Daily Archives: 05/05/2013

Personal View: The Future of Education at St. Stanislaus College – by Dr Ken Khan

St Stanislaus College

St Stanislaus College. Georgetown. Guyana

Personal View on the the Future of Education at St. Stanislaus College, Guyana. – by Dr Ken Khan

This is a personal view and readers are asked to treat it as such.

I found the 3 C’s – COMMUNICATION, COOPERATION and CONSULTATION which are now shown on my SKYPE contact, as a summary of my entire life and delineate concepts that influenced me a great deal as I was growing up and in particular from the time I commenced my secondary education in 1948..

COMMUNICATION – this has to be mutual and involves the sharing of ideas, however disparate and contradictory they may be.

COOPERATION – it is the lack of working and cooperating together, that has led to so much misunderstanding and confusion at so many levels, personal, social, economic, national, political, emotional etc.

CONSULTATION – if only more consultation was done before critical decisions were made, the world would be a much better place for all of us.               Continue reading

Success is Transitory – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Thanks for a really insightful story of life in this insecure age of “Globalization”. We look forward to your next chapter. Thanks!!

Cyril Bryan. Guyanese Online

Three Worlds One Vision

Bairro Varjota - Fortaleza - CearaBairro Varjota – Fortaleza – Ceará – Brazil
Photo by Macilio Gomes (www.panoramio.com)


As Import Manager at Ceará Importers,* a successful and expanding young medium-sized company in Fortaleza, I thought that I had finally made it in Brazil. Gone were my days of struggle to raise the rent and my sons’ high school fees. We dressed better, frequented the cinema, and enjoyed holiday week-end outings. I also began looking for an apartment closer to my workplace and my sons’ school.

After relocating to his farm 52 miles away from the capital, a good friend offered to rent me his apartment in Bairro Varjota, an upscale neighborhood in Fortaleza. An evening after work, my sixteen-year-old son and I visited the apartment. Located on the eighth floor of a ten-story apartment building, it had a master bedroom with bathroom, two other bedrooms sharing another bathroom and self-contained quarters for a…

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Worry for Guyanese as Delta flies out on May 6, 2013

Worry for Guyanese as Delta flies out on May 6, 2013


Almost five years after adding the Guyana/New York route to its flights, US-based Delta Airlines will leave Timehri for the last time tomorrow (May 6, 2013), putting pressure on the administration to now scramble to attract other operators.

With the folding of EZjet and RedJet last year, it will only be the Trinidad-owned Caribbean Airlines left. Suriname Airways has signaled intentions to start flights along that same route in July.


Delta touched down in Guyana for the first time in June 2008, conducting three to four flights weekly between JFK and Timehri. The number of flights during peak periods became daily.      

The New York/Guyana route has been a lucrative one for airlines with thousands of Guyanese living in especially the tri-State area. This was especially so for Caribbean Airlines.
The situation of one airline would worry both the government and the flying public who fear high fares will return again with only one player in the market.    Continue reading

Cricket: Dwayne Bravo takes over as Windies ODI captain

Dwayne Bravo takes over as Windies ODI captain, Champions Trophy squad named

MAY 5, 2013 | BY  |  – Darren Sammy remains Test and T20 captain

St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board yesterday announced Dwayne Bravo as West Indies One Day International captain.  The Selection Panel recommended to the Board of Directors that Bravo

Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo

be appointed captain as the West Indies One Day International Cricket Team and the Board of Directors approved the recommendation.
The Selection Panel has also indicated that Darren Sammy will be retained as West Indies Test and Twenty20 International captain.
Chairman of the Selection Panel, Clyde Butts explained the recommendation

of the Selection Panel: “Our results in Tests and T20s have been showing consistent improvement and Sammy deserves every kudos for the work he has done in leading and moulding the team in these formats. We remain confident in his leadership in these formats and will recommend that he continues as the captain for Test and T20 cricket. However our ODI results have not been as strong and we believe that it is best that we freshen the leadership of the team in this format,” Chairman of the Selection Panel Clyde Butts said.

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The Political Roots of American Obesity – commentary

The Political Roots of American Obesity

Obesity X-ray via Shutterstock)

Obesity X-ray via Shutterstock)

Saturday, 04 May 2013 -By E. Douglas Kihn, Truthout | Op-Ed

The term obesity is defined as a count of 30 or above on a mathematical scale (called BMI, or Body Mass Index) that combines weight and height measurements of individuals. The term overweight is used to describe the BMI of people who fall in between obese and normal.

Over the past three decades, the obesity rate in America has by all accounts climbed to astronomical proportions. Over a third of Americans are officially overweight and another 35.7 percent are obese, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Conventional experts blame the “wrong food,” bad genes, lack of exercise, chemicals in food, and this or that hormone for the problem.   Continue reading