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"guyana" Discussed on Environment: NPR

Environment: NPR

06:45 min | 3 weeks ago

"guyana" Discussed on Environment: NPR

"Exxon, the giant oil company apparently made Guyana and offered they can't refuse. A few years ago, the company struck oil off Guyana's coast. It's now increasing production at the very moment that much of the world is talking of a transition away from fossil fuels. The South American country is taking part even though it is threatened by rising sea levels. And Pierre's camilo domino ski reports. Most of Guyana's population lives beneath sea level on coastal lands drained by Dutch colonizers. They're protected by a thick sea wall that stretches for hundreds of miles. This sea wall just a few feet high in places is a hangout spot. It offers a fresh breeze after another 90° day and the crowded capital city of Georgetown. Kids play, couples flirt, Friends, chat over beers. They're looking out over a murky brown ocean filled with sediment carried from deep in the Amazon. For guyanese singer Jackie jacks, this muddy water means home and inspired a song. Could I sing a little bit of the song? I want to hold you close. But for climate experts see on hamer, this view inspires bleaker thoughts. Some people would consider it scary. Sea levels are rising even faster in Guyana than the global average. Already, some high tides spill over this old sea wall. And hamer has seen the worst case climate models. I do stand up and imagine that by the year 2100, all of this could possibly be gone. From the seawall, it's easy to see how climate change is affecting Guyana. But you have to look past the horizon to understand how Guyana is affecting climate change. Far inland, Guyana is covered in lush, well preserved rainforests. Because of those forests, it's actually one of very few countries that absorbs more greenhouse gases than it releases. But out at sea, the drill ships are at work. Guyana recently discovered it has a lot of oil. And it's not planning to leave it in the ground. We have a small window to get as much as possible out. Bart jag dio is Guyana's vice president, and he's representing the country at the cop 26 climate talks in Glasgow. Jack dio is the opposite of a climate denier. He's won awards for his climate advocacy. But after years of asking the world to cut emissions rapidly, he's not optimistic. It's not happening. And we don't see that happening anytime soon. By now, everyone acknowledges that the whole world's reliance on oil is driving devastating climate change. But oil demand keeps going up. So if the world isn't giving up oil, Jack deal asks, why should Guyana give up its payday? He points out that other richer countries will keep drilling. But those same countries will never give us a sense. In the 2015 Paris agreement, rich countries promised a $100 billion a year to help developing countries fight climate change. That promise has not been kept. Guyana would have developed this oil either way, but given that broken promise, Jack dio is frustrated that existing producers keep pumping while groups like the international energy agency called for no new oil development. There's nothing fear in this. So Jack deal hopes to ring out billions of dollars from the oil industry, while the industry still lasts, and use it to help Guyana develop. There are a few problems with this plan. For developing countries, oil cash typically makes an economy worse. It's called the resource curse. It can drive corruption and lead to damaging boom and bust cycles. On the other hand, Guyana might not make big money at all. The country's deal with Exxon is unusually favorable for Exxon. Vincent Adams, the former head of Guyana's EPA criticizes the contract terms, he says his country just doesn't have the expertise to make sure it gets its fair share. All kinds of gears and Shannon guns could be played and we have no way of monitoring and verifying. Adams isn't the only one frustrated. Many ordinary guyanese question if they'll ever benefit from the money. Others want the drilling to stop in the name of climate change. But even some people you might expect to oppose the deal, find themselves in a sort of murky middle, like environmental activist, a net Arjun Martins. She's a conservationist and a pilot with a bird's eye view of how climate change is affecting Guyana. One indigenous community she worked with has already moved to higher ground. So if you were to fly over the area where the thrive in community once was, that is now half a kilometer in the sea. She has lots to criticize about the oil deal. But as for stopping production entirely, you know, look, if the first work countries would pay us to keep the oil in the ground and compensate us from what we would lose if we didn't extract it, well, that would be the ultimate fix for me as a guy in, but as long as that's not an option, she says, Guyana needs the money. This ambivalence about oil production is widespread in Guyana. It's a mix of need, hope and skepticism. But one thing is clear. Climate change is already hitting Diana, and it's not just the ocean rising. Weather patterns are shifting too. On his small household farm just east of Georgetown, liquor and ragunath points to wear a papaya tree used to be. Then we arrive at a shriveled Brown sapling. These flood drowned trees will take years to regrow. What was that? Fear. And it's just totally dead. Yeah, it can not come back. This spring, relentless rains caused the creeks to rise. Many houses and farms were already raised to cope with floods, but it wasn't enough. Under feet of water, this area looked like a Lake, one filled with rotting livestock and flooded homes. And the waters stayed for three months. No one had ever seen anything like it. I don't really know about climate change, yeah, but you can. You know, just see what is going on. Ragnarok looks down at the deeply cracked soil beneath his feet, like many farmers here he worries about the floods coming back. He plans to hire an excavator to raise his fields higher again. Raised fields, taller dams, higher sea walls. Guyana faces steep costs because of climate change, it did nothing to help cause. And now it's joining the world's oil producers..

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"guyana" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

07:48 min | 3 months ago

"guyana" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Way at the consequences to local communities to their workers to save the of these intensifying storms which they themselves are antonia you us. You're recent investigation for the guardian is titled exxon's oil drilling gamble off. Guyana coast poses major environmental risk. Can you talk about exxonmobil's massive new oil project and guyana which is thousands of miles away projected to be the corporation's largest oil production in the world coming despite desperate climate warnings against new fossil fuel development guyana currently a carbon sink. So it you say risk of turning into a carbon bomb and then related to what we're seeing in the gulf so exxon has said that it is committed to helping meet the paris climate goals of reducing global warming one point five degrees celsius preindustrial levels. It has said that it is is aware of the climate crisis and is taking steps to reduce things flaring methane and to move into a less carbon intensive model production at the same time it is. It is through this through this new project in guyana turning a country that was a non oil producer in right now into a massive oil producer prediction of nine billion barrels of oil to be guyana under so this is brand new development. Exxon within in two thousand fifteen started production in late. Two thousand nineteen so is making this decision now at a time. When institutions including the international energy agency has said to avert the worst of the climate crisis there can be no new fossil fuel production and in the midst of that in the midst of vat a consensus emerging gonna bring its largest oil production predicted to be production. The world online in guyana. So that is obviously a huge mismatch of rhetoric and reality In my article is at garden. It's an article for the guardian floodway I found that this reduction would release one hundred twenty five million metric tons of carbon dioxide her year from thousand twenty five for at least thousand forty that see prevalent of fifteen coal fifteen coal facilities operating every year annually but not only an ant exxon exploring consistently from these operations even though At seventy eight would not and it's not supposed to in that also releases methane anymore. Carbon intensive operations but in terms of the safety to communities in lessons learned from things like the bp deepwater horizon disaster here in the gulf of mexico. I had dr ever be was one of the world. Renowned experts and at the university of california berkeley and one of the most trusted experts on the horizon disaster many other Disasters formerly refer. Shell were one thousand pages of exxon's permits on another submissions to the government Operations there neither deepwater alternate wire operations vary technologically conflicts. Very risky operations officer guyana. And he said that exxon's plans were superficial. I'm we're putting putting forward improbable predictions of what what their capacity was to address and put in place the necessary. Cd mechanisms for operating in this dangerous typo of russian and that they were taking n. What another person. I interviewed dr vincent atoms. Who is the former head of ghana's environmental protection agency as well as melinda janke international mental lawyer from guyana who wrote many of diana's environmental laws. They both said guyana completely lacks the capacity to overseas operations to be a regulator of these operations. Those two isa's combine may be very concerned that there is not the safety mechanisms in place here in case there is very predictable outcome with deepwater drilling a blowout like there wasn't a case of vp choir horizon. That they don't have the necessary safety equipment in place. The lessons learned from bp. You can stack which comes on if there is a blowout to secure in the pilot. A second relief. Well which is how dwyer horizon only after one hundred fifty days was finally ashley. Shut in a macondo while low. How of these are not in place in guyana end that he said he's far from comfortable with the safety of these operations and exxon should be far from comfortable as well. Well before we end this part of the discussion. I want to go back to. Monique verden the homeland nation. Your group is called. Another gulf is possible as we begin to see the level of destruction. What is possible. Well i mean the only thing that's really possible right now is for people to support people as best they can and from past disasters. We know that you know it's really those who are on the ground who are able to support their community members. Best in know what they need him so we currently have a mutual aid campaign. That's out there on another gulf dot com. Where we're trying to raise funds were planning to deploy a couple of just recovery vehicles in the coming days to try to bring supplies in and try to support folks who are not going to be able to come home in whatever ways that we can whether that means helping them to find housing food. i mean. Everyone is so broken already. Because of kobe and the situation we've been in for the last year and a half so we know that folks are already on. Yeah at at into the rope and so and then also we're trying to just knowing that this is not going away right. We're in climate chaos. Dance for now until and so. What kind of equipment equipment can we give to folks that they can be as resilient as possible in these times on their own. So we've been also deploying these just recovery kits which include a bigberkeywaterfilters and a little solar pack. Because we know that those two simple items can really be life saving. So that's where we're at right now. I mean i think it's what is our community going to need also remembering that this storm is going to pass but there other storms that are lining up and we're last year was really intense and and i fear thought that this will not be our last storm. This season. monique down. We wanna thank you so much for being with us citizen of united home. A nation now evacuated to pensacola florida. She's with the another gulf as possible and antonio you ha- soil and energy investigative journalist Twenty twenty twenty one birth othello whose recent investigation for the guardian headlined. Exxon's oil drilling gamble of guyana. Coast poses major. Environmental risk will link to it next up. We go to afghanistan. Stay with us.

