Category Archives: Education

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


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


Download PDF Flyer: FlyerBuxtonMedicalOutreach

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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


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

The Electric Eel – by Peter Halder

The Electric Eel

by Peter Halder


Electric eel

Electric eel

Growing up as a child, I had often heard about the dangerous electric eel from adults in my neighbourhood since there was the La Repentir Cemetery trench, the Sussex Street trench, the Punt Trench and the Lamaha Canal in the Sussex Street backland.

I swam in the Cemetery Trench, the Sussex Street trench, the Punt Trench regularly as a kid, at Clay, the Paaloff and near Cooper Street, Albouystown and in the Lamaha Canal. I was nipped by a piranha at Clay but to my delight, I never came across an electric eel. I also swam in the Demerara, Essequibo, Berbice, Pomeroon and Ireng Rivers; Kara Kara, Catabuli, Kamuni, and Mahaicony Creeks. Never came across one.

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Ebola and Moral Panic – commentary

Ebola and Moral Panic

A possible Ebola outbreak is causing strong emotional reactions. However, should we let these reactions rule our behavior?

brain101014America’s frenzied, xenophobic response to its first confirmed Ebola case calls back the moral panic of the AIDS epidemic.

In the wake of a Dallas hospital’s decision to release a Liberian patient with Ebola into the community—who later died of the disease after returning to the hospital—a fierce debate has erupted over how to deal with the potential for an outbreak in the United States.  Continue reading

Queen’s College of Guyana celebrates 170th Anniversary

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Queen’s College of Guyana celebrates 170th Anniversary

2014 marks the 170th year of the founding of the Queen’s College of Guyana. To cQC 170 logo revisedelebrate this milestone , both local and overseas alumni and alumnae of the school will participate in a grand reunion in Georgetown, Guyana during the period October 26-November 1. They will be joined by current students and staff members.

The school was established in 1844 as the Queen’s College Grammar School for boys by  Bishop William Piercy Austin, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the then British Guiana. The first class was held in August of that year with an enrollment of just 15 students and 2 tutors,  Bishop Austin being the school’s first principal. Continue reading


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