Daily Archives: January 16, 2014

Health Ministry to probe possible importation of radioactive Japanese vehicles

Background info on Fukushima Plant disaster – March 11, 2011.

Fukushima, JapanCars are washed away as Tsunami waves hit Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan on March 11, 2011. Photo released, May 19, 2011.

Read more: Images Released of the Tsunami Striking Fukushima – Photo Essays – TIME http://content.time.com/time/photogallery/

Health Ministry to probe possible importation of radioactive Japanese vehicles

JANUARY 13, 2014 | BY  | By Zena Henry

Health Minister Bheri Ramsarran stated yesterday that an investigation will be launched into the importation of used Japanese vehicles containing high levels of radiation now that the Ministry has become aware of the possibility that the harmful nuclear decay could reach Guyanese shores.
The Minister made the disclosure when Kaieteur News inquired as to whether the Ministry was aware that Jamaican authorities had returned two vehicle shipments to Japan (including one destined for Guyana), after it was found that the vehicles and other auto parts contained elevated levels of radiation. The unusual radiation levels are a result of the March 2011 tsunami which caused severe power outage in the Asian nation and saw radioactive spills from the wrecked reactors of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.  Continue reading

Is choka the key to a healthy diet? – by Ron Persaud

Is choka the key to a healthy diet?

By Ron Persaud


It is a “New Year”.  As if you did not know!

And with it come New Year resolutions. You have heard of them!

And among those, there is sure to be at least one concerned with weight loss and / or dieting… and I have been thinking about this!

Here are my thoughts:

For the first 40 years of my life, I followed a typical Guyanese diet and had very few health problems. I was lean and mean, rather like my nanee (my mother’s mother); and quite active.

Well, there was this one problem. Whenever I asked my doctor, “What can I do to put on an extra ten pounds?”

Dr. Brahmam would reply, “It is better to be under-weight than over-weight.”  And that was good enough for me.    Continue reading

Guyana: ‘Life beneath the Canopy’ – By Dmitri Allicock

Canopy pix


‘Life beneath the Canopy’

 By Dmitri Allicock

Deep within the trees of a mystic morn
Furry monkeys stretches and yawn
Fresh water creek slowly flows below
Glistening beauty reflected in its glow

Read more:  ‘Life beneath the Canopy’

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Making House Calls, To People Without Homes – video

Making House Calls, To People Without Homes

Published on Jan 9, 2014  Dr. Jim Withers operates his practice with a simple idea: The best way to care for the homeless is to treat them where they live  …. in Philadelphia…  and around the world.