Entries for February 16-17, 2021.

USA Politics: The Trump Crew’s Incompetence Lasted to the End – Opinion

The former president’s lawyers were bad — but that was all too typical.

David Frum | The Atlantic 

If future generations of law professors want to teach a class in what never to do, the belligerent and self-indulgent performance of Michael van der Veen, one of Donald Trump’s impeachment lawyers, could provide a lot of the video content.

Deep into his defense of the former president, van der Veen broke into a highly personal complaint. More than 140 law professors — including President Ronald Reagan’s solicitor general and a co-founder of the conservative Federalist Society — had signed a letter condemning the Trump team’s arguments as “frivolous”. This letter badly hurt van der Veen’s feelings. The letter, he said, represented, a “direct threat to my law license, my career, and my family’s financial well-being.”         Continue reading →


Guyana Christian Charities (Canada) Inc – Newsletter – February 2021

Dear Friends/Volunteers/Donors/Supporters:

Attached please find our February 2021 Newsletter.   Kindly forward the newsletter to your friends and family who might be interested in the work that we do and would possibly like to join or assist GCC in helping the poor and needy.

The past year has been extremely challenging for all, as the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of everyone around the world.  We sincerely thank all those who made a special effort to continue to support us so that we help those in need.                      Continue reading →


Guyana SPEAKS event– Sunday 28th February 2021 – ZOOM Focus on TOURISM

Our next Guyana SPEAKS event is being held on Sunday, 28th February 2021.

We are delighted to announce that our distinguished speakers are: Stacey Dos Santos-Rahaman, of the award-winning Visit Guyana travel & tourism brand; Egbert Carter, known for his unrivalled knowledge of the colonial architecture in Guyana, and Khadijatou Doyneh, an international performing artist and spoken word poet. 

For speakers’ bios, please see this attached Pdf. >>>  GS Flyer – 28 Feb 2021 

Please book your free tickets via the following eventbrite link.   

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TRAVEL: US CDC lists Guyana as ‘high risk’ for COVID-19 transmission

 Feb 16, 2021  Kaieteur News – By Sueann Wickham

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Guyana has been listed among the countries with Level Four COVID-19 transmission by the United States’ Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In layman’s terms, this means that Guyana is a very high-risk country for transmission.

Given its high-risk status, the CDC has advised persons against travelling to Guyana, stating that  “Travellers should avoid all travel to Guyana.”    

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EDITORIAL: Guyana’s Budget for 2021 – By Stabroek News

  By Stabroek News – February 15, 2021

Presented on Friday February 05, under the theme `A Path to Recovery, Economic Dynamism and Resilience’,  the Guyana 2021 Budget offers some of the customary concessions  to the cost of living burden.

Back in the finance seat,  Minister Ashni Singh announced that the old age pension will rise to $25,000 per month from $20,500 and public assistance will increase from $9,000 per month to $12,000. He costed these two measures at $4.5b. Water tariffs are to be reduced by 5% across the board and the Value-added Tax zero rate is to be restored to  key food items including wheaten flour, “basic breads” and cooking oil among others.        

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EDUCATION: Universities need to wise up – or risk being consigned to history – The Guardian

By: John Naughton – The Guardian – Sat 13 Feb 2021 16.00 GMT.The pandemic has shown that other ways of teaching and learning are possible

  • Students locked down at Manchester Metropolitan University express their frustration to passersby.

    Photo: Students locked down at Manchester Metropolitan University express their frustration to passersby. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

The thing about pandemics, observed the historian Yuval Noah Harari, is that they tend to accelerate history. A couple of years ago, appalled by the environmental, financial and working-time costs of running research conferences, I wondered aloud how long it would take for many of these events to be conducted online – and gloomily predicted that it would take another decade.       Continue reading →

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