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Mary Simon installed as 30th governor-general, first Indigenous person to serve as Queen’s representative in Canada Kristy Kirkup and Menaka Raman-Wilms , Ottawa , Published July 26, 2021 Updated 41 minutes ago, Source - The Globe and Mail - https://www.theglobeandmail.co...t-indigenous-person/ Governor-General Mary Simon gives her address after taking the oath to become the 30th governor-general of Canada in Ottawa on July 26, 2021. -- Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Mary Simon has been...Read More...
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The eroded section of the road (DPI photo) July 26 ,2021 Source The eroded section of the Hauraruni Access Road, which was completed just months ago, will be repaired by the contractor, Khemraj Nauth and Sons Contracting under the Defects Liability clause of the contract, Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill yesterday said. Stabroek News understands that the road was constructed in late 2020 but eroded after heavy rainfall and poor drainage on the thoroughfare. Edghill yesterday said that...Read More...
July 26 ,2021 Source Tarron Khemraj Economist Tarron Khemraj has flayed the government for suggesting it may follow the Kazakh model for the still-to-be-created Natural Resource Fund (NRF) and he lamented the continued absence of oil production data in official statistical reports. In his column in yesterday’s Sunday Stabroek, Khemraj said that it has been pointed out by several observers that the money from Guyana’s share of the oil profits in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York does not...Read More...
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July 25 ,2021 Source The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) suffered a shutdown last night after one of its units was taken out of service because of an oil leak which was deemed as high risk for a fire starting. In a press release today, GPL said that at approximately 10.45 pm, one of its larger generating units (8.7 megawatts) at the Vreed-en-Hoop power plant, West Demerara developed a lube leak on a turbocharger and had to be taken out of service on an “emergency basis as there was a high risk...Read More...
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This Is the Pad Thai Recipe You Need for Your Better-Than-Takeout Repertoire This one will blow “meh” takeout and frozen entrees out of the water. The Washington Post - Becky Krystal -- Source - https://getpocket.com/explore/item/this-is-the-pad-thai-recipe-you-need-for-your-better-than-takeout-repertoire?utm_source=pocket-newtab Photo by Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post I’ve never met a noodle I didn’t like, but the rice...Read More...
No pathway to reach the Paris Agreement’s 1.5˚C goal without the G20: UN chief 25 July 2021 -- Climate and Environment -- Source - United Nations - https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/07/1096372 UN Women/Mohammad Rakibul Hasan -- Floods are increasing around the world due to climate change. “The world urgently needs a clear and unambiguous commitment to the 1.5 degree goal of the Paris Agreement from all G20 nations”, António Guterres said on Sunday after the Group failed to agree on the...Read More...
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Leadership transition in the PNCR

Django
July 25 ,2021 Source Political leadership transitions can sometimes be full of drama. The transition to Desmond Hoyte after Burnham’s passing in 1985, was followed by the expulsion of its second most powerful leader, Hamilton Green, then a gradual but wholesale demolition the ‘left wing’ of the Peoples National Congress (PNC). Hoyte remained Party Leader until 2002, for the remainder of his life. Robert Corbin succeeded Hoyte without serious opposition. David Granger’s nomination by the PNCR...Read More...
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July 25 ,2021 Source Several observers have noted that the account in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York does not constitute the National Resource Fund (NRF). The account in the Federal Reserve is merely holding the oil revenues – at almost zero percent yield – until the Guyana government operationalises the NRF (hereafter “the Fund”). Operationalisation of the Fund means, among other things, at minimum, the government hires qualified individuals to manage the monies and release funds...Read More...
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Criminals on the Cuyuni

Django
July 25 ,2021 Source Commander Dion Moore with responsibility for Region Seven said on the GPF’s online programme last week that Guyanese vessels were being attacked by Sindicato and other guerrilla gangs along the Cuyuni River. He told his audience that the police had received reports of gang members intercepting Guyanese vessels, demanding payments and even sometimes making threats. They were armed with both rifles and handguns, he said. This will come as no news to Guyanese; it is just...Read More...
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The Amaila Falls July 25 ,2021 Source The government has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) to restart the scrapped Amaila Falls Hydro Project, for which it wants construction to begin by the second half of 2022. According to the RFP, which was issued by the Office of the Prime Minister, the Government of Guyana (GOG) wants to have the project completed and commissioned by the end of 2025. It explains that Guyana Power and Light’s current Development and Expansion (D&E) Plan for 2021...Read More...
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New forest fires in northwestern Ontario hit single-day high amid evacuations 81 new fires confirmed Tuesday, largely due to lightning strikes CBC News · Posted: Jul 21, 2021 11:51 AM ET | Last Updated: July 21 Seventy new forest fires were confirmed in northwestern Ontario on Tuesday. (Submitted by Chris Marchand) A single-day high for new forest fires in northwestern Ontario this year has seen 81 confirmed, nearly doubling the previous record 2021 total recorded earlier, as evacuations...Read More...
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The Ministry v the union

Django
July 23 ,2021 Source One of the obstacles in the way of achieving any kind of rational governance in Guyana is the politicisation of so many organisations in the society. And those which are genuinely not political are nevertheless often perceived to be so by the government of the day, especially if they are given to criticism. In the case of the trade unions it is well known that there is more than one instance where political affiliations cannot be denied. It should be added, however, that...Read More...

The incredible shrinking shopping basket

Django
July 24 ,2021 Source Anyone who shops in any of the country’s vibrant markets – from Corriverton to Parika via Bourda – will have witnessed over the past two months astonishing price increases for fruits and vegetables. Here are some examples year on year from the weekly list generated by the Guyana Marketing Corporation: Tomatoes (lb) $180-$200, now $400; Corilla (lb) $100, now $260-$300; Boulanger 3 to 4 for $200, now 3 for $500; Wiri wiri pepper (lb) $100, now $300-$320. Bananas $200 to...Read More...

South Africa

Ronald Anthony Arjune
I'm concerned about what is happening with Indians in South Africa. I believe the behavior of the blacks are due to the misinterpretation of the conscience of Krishna that is caused by an unknown source. The source is using the body contours of motion of people to program society with the comparison relationship of those contours. The media have to be careful with their facial movements-but how would they know the language of the contours of the body? Please help me understand.Read More...
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