Category Archives: Health / Environment



Rethinking infidelity … a talk for anyone who has ever loved – Esther Perel -TED Video

Rethinking infidelity … a talk for anyone who has ever loved – Esther Perel

Esther Perel

Esther Perel

21:31 minutes · Filmed Mar 2015 · Posted May 2015 · TED2015

Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But can a relationship recover? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security.

In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding how we love.   [click link below to view the video] Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 21 May 2015

Capitol TV logoGuyana: Capitol TV News Videos — 21 May 2015

  • Granger tours ExxonMobil operations
  • Mayor gets corporate support again for city clean up
  • City clean up continues
  • Youth unemployment at staggering 40% – CDB
  • Greenidge highlights responsibilities
  • PPP-connected businessman tries to cash $92M VAT refund
  • Courts to the rescue again
  • Sports

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US$12.8M drug contract to NEW GPC…This is nothing but ‘kick-down-the-door banditry’

US$12.8M drug contract to NEW GPC…This is nothing but ‘kick-down-the-door banditry’

New GPC owner,  Bobby Ramroop

New GPC owner, Bobby Ramroop

– “Shows how “evil, corrupt, greedy and ruthless” PPP/C can be,” Ramjattan, Greenidge

A Partnership for National Unity plus Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), has lashed out, once again, at the government for granting billions of dollars in sole sourced drug contracts to New GPC.

For the coalition, the alarming development was that on May 8, last, New GPC uplifted  the entire billion-dollar cheque (US 12.8M) for a recent drug contract awarded to that company.
That was the last working day before General and Regional elections. The payment arrangement was also contrary to all the country’s procurement procedures.
Traditionally, 25 per cent of the contract is paid up front.    Continue reading

OKRA (OCHRO) – Biblical foods of the world – By Lance Seeto – Fiji Times Online

OKRA- Biblical foods of the world

OKRA plant

OKRA plant

Lance Seeto
Sunday, April 26, 2015 – Fiji Times Online

I’ve always been a big believer that the ancient fruits and vegetables found in ancient religious and biblical texts have a special role to play in our diet.

Not only did our early ancestors enjoy them, but most of them have special medicinal value that has helped protect against disease for thousands of years.

Take okra. Also known as bhindi, lady’s finger and gumbo, okra is a nutritional powerhouse used throughout history for both medicinal and culinary purposes.  Once loved by the Egyptians and still used in many dishes today (such as the famous Southern American gumbo dish), this pod-producing, tropical vegetable dates back over 3500 years.

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POMEGRANATE The biblical fruit of knowledge – by Lance Seeto

POMEGRANATE The biblical fruit of knowledge

Pomegranate_ImageLance Seeto
Sunday, April 19, 2015- The Fiji Times Online

Many people are familiar with the story of Adam and Eve’s fall from paradise in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament, but some scholars now believe the unnamed forbidden fruit may not have been an apple, but instead was more likely to be the red pomegranate.

Do you recognise this red/orange coloured fruit? It is the pomegranate (pom-eeh-gran-at) or as many Indian readers will know as anaar. It is one of the first cultivated fruits thought to have originated from the ancient Middle Eastern kingdom of Iran, and then travelled to northern India and throughout the Mediterranean region.   Continue reading

Medical: Storage of Medications and Food Supplements – By Cedric Thompson


Karibbean Health Korner: by Cedric Thompson

Retired Pharmacist and Executive Member of BCOCCA- B.C. Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations – Caribbean Community Health Support Group

Everyone is aware of the fact that their medication has a finite SHELF-LIFE and beyond a certain date, they should not be using them and that the medications should be discarded.

But do you know why? This is first and foremost a health and safety issue.   Continue reading

Jamaica decriminalizes marijuana use- Rastafarians celebrate! + video


Jamaica decriminalizes marijuana use- Rastafarians celebrate!

News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Feb. 26, 2015: Members of the Rastafarian community across Jamaica can now burn “their herb” without fear of being arrested by the Jamaican police.

A new law passed through the country’s parliament decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana for religious, medicinal and therapeutic purposes, a move that will no doubt ease decades of tension between the government and especially the Rastafari community.

Many took to Twitter to celebrate, calling it a “special day for all Rastafarians in Jamaica.Continue reading

Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Global Divestment Day – February 2015
Source: Go Fossil Free Movement

Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

The fossil fuel divestment movement, now in more than 60 countries, is having exactly the impact we hoped it would. By acting together, we’ve made sure that not a week goes by without a university, local government, faith group, medical association, or heavyweight institution divesting from those companies that are driving the climate crisis.

~ Katie & the Fossil Free team, Go Fossil Free

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Guy Winch: Why we all need to practice emotional first aid – TED video


Guy Winch: Why we all need to practice emotional first aid

Guy Winch

Guy Winch

 17:24 minutes · Filmed Nov 2014 · Posted Feb 2015 · TEDxLinnaeusUniversity

We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch.  Continue reading


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