Category Archives: Economics/Finance

Guyana: Jagdeo slams GAWU President’s position on sugar talks with govt + Video

Jagdeo slams GAWU President’s position on sugar talks with govt

Komal Chand – GAWU

General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday publicly rejected positive statements by the President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand about talks with President David Granger.

While Jagdeo insisted that the PPP “has no rift” with GAWU, he appeared to send a strong signal that he would not mind the now aged Chand and other union elders removed. “We will support the union there. You have a lot of good, strong, young, bright leaders of GAWU who will have a great future in building that union and keeping it relevant,” he said.     Continue reading

Guyana and Suriname agriculture to benefit from Indonesia/Islamic Bank agreement

Guyana and Suriname agriculture to benefit from Indonesia/Islamic Bank agreement

  – By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Dr Bambang Brodjonegoro, minister of national development planning of Indonesia, and Dr Bandar Hajjar, president of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Jeddah to promote partnership between the bank and Indonesia in the exchange of experiences as a platform of development cooperation among the bank’s member countries. Guyana and Suriname will benefit from this agreement.       Continue reading

ExxonMobil to build HQ, hotel, helipad, training centre, etc.

ExxonMobil to build HQ, hotel, helipad, training centre, etc.

– identifies 10 acres of land from Ogle Airport Inc.

ExxonMobil will soon begin developing 10 acres of land under the control of Ogle Airport Inc (OAI), the company that operates the Eugene F. Correia International Airport.

Reports are that the oil company is looking to erect its headquarters there. ExxonMobil also wants to build a training center and a helipad. One source said, “I am also being told that they will throw up a ‘living quarters’ which can be considered a hotel.”

Yesterday, OAI’s Public Relations Officer, Kit Nascimento confirmed that the oil giant is looking to get lands at Ogle. He did not specify amount.     Continue reading

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time:-By Robert McCrum  – The Guardian

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

By Robert McCrum  – The Guardian

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing.:

Composite for the 100 best nonfiction books of all time list

1. The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014) 
An engrossing account of the looming catastrophe caused by ecology’s “neighbours from hell” – mankind.

2. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (2005)
This steely and devastating examination of the author’s grief following the sudden death of her husband changed the nature of writing about bereavement.

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PPP ‘changes position’, supports private investment in closed sugar estates

PPP ‘changes position’, supports private investment in closed sugar estates

The Wales Estate

PPP ‘changes position’, supports private investment in closed sugar estates

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said yesterday that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has changed its approach and will support the privatization of four estates controlled by the National  Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL).    Continue reading

The true cost of being too busy, are you prepared to pay it? | Debbie Hayes | TEDxNantwich – Video

The true cost of being too busy, are you prepared to pay it? | Debbie Hayes | TEDxNantwich – Video

TEDx Talks-  Published on Nov 22, 2016
Busy, busy, busy that was Debbie Hayes until a chance accident gave her the perfect opportunity to pause and reflect. In this talk Debbie explores our modern world where technological transactions and the need for instant gratification are replacing even our most fundamental values and connections. But is it possible to achieve a balance of success without sacrifice and what are the costs?         Continue reading

January 2018 – Niagara Falls and Hudson River Freezes: What is the REAL Cause? – Video

Niagara Falls and Hudson River Freezes, Warm Air is the Cause ! … according to the Media.

Adapt 2030 – Published on Jan 8, 2018

The media is feeding record warm records and talking about heat anomalies while referencing the recent record cold across Canada and the USA that broke thousands of all time cold records dating back 100-200 years.        Continue reading

Opinion: Mini Ice Age by 2021 not 2024, Every Continent Will be Affected

Mini Ice Age by 2021 not 2024, Every Continent Will be Affected

Adapt 2030     – Published on Jan 6, 2017
New news headline out as NASA admits Mini Ice Age coming faster than anticipated. All continents are now showing signs of cooling. With summer snow in New Zealand, record snow in Athens, Central Asia record cold, North America record snows, Sahara desert snows, Middle East blizzard, and Australia 5X rains and desert floods. Get ready as there is no where to run.

Antisocial media: why I decided to cut back on Facebook and Instagram

Antisocial media: why I decided to cut back on Facebook and Instagram

Only when I tried to quit social networks did I realise how addictive and enveloping they are designed to be. Now I am convinced we are heading for a public health crisis.

Corporate Coercion: Drive to Eliminate Cash – by Ralph Nader

Corporate Coercion and the Drive to Eliminate Buying with Cash

Once you’re in the credit card system, lack of privacy and access to your credit are just the tip of the iceberg.

by January 03, 2018 –

 “Sorry we’re not taking cash or checks,” said the clerk at the Fed Ex counter over a decade ago to an intern. “Only credit cards.
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