Category Archives: Education

TRIUMPH OF THE “UNDERCLASS” – By Hubert Williams

TRIUMPH  OF  THE  “UNDERCLASS”

               By  Hubert  Williams

Boston, Massachusetts, October 21, 2014 — In 2003, in a lengthy document sent the office of Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton, reacting to her extremely well presented book “Living History”, I had expressed misgivings over societal weaknesses and the emerging role of well-educated, highly-placed working women which could have the unintended consequence under Democracy of an ‘underclass’ literally controlling small jurisdictions such as those in the English-speaking Caribbean… and, in the fullness of time, large jurisdictions, too.

She is absolutely a “women’s libber” and a very strong proponent of an education system which separates girls and boys, particularly at the secondary and tertiary levels. Of her own experience at Wellesley College in Boston (one of the world’s foremost women’s universities), she wrote:

“Unlike some of the smart girls in my high school, who felt pressure to forsake their own ambitions for more traditional lives, my Wellesley classmates wanted to be recognized for their ability, hard work and achievements. This may explain why there is a disproportionate number of women’s college graduates in professions in which women tend to be under-represented.” Continue reading

Guyana’s Queens College to mark 170th anniversary – By Tangerine Clarke

Guyana’s Queens College to mark 170th anniversary

By Tangerine Clarke  – Caribbean Life – NYC

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Queen’s College Alumni Association NYC Chapter Executive Committee. From left front: Carol Cort, John Campbell and Jeremy Jordon. From left back: Clive English, Wayne King, Louis Kilkenny and Lex Brian LaRose. (Photo by Tangerine Clarke)

“Faithful and Useful Everywhere” is the motto of the Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Association and that will be on the minds of members of the New York Chapter, when they join other past students in commemorating the institution’s 170th Anniversary. Continue reading

Suicide Prevention is Everybody’s Business – By The Caribbean Voice

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1936 Daly Avenue, Bronx, NY 10460, USA.   718-542-4454  *   

Guyana:  592-621-6111   *     592-223-2637

Suicide Prevention is Everybody’s Business

By The Caribbean Voice

The Caribbean Voice is a New York based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998. Currently it is focusing on suicide prevention and related issues in Guyana and the Diaspora and is working in collaboration with partners – other NGOs, businesses, socially conscious individuals, the media and various ministries in Guyana. Contact us at caribvoice@aol.com, NCarter2@ecommunity.com, 718-542-4454, or in Guyana at bibiahamad1@hotmail.com or 621-6111 or 223-2637. Check us out on facebook at ‘The Suicide Epidemic’.

 Here’s what we know: Guyana suffers 44.2 suicides per 100,000 persons, or about 333 plus suicides per year – the highest rate in the world. Also, at a globally estimated 25 attempts per suicide, Guyana would have over 6660 attempted suicides a year. Also suicide is the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-24 and the third leading cause of death among persons ages 25-44, while in the 15-19 age group, it is the leading cause of death among females and the second leading cause of death among males. Yet the rate, the total amount of suicides and the total amount of attempted suicide could all be much higher since empirical evidence suggests that under reporting is quite significant. Continue reading

Guyana – Jamaica group raises funds for schools – By Tangerine Clarke

Guyana – Jamaica group raises funds for schools

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Picture: From left, Yvonne J Graham, associate commissioner director, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention with President of GJFA Guyanese American Dr. Frank A. Denbow and VP Jamaican American Claudette Powell, MA, RN.

The warm greetings that were exchanged by nationals at the first Fundraising Dinner and Dance of the Guyana Jamaica Friendship Association Inc. (New York), was a clear indication that benefactors were committed to working together with the board for the betterment of students back home.

Entertaining music by popular Guyanese DJ FLEXX and festive Jamaican cuisine dished out at the Bayside Adria Hotel & Conference Center on Oct. 5, helped to raise much needed funds to benefit the Moshabo Primary School on the Essequibo Coast of Guyana and the Aeolus Valley All-Age School in St. Thomas, Jamaica.  Continue reading

Playlist (10 talks): 10 talks from authors – TED videos

Playlist (10 talks): 10 talks from authors

US Medical Team to visit Buxton on October 30, 2014

FREE MEDICAL OUTREACH IN BUXTON BY US MEDICAL TEAM

THURSDAY, 30 OCTOBER, 2014    – FROM 7:30 a.m.

BUXTON HEALTH CENTRE

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GCYA Youth Mentorship Program – Toronto

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Guyanese Canadian Youth Alliance – (GCYA) Youth Mentorship Program – Toronto. Canada.

 

Guyanese girl tops CSEC – QC wins Caribbean school of the year award

Guyanese girl tops CSEC – QC wins school of the year award

OCTOBER 17, 2014 · BY STABROEK NEWS ·  COMMENTS

The following CXC press release was issued today

Elisa Hamilton

Elisa Hamilton

Queen’s College Guyana Tops CSEC Again –   

A student from Queen’s College in Guyana is once again the Most Outstanding Candidate in the region in the May/June Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.

Elisa Hamilton leads a trio of Queen’s College top performers as the 2014 Most Outstanding Candidate Overall in the region. Elisa wins the award with acceptable grades in 20 subjects; She achieved Grade I in 19 subjects: Agricultural Science (DA), Biology, Chemistry, English A, English B, Food and Nutrition, French, Geography, Home Economics Management, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Physics, Principles of Business, Social Studies, Spanish, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Physical Education and Sport, Human and Social Biology, and Electrical and Electronic Technology, and Grade II in Religious Education.   Continue reading

BCOCCA presents: “Taking Our Health to Heart” – 08 Nov 2014- Vancouver BC Canada

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BCOCCA [called bu-ko-ka] B.C. Organization
of Caribbean Cultural Associations’
Caribbean Community Health Support Group
is presenting “Taking Our Health to Heart”
on Saturday, 08 November 2014 @ NOON
1155 East Broadway Avenue, Vancouver. BC Canada.

Guyana: Capitol TV News – 13 October 2014

  • Glenn Lall, wife plead not guilty to tax evasion
  • Health workers being trained in Ebola surveillance
  • Asian company, IAST announce US$30M projects
  • Journalists receiving training
  • Whittaker says acting Plaisance NDC overseer not experienced, qualified to stay on
  • Education Ministry to pay for funeral of boy struck down by official
  • Audio released of meeting with health Officials, mother of Jaden Mars
  • Sports
Glenn Lall, wife plead not guilty to tax evasion   Posted: 13 Oct 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Glen Lall and his wife Bhena walked out of the court room to be greeted by his staff, supporters and friends. The publisher of Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall and his wife Bhena Lall, who operates Bhena’s Footwear, appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry in the Georgetown Magistrate Court to answer charges of fraud and aiding […]    Continue reading
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