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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

H.E.R.O.C. Annual Tea Party – Brooklyn NY – April 23, 2017

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Caribbean Canada Heart Health Education Dinner- Winnipeg MB Canada- February 11, 2017

Download info: Gala Fundraising Dinner – February 11, 2017 

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The Caribbean Voice Invites Nominations for the El Dorado Awards 2017

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Georgetown, Guyana, Jan 29th, 2017: The Caribbean Voice, an NGO involved in suicide and abuse prevention and anti-violence activism, is inviting nominations for its Third Annual El Dorado Awards to be held on July 7th 2017, at the Marriot Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana.

The El Dorado Awards was launched in August 2015 to recognize affirmations agents on Guyana’s social landscape  – individuals, businesses and organizations (local and overseas) that give back to communities and causes, promote and support social causes and/or engage in charitable work to empower and positively impact lives. Those who give so much of their time, efforts and resources to make a difference are often unacknowledged and even unrecognized.       Continue reading

H.E.R.O.C. DISCLAIMER – Explains its work in Guyana

H.E.R.O.C. DISCLAIMER- Explains its work in Guyana

The Health & Education Relief Organization for Cancer Inc., (H.E.R.O.C.) is a New York State Nonprofit Corporation, filed with NYS Secretary of State on December 12, 2014. H.E.R.O.C received Public Charity Status under 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code from the United States Treasury. To date we are registered with the Charities Bureau of NYS Office of the Attorney General.

During our first inaugural trip to Guyana in October 2016, we encountered some opposition by the Founder and President of the Organization for Social & Health Advancement for Guyana & The Caribbean, Inc. OSHAG-C, whose Public Charity 501(c)(3) status was revoked on April 15, 2015 by the United States Treasury. The President objected to our participation with our planned events for the Cancer patients in Guyana during Cancer Awareness Month. These were all planned events in conjunction with the Giving Hope Foundation of Guyana prior to our arrival.   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

Bridges Global Medical Mission – Old Year’s Night Ball – Lithonia GA

Bridges Global Medical Mission to Guyana 2016 Reports  <click

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Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission – Report on 2016 Mission to Guyana

Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission – Report on 2016 Mission to Guyana

PRE-MISSION VISITS BY THE ORGANIZING TEAM

canada-guyana-outreach-logoOn October 18, Yvonne Joseph Triesman and Judith (Judy) Harrison, two members of the Organizing Team of the Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission’s (a.k.a. CanGO) left Toronto for Guyana.  They were joined by two additional members, Conrad and Marlene (Annie) Joseph on October 21.  Our task was to finalize arrangements for the upcoming mission.

The Organizing Team met with Hon. Carl Greenidge, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Dr. George Norton, Minister of Public Health, Hon. Sydney Allicock, Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Ms. Anyin Choo, Head of the Diaspora Unit and Sophia Darlington, Foreign Affairs Officer (both of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).  Discussions centered on the healthcare needs of the Guyanese people and how CanGO could best assist Guyana to meet those needs.

Read Full Report: canada-guyana-outreach-mission-2016-mission-report

The Real Face Of Jesus – By Mike Fillon

The Real Face Of Jesus

Advances in forensic science reveal the most famous face in history.

jesusFrom the first time Christian children settle into Sunday school classrooms, an image of Jesus Christ is etched into their minds. In North America he is most often depicted as being taller than his disciples, lean, with long, flowing, light brown hair, fair skin and light-colored eyes. Familiar though this image may be, it is inherently flawed. A person with these features and physical bearing would have looked very different from everyone else in the region where Jesus lived and ministered. Surely the authors of the Bible would have mentioned so stark a contrast.   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

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