the Panama Canal and the Future

Ports, Panama and the Future

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In 2015, ships will be transiting an enlarged Panama Canal.

By David Jessop

News Americas, LONDON, England, Mon. Feb. 24, 2014:

In the last few years, almost every significant Caribbean country has announced that they are upgrading their port facilities and preparing to compete to attract the larger Post-Panamax vessels that from some time in 2015 will be transiting an enlarged Panama Canal.

Such is the opportunity, given the Caribbean’s strategic location at the cross roads of north-south and east-west trade, and its numerous existing or new locations for deepwater ports, that Jamaica, Martinique, Cuba, Trinidad, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic have all made clear that with the support of one or another foreign investor, port development will become critical to future growth. However, what is still far from certain is whether there is enough opportunity for all of the existing or proposed super ports, hubs, and manufacturing and trans-shipment zones to succeed.   Continue reading

World Bank ranks Guyana second poorest in Caricom- per capita

On basis of per capita income…World Bank ranks Guyana second poorest in Caricom

DECEMBER 30, 2013 · - Stabroek News  · Stabroek News COMMENTS

With a Gross National Income (GNI) of just US$3, 410 per capita, the World Bank in its 2014 World Development Report rated Guyana among the least wealthy in CARICOM.

This figure is in stark contrast to that of Guyana’s fellow CARICOM country, The Bahamas, whose  GNI is recorded as US$21,280 per capita, making it the wealthiest CARICOM country.

According to the World Bank, Guyana is the second poorest country in Caricom but far ahead of Haiti, which has a GNI of US$760 per capita. “For 2012, the economy expanded by 3.7% down from 4.5% in 2011 and 4.4% in 2010.” The Bank however noted the economy’s expansion in 2013 which it attributed to increased activity in rice and gold production, as well as improvement in the manufacturing sector.   Continue reading

Top 6 countries that grew rich by enslaving black people

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 TOP 6 COUNTRIES THAT GREW FILTHY RICH FROM ENSLAVING BLACK PEOPLE

 October 27, 2013  -  By Atlanta Black Star staff

The United States of America

Enslaved Blacks picking cotton

Their unpaid labor created the fabulous wealth that is traded here (below).

Slavery transformed America into an economic power. The exploitation of Black people for free labor made the South the richest and most politically powerful region in the country. British demand for American cotton made the southern stretch of the Mississippi River the Silicon Valley of its era, boasting the single largest concentration of the nation’s millionaires.

But slavery was a national enterprise. Many firms on Wall Street, such as JPMorgan Chase, New York Life and now-defunct Lehman Brothers, made fortunes from investing in the slave trade, the most profitable economic activity in New York’s 350-year history. Slavery was so important to the city that New York was one of the most pro-slavery urban municipalities in the North.

England             Continue reading

We seem to have lost out again with the Brazilians – Tony Vieira

We seem to have lost out again with the Brazilians

JULY 11, 2013 | BY  |  LETTERS

Dear Editor,

We seem to have lost out again with the Brazilians. Since it’s July and we have not been told anything about the ultimatum given to us by them, to decide if we will partner with them in building a Hydroelectric dam, a deep water harbour and a proper highway to Brazil, by the end of June.

Numerous Brazilian delegations from all levels have approached this government in desperation to allow this development of both Guyana and Brazil to move forward, but they have gotten tired of asking this corrupt government to be their partners to do these projects which will benefit both countries, so they had given them an ultimatum, if by the end of June the PPP didn’t agree to the projects they would go to Suriname.   Continue reading

The Panama Canal And The Caribbean – by David Jessop

The Panama Canal And The Caribbean - By David Jessop

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The widened Panama Canal – in 2014 – will affect the Caribbean

News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. April 4, 2012:   In two years time, significantly larger ships will be able to pass via an enlarged Panama Canal between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Together with other infrastructural developments this is leading some Caribbean governments to hope that with the support of investors from outside the region, Panama’s development as a hub for the hemisphere could significantly improve the region’s economic prospects.

Although this idea needs to be treated with a degree of caution, not least because many Caribbean nations remain heavily indebted and remain at risk from any significant increase in energy and food prices, the Canal’s widening does suggest new opportunity for the region when taken together with other developments and the broadening interest being shown by large international investors.      Continue reading

750 Guyanese deported in 2012

750 Guyanese deported in 2012

JANUARY 7, 2013 · BY  ·  COMMENTS

The Police today said that 750 Guyanese were deported from various countries last year.

Delivering statistics on a variety of areas, the police said that during 2012, a total of 750 Guyanese nationals were deported from the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Trinidad, Barbados, French Guiana, Suriname, St. Maarten, Curacao, France, Antigua, Jamaica, Holland, Costa Rica, and Spain.           Continue reading

Suriname seizes Guyanese and Venezuelan fishing vessels

Surinamese authorities seize Guyanese and Venezuelan fishing vessels

The issue of illegal fishing is once again being highlighted, with the reported seizure of Guyanese and Venezuelan fishing vessels by Surinamese authorities. A report out of Suriname earlier this week, accused its Eastern and Western neighbours, Guyana and Venezuela, of cleaning out its fishing grounds as a result of illegal fishing . The report in a Surinamese newspaper, pointed to the use of illegal methods to fish and announced that several vessels have been confiscated by Surinamese authorities, and crews were arrested and even deported.   Continue reading

Second Inter-Guiana Cultural Fest to be held in Georgetown, Guyana.

Second Inter-Guiana Cultural Fest to be held in Georgetown, Guyana.

Caribbean accounts for 27 percent of world’s homicides – UNDP report

Caribbean accounts for 27 percent of world’s homicides

MARCH 3, 2012 | BY  | FILED UNDER NEWS

 -UN report shows violent crime rising in region

A rising crime rate is threatening economies and livelihoods in , states a new United Nations report that calls for the right mix of policies and programmes to tackle the problem.

The Caribbean Human Development Report 2012, prepared by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), says that with the exception of Barbados and Suriname, homicide rates – including gang-related killings – have increased substantially in the last 12 years across the Caribbean, while they have been falling or stabilizing in other parts of the world.

Latin America and the Caribbean are home to 8.5 per cent of the world population, yet the region accounts for some 27 per cent of the world’s homicides, according to the report, which was launched today in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

The report – the first UN Human Development Report focusing on the Caribbean – is the result of extensive consultations with 450 experts, practitioners and leaders and reflect a large-scale survey with 11,555 citizens in the seven assessed countries in region: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. Continue reading

Alana Seebarran of Guyana – Miss India Worldwide 2012

Contestant Alana Seebarran of Guyana is crowned as the new Miss India Worldwide 2012 by her predecessor Ankita Ghazan from Australia in the 23rd edition of the pageant, next to contestant Varsha Ramrattan of Suriname (L), in Paramaribo February 26, 2012. Contestants of Indian origin from 35 different countries competed in the Miss India Worldwide Pageant 2012. REUTERS/Ranu Abhelakh

Guyana has won the crowned for Miss India Worldwide 2012.

Alana Seebarran,representing Guyana, was crowned the Miss India Worldwide 2012, Saturday evening at the KKF Ballroom in Paramaribo Suriname, She also won the title of Best talent. Her prize includes US$7,000.

Kuwait was 1st runner-up and Australia 2nd runner-up.

Of the five finalists Seebaran earned the most points in the round of questions. She also appeared to have scored high during the talent round one day earlier. Seebaran also performed a combination of Indian folk and Bollywood acts. Continue reading

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