Abu Dhabi/Geneva (ILO News) – Renewable energy employment worldwide reached 12 million last year, up from 11.5 million in 2019, according to the eighth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2021. The report was released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) at a high-level opening of IRENA’s Collaborative Framework […]

(BBC SPORT) Mason Mount scored a hat-trick as Premier League leaders Chelsea thrashed bottom club Norwich at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel’s side were 2-0 ahead inside 18 minutes as Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi scored their first goals of the season, with Mount turning provider to set up Reece James for a third goal before half-time. Fellow defender Ben Chilwell scored […]

Dear Editor, I note a public announcement in the media that roads will be closed off next Thursday to facilitate the electronic lighting of a symbolic diya. Is this done to appease Hindus? If government is trying to send a message not to worry about their being sidelined while other groups are favored, then it is sadly mistaken. Hindus note […]

…protects against the coronavirus and more …distributor in talks with Ministry of Health, private sector for use in public buildings, schools, businesses By Lisa Hamilton As a first for Guyana, a new group of products is being introduced to the country in the fight against COVID-19 that intends to improve protection and sanitization against the coronavirus for much longer than […]

(BBC NEWS) The world’s biggest oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, has pledged to cut its carbon emissions to net zero by 2060. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the Gulf state would invest more than $180bn (£130bn) to reach the goal. But he said the kingdom would continue to produce oil for decades to come. The announcement comes days before the […]

(BBC SPORT) Los Angeles Lakers team-mates Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard were involved in a sideline row during Friday’s 115-105 defeat by Phoenix Suns. Davis and Howard squared up to each other on the bench during a timeout and had to be separated by team-mates in the first half. “We squashed it right then and there,” said Howard about the […]

Dear Editor, My uncle informs me that his company as well as several others doing infrastructure work for NDIA of the Ministry of Agriculture has not been paid for months. These companies have multi-million dollars bills to be paid in addition to meeting payroll for many staff. During this Covid time, timely payments by government and employers are critical for […]

(BBC SPORT) Australia made hard work of chasing 119 to beat South Africa in a tense opening Super 12 game of the T20 World Cup. Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade added an unbroken 40 as Australia won by five wickets with two balls to spare in Abu Dhabi. Steve Smith made 35 from 34 balls after Australia slipped to 38-3. […]

(BBC NEWS) China has passed an education law aimed at reducing the pressures of excessive homework and intensive after-school tutoring, state media say. Parents are being asked to ensure their children have reasonable time for rest and exercise, and do not spend too much time online. In August China banned written exams for six and seven year olds. Officials warned […]

Dear Editor, Individuals with bogus degrees (and doctorates too) from universities without walls are being appointed to prominent positions. It also happened during preceding governments including the earlier stint of PPP. However, Dr. Cheddi and Janet Jagan and Desmond Hoyte and Forbes Burnham would not permit those frauds. Burnham, in particular, would not tolerate academic fraudsters and cherished engaging accomplished […]

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