Entries for January 9-10, 2021
HOTSPOTS 2021 – ROAD TO RECOVERY
This is the second issue of the Regional Tourism publication. Emerging almost out of the belly of the pandemic it reaffirms the resilience of
Jan 10, 2021 News
Scenes from yesterday’s Joint patrol by the GDF and US Coast Guard in Guyana’s waters.
Kaieteur News – The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the United States of America (USA) Coast Guard, yesterday began day one of their first joint operation in Guyana’s waters. The joint patrol is aimed at combating illegal fishing activities in local waters.
Venezuela- President Nicolas Maduro
Jan 09, 2021– Kaieteur News – President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, on Thursday January 7. 2021 issued a presidential decree, reinforcing the country’s claim to Guyana’s Essequibo Region and in a tweet has vowed to “reconquer” the Essequibo.
Alongside that action, the Venezuelan President announced on the same day that he wrote to Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, requesting the union to lead direct negotiations between Guyana and Venezuela as an alternative solution to the ongoing litigation at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Continue reading →
What happened when an island with few infections let its guard down
Barracuda, blue marlin and red snapper were for sale before Christmas at Millie Ifill fish market, but only to those who observed pandemic protocol: “No Mask No Service”, said a large sign. Local discipline and tests on travellers kept COVID-19 cases in Barbados to a trickle. After a lockdown, bars and boutiques were doing brisk business. Reservations at restaurants such as the Fish Pot at Little Good Harbour were becoming hard to get. Locals said the island was in its own little bubble. Continue reading →
Jan 03, 2021 Kaieteur News- The GHK Lall Column >>>Encouraging Events, Disturbing Developments<<<
Kaieteur News – I am encouraged as I read of the many expectations of my fellow Guyanese for 2021. Because the editorials, letter columns, even a newspaper article or two, all had much to say about the many things that happened last year – a very troubling one, at times – there is little that I want to add to the cascade.
Since it was a demanding 2020 for me, the less shared about that ill-fated year, the better I can look ahead. The New Year has all the potential to be a different kind of year, one never seen or experienced here before. Continue reading →
Jan 09, 2021 – (CNN)Twitter has suspended President Trump from its platform, the company said Friday evening, January 8, 2021.
“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them, we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said.
“In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action.” Continue reading →
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