Entries for 23 August 2020

GUYANA: Wrong Approach!—The COVID-19 Pandemic + The Christopher Jones Arrest – By Leonard Gildarie

 Aug 23, 2020  Features / ColumnistsNewsThe Story within the Story

By Leonard Gildarie


The news remain grim. I was targeting the end of September for the number of COVID-19 cases to reach 1,000. ..
Based on the current trajectory, it may be way before. As we speak, the count in the last week alone is nine deaths. That is nine out of a total of 31 deaths.
There is a raging pandemic that has engulfed the world and I am fearful for Guyana.
It will be our single biggest challenge we have to confront head on.

It will not be easy and take billions of dollars to overcome. It has wiped out our trade gains and shut hundreds of businesses down.
At this time, it is nigh impossible to project when it will be over. I see talks of phased openings and I laugh. They know not what they say.
Our biggest problem continues to be our attitudinal resistance to what is right before our eyes.        Continue reading →


FASHION: The Truth About Where Hair Extensions Come From | Shady | Refinery29


The Truth About Where Hair Extensions Come From | Shady | Refinery29

This week on Shady, our host, Lexy Lebsack, takes us into the underground world of human hair trafficking. Wigs and extensions are often made of real human hair, but have you ever questioned how that hair was sourced? Watch this episode of Shady to learn where hair really comes from!    

Check out the video and full article here:          Continue reading →


Guyana: Ramkarran, Gouveia, Shuman appointed as government advisors

The PPP/C government through the Office of the President, has announced the appointment of the following persons:-


The Office of the President is pleased to make the following announcements in relation to new appointments in the Government.

The following appointments are hereby made:Capt. Gerald Gouveia – National Security Advisor to the President

Mr. Lenox Shuman – Advisor to the Minister of Public Works on Civil Aviation

Mr. Ralph Ramkarran – Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Border Issues.

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Guyana: Georgetown: Stabroek Redevelopment Project Proposal – Video


City Council unveils five-year Stabroek redevelopment proposal

THE STABROEK MARKET REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT – was launched today, 18 August 2020. The Mayor and Councillors of Georgetown gave the green light for the project.

The execution of this project will result in the beautification of the Stabroek Market area and will boost local tourism in the surrounding environs, being that the market is a National Landmark and an integral part of Guyana’s history.          Continue reading →


PETITION: We Urge The Guyana Government To Renegotiate All Oil Contracts

We Urge The Guyana Government To Renegotiate All Oil Contracts


Ramnarine Sahadeo started this petition to Government of Guyana

We strongly urge the Government of Guyana to:

  1. Renegotiate all the oil contracts starting with the Stabroek Block contract before issuing the Payara permit. As is, Global Witness says Guyana will lose US$55 billion dollars on the Stabroek Block. Guyana’s budget for a year is approximately US$1.4 billion.
  2. Ensure that a new deal results in a substantial increase in the financial benefits for the Guyanese people. The current 2% is robbery and 15% is royalty.
  3. Insist that Guyana should not be paying taxes on behalf of the oil companies.    Continue reading →

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