Entries for January 4-6, 2021

US POLITICS: Democrats flip the Senate in a devastating blow to Trump and Republicans

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) listens as Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer speaks to reporters about police reform legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington U.S., June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kamala Harris. -Reuters

  • The Democratic Party has regained control of the US Senate, according to projected results from two critical runoff elections in Georgia.
  • Since the Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won their respective runoff elections in Georgia, the party will have 50 Senate seats and effective control of the upper chamber because incoming Vice President Kamala Harris will hold the tiebreaking vote.          Continue reading →


MEDICAL: UK to roll out Astra/Oxford COVID vaccine after world-first approval

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Britain became the first country to approve the coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford    University and AstraZeneca, hoping that rapid action will help it stem a record surge of infections driven by a highly contagious form of the virus.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, which has ordered 100 million doses, had already fast-tracked approval of a vaccine developed by Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech, and administered hundreds of thousands of shots weeks ahead of European Union countries and the United States.              Continue reading →


MEDICAL: The US is not prepared for the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations – Business Insider

Aria Bendix – Business Insider

  • The US coronavirus vaccine rollout is off to a slow start as states struggle with logistical challenges.
  • Public-health experts worry the next round of vaccinations, for the elderly and essential workers, will be even more chaotic.
  • Several state health departments told Business Insider they are still sorting out the logistics of who gets vaccinated next and how that process will transpire.
  • It’s unclear whether individuals will need appointments. But distributing vaccines on a first-come, first-served basis could lead to long lines and health hazards.   
  •   Continue reading →


MEDICAL: China gives its first COVID-19 vaccine approval to Sinopharm

  BEIJING,  (Reuters) – December 30, 2020. China approved its first COVID-19 vaccine for general public use today, a shot developed by an affiliate of state-backed pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm, as it braces for greater transmission risks over the winter.

No detailed efficacy data of the vaccine has been publicly released but its developer, Beijing Biological Products Institute, a unit of Sinopharm subsidiary China National Biotec Group (CNBG), said that its vaccine was 79.34% effective in preventing people from developing the disease based on interim data. 


Video: “Are We Going Into Another Great Depression?” – By Neil McCoy-Ward

“Are We Going Into Another Great Depression?” – By Neil McCoy-Ward –  He shows similarities to the present, by reading the diaries written in the 1930’s.

Comment: Unfortunately the average person in the street has no clue how to prepare for this. Most people live from pay check to pay check, have no idea how to invest or navigate the stock market and believe implicitly what the mainstream media tells them. People are dying alone because their family members are terrified, or being stopped from caring for them. It’s disgusting and frightening.


Guyana SPEAKS: Ansel Wong in Conversation with Roy Sawh – Sunday 10th January 2021 at 9am GMT  

Dear Friends and Family,.Firstly, may I wish you all a very Happy New Year; one that is at the very least better than 2020!.Guyana SPEAKS will be holding a special one-off zoom event: Ansel Wong in Conversation with Roy Sawh on Sunday, 10th January 2021 at 9am GMT.,We appreciate 9am GMT is very early for a Sunday but unavoidable due to time zone differences between the UK and Australia where Roy Sawh currently resides.  Assuming you are able to join us, please register via eventbrite.  This will trigger the release of the zoom details one day prior to the event.              Continue reading →


World Economy: Guyana leads global 2020 GDP growth with 26.2% – IMF

By Navendra Seoraj – January 3, 2021 – Guyana Chronicle

DRIVEN by a diverse economy, Guyana continues to lead global economic growth, closing 2020 with an average real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 26.2 per cent, according to information from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s website.

Despite the debilitating direct and indirect effects of the dreaded novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and a protracted electoral process, Guyana’s projections remained positive throughout the latter part of last year and it showed equally promising signs for the years ahead.    Continue reading →


CRICKET: WORLD RECORD: Highlights! | Sarwan & Chanderpaul Star as Windies Chase 418 v Australia 2003

WORLD RECORD: Run Chase Highlights! | Sarwan & Chanderpaul Star as Windies Chase 418 v Australia 2003

Comment: Sajjo Lohar Alvarez – I remember this amazing victory. When Lara got out I thought we had no chance, but then the under rated heroes Sarwan and Chanderpaul battled back ( even though McGrath tried his best to shake up Sarwan in that famous fight) and another young talent Omari Banks finished it off. WI have a knack for amazing wins – this one in a test match, 2004 champions trophy final in ODI, and 2012 & 2016 T20 WC finals in T20.

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