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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

Guyana Government News Brief – October 21, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – October 21, 2016

Guyana Government News Brief – October 19, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – October 19, 2016

Real Guyana: “The Poisoned City” – Garbage Disposal – a full feature video

Real Guyana – “The Poisoned City” – Garbage Disposal – a full feature video

Published on Oct 12, 2016 – Real Guyana video

I want to tell you a story about the air we breathe. This story is about Guyana’s failure over the course of 20 years and now 5 presidents to find an effective solution to its solid waste problem despite intervention and assistance from organizations such as the IDB. For a look my review of the Georgetown Sanitation Improvement Program also executed with help of an IDB loan you can check the channel for Sewage and the City Parts one and two. In this feature I hope to provide insight into why efforts at establishing a functioning sanitary landfill and waste to energy project have had no success in two decades and counting.

With a focus on the history of the Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill let’s take a look at how the coastal population shoulder the ultimate burden from the environmental and health impacts this failure has had and is having up to the present day. We’ll examine whether a billion dollar out of court settlement made by the new APNU coalition government with BK international is in the public’s best interest and take a look at how best we can end our run as One People with a very toxic destiny if there is no immediate intervention.

Who is at fault for the toxic plume of smoke drifting into the city at dawn every morning? Is there something about Guyanese culture that condemns us to struggle with this issue? How could this all be linked to cancer rates in the country and what does the future hold if we take the right steps now? Let’s take a trip back in time and work or way forward to the present lest we forget the lessons of the past and condemn ourselves and our children to a bleak future.

To contemplate the scale and longevity of this issue is to wonder why headlines speak of billion dollar settlements and justifications instead of criminal charges and class action lawsuits. Have a look at the evidence and make up your own mind. No human being and no child brought into this world should have to live with the injustice of having their lives shortened by toxic plumes of smog we are well within our means to both rectify and avoid in the future. Take a stand for transparency, against corruption and take a stand for the quality of the air we breathe. Take a stand for each other and it is possible to do this all with a commitment to peace and understanding.

Subscribe to the channel to be first in the loop when I post and to support content creation in a tangible way please feel free to use the fan funding feature on the channel. There is much more to shed light upon and I have important stories to bring you from Guyana’s hinterland so I have activated this option on the page to offset the high cost of travel and equipment as I view this work as public service. In return Real Guyana will be able to expand its reach and I will keep delivering content. In closing, I am grateful to those of you that help share these posts to assist with public awareness. The collective has succeeded at getting the dress code abolished or relaxed at many public institutions and I believe we can similarly succeed in bringing an end to this particular toxic situation. Leave your comments below to add to the discussion and share to help raise awareness of this pressing issue. Over to you…

Disclaimer: Any works contained herein such as videos meant to demonstrate recycling techniques are used under the fair usage policy of the copyright for educational purposes. The authors retain their respective copyrights.

Guyana Government News Brief – October 18, 2016 – video

GINA logo Guyana Government News Brief – October 18, 2016

Guyana: This Week with the President – October 7 – 15, 2016 – video

logo -Min of PresidencyGuyana: This Week with the President – October 7 – 15, 2016 – video

Guyana Government News Brief – October 17, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – October 17, 2016

How Guyana is trying to combat its high suicide rate – By Gemma Handy – BBC News

How Guyana is trying to combat its high suicide rate

  • The Guyana Foundation plans to establish more centres like the one in Zorg-En-Vlygt

    The Sunrise Center aims to help drive down Guyana’s high suicide rates

Chattering amiably, heads bent over plugs and wires, enthusiasm among students in the electrical installation class is palpable.

The bright welcoming venue, framed by rice paddies, looks the picture of pastoral contentment. But behind its creation lies an unsettling reality.

This upbeat community centre was built to address the devastating number of suicides both here on the scenic Essequibo Coast – and in Guyana itself, which holds the dubious distinction of the highest suicide rate in the world.     Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – October 16, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 16 October 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

Stabroek Market Clock: is time running in or out? – letter by Yvonne Sam

Stabroek Market Clock: is time running in or out?

Oct 16, 2016 – Kaieteur News – Letters – Yvonne Sam

Opinion - commentary -analysis

Stabroek Market clock

Stabroek Market clock

Dear Editor,
Lately, there has been so much brouhaha about the Stabroek Market Clock, its restoration and seeming negative implications that time has struck me out. Yes, I am somewhat taken aback and at a loss for words as I try to grapple with the thinking or level of mental cognition of some of the key players and sayers.

Speaking from an angle of political correctness, the iconic Stabroek Market Clock is not just your ordinary timepiece. It takes pride of place alongside the likes of Big Ben in London, the Saviour Tower in Moscow, the Zytglogge Tower in Switzerland, the Rajabai Clock Tower in Mumbai , India, and the Peace Tower Ottawa just to name a few.    Continue reading

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