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PM Gaston Browne of Antigua: CARICOM members Should Decriminalize Marijuana

PM Gaston Browne of Antigua: CARICOM members Should Decriminalize Marijuana

BY BERT WILKINSON – Caribbean Life News – NY

PM Gaston Brownw of Antigua

Just as the CARICOM regional commission on marijuana is in the Bahamas for public consultations this week, an influential Caribbean head of government is calling on governments to take cognizance of the global push to allow for possession of small amounts for personal use rather than fill jail houses with innocent youths across the region.

Gaston Browne of Antigua, likely to call general elections within a matter of weeks, came out swinging this week, suggesting that the time has come for Caricom governments to legalize and decriminalize small amounts for personal use. Continue reading

Don’t Pity White, Middle-Aged Men – Jonathan Freedland | The Guardian UK

Don’t Pity White, Middle-Aged Men. It’s Ludicrous to Cast Them as Victims

Jonathan Freedland | The Guardian UK

What we’re talking about here? Theresa May’s supposed purge of the white men in her government.

French female campaigners are defending men’s rights to ‘hit on’ women, while May’s ‘massacre’ of the pale, male and stale leaves them remarkably well intact.

Progressives need to update their settings: there’s a new beleaguered minority in town, one that needs our support. This group has been “punished summarily, forced out of their jobs”, according to campaigners in France, while in Britain it’s even more serious. Here, according to a leading national newspaper, this same oppressed group has just been subjected to a “massacre”.

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80 Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) staffers fired last year in corruption clean-up

Guyana still seeking a national airline as oil revenue kicks in

Guyana still seeking a national airline as oil revenue kicks in

January 3, 2018 – By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now

Boeing 737-200 of Guyana Airways -1980

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The government of Guyana is close to disclosing plans to resurrect a national carrier after the demise of Guyana Airways in 2001. There have been ongoing talks within the government on the issue.

One of the ruling coalition parties, the People’s National Congress (PNC), which took pride in giving Guyana a national carrier, is upbeat about the idea, especially that the country will earn US$7 billion from oil revenues in the next 20 years.     Continue reading

AFTER ALL, 2017 WAS NOT A BAD YEAR FOR GUYANA

AFTER ALL, 2017 WAS NOT A BAD YEAR FOR GUYANA

 Jan 03, 2018  Editorial Kaieteur News

Looking back, 2017 was not a bad year after all compared to others. In fact, no matter how one slices it, 2017 will go down as another peaceful but challenging year for Guyana.
The country had to grapple with problems of the economy, high unemployment, health care, and education. However, there was the declining road fatality figure; there was the drop in serious crimes and the police solved crimes that were unsolved for years.    Continue reading

Why Guyana’s rainforests are a scientist’s dream – BBC News

Why Guyana’s rainforests are a scientist’s dream

WWF – Blue Tarantula – Guyana

When herpetologist Andrew Snyder’s flashlight landed on something bright blue in the rainforests of Guyana, South America, he stopped and took a closer look.  It turned out to be a blue tarantula of the Ischnocolinae subfamily, a species most likely unknown to science.

“It was very exciting to say the least,” says the PhD candidate from the University of Mississippi.

“I had no idea that it would turn out to be such a stunning tarantula but I’m glad that I went with my instincts to double check.”        Continue reading

Canada: High Commission of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana Newsletter – December 2017

DOWNLOAD: Canada: High Commission of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana Newsletter – December 2017

Ministry of Public Infrastructure boasts 27 major achievements in two years – Minister Patterson

Ministry of Public Infrastructure boasts 27 major achievements in two years – Minister Patterson

Min. David Patterson

GUYANA: NEW YEAR MESSAGES – 2018

NEW YEAR MESSAGES – 2018

Coat of Arms – Guyana

Another year has ended and a new one has dawned. Greet the New Year with hope and aspiration and be confident that all you set out to achieve will be realised.

We at Kaieteur News wish all of our readers a Happy New Year and pray that you all will reap prosperous outcomes.

Also spreading New Year’s Day sentiments are a number of individuals and organisations a few of which we are able to share within our pages.

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Oil-producing Guyana; growth rate may jump to 38.5 percent- IDB, IMF

Fewer soft loans for oil-producing Guyana; growth rate may jump to 38.5 percent- IDB, IMF

IDB Headquarters Washington. DC.

Posted by: Denis Chabrol Demerara Waves December 20, 2017

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in announcing its approval of Guyana’s four-year country strategy, has cautioned that the country would eventually not be eligible for a lot of international concessional financing when it becomes an oil-producer.

“As Guyana transitions to oil and gas production by mid-2020, it is expected that the country will likely see reduced access to concessional resources from the multilateral development banks. This means that the next four years are particularly important for the IDB’s long partnership with Guyana,” the bank states.   Continue reading

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