Category Archives: Education

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 27 August 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 27 August 2015

  • Gender equity conference
  • Scrutinise us says opposition PPP
  • HELP! – Look after your children, says grandmother
  • GRA employees urged to be confidential
  • Land Dispute: I’m not involved, says lawyer
  • Better conditions for pregnant women
  • CARIFESTA – Feel the beats
  • Sports

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Guyana Foundation Newsletter – August 2015

Guyana Foundation Newsletter – August 2015 

Transforming the Lives of People for a Better World. 

Dear Friends,

A few weeks ago, the Guyana Foundation was officially recognized by the government of Guyana as an approved charitable entity, and added to the list of organizations eligible for tax-exempt status on donations received.

This new status allows us to channel an even greater percentage of our resources to directly impact the lives of people in need across Guyana. It has also opened up many exciting possibilities for us – and discussions are currently underway with major charitable foundations and business entities around the world that we hope to partner with in the coming months. Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 27 August 2015

 GUYANA – Latest News – 27 August 2015

  • GRA denies Customs Officers’ involvement in gold smuggling; vows crackdown on smugglers – Demerara Waves
  • PPP leaves government to own devices over budgetary “deceit” – Demerara Waves
  • Caribbean fishing industry ends meeting on upgrading food safety systems – Demerara Waves
  • UWI plants first legal marijuana plant for medical research – Demerara Waves

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GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 26 August 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 26 August 2015

  • Security strategy for Cabinet Thursday
  • Tax Review Committee considering VAT
  • Gov’t says pension increase secured
  • Friendship land dispute continues
  • Accused in Enmore businessman’s murder hospitalized
  • US-funded project provides training for youths
  • Sports

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Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire by Andrea Stuart – reviews

Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire by Andrea Stuart – review

Sugar in the BloodAn absorbing but uneven family memoir taking in both sides of the Barbadian slave trade and its legacy — ( review)

Modern Britain was built on sugar; there is hardly a manufacturing town on these shores that was not in some way connected with the “Africa trade”. The glittering prosperity of slave ports such as Bristol and Liverpool was derived in large part from commerce with Africa.

In the heyday of the British slave trade, from 1700 to 1808, West Indians (as white sugar barons were then known) became conspicuous by their new wealth. Often they cast Barbados or Jamaica aside like a sucked orange in order to fritter their profits in England. A popular melodrama of 1771, Richard Cumberland’s The West Indian, satirised planters as drunken layabouts in ostentatiously buckled shoes and hats.   Continue reading

Real Time with Bill Maher: Overtime – August 7, 2015 (HBO) – video

Real Time with Bill Maher: Overtime – August 7, 2015 (HBO) – Video

Bill Maher and his guests – Michael Mann, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Mary Matalin, Steve Schmidt and Caitlin Flanagan – answer viewer questions after the show.

 Subjects Discussed: 1. Sanctuary Cities in the USA.  2. College Fraternities.   3. Climate Change – sea levels rising.  4.  Joe Biden entering Democratic Race (?).  5.  Legalizing Recreational Marijuana – California ballot in 2016.

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GEMS I STUMBLED ON – by Dave Martins + 2 videos

GEMS I STUMBLED ON – by Dave Martins

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

A very wise woman, who also happened to be my mother, once told me: “If you know something good or hear something good about somebody, you should pass it on.” Today I’m doing as instructed by telling you about a few gems I stumbled on recently.

I’m not that big a basketball fan (the American construction would be “…not that big of a basketball fan.” Strange.) but there’s an American television series called “Open Court” that is probably the most entertaining sports programme on the tube. It’s all talk, minimal footage of plays, with 8 or so of the best who ever played in the NBA, speaking spontaneously and candidly and at length – not just sound bites.  Continue reading

GCA Caribbean Heritage Summer Workshop Series – 2015 Newspaper

Download: Summer Workshop Series 2015 NEWSPAPER

GCA Caribbean HeritageSummer Workshop 2015

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The GCA 2015 – Arts in the Community 
This comprehensive series of master classes follows the mission of Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc.  Its curriculum is based on the dedication of this organization and its offshoot, Guyana Folk Festival, to preserve, promote and propagate the rich cultural heritage and folklore of Guyana.
Although the focus is the multiethnic culture of Guyana, this series explores any and all connections among the various territories of the Caribbean region and the Diaspora.

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Medicine: What doctors worry about – 12 TED videos playlist

Playlist (12 talks): What doctors worry about

We worry about what our doctors will tell us — and so do they. Doctors, scientists and medical researchers weigh in on health care and better health practices.
  • 19:19

    Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine — with fewer cowboys and more pit crews.

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