Every year I give my analysis of how our sugar Industry performed in the previous year, here is my report for 2012.
All estates are showing signs of poor labour turnout. In the year 2012 the industry showed the factories standing idle, out of cane and not grinding, during the first and second crops a total of 10,527 hours. The actual time the factories worked during the year was 21,623 hours this means that due to an acute shortage of labour to cut the cane the factories were standing idle 50% of the time during the crops waiting for the cane to be delivered, needless to say that during a substantial part of this time the factory’s workers had to be paid for standing by doing nothing.
After the sudden demise by “hanging” of a suspect in the murder of a United States Army doctor on a visit to Guyana, we implore the President and the Government of the United States of America to intervene in the justice system in Guyana.
During the last 20 years there have been hundreds (possibly thousands) of unsolved murders and deaths in Guyana.
Department of State, Washington, DC - March 05, 2015
Guyana is a transit country for cocaine destined for the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and West Africa. Cocaine originating in Colombia is smuggled to Venezuela and onward to Guyana by sea or air. Smugglers also transit land borders with Brazil, Venezuela, and Suriname. Cocaine is often concealed in legitimate commodities and smuggled via commercial maritime vessels, air transport, human couriers, or the postal services.
American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL)
The American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) program focuses on international educational exchanges for young political leaders worldwide. The program provides in-depth exploration of the governance, politics, policy making, bilateral relations, culture, and geographic diversity of the host country. Participants are provided opportunities to strengthen their personal leadership skills and enhance their understanding of international relations. This program is designed to promote mutual understanding, respect, and friendship with the goal of cultivating long-lasting relationships among young people who are poised to become tomorrow's global leaders and policy makers.
Successful candidates will include rising scholars or practitioners active in the academic, public or private sectors that demonstrate outstanding qualifications and a record of experience and accomplishment in an area clearly related to one of the designated research themes. Applicants must be conducting current research relevant to the program's themes and objectives, be open to exploring and incorporating comparative, interdisciplinary approaches in their investigations, and interested in developing collaborative activities with other Fulbright NEXUS Scholars.
Born in Washington, D.C., raised in Toledo, Ohio, Runa Lucienne is a Guyanese and African-American model, actress, and former Playboy Bunny who has appeared in numerous television shows, music videos, magazines, and national ad campaigns.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican Web site celebrated the feast of the dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran by launching a virtual tour of the Rome church -- thanks to Villanova University in Pennsylvania.
The virtual tour -- giving cybernauts a high-resolution, 360-degree view of the basilica -- went online at www.vatican.va Nov. 9, the feast of the dedication of the basilica, which is the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome.
More than 2,000 pairs of eyeglasses from Utah recently found new homes -- in Guyana.
Used glasses, often relegated to the backs of drawers, went to good use by people too poor to afford glasses or eye exams. Twenty-two Utahns, including several optometrists, made a humanitarian trip to provide eye care in the Third World country in South America.