Monthly Archives: January 2016

GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – January 31, 2016

 GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 31 January 2016  – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry

Dot Earth- from Rosaliene Bacchus’ blog entry

Rosaliene Bacchus | January 30, 2016 |  URL: http://wp.me/p1G4zq-uw

Discussing the Anthropocene in a San Francisco park with Andrew Revkin for his New York Times blog Dot Earth.



“There is no doubt that we’re changing the planet in ways that are already causing people great suffering…”
~ Gaia Vince is a journalist, broadcaster and author specializing in science, the environment and social sciences.

Wandering Gaia

Discussing the Anthropocene in a San Francisco park with Andrew Revkin for his New York Times blog Dot Earth.

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Diversity at the Oscars – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Diversity at the Oscars – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The keys on the piano may be black and white but sometimes they seem to be miles apart.

Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier

Michael Caine has asked Black actors to be patient. If there were an Oscar for patience Black actors would have won it many times. Remember Hattie McDaniel? She was the first Black person to win an Academy Award. Hattie won it in 1939 for best Supporting Actress in the movie ‘Gone with the Wind’ in which she played the role of Mammy.
On the night of the ceremony Hattie had to sit in a segregated area reserved for Blacks.
In her acceptance speech Hattie recognized the import of the moment and hoped that she was a ‘credit to her race.’ One of her greatest desires was to be buried in the Hollywood cemetery among he ‘showbiz types’ but even in death she found segregation.
The cemetery was for whites only. Hattie died in 1952, two years before Brown v the Board of Education.   Continue reading

Sammy to lead number one-ranked West Indies at ICC World T20

Sammy to lead number one-ranked West Indies at ICC World T20
Published on January 30, 2016 – Caribbean News Now
Darren Sammy in 2012

Darren Sammy in 2012

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Darren Sammy will lead a strong West Indies team to this year’s International Cricket Council’s World T20 Tournament in India.

The 32-year-old allrounder was named to captain as the West Indies Cricket Board announced the 15 players on Friday 29 January 2016.
The squad includes 11 members of the championship-winning team from 2012. On that occasion West Indies beat Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium to win the title, with Sammy at the helm.
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Guyana 411 – January 30, 2016 – National Budget 2016 Report

GINA logoGuyana 411 – January 30, 2016 – National Budget 2016 Report

  1. Health Ministry gets almost 11% of Budget 2016 for drastic improvements in Hospitals and services.
  2. Education – Increased spending on education with better equipment and rehabilitation of schools.
  3. Child Care and Protection agencies to be improved.
  4. Increased Pensions for retired persons. About 50,000 to benefit…  38% increase since Government took office.   Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – January 30, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 30 January 2016  – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 29 January 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 29 January 2016

Income tax threshold raised by $5000

Posted: 29 Jan 2016 03:09 PM PST

Senior citizens of Agricola taken on outing to Splashmin’s

Posted: 29 Jan 2016 03:07 PM PST

Housing sector to see new developments

Posted: 29 Jan 2016 03:06 PM PST

Guyana has recorded no new case of the ZIKA virus

Posted: 29 Jan 2016 03:05 PM PST

Businesses pitch in

Posted: 29 Jan 2016 03:03 PM PST   Continue reading

Guyana 411- The effects of “El Nino” on Guyana – analysis and solutions

GINA logoGuyana 411- The effects of “El Nino” on Guyana – analysis and solutions

Debate: To close or not to close Wales Estate – two articles

THE CLOSURE OF WALES ESTATE

Saturday, 23rd January 2016  – Written by Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

It is only after the magnitude of the potential disaster became apparent to the public that the Government began to scramble for a plan to protect workers of Wales Estate and farmers who supply cane. The closure of Wales Sugar Estate would impoverish the 1,700 workers and their families, cane farmers and their families and all others who are sustained by the existence of Wales Estate. The Government’s plan, announced in bits and pieces and later advertised in the media, is likely to fizzle as rapidly as it was hastily concocted. Offering some workers jobs at Uitvlugt and the vague notion of a waterway to transport farmers’ canes are not enough.   Continue reading

Guyana – Government News Brief – January 29, 2016

GINA logoGuyana – Government News Brief – January 29, 2016

  1. Budget presented in National Assembly.
  2.  Zika virus – PAHO/WHO and UNICEF collaborating with Ministry of Health.
  3. Guyana;s 50th Jubilee Celebrations Events outlined for 50th Jubilee Festival.
  4. “Green Energy” Commitment by Government – Various options outlined.’
  5. Certification and training of gold miners to be implemented to reduce mining accidents.
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