The Bank of Nova Scotia is leaving Guyana – and eight other countries in the Caribbean region. They are selling their banks to Trinidadian Republic Bank. They are heading to greener pastures apparently. I suppose they are not impressed by … Continue reading In the news: Scotiabank is leaving?
Good news for progress in the Caribbean! Yesterday, the Caribbean Court of Justice ruled that Section 153(1)(xlvii) of the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act, which makes it a criminal offense for a man or woman to dress in clothing assigned (by whom, I … Continue reading In the news: The CCJ rules Guyana’s anti-cross dressing laws unconstitutional!
Last week, the Houston Chronicle reported on an interesting situation in America’s backyard: Almost 4,000 feet beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, off the northern coastline of South America, Exxon Mobil is drilling one of the biggest oil discoveries … Continue reading In the news: Guyana’s Robert Ludlum treatment
Last week, iconic American political activist, Angela Davis, recalled reading How Europe Underdeveloped Africa and meeting Walter Rodney: I feel extremely privileged to have met Walter Rodney during my first trip to Africa in 1973. I mention this visit to Dar es … Continue reading In the news: Angela Davis on Walter Rodney’s brilliance
Big news this week: Guyana has surpassed all the other Caribbean countries for tourism growth in the first half of 2018. What! If you’re Guyanese and you bump into basically anyone in the world outside of the Caribbean, people are … Continue reading In the news: Watch out Caribbean! It’s happening.
You may have seen this one floating around the newsfeeds yesterday. Guyana has made it once again to international news – for something other than oil. We have copped a spot among 11 other countries for “best foods in South America.” I’m … Continue reading In the news: Berbice crab soup is CNN worthy
For almost two weeks now, there have been rumblings over a bill of $700,000 for meals during each Parliamentary sitting. Some people find this figure upsetting and a waste of taxpayer dollars. Former President Jagdeo claimed that it was the … Continue reading In the news: Parliamentarians’ controversial diets
Yesterday afternoon, around 5:30 pm, I was in bed settling down for the day when I felt the bed move. Must be a truck passing, I thought. But I didn’t hear a truck and it seemed to be going on … Continue reading In the news: Was that an earthquake?
Clifford Krauss is at it again. He seems to be a man obsessed. He has revisited Guyana (in writing) and despite his adamant protests that he had painted an objective, accurate picture of Guyana in this poor excuse for journalism, … Continue reading In the blogosphere: How Krauss uses Sensationalism to Undermine Guyana’s Oil Potential