Category Archives: Health / Environment

Do friends make you happier than family? – By Luisa Dillner

Do friends make you happier than family?

Friendships are less judgmental and and more likely to be positive. Having good friends can even make you healthier

A study found that those who valued friendships highly were healthier and happier.
A study found that those who valued friendships highly were healthier and happier. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Do you believe that blood is thicker than water? That your family relationships are more important than friends? Well, think again. Research from Michigan State University suggests that friends may make you happier and healthier than your relatives.      Continue reading

Guyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 07 Jun 2017

Guyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 07 Jun 2017 

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association today voiced it’s concerns with a team from the opposition PPP/C

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 06:09 PM PDT

Several persons who were detained and arrested during a raid of the Kaieteur National Park are now contemplating, how they will find their way back to Amatuck Top in the Potaro River.

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 06:07 PM PDT

The Mining sector will be receiving a boost, with a possible investment from a Chinese company

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 06:04 PM PDT

Georgetown City Council prepares to reduce flooding during the upcoming rainy season – blocked drains a problem

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 05:31 PM PDT

42-year-old, Reagan Rodrigues AKA “Grey Boy” has been discharged for a third time in the murder case of Political Activist, Courtney Crum Ewing. However, he has been rearrested by the police

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 05:12 PM PDT

Police presence has been beefed up at the Sophia Juvenile Detention Centre, after an inmate burnt a mattress last evening which left several detainees hospitalized

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 06:15 AM PDT

In sports, the National under 15 Football team was awarded for winning a regional tournament

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 06:14 PM PDT

Are Guyanese men more deadly than terrorists? – By Yvonne Sam

Are Guyanese men more deadly than terrorists?

By Yvonne Sam

Each time I read about yet another female killed at the hand of her male partner——-be the union legal, consensual or common law I undergo a complete mental shutdown. In other parts of the world guns and bombs are issues of critical concern and discussion. In Guyana it’s a totally different story. In some countries feral husbands put their intimate partners in hospital beds, while others put them in psychiatric institutions. In Guyana they put them in graves.

Therefore, arguably in Guyana husbands are incomparably more deadly than terrorists. If we really want to talk about the safety and security of females on homeland then the government needs to refocus its efforts on eradicating intimate partner homicide.  It is blatantly obvious that nothing thus far has been efficacious. What has the experts yet to discover about this deadly phenomenon?   Continue reading

The UNADDRESSED in the Black Community – By Yvonne Sam

The UNADDRESSED  in the Black Community

By Yvonne Sam

It is not only the police who lay claim to having a monopoly on the Code of Silence. No way! When it comes to certain topics in the Black community then there is a cloistered way of silence.  For various reasons we do not want to address it , and at times it has caused some confusion  We want to address racism and injustice, but that’s strictly on the outside, it  is the inside that is an entirely different ballgame.

There are some hot button topics that Blacks refuse point blank to talk about and/ or acknowledge, even if they know it is right or wrong.  Here are some things that Black people would not and will not not address:

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Water Pollution: ‘Land of Many Waters’ in danger of becoming historical footnote – GHRA

‘Land of Many Waters’ in danger of becoming historical footnote – GHRA

Gold-mining dredge

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) has commended the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) for its prompt action in issuing five cease and desist orders against gold-mining dredges on the Puruni River.
GHRA said this would come with promises of similar actions against others in the coming weeks.

“The accompanying announcement that a ‘multi-dimensional solution to a complex problem’ will be developed in the coming weeks opens up opportunities for  development of a more sustained response to protecting the life of Guyana’s major river systems.   Continue reading

Guyana – Nurses’ migration considerably reduced – says Nurse Marva Hawker

Nurses’ migration considerably reduced

May 17, 2017 – Kaieteur News

– linked to wanting quality of professionals

Nurse Marva Hawker

 “People ain’t going nowhere; nobody ain’t want we now,” said veteran Nurse, Marva Hawker, as she addressed the wanting quality of some nurses that the public health system has produced over the years.

Hawker was recruited last year by the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation as a Nursing Mentor, in the deliberate quest to bring an end to the evident deficiency within the profession.

This has seen her working along with the Ward Manager, Supervisors and the nurses to guide them and ensure that they employ necessary remedial measures.

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Fairness in Mental Health Awareness – By Yvonne Sam

Fairness in Mental Health Awareness

By Yvonne Sam

In Canada, the first week in May is designated as Mental Illness Awareness Week, and one day of that is devoted to schizophrenia awareness. From the standpoint of a qualified mental health professional and a concerned citizen I daresay that we need more than a week, in any given year to be aware of mental health and its impact on our society.

That time is far too short. We need time to not only be aware of the illness but also time to collectively ponder on our treatment of those among us who have mental illness, and press for political action to right that wrong.      Continue reading

A Difficult but Necessary Matter of Balance

This entry has been re-blogged from the blog of one of the subscribers to Guyanese Online. It has some very interesting insights.

~Burning Woman~

 (thoughts from    ~burning woman~   by Sha’Tara)

I haven’t had much time for blogging lately, being as they say, busy.  But surprisingly, I’ve had time, perhaps too much time, to think about this world, about its overall condition and where it is heading, apparently heedless and unaware.  I know this is a judgment forming an opinion, but not once in my entire life of 70 years has my sense of where things are going ever been wrong.  It’s like a compass in my mind, something I can “see” and rely on entirely, basing my personal movements on it, knowing when to “hold and when to fold” as the song goes.

I feel massive waves of sorrow passing over me time and again, triggered by many encounters: a baby in its mother’s arms; an old man hunched over waiting to safely cross a busy street; a homeless lady holding a sign…

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Volda Lawrence busy in Washington, DC – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Volda Lawrence busy in Washington, DC  –  by Francis Quamina Farrier 

Volda Lawrence

Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence, has just wrapped up a busy visit to Washington, DC. During a three day meeting at the Pan American Health Organization, she was elected Vice Chair of the Sub-Committee of Budget and Planning; the first Guyana Minister of Health to be so appointed.

The minister was in Washington, DC, attending the PAHO Subcommittee on Programme, Budget, and Administration, which is an auxiliary body of the Executive Committee with responsibility for aspects of Programme Administration. This 11th Session was held at the PAHO Headquarters from March 22 to 24.

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Canadian Cities Take Top Spots in Quality Of Living Survey by Mercer


  • March 14, 2017 – MERCER SURVEY   Mercer
  • Canada, Toronto
  • Infrastructure is pivotal in determining quality of living for expats and cities
  • Vienna ranks highest for quality of living for the 8th year in a row
  • Singapore ranks first for city infrastructure
  • Canada’s highest ranked city, Vancouver, ranks 5th for quality of living, 9th for infrastructure   

Despite increased political and financial volatility in Europe, many of its cities offer the world’s highest quality of living and remain attractive destinations for expanding business operations and sending expatriates on assignment, according to Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey. Canadian cities continue to dominate the North American rankings, with Vancouver, for the seventh year in a row, once again landing a spot in the top 10 globally.

Read more: Canadian Cities take top North American spots  in Quality of Life Survey.

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