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Canada – Fort McMurray Fire devastates oil town – population evacuated

City Hall out to reclaim city property and transform Georgetown

Georgetown City Hall out to reclaim city property

May 3, 2016 | By – dismantles Brassonic’s illegal shed, removes Stabroek Market pavement vendors

The dust has hardly settled after the massive cleaning at the Stabroek Market Square yesterday; but Town Clerk Royston King marches on with his clean-up of Georgetown streets.
M&CC workers dismantling Brassonic’s illicit shed.

M&CC workers dismantling Brassonic’s illicit shed.

Recently, citizens of Georgetown, time and again have heard King saying that he is out to restore Georgetown to its former beauty and to a state of cleanliness Guyanese haven’t seen for decades.

Yesterday King was on hand to oversee the cleaning and removal of illegal structures along Water and Longden Streets.

He stated that prior to yesterday’s exercise, all vendors and commuters were given notice on Sunday that there would be cleaning and removal of any illegal structures or stalls from the pavements and City Hall properties.   Continue reading

Attack on Ramada Princess Hotel…Casino guard set up robbery

Attack on Ramada Princess Hotel…Casino guard set up robbery

  • Ramada Princess Hotel - Guyana

    Ramada Princess Hotel

    told gang “less security and more money after 2.00 A.M”

The gang behind last Friday’s brazen attack at the Ramada Princess Hotel had help from a casino guard, who provided the gunmen with intricate details of the hotel’s operations, including the ideal time to strike.

The security guard, who is a former national athlete, was detained yesterday after Wayne Griffith, the gunman who was captured at the scene, provided police with the identities of the rest of the gang.  Four of the five gunmen were still at large yesterday.  [Read more]


A brief guide to everything that’s annoying about Apple ….. as Apple’s sales decline – analysis

A brief guide to everything that’s annoying about Apple

This week, the tech giant reported its first fall in sales for 13 years. Have we finally fallen out of love with its shiny new iPhones? Not quite – but there are some small issues …
What’s upset the Apple cart? Its share price fell by 8% yesterday, wiping more than $40bn off its value.
What’s upset the Apple cart? Its share price fell by 8% yesterday, wiping more than $40bn off its value. Composite: Alamy/Getty

A massive demographic upheaval in the United States – Book forecasts


Today’s selection — from…. Brown is the New White by Steve Phillips.

Each day, the United States population increases by more than 8,000 people, and nearly 90 percent of that growth consists of people of color:

“People of color now comprise more than 37 percent of the U.S. population, greater than triple the 12 percent in 1965. The two fastest-growing groups have been Latinos and Asian Americans. In 1965 there were fewer than 9 million Latinos in the United States; by 2013 that number had soared to 54 million. During that same forty­-eight-year span, the Asian American population has grown from 2 mil­lion to more than 18 million people. …   Continue reading

The real reason Dilma Rousseff’s enemies want her impeached – By David Miranda

The real reason Dilma Rousseff’s enemies want her impeached

Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff

Corruption is just the pretext for a wealthy elite who failed to defeat Brazil’s president at the ballot box

The story of Brazil’s political crisis, and the rapidly changing global perception of it, begins with its national media. The country’s dominant broadcast and print outlets are owned by a tiny handful of Brazil’s richest families, and are steadfastly conservative. For decades, those media outlets have been used to agitate for the Brazilian rich, ensuring that severe wealth inequality (and the political inequality that results) remains firmly in place.

Indeed, most of today’s largest media outlets – that appear respectable to outsiders – supported the 1964 military coup that ushered in two decades of rightwing dictatorship and further enriched the nation’s oligarchs. This key historical event still casts a shadow over the country’s identity and politics. Those corporations – led by the multiple media arms of the Globo organisation –heralded that coup as a noble blow against a corrupt, democratically elected liberal government. Sound familiar?  Continue reading

How Facebook plans to take over the world

How Facebook plans to take over the world


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address at the F8 conference.

Social network went from digital directory for college kids to communications behemoth – and it’s planning for prosperity with its global takeover

It’s late afternoon on a blustery spring day on the waterfront at San Francisco’s Fort Mason, a former military base that’s now hired out for corporate functions. Vast warehouses, once used to store army supplies, are awash with sleek signs, shimmering lights and endless snacks. Behind them is an Instagram-ready view of Alcatraz island. In front, a fleet of Uber and Lyft cars lines up in the car park, while inside one of the warehouses Scottish synthpop band Chvrches take the stage.

For the first few songs there’s only a small group of hardcore vocal fans at the front of the stage, flanked by a subdued mix of backpack-wearing dad types politely bobbing their heads, drinking cocktails out of plastic cups.  Continue reading

“Guyana Means Business” Investment Conference – New York – June 10, 2016

investors conference

You are invited to

“Guyana Means Business”

Investment Conference

Friday, June 10, 2016

at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Harvard Club of New York City

35 West 44th St., New York, NY 10036

Download flyer: Guyana Investment Conference INFO

Global Poverty and Inequality – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Global Poverty and Inequality – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Be poor among the poor. Poverty in the midst of plenty is an anomaly of our time. The rise of pauperism alongside the glint of skyscrapers calls for action. If the world’s one percent would pay heed to the words of Pope Francis then poverty may not be as widespread as it is today.

The revelations in the Panama Papers have led many to pause and take stock about where society is heading. There was the growing feeling, even before the revelations, that the gulf between the rich and the poor was widening.  It is no secret that the richest 1 percent is close to overtaking the other 99 percent on the planet. What that means in practical terms is that more than a billion people live on less than $1.25 per day and that 1 in 10 do not have enough to eat.

Read more: Global Poverty and Inequality – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Britain- London’s property woes are getting worse

London’s property woes are getting worse

Faulty land-use regulation is throttling the capital

Apr 25th 2016 – The Economist

londonAT FIRST glance London looks unstoppable. It is the most important city in Europe, perhaps the world. In the past decade its economy has grown twice as fast as Britain’s and its population 50% faster. Scratch the surface, however, and its situation looks less good. The motor of the British economy is becoming less productive and more unequal. The fundamental problem is how land is used and regulated.

Over the last full economic cycle, from 1993 to 2008, the cost of a hectare of residential land in London increased by more than 300% in real terms, to more than £8m ($15m). Commercial-property prices rocketed up as well. Now less-productive industries are moving out. The supply of floor space put to industrial uses such as factories and warehousing has fallen by half in the past five years, suggest data from JLL, a property firm. At the same time London’s population is growing more skilled. Over the past decade the proportion of people with university degrees has increased much more quickly inside the capital than outside it.  Continue reading


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