Category Archives: Education

Made in Guyana – Virgin Coconut Oil – video

Made in Guyana – Virgin Coconut Oil – video

Education: Reversing a dangerous trend – Adam Harris

Education: Reversing a dangerous trend

Adam Harris

Adam Harris

The recent release of the Caribbean Human Development Report highlighted just about what everyone knows but pays little attention to. It talks about the vulnerable people in the society—the women, children and the elderly; it talks about child labour and places Guyana at the top of the pile; it talks about the movement of the economy.

One interesting point that is not common to Guyana is the fact that women are fast becoming the brains of the society. The finding shows that women are the people qualifying themselves and even doing better than their male counterparts.     Continue reading

Abandoned High School Transformed into Home and Vibrant Community – video

Dad Lives In Abandoned High School With His Wife And Baby After Transforming It Into Their Home

Nearly 20 years ago, Charles Shaw seized an amazing opportunity. In 1996, he and his wife Lisa bought an abandoned, vacant high school in Durango, Colorado. The 45,000-square-foot building was in poor shape, but its walls were solid brick. Charles saw the potential to make a long-time dream come true: to turn a large building into a mixed-use space that could become a vibrant community. …

Global Water Crisis Looms Large – By Dr. Mercola

Global Water Crisis Looms Large

By Dr. Mercola

Favella in Rio de JAneiro

Favella in Rio de Janeiro

  • The Summer Olympic Games have brought renewed attention to Brazil’s water pollution problem; 30 percent of the sewage lines in Rio de Janeiro are exposed, allowing raw sewage to flow openly through the streets
  • Contamination of water supplies around the globe has increased the cost of water treatment by 50 percent in some areas, making it increasingly difficult to provide safe drinking water
  • Two primary contributors to water contamination and treatment costs are farms operating in areas that supply water to surrounding cities, and large numbers of people living on and around underground watersheds

Clean, pure water — in sufficient amounts — is one of the most important foundations for optimal health.  In the USA  for instance, …..    Continue reading

BC Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations – Caribbean Culture Expo

British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations

bcoccaCaribbean Culture Expo

By Grafton Rouse

Grafton Rouse is a nurse from Barbados.   He is Program Coordinator for the Caribbean Community Health Support Group which is a standing committee within the British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations.

They did it, they did it, yes, they did it. The British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations (BCOCCA) held its first Caribbean Culture Expo on October 1st, 2016 at the Allan Emmott Center in Burnaby. With the help of a small grant from the British Columbia Government BCOCCA was able to plan and organize an event which allowed Caribbean nations to showcase their culture in the form of music, art and food. This was the first event of its kind and many people who attended were so pleased with what they saw that they said this should become an annual event.      Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update – October 10, 2016

Caribbean Life

Trauma center sends mental health team to Haiti


A local mental health and trauma center is deplo­ying a team of mental health specia­lists to Haiti in response to Hurri­cane Matthew.

 Carib­bean: Rethi­nking progress in sustai­nable develo­pment era


UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 19, 2016 (IPS) – Carib­bean count­ries make a special case for develo­pment. The high and incre­asing exposure to hazards, combined with very open and trade-depen­dent econo­mies with limited diversif­ication and competit­iveness portray a struct­urally and environm­entally vulne­rable region, composed, in the most part, of middle income count­ries.

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The University of Guyana – Renaissance Magazine – September 30, 2016

Renaissance Office of the Vice-Chancellor, The University of Guyana

Renaissance Magazine – Vol. 1 No. 2, September 30, 2016

               Download … ug-renaissance-vol-1-no-2
UG RenaissanceCONTENTS:   

  • The VC Speaks ……………………….. 4
  • Editor’s note …………………………… 6
  • UG holds successful Renaissance in New York ……. 7
  • Induction of New UG Education Resource Ambassadors…… 8
  • Minister David Patterson pledges support to UG……. 9   Continue reading

Queen’s College Alumni Association (Toronto) – Bursaries closing November 30, 2016

Queen’s College Alumni Association (Toronto) – Bursaries closing November 30, 2016

The Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Association (Toronto) Inc. is again offering three (3) $1,000 bursaries, to encourage QC alumni or the children or grand-children of members of the QCAA Toronto, to pursue post-secondary studies at university and college/CGEP with the ultimate objective of obtaining a first degree/diploma/certificate.
 The submission deadline is Nov 30, 2016.

The Guidelines and Application Form can be downloaded from
Please forward to those who may be eligible to apply.
Victor R. Moses
Secretary, QCAA Toronto

Guyana- eGovernment IDEAL Programme for Education – September 29, 2016

logo -Min of PresidencyGovernment in Action – eGovernment IDEAL Programme for Education – September 29, 2016

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – September, 2016

buxtonFellow Buxtonians and friends,

We are pleased to share with you the September, 2016 issue of Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter. You may download the attached copy or click on the following link to access it.


Lorna Campbell . Editor,

Buxton-Friendship Express,

Download: buxton-friendship-express-september-2016

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