Entries for 30 August 2020
The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is still a long way from completion, but when it’s done, the city will have a new integrated light rail transit system that stretches 19 kilometres across the city from east to west.
The $5.3 billion project, which began construction in 2011, will bring 25 new stations and stops along Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis through to Scarborough in Toronto.
A number of the stations have been renamed since their initial announcement, and designs are subject to change in the future. But, as of right now, here’s what all the new stations will look like when the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is built.
Guyana Nature Experience
This classic, 12-day, small-group scheduled departure takes in many of the highlights of Guyana:.Visit Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls before travelling to the Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve and its lodges for jungle hikes, boat trips, the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway, and the chance to see the elusive jaguar. Stay in the Makushi village of Surama before going into the savannahs in search of giant river otters, giant anteaters and black caiman at Karanambu.
VIDEO OF THE MONTH
The beauty of the Rupununi region is on full display in this short video. You can also get a quick look at the Karanambu Lodge and some very cute giant river otter pups. There are a couple of additonal surprises, as well. Watch the video.
Influential media spokesperson for the Commonwealth whose skill and charm helped to galvanise opposition to apartheid
Patsy Blair Robertson, diplomat, born 28 August 1933; died 18 August 2020
Victoria Brittain | The Guardian UK
Jamaica-born, Patsy Robertson, who has died aged 86, was a prominent figure in the historic turning of the tide against Margaret Thatcher’s support for apartheid South Africa by the Commonwealth leadership, headed by Guyana-born, Sir Shridath (Sonny) Ramphal.
As Ramphal’s trusted confidante Robertson helped to shape a new UK mainstream narrative: That apartheid could not be reformed, but instead had to go. Official spokesperson for the Commonwealth from 1983 until 1994, and also director of information at the Commonwealth Secretariat from 1988, she was a brilliant communicator whose clarity and charm came to be trusted by the media, politicians and Buckingham Palace.
‘Fostering Traditional Practices for a safe Environment’… for the Indigenous People of Guyana
− Virtual Amerindian Heritage Month celebration kicks off on Sep. 1, 2020
The rich and diverse culture of Guyana’s First Peoples will be celebrated during September as the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs launched its calendar of activities for the annual Amerindian Heritage celebration.
This year’s activities will be celebrated under the theme ‘Fostering Traditional Practices for a Safe Environment,’ in keeping with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) safety guidelines. Continue reading →
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