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"guyana" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

07:48 min | 3 months ago

"guyana" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Way at the consequences to local communities to their workers to save the of these intensifying storms which they themselves are antonia you us. You're recent investigation for the guardian is titled exxon's oil drilling gamble off. Guyana coast poses major environmental risk. Can you talk about exxonmobil's massive new oil project in guyana which is thousands of miles away projected to be the corporation's largest oil production in the world coming despite desperate climate warnings against new fossil fuel development guyana currently a carbon sink. So it you say risk of turning into a carbon bomb and then related to what we're seeing in the gulf so exxon has said that it is committed to helping meet the paris climate goals of reducing global warming one point five degrees celsius preindustrial levels has said that it is is aware of the climate crisis and is taking steps to reduce things flaring methane and to move into a less carbon intensive model production at the same time it is. It is through this through this new project in guyana turning a country that was a non oil producer in right now into a massive oil producer prediction of nine billion barrels of oil to be guyana under so this is brand new development. Exxon within in two thousand fifteen started production in late. Two thousand nineteen so is making this decision now at a time. When institutions including the international energy agency has said to avert the worst of the climate crisis there can be no new fossil fuel production and in the midst of that in the midst of vat a consensus emerging gonna bring its largest oil production predicted to be production. The world online in guyana. So that is obviously a huge mismatch of rhetoric and reality In my article is at garden. It's an article for the guardian floodway I found that this reduction would release one hundred twenty five million metric tons of carbon dioxide her year from thousand twenty five for at least thousand forty that see prevalent of fifteen coal fifteen coal facilities operating every year annually. But not only an ant exxon exploring. I'm consistently from these operations even though At seventy eight would not and it's not supposed to in that also releases methane anymore. Carbon intensive operations but in terms of the safety to communities in lessons learned from things like the bp deepwater horizon disaster here in the gulf of mexico. I had dr ever be was one of the world. Renowned experts and at the university of california berkeley and one of the most trusted experts on the horizon disaster many other Disasters formerly refer. Shell were one thousand pages of exxon's permits on another submissions to government Operations there neither deepwater alternate wire operations vary technologically conflicts very risky operations offshore diana. And he said that exxon's plans were superficial We're putting putting forward improbable predictions of what what their capacity was to address and put in place the necessary. Cd mechanisms for operating in this dangerous typo of russian and that they were taking n. What another person. I interviewed dr vincent atoms. Who is the former head of ghana's environmental protection agency as well as melinda janke international mental lawyer from guyana who wrote many of diana's environmental laws. They both said guyana completely lacks the capacity to overseas operations to be a regulator of these operations. Those two isa's combine may be very concerned that there is not the safety mechanisms in place here in case there is very predictable outcome with deepwater drilling a blowout like there wasn't a case of vp choir horizon. That they don't have the necessary safety equipment in place. The lessons learned from bp. You can stack which comes on if there is a blowout to secure in the pilot. A second relief. Well which is how dwyer horizon only after one hundred fifty days was finally ashley. Shut in a macondo while low. How these are not in place in guyana end that he said he's far from comfortable with the safety of these operations and exxon should be far from comfortable as well. Well before we end this part of the discussion. I want to go back to. Monique verden the homeland nation. Your group is called. Another gulf is possible as we begin to see the level of destruction. What is possible. Well i mean the only thing that's really possible right now is for people to support people as best they can and from past disasters. We know that you know it's really those two are on the ground who are able to support their community members. Best in know what they need him so we currently have a mutual aid campaign. That's out there on another gulf dot com. Where we're trying to raise funds were planning to deploy a couple of just recovery vehicles in the coming days to try to bring supplies in and try to support folks who are not going to be able to come home in whatever ways that we can whether that means helping them to find housing food. i mean. Everyone is so broken already. Because of kobe and the situation we've been in for the last year and a half so we know that folks are already on. Yeah at at into the rope and so and then also we're trying to just knowing that this is not going away right. We're in climate chaos. Dance for now until and so. What kind of equipment can we give to folks that they can be as resilient as possible in these times on their own. So we've been also deploying these just recovery kits which include a bigberkeywaterfilters and a little solar pack. Because we know that those two simple things can really be life saving. So that's where we're at right now. I mean i think it's what is our community going to need also remembering that. This storm is going to pass but there other storms that are lining up and we're last year was really intense and and i fear that this will not be our last storm. This season. monique down. We wanna thank you so much for being with us citizen of united home. A nation now evacuated to pensacola florida. She's with the another gulf as possible and antonio you ha- soil and energy investigative journalist Twenty twenty twenty one birth othello whose recent investigation for the guardian headlined. Exxon's oil drilling gamble of guyana. Coast poses major. Environmental risk will link to it next up. We go to afghanistan. Stay with us.

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"guyana" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

08:00 min | 3 months ago

"guyana" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"You really shouldn't have fossil structure in its at. There's only so much you can do to prepare for it. But there are things that they know that they can do much better than they still haven't put in place even no way at the consequences to local communities to their workers to save the of these intensifying storms which they themselves are antonia you us. You're recent investigation for the guardian is titled exxon's oil drilling gamble off. Guyana coast poses major environmental risk. Can you talk about exxonmobil's massive new oil project in guyana which is thousands of miles away projected to be the corporation's largest oil production in the world coming despite desperate climate warnings against new fossil fuel development guyana currently a carbon sink. So it you say risk of turning into a carbon bomb and then related to what we're seeing in the gulf so exxon has said that it is committed to helping meet the paris climate goals of reducing global warming one point five degrees celsius preindustrial levels. It has said that it is is aware of the climate crisis and is taking steps to reduce things flaring methane and to move into a less carbon intensive model production at the same time line. It is it is through this through this new project in guyana turning a country that was a non oil producer in right now into a massive oil producer prediction of nine billion barrels of oil to be guyana under so this is brand new development. Exxon within in two thousand fifteen started production in late. Two thousand nineteen so is making this decision now at a time. When institutions including the international energy agency has said to avert the worst of the climate crisis there can be no new fossil fuel production and in the midst of that in the midst of vat a consensus emerging gonna bring its largest oil production predicted to be production. The world online in guyana. So that is obviously a huge mismatch of rhetoric and reality In my article is at garden. It's an article for the guardian floodway I found that this reduction would release one hundred twenty five million metric tons of carbon dioxide her year from thousand twenty five for at least thousand forty that see prevalent of fifteen coal fifteen coal facilities operating every year annually. But not only an ant exxon exploring. I'm consistently from these operations even though At seventy eight would not and it's not supposed to in that also releases methane and more carbon intensive operations but in terms of the safety to communities in lessons learned from things like the bp deepwater horizon disaster here in the gulf of mexico. I had dr ever be was one of the world. Renowned experts and at the university of california berkeley and one of the most trusted experts on the horizon disaster many other Disasters formerly refer. Shell were one thousand pages of exxon's permits on another submissions to government Operations there neither deepwater alternate wire operations vary technologically conflicts very risky operations officer diana. And he said that exxon's plans were superficial We're putting putting forward improbable predictions of what what their capacity was to address and put in place the necessary. Cd mechanisms for operating in this dangerous typo of russian and that they were taking n. What another person. I interviewed dr vincent atoms. Who is the former head of ghana's environmental protection agency as well as melinda janke international mental lawyer from guyana who wrote many of diana's environmental laws. They both said guyana completely lacks the capacity to overseas operations to be a regulator of these operations. Those two isa's combine may be very concerned that there is not the safety mechanisms in place here in case there is very predictable outcome with deepwater drilling a- blowout like there wasn't a case of vp choir horizon. That they don't have the necessary safety equipment in place. The lessons learned from bp can stack which comes on if there is a blowout to secure in the pilot. A second relief. Well which is how dwyer horizon only after one hundred fifty days was finally ashley. Shut in a macondo while low. How of these are not in place in guyana end that he said he's far from comfortable with the safety of these operations and exxon should be far from comfortable as well. Well before we end this part of the discussion. I want to go back to. Monique verden the homeland nation. Your group is called. Another gulf is possible as we begin to see the level of destruction. What is possible. Well i mean the only thing that's really possible right now is for people to support people as best they can and from past disasters. We know that you know it's really those two are on the ground who are able to support their community members. Best in know what they need him so we currently have a mutual aid campaign. That's out there on another gulf dot com. Where we're trying to raise funds were planning to deploy a couple of just recovery vehicles in the coming days to try to bring supplies in and try to support folks who are not going to be able to come home in whatever ways that we can whether that means helping them to find housing food. i mean. Everyone is so broken already. Because of kobe and the situation we've been in for the last year and a half so we know that folks are already on. Yeah at at into the rope and so and then also we're trying to just knowing that this is not going away right. We're in climate chaos. Dance for now until and so. What kind of equipment can we give to folks that they can be as resilient as possible in these times on their own. So we've been also deploying these just recovery kits which include a bigberkeywaterfilters and a little solar pack. Because we know that those two simple items can really be life saving. So that's where we're at right now. I mean i think it's what is our community going to need also remembering that this storm is going to pass but there other storms that are lining up and we're last year was really intense and and i fear thought that this will not be our last storm. This season. monique down. We wanna thank you so much for being with us citizen of united home. A nation now evacuated to pensacola florida. She's with the another gulf as possible and antonio you ha- soil and energy investigative journalist Twenty twenty twenty one birth othello whose recent investigation for the guardian headlined. Exxon's oil drilling gamble of guyana. Coast poses major. Environmental risk will link to it next up. We go to afghanistan. Stay with us.

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"guyana" Discussed on THIS IS DEMOCRACY

THIS IS DEMOCRACY

07:46 min | 3 months ago

"guyana" Discussed on THIS IS DEMOCRACY

"Consequences to local communities to their workers to save the of these intensifying storms which they themselves are antonia you us. You're recent investigation for the guardian is titled exxon's oil drilling gamble off. Guyana coast poses major environmental risk. Can you talk about exxonmobil's massive new oil project in guyana which is thousands of miles away projected to be the corporation's largest oil production in the world coming despite desperate climate warnings against new fossil fuel development guyana currently a carbon sink. So it you say risk of turning into a carbon bomb and then related to what we're seeing in the gulf so exxon has said that it is committed to helping meet the paris climate goals of reducing global warming one point five degrees celsius preindustrial levels. It has said that it is is aware of the climate crisis and is taking steps to reduce things flaring methane and to move into a less carbon intensive model production at the same time it is. It is through this through this new project in guyana turning a country that was a non oil producer in right now into a massive oil producer prediction of nine billion barrels of oil to be guyana under so this is brand new development. Exxon within in two thousand fifteen started production in late. Two thousand nineteen so is making this decision now at a time. When institutions including the international energy agency has said to avert the worst of the climate crisis there can be no new fossil fuel production and in the midst of that in the midst of vat a consensus emerging gonna bring its largest oil production predicted to be production. The world online in guyana. So that is obviously a huge mismatch of rhetoric and reality In my article is the garden. It's an article for the guardian floodway I found that this reduction would release one hundred twenty five million metric tons of carbon dioxide her year from thousand twenty five for at least thousand forty that see prevalent of fifteen coal fifteen coal facilities operating every year annually. But not only an ant exxon exploring. I'm consistently from these operations even though At seventy eight would not and it's not supposed to in that also releases methane anymore. Carbon intensive operations but in terms of the safety to communities in lessons learned from things like the bp deepwater horizon disaster here in the gulf of mexico. I had dr ever be was one of the world. Renowned experts and at the university of california berkeley and one of the most trusted experts on the horizon disaster many other Disasters formerly refer. Shell were one thousand pages of exxon's permits on another submissions to government Operations there neither deepwater alternate wire operations vary technologically conflicts very risky operations offshore diana. And he said that exxon's plans were superficial We're putting putting forward improbable predictions of what what their capacity was to address and put in place the necessary. Cd mechanisms for operating in this dangerous typo of russian and that they were taking n. What another person. I interviewed dr vincent atoms. Who is the former head of cayenne environmental protection agency as well as melinda janke international mental lawyer from guyana who wrote many of diana's environmental laws. They both said guyana completely lacks the capacity to overseas operations to be a regulator of these operations. Those two isa's combine may be very concerned that there is not the safety mechanisms in place here in case there is very predictable outcome with deepwater drilling a blowout like there wasn't a case of bp choir horizon that they don't have the necessary safety equipment in place. The lessons learned from bp. You can stack which comes on if there is a blowout to secure in the pilot. A second relief. Well which is how dwyer horizon only after one hundred fifty days was finally ashley. Shut in a macondo while low. How of these are not in place in guyana end that he said he's far from comfortable with the safety of these operations and exxon should be far from comfortable as well. Well before we end this part of the discussion. I want to go back to. Monique verden the homeland nation. Your group is called. Another gulf is possible as we begin to see the level of destruction. What is possible. Well i mean the only thing that's really possible right now is for people to support people as best they can and from past disasters. We know that you know it's really those two are on the ground who are able to support their community members. Best in know what they need him so we currently have a mutual aid campaign. That's out there on another gulf dot com. Where we're trying to raise funds were planning to deploy a couple of just recovery vehicles in the coming days to try to bring supplies in and try to support folks who are not going to be able to come home in whatever ways that we can whether that means helping them to find housing food. i mean. Everyone is so broken already. Because of kobe and the situation we've been in for the last year and a half so we know that folks are already on. Yeah at at into the rope and so and then also we're trying to just knowing that this is not going away right. We're in climate chaos. Dance for now until and so. What kind of equipment can we give to folks that they can be as resilient as possible in these times on their own. So we've been also deploying these just recovery kits which include a bigberkeywaterfilters and a little solar pack. Because we know that those two simple items can really be life saving. So that's where we're at right now. I mean i think it's what is our community going to need also remembering that. This storm is going to pass but there other storms that are lining up and we're last year was really intense and and i fear that this will not be our last storm. This season. monique down. We wanna thank you so much for being with us citizen of united home. A nation now evacuated to pensacola florida. She's with the another gulf as possible and antonio you ha- soil and energy investigative journalist Twenty twenty twenty one birth othello whose recent investigation for the guardian headlined. Exxon's oil drilling gamble of guyana. Coast poses major. Environmental risk will link to it next up. We go to.

