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Voices Against Violence – Guyana Anti-Violence Vigil – Suicide Prevention Day, Sep 10, 2016

Voices Against Violence – Guyana Anti-Violence Vigil

Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2016

“Voices Against Violence” is an attempt to get communities across Guyana involved in anti-violence activism, while fostering the concept of communal action for community well being. This candle light vigil, set for World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2016, is an initiative that is inexpensive and easy to organize – each participant simply needs a candle or can even use a cell phone – and that brings communities together.

Thus vigils can be organized by religious institutions, local businesses, sports and youth clubs, political party groups…just about any entity or set of individuals including schools. Where possible, two or more groups can collaborate. Each vigil can select routes around the community, end at a central point or any other selected place where the participants can be accommodated and hold a rally whereby pre selected individuals from within or without the community can speak on the theme of anti-violence and, if desired, inter faith prayers can be conducted. During the walk about anti-violence slogans can be chanted.   Continue reading

Alzheimer’s and Diabetes – What is the Underlying Truth

Submitted by Bentley Have a read of the attached article.- in Barbados Underground

ALZHEIMER’S AND DIABETES – WHAT IS THE UNDERLYING TRUTH

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Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Credit: Wikipedia

Have a read of the attached article. These people are now finding that there is a major link between these 2 conditions, something I’ve been saying forever. What they need to recognize is that these are not diseases in themselves but symptoms of a broader condition that gives rise to other conditions as well (hypertension, sexual dysfunction, heart disease). I call this disease Chronic Metabolic Collapse Syndrome and have written on it at least 10 years ago. We will never be able to fully deal with chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) until we recognize this underlying truth.

Related Link: New link found between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease

Source: Alzheimer’s and Diabetes – What is the Underlying Truth

How to live to be 100+ ….. by Dan Buettner

 

Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+
http://www.ted.com To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. At TEDxTC, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.
     To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. In his talk, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.

Guyana’s First Lady working with Minister Broomes to tackle TIP

Capitol TV logoFirst Lady working with Minister Broomes to tackle Trafficking In Persons (TIP)

Published on Jun 15, 2016

Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution in this Exponential Age – by Udo Gollub

Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution
Udo Gollub

Udo Gollub

Udo Gollub at Messe BerlinApril 22 · Berlin, Germany · [article link]
 I just went to the Singularity University Summit and here are the key learnings.

In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide.
Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they got bankrupt.
What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 year – and most people don’t see it coming. Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again?
Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore’s law. So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a long time, before it became way superior and got mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs. Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Welcome to the Exponential Age.   Continue reading

Good news in the fight against pancreatic cancer | Laura Indolfi -TED video

Good news in the fight against pancreatic cancer | Laura Indolfi
 -TED video
Anyone who has lost a loved one to pancreatic cancer knows the devastating speed with which it can affect an otherwise healthy person. TED Fellow and biomedical entrepreneur Laura Indolfi is developing a revolutionary way to treat this complex and lethal disease: a drug delivery device that acts as a cage at the site of a tumor, preventing it from spreading and delivering medicine only where it’s needed. “We are hoping that one day we can make pancreatic cancer a curable disease,” she says.

Depression – The Silent Killer By The Caribbean Voice & CADVA

Depression – The Silent Killer

By The Caribbean Voice & CADVA

Related imageFor the average onlooker, it often takes a giant leap of perception and intuition to begin to understand the maze of darkness for which suicide seems a welcoming beam of light for someone suffering from depression. The seeming external calm more often than not, masks a deep-seated turmoil that decapitates the will to do and to be. And so feeling like they no longer belong to anything or anyone, life, for those suffering from depression, literally becomes meaningless, if not burdensome. In effect, depression is often physically and mentally paralyzing, almost bringing day-to-day life to a standstill.

One sufferer from depression disclosed, “With no warning signs, its like the lights just suddenly go out and everything you know and love is meaningless”. Another pointed out, “How do you begin to explain the unbearable, heavy emptiness to someone who’s never experienced it?” Yet another emphasized, “Its so hard when people tell you to cheer up or get over it, there’s nothing I’d like more than for it to be that easy.” For yet another one “Everything did seem like it was falling apart.”

Read more: Depression – The Silent Killer

Caribbean countries expanding share in global seafood market

Caribbean countries expanding share in global seafood market

CARIBBEAN360 – MAY 31, 2016

Rainforest seafood Products - Jamaica

Rainforest seafood Products – Jamaica

BELIZE CITY, Belize, Friday, May 31, 2016 – Caribbean economies are poised to benefit from a region-wide initiative to expand seafood market share, through the implementation of food safety measures to enable countries to get a bigger piece of the global pie, worth an estimated US$130 billion annually.

Caribbean countries, including the Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, are now capitalizing on a coordinated approach to broaden the gateway to the growing market. CARIFORUM (CARICOM and the Dominican Republic) now exports about US$400 million worth of fish and seafood annually, according to the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).

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A Poisoned Planet – When Rivers Die, We Die – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine + videos

A Poisoned Planet – When Rivers Die, We Die 

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine2

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The rivers of the world are dying. They are poisoned by the most selfish of all the species, the handiwork of humankind itself. Each day tons of waste is dumped in rivers. As the waterways groan and belch under the weight of garbage and chemicals official action takes the form of lip service. Communities suffer and the planet gets closer to the day when the wheels will grind to a halt.

In June 2015 the waters of La Pasion River in Guatemala were covered with dead and poisoned fish. It was found that the river was contaminated by malathion, an agricultural insecticide that is said to be 100 times more poisonous than sewage. The community that is affected is Sayaxche where oil plantations occupy large tracts of land.  Continue reading

APNU+AFC First Year- with Hon. Sydney Allicock- Min. of Indigenous People’s Affairs

GINA logoAPNU+AFC First Year- with Hon. Sydney Allicock- Min. of Indigenous People’s Affairs

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