Daily Archives: August 26, 2013

Canada opens visa application centre in Guyana

Canada's High Commission in Guyana (photo from  Kalyan's space )

Canada’s High Commission in Guyana

Monday, 26 August 2013 (CMD) Canada on Monday announced the opening of a new visa application centre (VAC) in Georgetown to make the process of applying for a visa to enter Canada easier and more convenient.
The High Commission, however, pointed out that the centre  will not decide whether applicants will be granted visas.

“It is important to note that VACs are not involved in the decision making process and are not authorized to provide applicants with advice about their visas,” the High Commission said in a statement.  Canada several years ago shifted its visa processing operations to Trinidad after a racket was uncovered here.    Continue reading

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 23 August 2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 23 August 2013

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APNU expresses concern about the state of Guyana’s Education systemPosted: 23 Aug 2013 06:59 PM PDT

Calls continue for shared Governance and for the State’s resources to be distributed equitablyPosted: 23 Aug 2013 06:56 PM PDT

Guyana continues to receive financial assistance to preserve biodiversity and natural resourcesPosted: 23 Aug 2013 06:53 PM PDT

Cricket: CPL hailed a massive success

CPL hailed a massive success

CPL_CEO_Damien_O_Donohoe_Chris_Gayle_PJ_PattersonPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday August 26, 2013 – The inaugural Limacol Caribbean Premier League has been hailed by organisers and players as a “massive success.”

Picture:  Limacol CPL CEO Damien O’Donohoe with Chris Gayle and The Most Honourable PJ Patterson

The tournament ended on Saturday night in front of a full house at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad with the Jamaica Tallawahs crowned as the champions after beating the Guyana Amazon Warriors by seven wickets with 15 balls in hand.

It was the culmination of 24 matches over 26 days involving six franchise teams from across the region, with those matches played out at packed venues.   Continue reading

Five Ways Stress Affects Your Mind and Body

Five Ways Stress Affects Your Mind and Body

By Christina Sarich – Nation of Change – 26 August 2013.

Here are five reasons why learning how to destress is so important.

We all know we should lower our stress levels, but it isn’t always easy. Sometimes, though, knowing exactly how stress is affecting us can be highly motivating to take steps that will actually decrease stress in our lives. Whether we do it by spending time in nature, practicing yoga or tai chi, laughing more often, or by unplugging from our computers and smart phones for at least a few hours every day, lowering stress is imperative. Here are 5 reasons why learning how to destress is so important:

  • 1. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, stress leads to some of the most debilitating diseases of our time, including higher rates of heart disease, cancer, accidental injury and even suicide. Try taking ten deep, relaxed breaths to combat stress and live a little longer.   Continue reading
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