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"guyana" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

07:58 min | 3 months ago

"guyana" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"You really shouldn't have fossil structure in its at. There's only so much you can do to prepare for it. But there are things that they know that they can do much better than they still haven't put in place even no way at the consequences to local communities to their workers to save the of these intensifying storms which they themselves are antonia you us. You're recent investigation for the guardian is titled exxon's oil drilling gamble off. Guyana coast poses major environmental risk. Can you talk about exxonmobil's massive new oil project in guyana which is thousands of miles away projected to be the corporation's largest oil production in the world coming despite desperate climate warnings against new fossil fuel development guyana currently a carbon sink. So it you say risk of turning into a carbon bomb and then related to what we're seeing in the gulf so exxon has said that it is committed to helping meet the paris climate goals of reducing global warming one point five degrees celsius preindustrial levels. It has said that it is is aware of the climate crisis and is taking steps to reduce things flaring methane and to move into a less carbon intensive model production at the same time it is. It is through this through this new project in guyana turning a country that was a non oil producer right now in to a massive oil producer prediction of nine billion barrels of oil to be guyana under so this is brand new development. Exxon within in two thousand fifteen started production in late. Two thousand nineteen so is making this decision now at a time. When institutions including the international energy agency has said to avert the worst of the climate crisis there can be no new fossil fuel production and in the midst of that in the midst of vat a consensus emerging gonna bring its largest oil production predicted to be production. The world online in guyana. So that is obviously a huge mismatch of rhetoric and reality In my article is at garden. It's an article for the guardian floodway I found that this reduction would release one hundred twenty five million metric tons of carbon dioxide her year from thousand twenty five for at least two thousand forty that see prevalent of fifteen coal fifteen coal facilities operating every year annually. But not only an an exxon exploring. I'm consistently from these operations even though At seventy eight would not and it's not supposed to in that also releases methane anymore. Carbon intensive operations but in terms of the safety to communities in lessons learned from things like the bp deepwater horizon disaster here in the gulf of mexico. I had dr ever be was one of the world. Renowned experts and at the university of california berkeley and one of the most trusted experts on the horizon disaster many other Disasters formerly refer. Shell were one thousand pages of exxon's permits on another submissions to government Operations there neither deepwater alternate wire operations vary technologically conflicts very risky operations offshore diana. And he said that exxon's plans were superficial We're putting putting forward improbable predictions of what what their capacity was to address and put in place the necessary. Cd mechanisms for operating in this dangerous typo of russian and that they were taking n. What another person. I interviewed dr vincent atoms. Who is the former head of ghana's environmental protection agency as well as melinda janke international mental lawyer from guyana who wrote many of diana's environmental laws. They both said guyana completely lacks the capacity to overseas operations to be a regulator of these operations. Those two isa's combine may be very concerned that there is not the safety mechanisms in place here in case there is very predictable outcome with deepwater drilling a blowout like there wasn't a case of vp choir horizon. That they don't have the necessary safety equipment in place. The lessons learned from bp. You can stack which comes on if there is a blowout to secure in the pilot. A second relief. Well which is how dwyer horizon only after one hundred fifty days was finally ashley. Shut in a macondo while low. How of these are not in place in guyana and that he said he's far from comfortable with the safety of these operations and exxon should be far from comfortable as well. Well before we end this part of the discussion. I want to go back to. Monique verden the homeland nation. Your group is called. Another gulf is possible as we begin to see the level of destruction. What is possible. Well i mean the only thing that's really possible right now is for people to support people as best they can and from past disasters. We know that you know it's really those two are on the ground who are able to support their community members. Best in know what they need him so we currently have a mutual aid campaign. That's out there on another gulf dot com. Where we're trying to raise funds were planning to deploy a couple of just recovery vehicles in the coming days to try to bring supplies in and try to support folks who are not going to be able to come home in whatever ways that we can whether that means helping them to find housing food. i mean. Everyone is so broken already. Because of kobe and the situation we've been in for the last year and a half so we know that folks are already on. Yeah at at into the rope and so and then also we're trying to just knowing that this is not going away right. We're in climate chaos. Dance for now until and so. What kind of equipment can we give to folks that they can be as resilient as possible in these times on their own. So we've been also deploying these just recovery kits which include a bigberkeywaterfilters and a little solar pack. Because we know that those two simple items can really be life saving. So that's where we're at right now. I mean i think it's what is our community going to need also remembering that this storm is going to pass but there other storms that are lining up and we're last year was really intense and and i fear thought that this will not be our last storm. This season. monique down. We wanna thank you so much for being with us citizen of united home. A nation now evacuated to pensacola florida. She's with the another gulf as possible and antonio you ha- soil and energy investigative journalist Twenty twenty twenty one birth othello whose recent investigation for the guardian headlined. Exxon's oil drilling gamble of guyana. Coast poses major. Environmental risk will link to it next up. We go to.

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"guyana" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

07:57 min | 3 months ago

"guyana" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Have fossil structure in its at. There's only so much you can do to prepare for it. But there are things that they know that they can do much better than they still haven't put in place even no way the consequences to local communities to their workers to save the of these intensifying storms. Which they themselves are antonia you us. You're recent investigation for the guardian is titled exxon's oil drilling gamble off. Guyana coast poses major environmental risk. Can you talk about exxonmobil's massive new oil project and guyana which is thousands of miles away projected to be the corporation's largest oil production in the world coming despite desperate climate warnings against new fossil fuel development guyana currently a carbon sink. So it you say risk of turning into a carbon bomb and then related to what we're seeing in the gulf so exxon has said that it is committed to helping meet the paris climate goals of reducing global warming one point five degrees celsius preindustrial levels. It has said that it is is aware of the climate crisis and is taking steps to reduce things flaring methane and to move into a less carbon intensive model production at the same time it is. It is through this through this new project in guyana turning a country that was a non oil producer right now into a massive oil producer prediction of nine billion barrels of oil to be guyana under so this is brand new development. Exxon within in two thousand fifteen started production in late. Two thousand nineteen so is making this decision now at a time. When institutions including the international energy agency has said to avert the worst of the climate crisis there can be no new fossil fuel production and in the midst of that in the midst of vat a consensus emerging gonna bring its largest oil production predicted to be production. The world online in guyana. So that is obviously a huge mismatch of rhetoric and reality In my article is at garden. It's an article for the guardian floodway I found that this reduction would release one hundred twenty five million metric tons of carbon dioxide her year from thousand twenty five for at least thousand forty that see prevalent of fifteen coal fifteen coal facilities operating every year annually. But not only an ant exxon exploring. I'm consistently from these operations even though At seventy eight would not and it's not supposed to in that also releases methane and more carbon intensive operations but in terms of the safety to communities in lessons learned from things like the bp deepwater horizon disaster here in the gulf of mexico. I had dr ever be was one of the world. Renowned experts and at the university of california berkeley and one of the most trusted experts on the horizon disaster many other Disasters formerly refer. Shell were one thousand pages of exxon's permits on another submissions to government Operations there neither deepwater alternate wire operations vary technologically conflicts. Very risky operations officer guyana. And he said that exxon's plans were superficial We're putting putting forward improbable predictions of what what their capacity was to address and put in place the necessary. Cd mechanisms for operating in this dangerous typo of russian and that they were taking n. What another person. I interviewed dr vincent atoms. Who is the former head of ghana's environmental protection agency as well as melinda janke international mental lawyer from guyana who wrote many of diana's environmental laws. They both said guyana completely lacks the capacity to overseas operations to be a regulator of these operations. Those two isa's combine may be very concerned that there is not the safety mechanisms in place here in case there is very predictable outcome with deepwater drilling a blowout like there wasn't a case of vp choir horizon. That they don't have the necessary safety equipment in place. The lessons learned from bp. You can stack which comes on if there is a blowout to secure in the pilot. A second relief. Well which is how dwyer horizon only after one hundred fifty days was finally ashley. Shut in a macondo while low. How these are not in place in guyana end that he said he's far from comfortable with the safety of these operations and exxon should be far from comfortable as well. Well before we end this part of the discussion. I want to go back to. Monique verden the homeland nation. Your group is called. Another gulf is possible as we begin to see the level of destruction. What is possible. Well i mean the only thing that's really possible right now is for people to support people as best they can and from past disasters. We know that you know it's really those who are on the ground who are able to support their community members. Best in know what they need him so we currently have a mutual aid campaign. That's out there on another gulf dot com. Where we're trying to raise funds were planning to deploy a couple of just recovery vehicles in the coming days to try to bring supplies in and try to support folks who are not going to be able to come home in whatever ways that we can whether that means helping them to find housing food. i mean. Everyone is so broken already. Because of kobe and the situation we've been in for the last year and a half so we know that folks are already on. Yeah at at into the rope and so and then also we're trying to just knowing that this is not going away right. We're in climate chaos. Dance for now until and so. What kind of equipment can we give to folks that they can be as resilient as possible in these times on their own. So we've been also deploying these just recovery kits which include a bigberkeywaterfilters and a little solar pack. Because we know that those two simple items can really be life saving. So that's where we're at right now. I mean i think it's what is our community going to need also remembering that. This storm is going to pass but there other storms that are lining up and we're last year was really intense and and i fear that this will not be our last storm. This season. monique down. We wanna thank you so much for being with us citizen of united home. A nation now evacuated to pensacola florida. She's with the another gulf as possible and antonio you ha- soil and energy investigative journalist Twenty twenty twenty one birth othello whose recent investigation for the guardian headlined. Exxon's oil drilling gamble of guyana. Coast poses major. Environmental risk will link to it next up. We go to.

