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University of Guyana (UG) – Japan and Guyana – Building on 50 Years of Friendship – Lecture – Oct 26, 2017

University of Guyana (UG) – Japan and Guyana – Building on 50 Years of Friendship

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith wishes to invite you  to the Vice-Chancellor’s Renaissance Lecture V by Japanese Non-Resident Ambassador to Guyana, His Excellency Mitsuhiko Okada on Japan and Guyana – Building on 50 Years of Friendship.

The Lecture will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 18:00 h in the Education Lecture Theatre.

Please RSVP to  by Monday, October 23, 2017.

  Please find invitation attached as well as flyer.   All are Invited.     Continue reading

Cuso: Volunteering Helps Guyanese-Canadian Keep Ties To Guyana

Cuso: Volunteering Helps Guyanese-Canadian Keep Ties To Guyana

OCTOBER 11, 2017 – Cuso International – Guyana

In the mid 1960s, Patsy Russell was taught by a Cuso International volunteer. Now she is one. “I went to a convent school in Georgetown, and a Cuso volunteer, Gwenne Wardle, taught us games and gymnastics.”

Fifty years later, now a volunteer herself she can see how Cuso International’s model has changed. Not placed at a school, but with Guyana’s Small Business Bureau she is overseeing the establishment of two business incubators. Her goal is to continue the work she did on her previous placement with the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry which she left after a one-year placement in April.

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Cuso: Celebrating Global Diaspora Week and the contribution of diaspora communities around Canada and the world.


Guyana Diaspora: Friendly Performance Art- By Verian Mentis-Barker

Guyana Diaspora Friendly performance Art

Wearing his signature casual fare, shirt sans neck tie, unbuttoned blazer with maybe matching trousers, President Granger delivered his Diaspora speech in predictable fashion; the usual buzz words, the reminder of a victory snatched, wending its way through some accomplishments then on to the crescendo with the call for Diaspora Engagement…this time with an attractively alliterative assembly of B’s“We don’t need more barrels, we need brains”, set to the chants and applause of a select list of invitees, all of a specific partisan persuasion, then neatly tucked under a news headline in the national news paper touting the President’s Diaspora Engagement.

Now they talking ‘bout the man’s wardrobe.

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How School Makes Kids Less Intelligent | Eddy Zhong | TEDxYouth

How School Makes Kids Less Intelligent | Eddy Zhong | TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet

Eddy Zhong, successful technology entrepreneur, dives into the truth behind our K-12 education system. Eddy strongly believes that the education system diminishes creativity and confines children to a certain path towards success.

He contends that kids are taught to believe college is a necessary step in life and that it is mandatory to achieve one’s goals. His talk challenges the commonly held beliefs of our entire education structure.   Continue reading

Capitol TV News Videos – 04 October 2017

Capitol TV News Videos – 04 October 2017

Diamond Mineral Water Sports News – October 3, 2017

Posted: 04 Oct 2017 04:56 AM PDT

PSC gearing up to play a greater role in the development of local businesses

Posted: 04 Oct 2017 04:53 AM PDT

REO of region 10 is attributing the F-Bs initiative for improved academic performance

Posted: 04 Oct 2017 04:51 AM PDT

Lawmen continue to probe the death of two elderly women who were brutally murdered in their home

Posted: 04 Oct 2017 04:45 AM PDT

Two Freeman Street men were charged with the Murder of an Albion Businessman

Posted: 04 Oct 2017 04:30 AM PDT

After a standoff between the GM&CC and its staff, employees are expected to be paid soon

Posted: 04 Oct 2017 04:14 AM PDT

Former U.S. president Obama speaks in Toronto; focuses on technological unemployment

Former U.S. president Obama speaks in Toronto; fans say they left ‘inspired’

The Canadian Press  – 

Former President Obama and Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in Toronto

TORONTO — Former U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday that closing borders won’t create future jobs because what’s changing industries like manufacturing are automation and artificial intelligence.

Obama told a Toronto luncheon on Friday 29 September, that the transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy happened over the course of 150 years, but that the technological revolution is happening in 20 years. He said it’s hard for governments to catch up to the pace of disruption.     Continue reading

Caribbean: Latest post-hurricane updates – October 01, 2017

Latest post-hurricane updates – October 01, 2017

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) have released the following updates from member countries regarding the recovery and rebuilding efforts following the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the northern Caribbean and Leeward Islands.

Countries:  Anguilla; British Virgin Islands; Dominica; Puerto Rico; St Maarten;Turks and Caicos Islands

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Future Genetics of the World? – ‘One Mixed Race?’ – video

What will Happen when the World becomes ‘One Mixed Race?’ Future Genetics of the World?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the entirety of humanity became a homogeneous multiracial group, being a combination of the genome of every human being on the planet? Today we’re going to discuss the possible future genetics of our planet Earth, and what the world would look like if such a scenario were to occur. Continue reading

David Lammy is Proud of his Guyanese Roots! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

David Lammy is Proud of his Guyanese Roots! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

David Lammy MP

David Lammy is a Member of Parliament (MP) in Britain. He represents Tottenham in London. This was a seat that was held by the late Bernie Grant; as it happens both David Lammy and Bernie Grant have Guyanese roots. Grant was born in Guyana while Lammy’s parents are Guyanese from Berbice. Grant left us in 1998 and he was succeeded by Lammy who has since won re-election.

Tottenham could not ask for a better replacement for Bernie Grant. Lammy was born in  Tottenham, London, attended public schools there, and furthered his studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies and Harvard.

Read more:  David Lammy Tottenham London MP – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dutch Islands off the Coast of Venezuela? – Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire (ABC Islands) – video

Dutch Islands off the Coast of Venezuela? People of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire (ABC Islands)

Masaman – Published on September 14, 2017 –
What’s up with the Dutch islands off the coast of Venezuela? Today, we’re going to be discussing the regions of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, which make up the ABC islands, and have a very interesting history of being interconnected through culture, language and geography.
Be sure to let me know your thoughts on Arubans, Curacaoans and people from Bonaire (not sure what they would be called) and the language of Papiamento.
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