Daily Archives: 04/24/2013

Calypso tunes – various artistes – 76 videos – autoplay

Women’s contribution to emancipation struggle must be recognised

Women’s contribution to emancipation struggle must be recognised

MARCH 1, 2013 Georgetown, Gina, February 28, 2013

Women’s contribution to emancipation struggle must be recognised – Professor Verene Shepherd

 The Caribbean was urged to take action to honour women who contributed significantly to the fight for emancipation yet still remain unknown for the most part.

Speaking at the third in the series of commemorative lectures to mark the 250th anniversary of the 1763 Slave Rebellion, Professor Verene Shepherd, urged a correction of this lack of recognition and make history compulsory in all schools.

Professor Shepherd from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica said, “A Guyanese woman, Cecile Nobrega inspired the first public monument to a black woman in England, but we are not focusing on our own deficiencies in the area of symbolic decolonisation, and one of the reasons there’s no groundswell is that we don’t know who they are.”    Continue reading

Concerns about Cholesterol-lowering statin medications – video

STATIN NATION: The Great Cholesterol Cover-Up

This documentary film raises serious questions about the mass prescription of cholesterol-lowering statin medications.

Billions of dollars are spent on statins each year.  However, leading medical experts interviewed for this film assert that the benefits of statins have been exaggerated, and the adverse effects are much more common than generally reported.

Published on Apr 17, 2013

For more information about this film and additional resources, please visit http://www.statinnation.net

U.S criticizes Guyana on radio licences

U.S criticizes Guyana on radio licences

– says process “lacked transparency”  – – cites heavy control over state media
Former President Bharrat Jagdeo

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo

APRIL 23, 2013 | BY  |

The United States Government has slammed the issuance of radio licences under former President Bharrat Jagdeo.  In its latest report on human rights, which includes freedom of speech, the U.S Government said the issuance of the licences under Jagdeo “lacked transparency.”
In November 2011, the very month he was leaving the Office of the President, Jagdeo handed out ten radio licences with his friends and associates being granted 15 radio frequencies.

“In 2011 the government approved applications for 10 new radio stations, although the process was controversial, lacked transparency and contained further steps needed before the new stations could begin broadcasting,” the report on Human Rights Practices stated.     Continue reading

Guyana Government indifferent to Corruption – US State Department

Guyana Government indifferent to Corruption – US State Department

APRIL 23, 2013 | BY  |

Government’s apparent ineffectiveness in implementing laws that provide for criminal penalties for corruption by public officials has been highlighted by the United States of America 2012 Human Rights Report.

The report, which was released over the weekend, stated that there remains widespread public perception of corruption involving officials at all levels, including the police and the judiciary.
The World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators assessed that government corruption was a serious problem,” the report said.
The Guyana Police Force bore the brunt of the report’s assessment, which pointed to allegations of police officers being connected to the drug underworld.
In October 2011 the Guyana Police Force’s Crime Chief submitted a report to the Minister of Home Affairs regarding allegations by a senior officer that many officers had connections to drug dealers.           Continue reading