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"guyana" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

07:58 min | 3 months ago

"guyana" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Shouldn't have fossil structure in its at. There's only so much you can do to prepare for it. But there are things that they know that they can do much better than they still haven't put in place even no way at the consequences to local communities to their workers to save the of these intensifying storms which they themselves are antonia you us. You're recent investigation for the guardian is titled exxon's oil drilling gamble off. Guyana coast poses major environmental risk. Can you talk about exxonmobil's massive new oil project and guyana which is thousands of miles away projected to be the corporation's largest oil production in the world coming despite desperate climate warnings against new fossil fuel development guyana currently a carbon sink. So it you say risk of turning into a carbon bomb and then related to what we're seeing in the gulf so exxon has said that it is committed to helping meet the paris climate goals of reducing global warming one point five degrees celsius preindustrial levels. It has said that it is is aware of the climate crisis and is taking steps to reduce things flaring methane and to move into a less carbon intensive model production at the same time it is. It is through this through this new project in guyana turning a country that was a non oil producer in right now in to a massive oil producer prediction of nine billion barrels of oil to be guyana under so this is brand new development. Exxon within in two thousand fifteen started production in late. Two thousand nineteen so is making this decision now at a time. When institutions including the international energy agency has said to avert the worst of the climate crisis there can be no new fossil fuel production and in the midst of that in the midst of vat a consensus emerging gonna bring its largest oil production predicted to be production. The world online in guyana. So that is obviously a huge mismatch of rhetoric and reality In my article is at garden. It's an article for the guardian floodway I found that this reduction would release one hundred twenty five million metric tons of carbon dioxide her year from thousand twenty five for at least thousand forty that see prevalent of fifteen coal fifteen coal facilities operating every year annually. But not only an ant exxon exploring. I'm consistently from these operations even though At seventy eight would not and it's not supposed to in that also releases methane and more carbon intensive operations but in terms of the safety to communities in lessons learned from things like the bp deepwater horizon disaster here in the gulf of mexico. I had dr ever be was one of the world. Renowned experts and at the university of california berkeley and one of the most trusted experts on the horizon disaster many other Disasters formerly refer. Shell were one thousand pages of exxon's permits on another submissions to government Operations there neither deepwater alternate wire operations vary technologically conflicts very risky operations offshore diana. And he said that exxon's plans were superficial We're putting putting forward improbable predictions of what what their capacity was to address and put in place the necessary. Cd mechanisms for operating in this dangerous typo of russian and that they were taking n. What another person. I interviewed dr vincent atoms. Who is the former head of ghana's environmental protection agency as well as melinda janke international mental lawyer from guyana who wrote many of diana's environmental laws. They both said guyana completely lacks the capacity to overseas operations to be a regulator of these operations. Those two isa's combine may be very concerned that there is not the safety mechanisms in place here in case there is very predictable outcome with deepwater drilling a blowout like there wasn't a case of vp choir horizon. That they don't have the necessary safety equipment in place. The lessons learned from bp. You can stack which comes on if there is a blowout to secure in the pilot. A second relief. Well which is how dwyer horizon only after one hundred fifty days was finally ashley. Shut in a macondo while low. How of these are not in place in guyana. End that he said he's far from comfortable with the safety of these operations and exxon should be from comfortable as well. Well before we end this part of the discussion. I want to go back to. Monique verden the homeland nation. Your group is called. Another gulf is possible as we begin to see the level of destruction. What is possible. Well i mean the only thing that's really possible right now is for people to support people as best they can and from past disasters. We know that you know it's really those who are on the ground who are able to support their community members. Best in know what they need him so we currently have a mutual aid campaign. That's out there on another gulf dot com. Where we're trying to raise funds were planning to deploy a couple of just recovery vehicles in the coming days to try to bring supplies in and try to support folks who are not going to be able to come home in whatever ways that we can whether that means helping them to find housing food. i mean. Everyone is so broken already. Because of kobe and the situation we've been in for the last year and a half so we know that folks are already on. Yeah at at into the rope and so and then also we're trying to just knowing that this is not going away right. We're in climate chaos. Dance for now until and so. What kind of equipment equipment can we give to folks that they can be as resilient as possible in these times on their own. So we've been also deploying these just recovery kits which include a bigberkeywaterfilters and a little solar pack. Because we know that those two simple dems can really be life saving. So that's where we're at right now. I mean i think it's what is our community going to need also remembering that this storm is going to pass but there other storms that are lining up and we're last year was really intense and and i fear thought that this will not be our last storm. This season. monique down. We wanna thank you so much for being with us citizen of united home. A nation now evacuated to pensacola florida. She's with the another gulf as possible and antonio you ha- soil and energy investigative journalist Twenty twenty twenty one birth of fellow. Who's recent investigation for the guardian headlined. Exxon's oil drilling gamble of guyana. Coast poses. major. Environmental risk will link to it next up. We go to.

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"guyana" Discussed on Stories Philippines Podcast

Stories Philippines Podcast

02:43 min | 7 months ago

"guyana" Discussed on Stories Philippines Podcast

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Abiola Abrams: African Goddess Initiation

You Can Heal Your Life

02:05 min | 7 months ago

Abiola Abrams: African Goddess Initiation

"Guest is abiolas. Abrahams and ola has been releasing a few audios and the house unlimited audio app. You might have seen her on one of the. Hey how's facebook pages. But she has her new book coming out and her new book is called african goddess initiations sacred rituals for self love prosperity and joy. How you doing abiola's read. I am on top of the world today so glad to be here with you. Were happy to have you here. And so you've written has great book for us. But i'd love to just start and learn a little bit more about you and what you do. I know you're a spiritual teacher coach intuitive. But i'd love to hear from you kind of how you work with. People how you work with the goddesses and just kinda get an overview before we jump into some of the other things absolutely absolutely so it to introduce myself to your audience. I am a native new yorker born and raised one of the five and i am the first person in my family born in the united states. Actually my mother and my father are both from a tiny village in guyana south america and strangely enough didn't meet their but they met in new york city. And here i am and as you mentioned. I am a spiritual teacher coach. I am a retreat leader. And the way that i work with people is that i help to help us to tap into greater self love greater self were and greater self acceptance and what better to be talking about in the house louise built

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The Traders Journey: Tall Poppy Syndrome

The Trader Cobb Crypto Podcast

04:43 min | 1 year ago

The Traders Journey: Tall Poppy Syndrome

"Today i it a go into. I guess covering what many of you will either be going through now or have been going through a we wile and some of you. Well this'll be completely if you're looking to venture into The markets and that is the the nice is they are out there. They've very powerful their voices because they love to Bring you back. They lie back. I mean what we call it in. Australia's told poppy syndrome. People don't like to see people moving outside of this social group and moving onto bigger and better things is must just be that we wide to fill good around the people that we're with. That are the siamese us for some bizarre reason the point they're trying to make his. You have people that are going to call you crazy right. I know i did when i left. Noosa heads which is where i was from. I went and distant travel new zealand for wall. Did a few bits and pieces like that but still hadn't really worked at exactly what it was. I wanted to do trading. It always bain day except for authorized to be stockbroker bunch of different things and then i went to london and i don striding to try to pretty much as soon as i got that. You're not long sort of settling in his filing needle trading and trying man. I had the opportunity to take over the family business. That's builder no certainly would would've make pretty sweet law business on lovely part of the world and it was all already sort of set off to walk into the hard work of building. The business had already been done to to a certain degree. Where could just walk in. And you know well. He went but i went to my path. I decided to trade index get involved in the markets mainly because i saw how much stress and how hot it was to manage the logic finding now that i do have a growing team now. I did like the idea that i could just try from anywhere in the world and effectively. You sort of leave. The lot that i wanted to live now works really well in my early twenty also mid mid twenties probably when it started actually work actually be okay at it and then leading into about twenty nine twenty eight to have my daughter in sydney. He was a pretty simple pretty cruzi. Lost once i got the hang of the tried again but the whole point was it took a lot of work to get to that stage. And you can have these people saying house trading going like as if they're expecting you to file they want you to file they're expecting you to fall on your face not be success worth. You're going to have to deal with these people and the hottest point in which you're gonna have to deal with them when you're actually do start to have a bit of a poor run because you're going to have one we we all do i. It's just part of growing up as a traitor. Suppose that you will have these periods of time where you do great that you do question yourself and you might even want to give up key. Jeez i i was close to giving up plenty of times but you know it did drive me. It was the fact that you know for me. When i said i wasn't going to take over the family business after having said that i would when i was like sixteen or something was the thought my dad'll why don't care what you do. Just just do it. Well be the best status now claiming to be the best at trading but the message was just be really good. Do the best you possibly. Can you know to me. Froude do the right thing and they good at it now. That message in my head. Everytime i thought of giving out it was simply put in my head. That was look. You gotta adad you go to this self. You got to prove that you can do this you you you. You know you can do this. Don't give up because if you give up now then are you a quitter or someone who's going to follow throat and i kept going on a kept guyana. Kept going when you have those feelings of down and you have the people in the back of your mind. Lucky ahead or in front of your face saying has trading going and egging. You want to file. This is where you need to have that really really strong resolve. Because yeah you know if you've got the audacity to live the life that you want to live and you're going to have some struggles and gonna have some people that are gonna say all sorts of crap to you. Let me tell you from someone who's on the other side of the trading spectrum. I'm still trying to learn a lot more in the business world and doing what. I'm doing it demand but you know from the things you put the work in the rewards. I worth it. You just need to keep yourself in that position where people don't affect you so determined to achieve what you set out to achieve that nothing will get in your way so there are going to be people out there that are gonna pull you back. Don't listen to them and if you are going to listen to them use that as fuel for the fodder drive you ford to be the best you possibly can because there would be nothing sweeter than one day you saying. How's he going and i said what. Are you talking about. Just quick mind. Because i've tried full-time young for surf in these sorts of things. Not that you want to be rude. Twenty buddy but you know it would feel if you had to go back to those paper and basically say tell just say i did it. I'm here mall office. Awesome took some time. It took a lot of f it a lot of work. And i'm still working to stay there but i've done it have a good day

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David Lammy On Why Climate justice can't happen without racial justice

