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Don’t be the richest person in the cemetery – Food for Thought

DON’T BE THE RICHEST PERSON IN THE CEMETERY

November 16, 2014 | By Features / Columnists, Food For Thought

When we are in heaven – Our money is still in the bank.
When we are alive – We don’t have enough money to spend.
When we are gone – There is still a lot of money not spent.

One tycoon in China passed away.

His widow, with $1.9 billion in the bank, remarried his chauffeur.
His chauffeur said,

” All the while I thought I was working for my boss.
Now I realize that my boss was all the time working for me !!!  ”
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Pass The Salt – short video – funny!

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Pass The Salt – Video short about technology and relationships… don’t text at the table kiddos!

Dancing in the Rain – a story about “Life”

Dancing in The Rain


It was a busy
morning, about 8:30, when an elderly

gentleman in his 80′s arrived to have
stitches removed from his thumb.

He said he was in a hurry as he had an
appointment at 9:00 am.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat,

knowing it would be over an hour

before someone would to able to see him.  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

Smart kids’ life advice – Playlist (7 video talks)

Playlist (7 talks)

Smart kids’ life advice

These young speakers encourage us to ask bold questions, think creatively and dream big. It’s spot-on life advice that adults may just want to listen to.

Playlist (7 talks): Smart kids’ life advice

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    Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

Feeding the Homeless – Prank It FWD – video

Feeding the Homeless – Prank It FWD

We pulled a HUGE surprise for about 50 homeless people, and it was awesome! :-)

Grounding your body improves your health

GROUNDING Article/Documentary

Story at-a-glance

  • Walking barefoot on the Earth transfers free electrons from the Earth’s surface into your body that spread throughout your tissues providing beneficial effects. This process is called ‘grounding.’
  • Grounding has been shown to relieve chronic pain, reduce inflammation, improve sleep, thin your blood, enhance well-being and much, much more
  • Wearing plastic- or rubber-soled shoes effectively disconnects you from the Earth’s natural electron flow
  • In the Grounded documentary, you’ll hear first-hand accounts from residents of Haines, Alaska who have overcome chronic pain, sleep apnea and much more simply by getting grounded Continue reading

Pope Francis’ top 10 tips for happiness

Pope Francis’ top 10 tips for happiness

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Pope Francis

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Tuesday August 5, 2014 – Pope Francis’ reputation for being approachable and down-to-earth has earned him the soubriquet “The People’s Pope” and factored significantly into his choice by Time magazine as their Person of the Year 2013. “In a matter of months,” the Time profile said, “Francis has elevated the healing mission of the church — the church as servant and comforter of hurting people in an often harsh world — above the doctrinal police work so important to his recent predecessors.”

Now, Pope Francis has outlined a ten-point plan for happiness. The Top 10 list appeared in an interview for the Argentine magazine Viva, which was released to celebrate the Pope’s first 500 days in office.   Continue reading

The Caribbean Voice is tackling suicide in Guyana – press release

Caribbean Voice LogoContact: Annan Boodram                                                Press Release

718-542-4454, 646-461-0574,  caribvoice@aol.com       Norkah Carter at gtposse72@hotmail.com

 The Caribbean Voice is tackling suicide in Guyana

 New York City (June 28, 2014): Suicide seems to be fast becoming the ultimate answer for every kind of interpersonal problem in Guyana, usually catalyzed by alcoholism, domestic abuse and other forms of violence, dysfunctional and triangular relationships and teenage pregnancy.  In fact, Guyana has the second highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the Caribbean.

The average Guyanese drinker consumes 13.7 liters of pure alcohol each year with 6.1% of the population considered heavy drinkers and of the more than 60 percent of women who were involved in a relationship or union, 27.7 percent reported physical abuse, 26.3 percent had experienced verbal abuse and 12.7 percent experienced sexual violence.   Continue reading

The Census and its Political Implications – By Ralph Ramkarran

THE CENSUS AND ITS POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on July 12, 2014 by Ralph Ramkarran

 The census figures substantially confirm the analysis I made in an article “The Future of the PPP” published in November, 2012. I had argued at that time that declining Indian population had an impact on the election results of 2011, having regard to ethnic voting patterns. I had also indicated that the effect of a slowly decreasing Indian population could be seen in voting patterns and results since 1992. The census results show that in Region 6, a stronghold of the PPP, the population declined by 15,000 at the end of 2012. Adding Regions 5 and 3, also strongholds of the PPP, there was a total decline of 20,000 persons.

There was no publication of figures indicating the sizes of the various ethnic groups in Guyana. I had predicted at that time that the Indian population is likely to have gone below 40 percent. The census of 2002 showed the Indian population to be 42 percent and I had based my prediction on the prior rate of decline. I do not know the reason for the non-publication of these figures but it is quite possible that it is because the Indian population is now below 40 percent. Continue reading

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