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Fear about China’s economy can be overdone…. But investors are nervous

Fear about China’s economy can be overdone. But investors are right to be nervous
Aug 29th 2015 | From the Economist print edition

ONCE the soundtrack to a financial meltdown was the yelling of traders on the floor of a financial exchange. Now it is more likely to be the wordless hum of servers in data centres, as algorithms try to match buyers with sellers. But every big sell-off is gripped by the same rampant, visceral fear. The urge to sell overwhelms the advice to stand firm.

Stomachs are churning again after China’s stockmarket endured its biggest one-day fall since 2007; even Chinese state media called August 24th “Black Monday”. From the rand to the ringgit, emerging-market currencies slumped. Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 01 September 2015

Female visitor to Kaieteur Falls presumed missing; tours suspendedGUYANA – Latest News – 01 September 2015

  • Female visitor to Kaieteur Falls presumed missing; tours suspended – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1FimOgX
  • Venezuela and TT oil prices not in competition -Finance Minister – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1NL5mJU
  • Volunteer experience in Guyana inspires Penetanguishene woman to write – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1NUPdRp
  • Blaze erupts at GuyOil bond   FULL STORY | |KNEWS –  By Desilon Daniels  …millions lost in lubricants
    The blaze which engulfed the bond What could have quickly become a dangerous situation turned out to be a destroyed bond after firemen extinguished a blaze that had erupted at a GuyOil… [.MORE..]
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GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 31 August 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 31 August 2015

  • Much work to be done to restore Guyana
  • British High Commissioner gives thumbs up
  • Berbice River Bridge – Hurdles in toll reduction
  • Social Cohesion – Brainstorming
  • Gun Amnesty
  • Boxer seeks justice
  • Sports

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NEW GPC and Hand-In-Hand own 50% of Berbice Bridge

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Former President Bharrat Jagdeo

 NEW GPC and Hand-In-Hand own 50% of Berbice Bridge

AUGUST 31, 2015 | BY | By Kiana Wilburg

– Contractual agreements allow providers of 5% of capital to control the bridge and receive 23% annual return

The saga of the Berbice River Bridge Company Inc. continues to reveal even more interesting details as Kaieteur News understands from experts very close to the Bridge that the current contractual arrangements allow for two entities to control 50 percent of the company: The NEW GPC and Hand In Hand Trust Corporation.

New GPC, a company owned by Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop has close relations to former President Bharrat Jagdeo and, according to an article on chrisram.net some time ago, that company has two Directors on the Board. Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 31 August 2015

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Portuguese in Trinidad- by Jo-Anne S. Ferreira

Originally posted on Language Blag:

Portuguese in Trinidad

Is one or more of your family names Abreu, Affonso, d’Andrade, Cabral, Camacho, Carvalho, Coelho, Farinha, Fernandes, de Freitas, Garanito, Gomes, Jardim, Lourenço, Luz, Mendes, Mendonça, Netto, Nunes, Pereira, Perneta, Pestana, Pinto, Quintal, Rezende, Rodrigues, Sabino, dos Santos, de Silva, de Souza, Teixeira, Vieira or Xavier, to name just some of the 100+ Portuguese surnames in Trinidad and TobagoThen your roots are probably in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira.

Most of the names live on but, for the most part, the language has not. What happened to the language among Luso-descendants of Trinidad and Tobago/Portuguese Trinbagonians is our question.

globalmap1 Madeira is an island chain in the north Atlantic off the coast of Morocco, and 1,076 km from Portugal to the north-east, and 5,168 km from Trinidad to the south-west.

Portuguese groups reportedly came to both Tobago and Trinidad as early as the 17th century: a group arrived…

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How China’s Currency Policies Will Change the World – analysis

How China’s Currency Policies Will Change the World

Analysis – AUGUST 26, 2015 | STRATFOR

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Making America Great Again? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

USA Map showing Poverty Rate for Total Population by County 2013

Map of USA showing Poverty Rate for Total Population by County 2013
Source: The Washington Post

Here in the United States, there is a presidential candidate, a businessman-turned-politician, who is leading the polls for his political party. I prefer not to name him; he feeds on media coverage, good or bad. I’ll call him PC. The slogan of his campaign is “Make America Great Again.”

PC promises to resolve the problem of illegal immigrants living in the USA. In his estimation, most of the illegal immigrants from Mexico are criminals. For readers who don’t already know, his solution is to build a wall along our border with Mexico and have the Mexican government pay for it, because they are making lots of money doing business with the U.S. Will building a wall to shut us in from Mexico and the rest of Central America make us great again?

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Freer US Travel to Cuba poses a Challenge – By David Jessop

Freer US Travel to Cuba poses a Challenge

Published on Aug 27 2015 – By David Jessop

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Havana – Cuba

News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Aug. 28, 2015: According to the North American trade publication, Travel Weekly, US tourism to Cuba is now growing at such pace that the country is experiencing a shortage of both highly trained Cuban professional guides and non-Cuban certified tour directors to accompany the tours that US Treasury regulations require almost all US visitors to take.

It is just one indication of a situation that as this year goes on may change, if as seems likely the US Administration allows its citizens to travel to Cuba on an individual basis.  Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 29 August 2015

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GUYANA – Latest News – 29 August 2015

  • No more five-year wait for Cuban-trained Guyanese doctors to pursue post-graduate studies – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1Eq17jN
  • Media policy looming; government says agencies must be responsible – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1iaUuYG
  • Bitter row in GMSA over CCJ’s US$6 M award to Surinamese company; lawyers also scold GMSA for “irresponsible” statement – Demerara Waveshttp://bit.ly/1VlUCmy
  • Realtor Tony Reid dies – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1VmMDWg
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