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Georgetown to become ‘green city’ – set for grand return to glory as the famed ‘garden city’

Georgetown has been known as the Caribbean’s “Garden City” since the 19th century (Ian Brierley/caribbeanbeat photo)

Georgetown has been known as the Caribbean’s “Garden City” since the 19th century (Ian Brierley/caribbeanbeat photo)

Georgetown to become ‘green city’ – set for grand return to glory as the famed ‘garden city’

The patriotic passion of President David Granger has kick-started a ‘clean up the city’ drive, a day after he took office in May, and that ‘clean up’ drive has spread throughout Guyana

The patriotic passion of President David Granger has kick-started a ‘clean up the city’ drive, a day after he took office in May, and that ‘clean up’ drive has spread throughout Guyana.

Following a meeting with President David Granger this past week over his ‘Green’ vision for Guyana, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has not only embarked on the restoration of the renowned “Garden City,” but is doing this within an eco-friendly, green-environment framework.   Continue reading

I’M COMING HOME GUYANA! – By Dmitri Allicock + video

Kaieteur Falls

I’M COMING HOME GUYANA!

By Dmitri Allicock

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My beautiful Guyana! Land of the free

Land of many waters and the place to be

Across the oceans and the skies of blue

So dear in our hearts that says, I love you!

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Read more: Go to Dmitri’s Blog to comment and share

Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Locations of US Power Plants 2013

Locations of US Direct-Emitting Power Plants 2013
Photo Credit: EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program

Fifteen US States to Block EPA’s Clean Power Plan

On August 13, 2015, fifteen state attorneys general petitioned a federal court in Washington to block new U.S. rules to curb carbon emissions from power plants. States requesting the stay are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
~ See Article by Valerie Volcovici, Reuters, at Climate Central.

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Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

President Obama launches the Clean Power Plan - 3 August 2015 - USA

President Obama announces the Clean Power Plan – August 3, 2015
White House – Washington D.C. – USA
Photo Credit: Susan Walsh/Associated Press

USA Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants

On August 3, 2015, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final Clean Power Plan that sets flexible and achievable standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, 9 percent more ambitious than the proposal.
~ Learn more at the EPA Website.

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Three quakes within 15 minutes as seismic activity continues off Barbados

Three quakes within 15 minutes as seismic activity continues off Barbados

July 21, 2015 12:14 pm mon-night-quake

[Caribbean 360] – Three more earthquakes with strengths of between 4.0 and 4.5 magnitude, were recorded within a 15-minute span late yesterday evening, as heightened seismic activity continued to the northeast of Barbados.

The UWI Seismic Research Centre reported that a 4.3 magnitude tremor occurred at 6:59 p.m., 116 km northeast of Bridgetown, 236 km east of Castries, St. Lucia and 260 km east southeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique.  Continue reading

Seven Climate Records Broken in 2014 Indicates Earth is ‘Gravely Ill’

Seven Climate Records Broken in 2014 Indicates Earth is ‘Gravely Ill’

Global sea level each year since 1993 compared to the 1993* average (dashed line). Graph adapted from Plate 1.1x in State of the Climate in 2014. Image credit: NOAA's State of the Climate report

Global sea level each year since 1993

Anastasia Pantsios, News Report
The 25th annual environmental report is out and there is proof of climate change everywhere. With more than 400 scientists contributing to this report, it is hard for climate deniers to oppose at all.

“Most of the dozens of essential climate variables monitored each year in this report continued to follow their long-term trends in 2014, with several setting new records,” the report said. Continue reading

July 2015 – Five Extreme Weather Events Impacting the Planet

Five Extreme Weather Events Impacting the Planet

2015.9.7 BF Pantsios

Melting glaciers

Anastacia Pantsios  of ECOWATCH for BUZZFLASH at TRUTHOUT  – Thursday, 09 July 2015 07:55

Deniers will keep on denying apparently, but the signs of climate change are everywhere. As the planet has warmed up, severe weather events are happening in every corner of the globe, alerting us to the need for strong, immediate action.

1. Many parts of the world are suffering from extended heat waves. We’ve heard a lot about the heat waves blanketing India and Pakistan, which have claimed a high body count. Thousands of people in the region have died as a result. Continue reading

Father’s Day – Father, where are you? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Syrian Children outside UNHCR Tent - Jordan Refugee Camp

Syrian Children outside their UNHCR Tent – Refugee Camp in Jordan
Photo Credit: UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) /M. Abu Asaker

We live in a patriarchal world. With relatively few exceptions, our fathers, our men, determine the direction and evolution of our societies. This Father’s Day—with persistent inequality, a permanent state of violence and war, climate mayhem, and escalating destruction of human habitats—I ask: Father, where are you?

Father, where are you when a son goes on a shooting rampage, killing other human beings because he believes he has the right to do so?

Father, where are you when the leaders of our governments send our sons and daughters to fight in illegitimate wars of domination?

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Why Tribal Peoples Are the Best Conservationists

Why Tribal Peoples Are the Best Conservationists

Friday, 19 June 2015 00:00By Staff, Survival | Report  – Truthout

Awá man making arrows, Brazil. The Awá have an intimate knowledge of their rainforest and are extremely skilled hunters. (Photo: Survival International) Photo: Awá man making arrows, Brazil. The Awá have an intimate knowledge of their rainforest and are extremely skilled hunters. (Photo: Survival International)

Awá Indians in Brazil’s north-eastern Amazon rainforest know at least 275 useful plants, and at least 31 species of honey-producing bee. Each bee type is associated with another rainforest animal like the tortoise or the tapir.  Continue reading

Former Guyana Government – Willful waste of money – commentary

Willful waste of money

June 4, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under Editorial

Disclosures that the previous government was dispensing money like a tap dispensing water has indeed come as a shock to the many taxpayers who each day must struggle to make ends meet. 

One glaring case involves the government recruiting an individual who left these shores for whatever reason to reside in Canada. There is no shortage or reportorial skills in Guyana so for the government to reach out to Canada and recruit an individual who is at best mediocre to perform duties at the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry and to pay that person US$7,333 per month ($1.5M) per month can only be a case of cronyism.  Continue reading

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