TED Talks Daily

04:56 min | 1 year ago

David Lammy On Why Climate justice can't happen without racial justice

"I've got to stop by admitting that in many. Me Giving a talk about how climate action can help black communities is surprising. I grew up whole black with a single mother in Psalm. One of the most deprived areas in London in the nineteen seventies and s climate change was the last thing on my mind. Representing Tottenham. Its member of parliament for the past twenty years my focus has been on trying to reduce the deprivation I grew up around in the past the climate crisis never featured at the forefront of my politics because it was never one of the most immediate. Constituents facing or at least it didn't feel like it. Rising sea levels feel unimportant when your bank balance is falling. Global, warming is not your concern when you can't pay the heating bills and you're not thinking about pollution when you're being stopped by the police and so perhaps this is why as the black lives matter movement roared across the world that's been so dimension saving black lives from the climate emergency. The too long those of us who cared about racial justice treated environmental justice is that was elitist and at the same time, the leaders who did focus on climate change we usually white and rarely bothered to enlist the support of black voices in their work. Even Progressive Allies sometimes took votes to granted and assume that all community didn't care or wouldn't understand the truth is the opposite is true. Black people breathe in the most toxic air relative to the General Population We are more likely to suffer from respiratory diseases like asthma. And it is people of color who are more likely to suffer in the climate crisis. This is no coincidence. The cheapest housing tends to be next to the busiest roads and many of the lowest paid jobs are the most pollutant industries. People of color consistent deny the bottom of the housing educational and Employment Ladders. This story connects black communities across the world from London to lay goes to La black-americans are exposed to fifty six percent more pollution than they course white Americans breed seventeen percent less air pollution, the May produce. It gives a whole new meaning to the black lives matter slogan I breath we all right. We know the name of George Floyd who was murdered by the police, but we should also know the name of eloquently Deborah. Ella a nine year old mixed race girl from southeast London was killed by fatal asthma attack evidence suggested was caused partly by the unknow fool levels of air pollution near her home. And it's not only urban areas where black lives are disproportionately under threat from climate change. My parents had country of Guyana is one of the most vulnerable countries on earth to the effects of climate. Change. So far, gladys contributed relatively little to the climate emergency, but it's one of the country's facing the most serious threats from it. While the annual carbon dioxide emissions beheaded the United States is a staggering sixteen point. Five metric tons in Guyana is just two point six, it is a patton repeated. The Globe those countries that have contributed least the climate breakdown mainly in the global south will suffer the most from floods droughts and rising temperatures. This is a patent suffering with a long history. The exploitation of our planet's natural resources of always been tied the exploitation of people of Color. The logic of colonization was to extract valuable resources from our planet through force paying no attention to its secondary effects. The climate crisis is in a way colonialism's natural conclusion. The solution is to build a new coalition made up of older groups most affected by this emergency black people in American cities who are already protesting that they cannot breathe. People of Color in Ghana, watching sea levels rise to the point where many of their homes become uninhabitable young people in places like Tottenham London afraid of the world they will grow older and progressive allies from all nations of all races, religions, creeds, and ages on this side. All demanding recognition that climate justice is linked to racial justice, social justice and intergenerational justice to

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COVID 19 Travel News

The World Nomads Podcast

09:23 min | 1 year ago

COVID 19 Travel News

"Welcome to the war nomads podcast. We'll be keeping you up to date travelers information about Coronado answering some uplifting news views to inspire you and keeping smiling took I. It's true with you. Those topics energy analyst in lockdown in Paris. Thought I feel Italy. What is happening on? Well social distancing and wearing masks is still required in Italy. It has said child to lockdown while at least most of their structures there in face to of locked down where they can leave their homes for less urgent reasons including exercising impacts and visiting relatives and some of those people have been locked emphasis being like eight ten weeks. Jesus came to get outside. Wouldn't you? Yeah we'll what other? Headlines have forced to speaking of face masks it's now compulsory to wear a face mask on. Moist. Us Airlines American Airlines United Delta and Frontier Airlines. Join jetblue in the order. Look after initially signed Feis Moss provided protection the CDC changed its mind and recommends they used to prevent people who are affected. But don't know it from spreading the corona virus hints. The idea of wearing face masks when you are apply no in the terminal a look speaking of American Airlines. They've posted a whopping two point. Two billion dollar loss for the three months of the years I fought but that saying it's not the end for the add that side. I've got six point. Eight billion in the quantity for the current quarter and government is another Money that's coming in. I reckon they'll rise that to eleven billion in liquidity into the second quarter so then Guyana and talked soon we would hook. One of the world's most popular tourist sites has had a ninety nine point five percent drop in visits in April. It's Cambodia's ankle what which normally takes in seven million dollars a month in phase but with just six hundred fifty visitors last month the takings were poultry thirty thousand dollars to there that suicide for that economy. Yes they rely on older people all around ankle. What who yes yes. That's that's not even taking into account that loss of money for all of those people there as we NI- tourism and travel with temperatures of GDP. This people survive exactly but pre convert remember though talks that they were going to restrict the number of visitors to anchor. What because of tourism. Yeah two point six million people in las GSA. It's probably yeah. It's bad for the people who try to make a livelihood from around it but You know maybe it's time to reset on those things in control nights. I love finally. I've got some good corona virus needs for you Beijing's Forbidden City is. I've been to the public for the first time. Since January twenty fifth Visited THEY TEMPERATURE. Take him when they come in and I have to show that. They are covered free and healthy vira verification. App on their fine and there's a sign of things to come in the future. I think we're all going to have to get something some sort of verification that we covered fray before we can go into public places in travel bets the new. GonNa use air quotes new normal. You know they got. I can't I lane. Show is a journalist and photographer. Who prior to the pandemic would travel nine months out of the year beautiful? But he's currently in lockdown in Paris. I lived here for the past five years in so I it feels like home and gives them American. I didn't want to be in the US with the healthcare. They have it kind of sucks because most of my family's stuck in Seattle in it's been just messed it. Actually you doesn't yeah So Seattle was one of the first places where it was pretty bad or like Seattle area So I have like neighbors who are doctors who have their first doctors to fall. Ill And I was back home in February. Visiting my parents can also do an assignment and I had an injection and I try to go see a doctor. And it was the prices just exorbitant. Like thousand two hundred dollars just to get a doctor to look at my. I get a prescription so I just can't even imagine what it's like to deal with co bit right now as an American. So you're in lockdown which means you can't even go to restaurants and enjoy food no so everything is closed except for the essentials. They're quite strict about it. Because the cops. I live in the center of Paris and the cops have been actively I guess. Checking with people I went out yesterday for the first time because my laptop screen shattered on over the weekend. Which is so unfortunate. Never happened once. My life and Apple France has no way of fixing it side to find like a third party person of exit and I went out for the first time yesterday and it was terrifying. Explain that what was terrifying about it. I I'm reporting a lot of stuff for US news source new sites right now and so. I'm really up to date with like everything. Cove it And so I was reading a report from Finland about how like even sixteen might not be enough of distance. So it's a bike a four kilometers away yesterday to drop off my and people outside. Were not respecting social distancing A lot of people aren't wearing masks. Their parts of the city with half open produce shops and it was filled with people I was biking to dodge other people on the streets. A lot of cars have stopped respecting driving rules. I don't drive never driven in my life so I don't know what they are but I know for a fact. You should not be you turning wherever you want. I was on my bike. Like dodging cars as well It just seems very foreign world outside. It's society I don't recognize anymore now. You're also photographer. Are you documenting any of this? Not only for you sort of personal history but the back in the US. So I did a story. Few weeks ago for business insider about the first few days of walk down so yes I was documenting actively I'm still shooting from my window I just. I don't feel comfortable at all going outside. I've severe asthma even before this started like I'm always sick with like my lungs. I I just don't want to be outside right now I'm trying my best. I have a food diary with those going on of the foods. I'm eating at home Documenting life in my fifty square meters apartment as much as I can buy also fell like this crippling anxiety Trying my best to balance it out and I've been reading a lot about like why creatives don't feel very productive right now or anyone. Actually I was reading about grief at the beginning of how we're grieving like the old world and society we used to know. That's a bit much but now I've really under I think that's what it is like. I go through these weird cycles. I've never experienced really before. The other part is that my partner and I are in lockdown together. And he's a very logical person in. He's just doing what he has to do going to work from his off from our couch every day on like he's just like it's out of my control whereas I'm like spires really on my own. How do you think travel is going to change? Eilly the thing. The weird thing is that I travel so much so in the past three or four years. I've graduated from photography school. I was travelling like nine months of the year. And it's weird. I have like a background in conservation. Biology some all about being ECO friendly. I was just like Kinda gross out by how much I was traveling. Bozo where the The travel world was heading towards it was just too much like all these people taking weekend trips like for me. Traveling is about really understanding place and it requires time and so I told all editors I would not be traveling as much this year and so for me. It feels just like the perfect storm like I now don't have to explain to everyone. I'm not traveling as much. I've ING moving forward. We won't be traveling as much. We'll be chopping in a more thoughtful way. Which is a good thing definitely. I'm worried about all the people I've written about who works who make their income off tourism. That's one of the scariest things for me. And I have lots of family. Also still in Korea and Korea's kind of ahead of everyone else with the pandemic I would say and even they who have mostly under control people aren't moving as much So I think we won't be traveling for like a good year until the viruses totally controlled which means we have a cure or vaccine.

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Walter Rodney Was Way Ahead of His Time

This Day in History Class

03:35 min | 1 year ago

Walter Rodney Was Way Ahead of His Time

"Day was March twenty third nineteen forty two Guyanese historian and activist. Walter Rodney was born. He's remembered for his scholarship and activism concerning the working class and black people around the world. Rodney was born to Edward in Pauline Rodney in Georgetown British Guyana or Present Day Guyana British. Guyana was a colony that was part of the British West indies after World War. Two there were increasing demands for political independence in Guyana. The People's Progressive Party a left wing political party formed in the early nineteen fifties in the colony. Rodney's perspective developed in the midst of this rising anti colonial sentiment during that decade rotten distributed people's Progressive Party manifestos began attending Queens College. A high school in Guyana. There he edited the school's newspaper and participated in the debate society. He graduated in Nineteen Sixty and won a scholarship to the university. College of the West indies. He graduated with a degree in history in nineteen sixty three. He went on to attend the University of London where he got a doctorate in African history. His thesis was called a history of the Upper Guinea coast. Fifteen forty five to eighteen hundred in England. Rodney continued to recognize how scholarship divorced history from politics brought and he took a job as a lecturer in Tanzania but he left to teach at the University of the West indies in Jamaica there he taught African history highlighting the importance of Africa and Caribbean history and the impact of historical resistance against slavery and colonialism. He advocated for the Working Class and criticized the government's policies he gave lectures to marginalized groups in Jamaica and became a key figure in the black power movement after he went to the black riders conference in Montreal. In nineteen sixty eight Rodney was declared persona non grata by the Jamaican government and banned from returning to the country. People protested his banning but he continued to speak out on the repression of darker. Jamaicans he taught in Tanzania for a few years publishing his best known work. How Europe underdeveloped Africa but in one thousand nine hundred eighty four? He returned to Guyana which had gained independence in nineteen sixty six to take a position as a professor of history at the University of Guyana. Though his appointment to the university was revoked he stayed in Guyana and he became a leader of the working people. A political group formed in the nineteen seventies and opposition to the regime of Prime Minister Forbes Burnham Rodney gave lectures in Jamaica Europe and the US and he continued his vocal resistance to burn them as the government proceeded to sponsor police rates and beatings and July of Nineteen seventy-nine. He and seven other people were arrested after two government offices were burned down. He faced charges of arson but was acquitted though he and his peers faced persecution. He maintained his criticism of the government and the Constitution but on June thirteenth nineteen eighty. Rodney died in a bomb explosion. The bomb was allegedly given to him by someone and the guy in a defense force is suspected that the assassination was orchestrated by Burnham. Rodney was survived by his wife and three children. Some of his works were published

