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Guyana’s First Lady meets with Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission

Guyana’s First Lady meets with Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission

Published: 20 February 2017 – Ministry of the Presidency – Guyana

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Photo: First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger and Ms. Yvonne Triesman of Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission

Georgetown, Guyana – (February 20, 2017) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, today, met with Ms. Yvonne Triesman, President of the Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission at her office at State House to discuss possible areas of collaboration.

The First Lady spoke about the importance of public awareness programmes that serve to educate citizens on disease prevention.     Continue reading

PTSD – When Guns Become the Voice of Mental Illness – By Yvonne Sam

WHEN GUNS BECOME THE VOICE OF MENTAL ILLNESS

By Yvonne Sam

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Abstract:  The scourge of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is running rampant and unchecked among our returning veterans, with fatal consequences. The Canadian & U. S Government and Ministries of Veteran Affairs are being called upon to immediately address the plight of returning soldiers. We cannot send them overseas on a mission, where in battle their lives are put on the line yet when they return home not enough is being done for them.Injured soldiers, who have served their country with courage and dedication, are slipping through the cracks of an ad hoc system.   Continue reading

Earth ‘On the Edge’ as Disastrous 2016 Goes Down as Hottest Year on Record

Earth ‘On the Edge’ as Disastrous 2016 Goes Down as Hottest Year on Record

We are already seeing around the globe the impacts of a changing climate’

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer – Common Dreams – 06 January 2017

An aerial photo shows severe flooding in a residential area of Baton Rouge, La. on Aug. 15, 2016. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

Earth is “on the edge.”  So declared the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Thursday January 5, 2017, announcing that 2016 was the warmest year on record.

The first global assessment of last year’s temperatures finds that 2016 broke the record set in 2015 by close to 0.2°C , with last year’s record having broken the record set in 2014.   Continue reading

Face to Face with the Stigma of Mental Illness – By Yvonne Sam

FACE TO FACE WITH THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS

By Yvonne Sam

Opinion - commentary -analysisLet us stop turning a blind eye to mental illness and address it instead

Sheila is crazy” or “Joseph is a little off.”
Yes, we have all heard people utter such statements in reference to someone we know, or we have even made them ourselves.

The unfortunate fact is that many people whom we have dismissed as being crazy may actually be suffering from some form of mental illness. An even more disturbing fact is that these illnesses often go undiagnosed in the Black community.    Continue reading

Seven-year-old with hydrocephalus clings to life – Help Needed

Seven-year-old with hydrocephalus clings to life – Help Needed

My name is Khalilah Megan Campbell and I am the Coauthor of the book Foundation of The Guyana Defence Force – A Soldier of Valour Story.

With respect to the enclosed Kaieteur newspaper article, I am the Canadian representative for the family of the child Ephraim Collins, who requires urgent lifesaving surgery. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated with funding for him and his family.  The expenses not covered are the Medevac Air Ambulance and other personal expenses that are stated in the article.  In addition, Sick Kids Hospital International has requested to review his medical records for the possibility of  surgery in Canada.  The Hospital through the Herbie Foundation will pay for his medical expenses only.   Continue reading

The Future: The Extrapolations of Udo Gollub at Messe Berlin, Germany

The Future: The Extrapolations of Udo Gollub at Messe Berlin, Germany

I just went to the Singularity University summit and here are the key learnings:

Opinion - commentary -analysisIn 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 went bankrupt.

What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 years – 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 main-stream in only a few short years.

It will now happen with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.  Continue reading

Financial Abuse – The Assistant of Domestic Violence – By Yvonne Sam

In keeping with the International Day of Violence against Women.

Financial Abuse – The Assistant of Domestic Violence

By Yvonne Sam

Opinion - commentary -analysisWhen the word domestic violence is used or thought about, the general public usually thinks of physical abuse that gives rise to visible injuries to the victim. Sadly, this is only one type of abuse. There are several categories of domestic abuse, each of which carries its own calamitous consequences.  Lethality involved with physical abuse certainly places the victim at greater risk, but the long term annihilation of individuality that goes along with the other forms of abuse is truly significant and cannot be attenuated.  In essence and truth, or better still harsh reality, the physical, mental, and emotional consequences are well known, but less so are the financial costs of domestic violence.      Continue reading

US President recognises work of Guyanese home care CEO – video

 US President recognises work of Guyanese home care CEO
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Abigail Loncke

United States (US) President, Barack Obama on Saturday recognised the contribution of a young Guyanese lady  in her homeland in the area of care for the elderly, in his address at a Town Hall meeting in Peru.

“We need leaders like Abigail Loncke of Guyana; Abigail are you there? So after struggling to find her own grandfather a home care, Abigail realized there is a problem for so many other families so she started Community Healthcare, a home care agency, and she started out as a service to help families take care of their loved ones but now has a social movement that also provides training and job opportunities for young women in healthcare so thank you Abigail for the work that you are doing,” the outgoing American leader said to loud applause.  [ Read more]

H.E.R.O.C: Cancer Mission Inaugural Trip to Guyana – October 2016

H.E.R.O.C: Cancer Mission Inaugural Trip to Guyana – October 2016

It is with great pleasure that we publish this Newsletter after our Cancer Mission Inaugural Trip to Guyana. This trip was one of our most successful events ever and we were very pleased that we were able to comfort and share some very special moments with the Cancer Patients in Guyana.  We were also announced and introduced as the Support organization of the newly formed “GIVING HOPE FOUNDATION” in Guyana. Overall, it was a wonderful mission with great relationships established.

Lorna Welshman-Neblett.  President, H.E.R.O.C.

Download Newsletter: heroc-outreach-inaugural-trip-to-guyana-october-2016_

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A Request for Action to Support Standing Rock Water Protectors — Voices from the Margins

Three Worlds One Vision

WATER IS LIFE.
I stand with the Water Protectors in Standing Rock, North Dakota.

Carol A. Hand My heart is heavy with the news coming from Standing Rock, ND today. It’s led me to do something I rarely do. I’m posting a request for the help of all of those who follow this blog. For the sake of the health of our earth and future generations, I ask you […]

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