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Construction of new Demerara River Bridge at Houston to begin next year

Construction of new Demerara River Bridge at Houston to begin next year

Aug 19, 2017  – Kaieteur News

The present Demerara Harbour Bridge opened 02 July 1978

Construction on the long-awaited new Demerara River Bridge, to ease the pressure on the Harbour Bridge, is expected to begin next year, government says.

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The Government of Guyana said it is moving along with its plan to construct a new Demerara River Bridge and will soon commence the process of pre-qualifying contractors for the project.

Through the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, contractors will be pre-qualified for the finance, design, building, and maintenance components of the structure. These works will be procured through public tendering, with a restricted number of bidders.   Continue reading

Multi-Racial : Documentary: The Other Race in America (Mixed Race) – video

Multi-Racial : Documentary: The Other Race in America (Mixed Race)

SOATV – Published on Mar 30, 2017
Directed by The Mechanical Eye THE OTHER RACE is a film about the multiracial experience and growing up stuck between different races. we interviewed a number of multiracial people who shared their stories with us. …..contact: pvlsemedia.info@gmail.com

If Mexican isn’t a Race, then what Race are they? Race of Hispanics and Latinos – video

If Mexican isn’t a Race, then what Race are they? Race of Hispanics and Latinos – video

Masaman – Published on Aug 2, 2017

Cuso International- Guyana: Volunteers making an impact – video

Video on a project by Cuso International- Guyana:  

Learn about how Cuso International volunteers are making an impact in Guyana.

 

Cuso International – http://www.cusointernational.org

WHAT WE DO – Cuso International works to reduce poverty by creating sustainable livelihoods; eliminate disadvantage by improving access to education and healthcare; and combat inequality by empowering people and communities. READ MORE           

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Video: Indians and Africans in South America? – Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana

A Mix of Indians and Africans in South America? People of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana

Masaman -Published on Jul 15, 2017 – YouTube
The nations of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana are some of the most fascinating places to learn about in the entire world, being a mix of mostly Indian and African culture in the continent of South America, but how did this come to be? Today, we’re going to be exploring the history and people of these South American Latino(ish) nations, and how the modern people of these places came to be there, and what the current makeup looks like today.

Geography Now! Guyana – video

Geography Now! Guyana – video

CORRECTION Re this video: – Ethnic Distribution and Growth

  • The East Indians are the largest ethnic group, and presently comprise 39.8 percent (297,493), down from 43.4 percent at the 2002 Census.
  • They are followed by persons of African Heritage (29.2 percent), down from 30.2 percent.
  • The third in rank are those of Mixed Heritage (19.9 percent) up from 16.7 percent in 2002 Census. This group continued to be a significantly growing group over the past three decades, a similarity of trend noted for the
  • Amerindian group at present comprising 10.5 percent of the population.   Continue reading

Free Online University Course Providers From Around The World

A Massive List of Free Online University Course Providers From Around The World

 It’s been more than five years since online education got a massive boost when three free online courses, taught by Stanford professors, launched in October 2011. Each of these courses has had over 100,000 students.

Professors launched three online course websites: Coursera, edX, and Udacity. And the media started calling the courses provided by these websites “MOOCs”: Massive Open Online Courses.

Since then, more than 700 universities around the world have launched free online courses. By the end of 2016, around 58 million students had signed up for at least one MOOC.

Many countries around the world — like India, Mexico, Thailand, and Italy — have launched their own country-specific MOOC platforms.     Continue reading

Canada’s Trudeau tells US governors to ditch ‘America First’ – BBC News

Trudeau tells US governors to ditch ‘America First’

July 14, 2017 – BBC News

Canada’ PM Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told governors from across the US to ditch the “America First” motto.

His National Governors’ Association speech in Rhode Island on Friday July 14, was a first for a Canadian prime minister. In his speech, Mr Trudeau urged US governors to embrace their neighbour to the north and avoid protectionism.

It is all a part of his aggressive strategy to promote a “thinner border” ahead of vital trade talks with the US renegotiating the Nafta treaty.   

President Donald Trump has made “America First” his mantra, shaping his policies on trade and immigration.     Continue reading

America’s Clean Energy Momentum: How’s your state doing? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

UCS - Clean Energy is Sweeping the Nation

The news is good. Despite our pro-fossil-fuel administration of climate change deniers, the use of renewal energy is growing across the United States. So says the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) in their report Clean Energy Momentum: Ranking State Progressreleased in April 2017.

Across America, the growth of wind and solar power generation is impressive. Over the past decade, wind power expanded more than tenfold, supplying energy to more than 20 million households in 41 states. Since 2011, solar power has sprinted ahead with more than 900 percent in growth. In 2016, two million more households now use solar-powered electricity.

That’s not all. Investments in energy efficiency, over the last 25 years, have reduced our need for constructing more than 300 large carbon-emitting power plants. Last year alone, we saved a year’s worth of electricity usage of 20 million households.

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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau: ‘The European Union Must Decide’

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau: ‘The European Union Must Decide’

In an interview, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses free trade, climate change and his country’s delicate relationship with its neighbor to the south: Donald Trump’s United States.

Justin Trudeau address crowd in Montreal

Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer and Barbara Hans | Der Spiegel Online

Justin Trudeau, 45, has been Canadian prime minister for 18 months, and he is the polar opposite of U.S. President Donald Trump. Inviting. Unafraid. Funny. Liberal. He is an advocate of climate protection and migration; when Trump announced his intention to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, Trudeau said that Canada welcomes the world with open arms.    Continue reading

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