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"guyana" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

WORT 89.9 FM

04:53 min | 1 year ago

"guyana" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

"Some Montgomery the global number of coronavirus cases has now passed one hundred thousand according to Johns Hopkins University in the United States the head of the World Health Organization Tedros Ghebreyesus told a briefing that the number infected was to just under that threshold there is no a total of ninety eight dollars and twenty three reported cases of Kobe nineteen globally and three thousand six three hundred eighty does we are continuing to recommend that all countries make containment their highest priority every day we can slow the economy is the epidemic is another day hospitals can prepare themselves for cases attempts by OPEC to stabilize the oil price appeared to have failed off to Russia resisted pressure from the cartel to make further cuts to production demand has decreased sharply following the outbreak of the corona virus epidemic here's our economics correspondent under Walker a week or more before the before the meeting when it was increasingly clear that OPEC members did want to make cuts the Russian minister had declined to commit himself to anything of the sort and it became increasingly clear over the over the last few days that he was going to be very very difficult before the meeting we had the rainy in minutes to saying that it was going to be a very very difficult job I'm what you had in mind that I think was that they'd already had sufficient some behind the scenes consultations with the Russians tonight that they were very reluctant to play ball officials from France and Germany have confirmed that they will not as plans done the export of protective equipment to other EU countries amid efforts to strengthen a collective approach to containing the coronavirus it follows an emergency meeting of the U. health ministers the German minister Jens Spahn said Berlin would help other countries bottom a case by case basis the outbreak continues to cause destruction the Islamic state group has said its militants carried out an attack in the Afghan capital Kabul that killed more than thirty people around sixty others were injured when gunmen hiding nearby opened fire at the event here's Sikandar Kamani I S. have not been part of the reason they go she Asians between the Taliban and United States the far less powerful than the Taliban and we recently pushed out for most of the territory they control but it clearly still capable of deadly violence last weekend the Taliban signed an agreement with the US since then they've continued to launch small attacks on Afghan security forces elsewhere in the country the insurgents would you to begin talks with government representatives next week about a comprehensive ceasefire and about the political future of the country world news from the BBC two suicide attackers riding a motorcycle of blowing themselves up outside the American embassy in Tunis killing a policeman and injuring five others his most serious attack engine is yet in recent months if the opium has launched a campaign to raise funds for the construction of the giant dumb in the river Nile the source of significant regional tension people have been asked to use their mobile phones to send money to the five billion dollar project the government recently refused to sign a U. S. mediated dumb deal with Egypt and Sudan police in Guyana reported to surrounded the country's electoral commission as tensions rise following disputed presidential elections both the main parties have declared victory but the opposition candidate bonnet Jagdeo has accused the electoral authority of altering the vote count in favor of the incumbent president David Granger more details from Candace Piette Mr Juncker said Ghana's electoral commission had altered the vote count in a densely populated area known as region full he said the results were inconsistent with polling statements from individual voting centers international observers from Commonwealth countries the EU and the United States have also criticized the commission's handling of the vote and according for a recount the candidate who wins the election in the end will oversee an oil boom set to transform Guyana one of the poorest countries in the Americas the US secretary of state Mike Pompeii a house for a second day referred to the corona virus as the Wuhan virus thus attracting the ire of Beijing in a television interview he said sarcastically he was happy that CNBC had complimented the Chinese Communist Party on its response to the outbreak of covert nineteen but he added it must be remembered that it was the Wuhan corona virus that caused it a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman.

"guyana" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

02:18 min | 1 year ago

"guyana" Discussed on WTVN

"Isolate because they meet a low risk or medium criteria for covert nineteen monitoring a lot of ways ABC news clear skies into Saturday night as temperatures fall back and cool off with our low sitting here twenty six degrees other than a southwest breeze between five and fifteen miles per hour Sunday is going to be yet another beautiful day to get outside and enjoy this warm February Sunday's high temperature will sit near fifty one degrees and featured dry and sunny skies I'm A. B. C. six first warning forecaster Caroline Coen on your severe weather station newsradio six ten WTVN you know that creamier networks presents coast to coast AM now here's your guest host Lisa Garr welcome back to coast to coast AM I am the cigar and I do want to mention that in addition to all of the shows that we do on the aware show and on Guyana everywhere that we go we have a new show on.

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"guyana" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"guyana" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Take it says application was that a lot of new with this application right and then they'll get a number probably one of the I see a number Jonathan's number is called and he goes off to take the test Jonathan really wants to get a construction job quickly so he can start saving money to get his own place who has mom says that he can stay as long as he needs but she's overly protective of him and worries all the time that he'll go back to prison this makes Jonathan anxious Jonathan was very little when his mother and step father immigrated from Guyana and the late seventies my family when we first got for this country where we were on welfare and public assistance and all that eventually change we started a family they started working at Citi bank it started getting a little bit more money and then things change we went to Delaware we had a different style of life you know I mean we had a middle class style like and as he grew older he started having issues with his stepfather I don't know if it's because I was the old or not is whatever the circumstances I never got to find out it was always my full beatings were part of a normal way.

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"guyana" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"guyana" Discussed on 710 WOR

"And at this moment this is Joanne Columbus New Jersey hello Sir hi Hey rob Russia is going good Sir I see I pulled your screen I was discussed it but I get all new now because this is just an expansion of also being called oracles three years ago right what if trump his supporters are call thank you have a lot Jonestown Guyana and the Kennedys were Jimmy Jones Hey what what about what Obama was a like to all the school kids being assembled in school auditoriums to sing songs the dear leader absolutely love Obama Obama is great we love all by the one and only we got how they wanted to relax about Franklin Roosevelt third term without a cold getting a call yeah exactly of course they they what we're what we're doing here is artfully and cleverly pointing out the deep hypocrisy of these glittering jewels a colossal ignorance of unfortunate doesn't stick to them but here's the thing they think that the people there were insulting are not hearing this they open we have been insulting trump voters for three and a half years and counting well hello five years if you count the campaign five years and counting they wonder why they are not able to drive a wedge between trump as voters when all they do is insult them and now trump is using mind control invisible strolled lights sub consciously when you.

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"guyana" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"guyana" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Anything I mean to put it in my terms I'm a college football Guyana Tennessee vols fan if you look at Tennessee financing we played Alabama we played Georgia and we six on the right on the ninety three W. I. D. C. measure Andrew who of course has been in the news quite a bit lately what with his being a ski and what not guy he released a very an amazing statement yesterday talking about the fact that he plans to stop his public duties I want to step back my public indeed season for the foreseeable future job what what are his his duties are just be like a coddle Brad and he is expressing some regret the fact that abstain had victims and I he's not taking any responsibility for that's right that's so big of him yes but he is saying I continue to unequivocally regret my ill judged association with Jeffrey apps dean I like I am I know most action is terrible now I'm just going to sit around in my gobs and gobs of money just.

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"guyana" Discussed on Altamar - Navigating the High Seas of Global Politics

