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Future positive as Guyana discovers oil reserves but fears country not ready.

The Guyanese economy is at a critical time in its own industrial development given the burgeoning of its hydrocarbon sector. Analyst says that the discovery helps solidify the area offshore Guyana as an “exploration province” for at least the next fifty years. Continue reading Future positive as Guyana discovers oil reserves but fears country not ready.

When Faith Goes Dark

My Dark Nights I was at the edge of darkness. It’s not pleasant, your world slowly becomes wobbly, you constantly battle between sin and right living {righteousness}, call into question your faith beliefs and search for honest faith when your world is shaken. But you hope to press through the valley of darkness believing that somewhere ahead there is light, holding on to the principles … Continue reading When Faith Goes Dark

Making Cents for At-Risk Youths in Guyana by Derise Williams.

From being overwhelmed with the responsibilities of providing day to day for her family, under the program Siddiqa has transitioned to a life full of zest. Her self-confidence has dramatically improved. She is in the process of applying for another grant to further expand her services to a full party service and rental. Continue reading Making Cents for At-Risk Youths in Guyana by Derise Williams.

WHY WALKING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD IS SAFER. By Clevern Liddell

This week’s guest blogger is Clevern Liddell.
Anyone who lives along the EBD knows how frustrating early morning traffic can be. I saw her lift her daughter up under her arms, secure her school bags and make a bolt across the road as if she herself were clad in a traffic police’s uniform forcing the oncoming traffic to halt in whichever direction it was flowing. Continue reading WHY WALKING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD IS SAFER. By Clevern Liddell

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT UNCERTAINTY OR OPPORTUNITY?

The United States have long presented itself as a leader in global development. It is the single largest donor  in humanitarian and development efforts, with sizable contributions to development banks like the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.  Within the United Nations system, the U.S. remains the largest funder of the U.N. as a whole championing the urgency of meeting the United Nation’s Sustainable … Continue reading GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT UNCERTAINTY OR OPPORTUNITY?

HOW THE WORLD MADE RELIGION A SCAPEGOAT FOR CONFLICT.

In this new, not so brave world, most pervasive and violent conflicts is not and will not erupt because of religion but increasingly from civilizations which are culturally different. The world is in the simultaneous process of fragmentation and integration not because of religious difference, but because of a “Clash of Civilizations” Continue reading HOW THE WORLD MADE RELIGION A SCAPEGOAT FOR CONFLICT.

FOR THE CARIBBEAN, GOOD LIVING NAH LANG LIFE.

This is a re-posted blog of 2014 exploring the development challenges the Caribbean faces in diversifying its dependence away from the traditional development paradigms and re-constructing regional development to help it punch above it weight as small island states. “Good living nah lang life” is an African Guyanese proverb that translates to mean that the good life won’t continue indefinitely without sustained contribution from the … Continue reading FOR THE CARIBBEAN, GOOD LIVING NAH LANG LIFE.