Category Archives: Transportation

The future of transportation is already here – Alex Moura

The future of transportation is already here

Apr 13, 2017 / Alex Moura

Let’s shake ourselves out of our four-wheeled stupor, look at the vehicles and devices being developed, and reimagine how we’ll move around our cities, says TED technology curator Alex Moura.

Humanity has come a long way from traveling by horse, but when we consider the future of transportation in cities, too many of us are still stuck in the 18th century. We still envision our streets full of four-wheel chariots (minus the horses), and our future as relying on cars or car-like vehicles, because that’s all we know. Why this myopia? For most automakers and transportation companies, adhering to the status quo is more profitable than experimenting; their business models, even for forward thinkers like Tesla, depend on their keeping drivers tethered with maintenance and service.     Continue reading

Canadian Cities Take Top Spots in Quality Of Living Survey by Mercer

CANADIAN CITIES TAKE TOP NORTH AMERICAN SPOTS IN MERCER’S 19TH QUALITY OF LIVING RANKING

  • March 14, 2017 – MERCER SURVEY   Mercer
  • Canada, Toronto
  • Infrastructure is pivotal in determining quality of living for expats and cities
  • Vienna ranks highest for quality of living for the 8th year in a row
  • Singapore ranks first for city infrastructure
  • Canada’s highest ranked city, Vancouver, ranks 5th for quality of living, 9th for infrastructure   

Despite increased political and financial volatility in Europe, many of its cities offer the world’s highest quality of living and remain attractive destinations for expanding business operations and sending expatriates on assignment, according to Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey. Canadian cities continue to dominate the North American rankings, with Vancouver, for the seventh year in a row, once again landing a spot in the top 10 globally.

Read more: Canadian Cities take top North American spots  in Quality of Life Survey.

Protests, Arrests and Deportations: Welcome to Trump’s America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Protests, Arrests and Deportations: Welcome to Trump’s America

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Opinion - commentary -analysis

Confusion. Chaos. Turmoil. Fear. Protests. Deportations. Detentions. Lawsuits. Twitter-Policy. Uncertainty. Anxiety. Insecurity. Stress, and a new interpretation of an Executive Order: Muslims were not banned from entering the US but there was a ban in seven Muslim countries.

In three short weeks President Donald Trump has stamped his peculiar brand of politics on America. It is not a pretty sight. Trump has led America into fear and uncertainty and many feel insecure. They believe that America is on the brink of becoming a police state.  Continue reading

Canada: WestJet throws Fort McMurray residents Christmas party …

WestJet Christmas Miracle: Fort McMurray Strong
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WestJet

Published on Dec 11, 2016

We invited residents of Fort McMurray to a Christmas party where they could take their minds off the stress of the past seven months and (hopefully) create new family memories. Little did we know they’d have as much impact on us as we had on them. See everything that happened at http://fly.ws/ChristmasMiracleHub

Calgary Herald: WestJet throws Fort McMurray residents Christmas party in annual heartwarming video    

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Seven-year-old with hydrocephalus clings to life – Help Needed

Seven-year-old with hydrocephalus clings to life – Help Needed

My name is Khalilah Megan Campbell and I am the Coauthor of the book Foundation of The Guyana Defence Force – A Soldier of Valour Story.

With respect to the enclosed Kaieteur newspaper article, I am the Canadian representative for the family of the child Ephraim Collins, who requires urgent lifesaving surgery. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated with funding for him and his family.  The expenses not covered are the Medevac Air Ambulance and other personal expenses that are stated in the article.  In addition, Sick Kids Hospital International has requested to review his medical records for the possibility of  surgery in Canada.  The Hospital through the Herbie Foundation will pay for his medical expenses only.   Continue reading

“Britain’s perfect air travel storm” – By Adrian Loverage in Barbados

“Britain’s perfect air travel storm” – By Adrian Loverage in Barbados

loverageThe British government is being urged to use the upcoming autumn financial statement to remove its air passenger duty (APD) altogether, in a bid to ensure the United Kingdom (UK) remains attractive in a post-Brexit world.

Airlines UK and the Board of Airline Representatives have teamed up to appeal to Chancellor Philip Hammond. Airlines UK is the trade body for UK registered airlines. It has 11 members, including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Thomas Cook and Thomson, all of which serve Barbados.    Continue reading

Dutch firm to conduct feasibility for new Demerara Harbour Bridge

Dutch firm to conduct feasibility for new Demerara Harbour Bridge

The present Demerara Floating Bridge

The present Demerara Floating Bridge


A Dutch firm has been selected to conduct a feasibility study for the construction of a new fixed high-span bridge across the Demerara River.

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said Leivencse CSO’s feasibility study will examine the possibility of a public-private partnership. Website: http://www.lievensecso.com/

“This is the final stage of feasibility before you actually get to construction,” Harmon told a post-cabinet news conference.      Continue reading

Road Safety Month – Slow down and Drive carefully – By Yvonne Sam

Road Safety Month—Slow down and Drive carefully – By Yvonne Sam

Drivers can do the nation a good deed by driving at the correct speed.

Armed with the known facts – President Granger is called upon to act.

Dear Editor,

letters-to-the-editorWith no malice or rancor aforethought, permit me to proffer my two bits on the road carnage occurring in Guyana, and at the selfsame time submit possible life saving solutions.  Such is fitting and timely in light of November being Road Safety Month. The very fact that on average more than one person per day dies needlessly on the roads, and hundreds more are seriously injured every year is tantamount to a national scandal. The carnage brings in its wake (no pun intended) heartbreak and suffering to far too many individuals and families especially the young.     Continue reading

Just A Test: Barbados Says No Agreement On Taking Water From Suriname

Just A Test: Barbados Says No Agreement On Taking Water From Suriname

bwaBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday November 3, 2016 – The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) had admitted that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Suriname company Amazone Resources, which is preparing to ship two million litres of surface water this month.

But it insists it has not reached any agreement with the company to actually deliver water to the island.

Last Thursday, an article published by the Trinidad Newsday paper claimed the deal was reached with the Barbados government since April 2015. But the BWA said it was the government agency, and not the government itself, that had signed the agreement last month.

According to the BWA, Amazone Resources approached the authority in 2014 to participate and collaborate in investigating the feasibility of transporting freshwater from Suriname by barges that were designed in Holland and constructed in Spain to be tested.    Continue reading

Guyana Medical Relief – First Fundraising Cruise from L.A. – April 21, 2017

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Dear GMR Supporters,

We are pleased to present our first fundraising cruise on April 21st, 2017, see attached for details and registration. The initial deposit date has been extended to 10/22/2016.
For more information please contact nralph@dreamvacations.com or Herbert Glasglow ( kaieteur45@yahoo.com)

Best Regards
GMR

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