Altamar - Navigating the High Seas of Global Politics

15:26 min | 2 years ago

"guyana" Discussed on Altamar - Navigating the High Seas of Global Politics

"Can provide some frictions because the farmers getting paid more than than the locals and that's never very popular but generally what you have to do. Is You have to procure that expertise while you build your own and if you don't then the risk is that You make bad decisions and that money early. I know you've thought a lot about the the next question. I'm GonNa ask you because we've talked so far about the role of the government and the question now is what's the role of the foreign investor and in the case of Yana. Exxon really has been the main company that has done a lot of the oil exploration and his team found. These Has FOUND NEW DEPOSITS. So I guess. What's the role of a Mega Company? Like Exxon in really trying to help the country be more responsible with its oil revenues. Well there's been a lot of thought. A lot of study about the role of foreign investors should be in countries. And it's very tempting for governments to go to them. You know to build infrastructure and to do things because they're organized they do project management. They've got skills. But my own view is that's a mistake that the number one thing that companies need to do is to produce what they're supposed to do they're supposed to strike a fair bargain with the country so that when prices are low. They don't leave when prices are high. The company the country rather benefits as well as the as the company I think companies really need to for the most part. Stay in their lane. You can. There's this concept of shared value. You can share value for example if you're going to build an airport because you have to bring your own material and it should be available to everyone if you're going to build telecommunications and Electricity Ben you can expand that you should expand that to the neighborhood but when they make their social investments and I think Exxon is actually doing this in in Guyana. Do things like build a vocational school. Which will train people who you will hire but who can also get jobs elsewhere But when countries start to learn lean on these companies to do other things like in Iraq to build the water system. It's a risk if the company doesn't you haven't had an auction or a bid. Did you get a fair price is being it's being are? How do you pay for it? You pay for the call cost. Oil Company is paying itself. Then when you actually get to doing that. The countries like where's the money? Oh were paying for the electricity system you had US fill the so. It's risky for the country. It's risky for the company. And this is a place where I think. It's the responsibility of supporting governments and international financial institutions to help the country. Figure out how to get its infrastructure and let the company do what it was brought in for which is to make the money. Let me ask you a multisided question. Which is a little bit like tell us which countries have really done this well which countries have taken immense oil resources and both use them for social good you know kept in a the famous Rainy Day Fund for the Future. I mean which countries have done. Well I know that Norway the you know a company that country in a company that you advise is the gold standard but so you can tell us why. It's the gold standard but I'm also interested in what developing nations have. Well sure we'll let. Let's broaden that out a little bit excuse me. Let's broaden that out a little bit For countries that have produced resources. So you could look at cheaper with. Copper Canada with oil Botswana with diamonds and other minerals and those are all countries which have done well with their resources but some of those like Norway and some essentially were someone industrialized countries to begin with so they had an educated workforce. They were used to running. An industry. Botswana was different Botswana. Didn't have that experience and they had a tribal culture which respected property rights which was very inclusive and they had enlightened leadership ahead of the country the time that they discovered all this wealth All of the wealth was in his province and he established a system which shared it with the whole country. And I think the enlightened governance is probably the single factor that makes the biggest difference the two other big baskets are macroeconomic management and political management so on academic management the resource curses essentially the overvaluation of the exchange rate and basically atrophy of all the other industries which employ people including agriculture. So actually the study by the that said for every ten percent increase in oil. Share country suffered seven percent decrease in growth decreasing growth despite that. It's on blue and so the lessons there are. Don't spend all the money. So a fiscal rule says a certain amount of money will go into the budget and the rest will go into a fund that fund could be for future generations. It could be for pensions. It could be for infrastructure it could be just for a future generation but that's that's job. One Accountability is job to anti corruption. Is Job three and if you do that in. Guyana is actually doing this. They're going to three hundred million. They're going to get in their first year. One hundred million is going into the budget. Two hundred million is going to go into this into this fund So that can keep you from destroying all the other employment Generating Industries but the other part is the political part. That's harder because there's this concept of the rent here state which is that. The government owns the resource. A foreign party pays the government. So you the taxpayer anymore. You're even have taxpayers and the temptation is to give everyone everything for free and so the government doesn't need the citizens anymore it's another source of income and so that's where you get this tilt to autocracy or sometimes to finding wars with your your neighbors and where you get the corruption because the government is where all the money is everybody what he wants to be in the government and get their share beating that hard. It's Norway has done that. Essentially by by by making the money doesn't stay in the government or at least it's putting it in the in the fund but but that really takes leaders who are committed to growing the country And that's a little bit rare and I think that's that's GonNa make the biggest difference for Guyana. There's been there's been some experimentation at the World Bank's with some NGOs but the Green Africa on basically countries that have these sudden resources simply handing over certain amounts of cash to every citizen in the country in the citizen decide. How best to spend that money? Is that something that you feel is is a workable solution. In general for these suddenly rich countries I think a direct transfer is part of the solution of course in our own country we have Alaska which has an Alaskan citizens have gotten a direct payment for years. I think in a in a developing country. Some of the money needs to go four development. You have to build an education system. You have to build it electricity system transportation if you don't invest in the bones of an economy you can't diversify but if you give some of that money to citizens than you deal with the accountability piece the IMF did a study on this in Iraq. Which is where they thought it would be a great way to do it. But part of the problem was they'd actually didn't have a system to either make those payments or to collect the taxes back so I think it's probably a little bit of each. You mentioned the neighborhood. Borders Brazil's any numb and finish waylon and this last country has basically created a border dispute about the oil. How do you think we can handle being in a busy oil neighborhood and still managed to thrive well? Today it has a lot of friends So I think by my sort of respecting international arbitration in inertial resolution of that dispute. They have the rule of law and their sides with US investors and now probably seven or eight other sisters from other countries They have a lot of supporters and the fact that Venezuela essentially is not really competent to you know to conduct a you know our naval a naval battle with its neighbor But they have created some friction. So I think there's a lot of forces arrayed to support Guyana and a lot. Better have their eyes on Venezuela right now so I think they're going to be fine but it is you know it is a source of friction I think the you know the the temptation you know time is going on and becomes wealthy When you start to see migration issues or other issues put pressure on the country. Many people have said that this new finding and this new very thriving on is going to change the face of the oil the world of oil in the Western Hemisphere. What does the structure of the worldwide oil market? Look like to you in a few years in my view Guyana find is not a market moving event. We have you know. I think the honor with the global consumption is today. It's sort of somewhere around ninety million barrels a day so it's an enormous market and even if it produces six hundred thousand barrels a day which puts the category of sort of Ecuador or something. It's probably replacing declines in other areas or countries that we have under sanctions. So it's a very important step in the diversification of the oil market to have a new producer But it's not not a market moving event. Just John I maybe a regional moving event it is. I mean it's enormous for Guyana. Because they really do have the opportunity. Five billion a year in a country of of eight hundred thousand to completely transform the country and to and they have a national development plan. It's it's a they. Call it the Green State Development Plan. So they're looking at sustainable forestry and agriculture and eco-tourism and building so it could be tremendous. It's huge for them and it will be important for for the neighborhood. I I also. I was speaking to a Brazilian friend the other day. Who told me that? Raimo than most northern state of Brazil is off the grid in Brazil. It's not connected to the national witted polls in from Berlin which is about a thousand five hundred kilometers away but Georgetown is only six hundred kilometers away and so they're the Brazilians are super interested in what's happening in Indiana. Because they think they can pull in `electricity and and perhaps even a pipeline. And you know that's a possibility and the you know the the steps that have to be taken for that to happen. Guyana needs to have a power purchase agreement. They need to have a plant. They need to have bill transmission. They need to go through an awful lot of territory in order to You know to put that transmission and and those are the things where you're going to need enlightened leadership because who owns that land. Do they want that transmission line? Do they want that?.

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The Thinking Behind the Book 'Home Coming'

VINTAGE Podcast

09:53 min | 2 years ago

The Thinking Behind the Book 'Home Coming'

"So homecoming is such an incredible book? And it's already having an incredible impact. I really enjoyed hearing all the different things and actually I listened to the audio book. I know that a lot of our listeners. Love audiobooks listening forecast. Say The audiobook. Because they're really interesting experience to hear the voices as well Tennyson it will a- and about your the thinking behind the book when when I can concept came into your head and what it was like an his first stages of planning a few years ago I wrote a memoir about growing gluten with my Jamaican parents called bad guy at the wheel. By guys. My father's nickname his Jamaican can. He had baggy is an all of his friends equally. Funny Nicknames that define them and they adhere to whether they liked the name or not so there was one man called old shine. Who was bowled? Like me anxious was very anxious. Tidy boosters very fussy but his footwear clock had one arm longer than the other. My favorite was manacled somewhere. And when somewhere came to this country from Jamaica in one thousand nine hundred system light summer suits tropical suits the matter. The weather weather come halo storm and when I thought about writing this book ask my mom. Whatever became of somewhere and she said well he caught a cold and died within a few months and I was shocked by that straightway which she spoke to sit in very matter of fact way had an edge to it but also it was quite a funny and I remember that when asked let's grapple loosened in the sixties all? The people were really really funny. There were like in my mind. CAST members of guys and dolls the Damon Runyon and they were all of my figures. We had no television until nineteen seventy two but they were television and what. I finished that Book Burger at the wheel about six seven years ago now I was wanted to continue it and away. The beginning of homecoming was a continuation of that story story but equally there were books. I read as a young man about Caribbean people in this country especially a book by Sam Cell Phone. Call the Lonely Londoners which is a book about a man called Moses who is kind of meet and greeter. So Kirby America's Dan to Waterloo station or Paddington and greets this carbon pioneers come off the boat train and equally. They have Wonderful characters wonderful names as a character. Awesome Galahad is rather light my car somewhere and when I finished up I wanted to myself. Well what would what would become of those people from the nineteen fifties and sixties if they were still alive today and what were their stories. What was the story of their great pioneer migration to prison? And although there have been books about that I don't think anyone's really interrogated the individual stories. And what you get with this book which is kind of oral history is a kind of an accumulation of similar stories and by that accumulation. You realize there was a bigger truth because sometimes when you hear stories you think that's just a one off when you hear again again again and you realize the experiences and I wanted to to have that kind of course onus in this kind of chorus line because right the way through But also the kind of gives you some of the shape and the contours of their lives from six to the present day and the people that you you chase to feed the book is e. Say An instruction that you you kind of chose intention eaten interview more women than men. 'cause you know those stories are represented. And and also more Chinese these people than Jamaican tell us parents Jamaican and three quarters of the migrants came from the Caribbean were Jamaican. But I right now. The Jamaicans take up too much room in the culture. The make too much noise have to credit opinion on themselves and they're over represented in our culture in terms of books books films music and sometimes they're kind of eclipsed some of the other islanders so I was very keen to address that so if that into more from Guyana kits and I was interested to find out why people ended up in certain parts of the country. So if you're from Saint Kitts you end up open leads. If you're from Saint Vincent in Hiwickum if it from Trinidad you end up in North Hampton and I think we want to these areas because they they were pay people were or their friends and associates broke. Equally is very keen to complicate the story because many of us will see those photographs photographs of the wind rush generation. The wind rush people coming off that ship. Ninety forty eight and the kind of I chronic now these men in Fidora's and zoot suits behind. You ever see any women in this girls but on that ship is often said from the beginning of that story. That now was that the five hundred Jamaican men. That's not true. There are other islands on that ship and the two hundred women on the ship including a woman called Mona. Baptiste's this wonderful jazz singer so I wanted to tell this story but also I wanted to use them to complicate the stories because the women were actually much more generous with their antidotes. Does that much more prepared to interrogate the interior lives and live longer but also in all honesty but I went to interview them. They're prepared to feed me saying that being you played this game I think three hours and the men wouldn't think to feed me and I'll be the on the floor gasping for water a little bit of bread but women would feed me straight away and actually what was interesting to me. I thought began to re revisit. Some of the stories. We're kind of finishing but some of the stores were not familiar. But I heard this story again and again from these elderly people who are now in the eighty s and ninety s had remind. I was on the antiques roadshow. And that what I was hearing were these jewels or this precious antiques. That not been added it for many many years. They've been stored away in cupboards in people's minds and never had a pap form and as an dustin down and reveal them to the reading public because to me they are wonderful rich funny cide. Moving polemical sometimes Philosophical stories that. Give a real sense of the panoply of of of of carbon life in this country. Because I think sometimes sometimes we have very reduced idea about the carribean presence in all honesty. If you look in terms of the archive in film and Television News Pretty Negative and right from the word go. It was pretty negative. People talk about the hostile environment. That Theresa May introduced in two thousand twelve but in my research it was not a new venture. She was very from the very beginning. And I. It's what I was interviewing a lot of these people who are in their eighties nineties to some of the archive of this month. Lockup in the British library the BBC See San Marcos in the BBC people around Archives let the deejay Don Letts had done lots of news twenty years ago. He's archive you've but also I would to my hometown is Brighton. Went to Sussex University where the Mass Observation Archive is held old and in nineteen thirty nine mass version which is so socialist research tool wanting to discover how people live. That was the whole idea of massive station Tau to working people live. What do they do with their money? How they use this time they still go to church too? They gamble. How do they make love but not at thirty? Nine maps vision decided to do a survey about black people. What did people in this country? Think about so-called Negroes in nineteen thirty nine and it wasn't very flattering it was pretty obnoxious really And I wanted to give a sense of what this carbon people who come into because in their minds I say this is true was everybody I spoke. They were a British. I'd even my mom for the book my Mom's from Jamaica and when she was growing up making the nineteen forties she knew how to fold the union flag flag. She could site keats. Shelley Wordsworth automatic pope's by Roach. She knew them all didn't need any book to repeat this poems and she told me that when she went to the cinema the reality cinema and Kingston in one thousand nine hundred dollars at the beginning of the screening of a film people. Stand up to sing the British national anthem and at the end of the screening people. Stand up to sting the British national anthem and I interviewed amount from Guyana. Who told me that when he came to this country went to the cinema and at the end of the film he stood up and such and he was amazing Nubia standing? He was really perplexed by that. So the sense of why they felt Brigitta. So what idea of Britain coming to see if they'd had it had access to these archives from from muscles version. They might have been a bit perturbed but what was interesting also. Is that the British. Sometimes they produce these booklets which they sent out to the Caribbean to give people an idea about what to expect. So there's one booklet produced by the BBC called going to Britain question. Mark as a small pamphlet is western some idea about Codes behavior so if I was to say to nineteen forties forties as an English person and you How do you do? What did you think MSA

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"guyana" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"guyana" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Eight two five five this is coast to coast AM with your guest host Lisa Garr welcome back to coast to coast AM really happy to have you here with me tonight thank you so much I want to mention one more time that I also have a show on the guy in network along with George my shoes cold inspirations on Guyana and if you check that out right now inspirations on Guyana dot com you can look up I have a brand new season that just launch season eleven and on there I have Maryland Schlitz and I don't know if you she's interviewed on coast several times she is the past president of the institute of X. sciences she's brilliant scientist and if you just check out that interview there can you leave me some a comment I will comment back I'm on my inspirations page a lot so I get to interact with you there I appreciate your comments your opinions and if you like the show then throw a thumbs up on there all right so if you go to inspirations on Guyandotte com and you can connect with me there in the comments as well all right we will be back with Kimberly Meredith after the break general triggering I mean architects messages message data rates may apply female provide with order taking five zeros in terms conditions a textiles at U. S. if you don't have the time for the grocery store about love a great home.

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France follows US to set up military space command

Monocle 24: The Globalist

04:02 min | 2 years ago

France follows US to set up military space command

"Above the best deal day parade in Paris was a clue this weekend that France plans to slip the surly bonds birth bound conflicts and had upwards France's President Emmanuel Macron has announced the launch of a new space military will tell us why fronts wants to launch into Star Wars here in the studio has benedict purview who's U._k.. Correspondent for fronts twenty four welcome back benedict so what's your Michael Plan well. His plan is to not just have an air force but Aaron Space Force <hes>. This is not a complete surprise last year president. My call spoke out about the need for a strategy for space defense and this is basically the result. There's a small matter of satellites. There's a small matter of certain countries spying on other people satellites and satellites we forget as we earthlings move about the planet <hes> <hes> actually dependent awful lot looking at a laptop. You're looking at a desk. We've got all kinds of news information G._P._S. that we rely on and of course <hes> what present McCoy saying this is a real matter data of national security. This is about <hes> France needing to control what is happening around it satellites and of course <hes> what comes up is the International Space Race and we know that of course historically <hes> it is the United States Russia earned to some extent China who have been in the forefront of this but France has been playing a rule <hes> as far as an developing a lot of space technology and involvement for quite a while it has it's it's a when you do a little bit of reading into it. The French really do quite like that that the military space work <hes> there's a center in Leo Mobile Down which which has a military surveillance of space objects. It's called Cosmos and in two thousand ten it had a new joint space command. This are natural fascination with space going on here because it seems to be a unique thing to in in Europe at least Franz what what France Louis keen to do and has been doing is developing technology on stunned with the Italians <hes> amongst amongst others so president McCall's vision weren't complete surprise. You is a European one and in the same way that on Tom I should point out by the way that <hes> president mccoo made this announcement about this new military space command as not only as part of the modernization of its armed forces but he did it just before on Saturday on <hes> before Bastida and of course where there's this big military parade <hes> one that is very envied by many countries particularly this current U._S. president <hes> where we saw an involvement of British Spanish Dutch Belgian <hes> some <hes> German troops so it's a context of France playing a key role within the European Space Agency not least by for example making the center <hes> surplus special G._N._A.. which is in French Guyana and crew available available <hes> for launchers and that is really been dubbed Europe's spaceport it also has an important center in to lose so it's not a a complete surprise? It's been historically bubbling away if you will but it's true that it's not a very there is some British involvement and of course there's a very famous French astronaut <hes> Biscay <hes> who has spent rather a lot of time <hes> already <hes> in space exploration <hes> on the International Space Station on I that was back in two thousand seventeen and stunt. He's going to be going the again next year. Tell us about the timing of this announcement during you mentioned the fact that note as a competition going on with with the United States <hes> there's <hes> you know space race. It needs to be one in terms uh-huh protecting the satellites but earthbound troubles is Emmanuel macron trying to divert attention in any way from from difficult issues at home no.

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Man tries to smuggle 34 birds into U.S. in carry-on luggage

Mike McConnell

01:07 min | 2 years ago

Man tries to smuggle 34 birds into U.S. in carry-on luggage

"W let's talk smuggling smuggle. And this guy was arrested in New York City, smuggling a Connecticut, man. He was returning from South America with three dozen. Are you ready? Three dozen kilo. No three dozen small live birds each concealed plastic hair curler, hidden in his carry on luggage to be sold for high profit. So he was coming in to JFK. So how he got through. TSA whatever they call wherever he came from I have no idea. Thirty nine year old was selected for customs exams at JFK, if you turning from Guyana US customs border, protection officials discovered thirty four live finches. He planned to sell to be used in lucrative bird singing competitions in New York City. Hey, there are lucrative birds singing competitions in New York City, that's worth the trip right now. US customs and border protection. The passenger attempt to smuggle, thirty four inches a little inside the haired crowers. I guess they made the trip just

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"guyana" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"guyana" Discussed on KQED Radio

"On that door for the last two three years, quite a number of students are employed with Exxon directly with Exxon. You know last year we were told that entire class was employed by. She says this is a moment of national transformation. We're having Aydin GAC time have been recognized. So that needs to take our rightful place. You know, no longer be treated as a country are sometimes you go someplace where you're from Guyana over. No, that's not the case. No right to Gada yet, South America, the only English speaking country there, and yeah, no right away. That's where you need to go. Because that's where the welded. Small country by South American in fewer than a million people live here as you walk the streets, you're equally likely to be tempted five cents of barbecuing chicken, seasoning and spices as you are fragrant Indian curry the sentence of African slaves and Indian indentured labourers are the two biggest ethnic groups the accent and the coach make it feel much more like the Caribbean Latin America. Perhaps why people find it so hard to place on a map, but everywhere like people determines the facts about to change. And there appears to be a winning formula now has oil, plus I'm Bishop from people like wanna plus appetite from employers like ExxonMobil sunny days, what could go wrong. A couple of hundred people here lined the road outside the minute. The president holding. Ranger. The president is not about the law the government from our legal amount. Just. Knees holding placards saying president Grainger is leading us to danger. All we're.

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The Beneficial Ripple Effects of Greater Women's Empowerment

BTV Simulcast

01:36 min | 2 years ago

The Beneficial Ripple Effects of Greater Women's Empowerment

"And ahead of International Women's Day. Bloomberg's Ed Murray Hordern spoke to aside global head of corporate engagement and president of the Goldman Sachs foundation about what the Bank is doing to help female entrepreneurs. It's really exciting. What's what's happening on International Women's Day in particular? It's a really a celebration. It's a celebration of a number of the most powerful and interesting small business owners in in the UK. It's interesting because I call them our growth heroes because these are really women who have started their business and really through our educational programs taken it to the next level. And so it's really shining a bright light on these women. What about female leadership in the ten thousand women initiative that's different than the small business program? It's more very very small scale. Right for these women that you're working with. Well, it's interesting because while they come in particular growth point, our our our objective is to grow their business as much as we possibly can. I'll give you one example, we actually had a woman who participate in our program in India. She inherited her father's plywood business. She turned that business into business where she's installing modular furniture has been able to grow the revenue business after participating in the program by over four hundred percent. I want to ask about your personal story. You are a daughter of immigrants the United States, and then you became a partner last year at Goldman Sachs, which is I mean, the envy of all of Wall Street makes us very unique. Tell me about your your journey. Sure. It's interesting because I came to the United States to Brooklyn from Guyana with my

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Jonestown memorials held at cemetery with remains of 400

Joel Riley

00:28 sec | 3 years ago

Jonestown memorials held at cemetery with remains of 400

"Dozens gathered at a ceremony cemetery in Oakland, California Sunday to Mark the fortieth anniversary of the Jonestown tragedy and the completion of a memorial there. Evergreen cemetery is a final resting place of over four hundred of the more than nine hundred people who died in Jonestown Guyana on November eighteenth nineteen seventy eight they were members of the people's temple cult led by Jim Jones who led them to commit mass suicide five non cult members. Including congressman Leo Ryan were murdered at a

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Why you're likely to get little to no protection from sunscreen

Sean Hannity

02:52 min | 3 years ago

Why you're likely to get little to no protection from sunscreen

"NBC. News Radio I'm Tom Roberts President. Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani is rejecting speculation about an apparent cash payment to a former playboy model Giuliani told. Fox News the only people who use cash are drug dealers, and mobsters no way the president is going to be talking about setting up a corporation and then using cash Excessive heat, warnings and advisories are being put in place over. Much of the west meanwhile in the east nearly thirty, two million people are, under a flood watch because. Of storms that have slammed the area Sunday's mass, shooting in Toronto is linked to ISIS who's claiming responsibility for the attack the terrorist, group says in a. Statement the shooter who killed, two people and wounded thirteen others was a soldier, of, ISIS, after years. Of speculation, we can definitively say there. Is water on Mars the American Association of the advancement of science says scientists say they have found a twelve mile long river mile under the planet's surface Tom, Roberts NBC, News, Radio efforts continue near Athens Greece. To find people still missing after deadly wildfires Athens journalists your niece bulliest says international assistance has been crucial. Several countries have already send help in manpower g in terms, of equipment to make up for things that Greece has been missing because of the last decade overstep Local, authorities, say at. Least seventy, nine people are dead patrol. Boats have been combing the shoreline looking for survivors after many people fled into the sea to escape the fires SpaceX is sending new batch of satellites into orbit Falcon nine rocket carrying ten iridium satellites blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force base in California early this morning the satellites are being put in, low orbit this afternoon it's. The fourteenth mission this, year for the company run by Elon Musk just before the. SpaceX launch the French multinational Ariane space launched a rocket carrying four GPS satellites. From French, Guyana in South America scientists say us stronger sunscreen a new study says sunscreen users are only. Getting about forty percent of the protection they need because they tend to spread it onto thin researchers. At King's, College London, say users can compensate for this tendency by using sunscreen with a higher sun protection factor or SPF. The leader of the study recommends, using sunscreen with a much higher SPF then you think is necessary Mark Mayfield NBC News Radio a worker at the California DMV is accused of sleeping on the job for thousands of hours a. Report from the state auditor found the employees had slept at her desk for. Three or more hours every day since twenty four eighteen when she was supposed to be performing routine data entry or bosses were apparently aware she was sleeping as they had too often wake her up but they had no idea just how much she was getting there were questions over a possible medical issue but now she's been given a warning.

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