Daily Archives: April 17, 2015

Guyana Elections 2015: Jimmy Carter to lead Carter Center observers

Jimmy Carter to lead Carter Center observers

APRIL 16, 2015 · BY STABROEK EDITOR ·   COMMENTS

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Former US President Jimmy Carter who played a pivotal role in spurring electoral reforms that led to free and fair elections in 1992 will be heading the Carter Center observer team to next month’s general elections.

The announcement was made today by the Atlanta, Georgia-based Carter Center. The Center had not mounted observer missions to the 2006 and 2011 elections. Calls were made by the private sector here and others for the Center to mount a mission.

The Carter Center press release issued April 16 follows:  Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Scare tactics can lead to serious consequences – commentary

Scare tactics can lead to serious consequences

April 16, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under Editorial

Scare tactics are being used to garner votes during the upcoming elections. This is something that was once done extensively in small communities where landed people wanted to maintain control over the tenants. It was intended to make the people feel that they are better off where they are, that to take any step away from this path would be detrimental to their very existence.

However, as civilisation progressed, the rulers found that it was futile to introduce fear tactics into any election campaign. Of course, as far back as the Second World War, people in the various countries that comprised the allies and the axis forces set about instilling in their peoples the need to fear the other. Continue reading

Cannabis for the Treatment of Epilepsy, and More + videos

Cannabis for the Treatment of Epilepsy, and More + videos

Last year, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries agreed to discuss the issue of decriminalizing marijuana for health reasons at their inter-sessional summit in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in March

Cannabis plant

April 12, 2015  –  By Dr. Mercola

Many drugs are developed not because there’s a great medical need, but rather because there’s big money to be made from them.

In many cases, holistic therapies and medicines already exist that can take the place of any number of synthetic pharmaceuticals. Cannabis is one such therapy, and according to Dr. Margaret Gedde, “it’s time to ask questions and look at a new way of thinking about this plant.”

Dr. Gedde is the owner and founder of Gedde Whole Health, located in Colorado, and the Clinicians’ Institute of Cannabis Medicine.

“I actually never imagined that I’d be in this field,” she says. “My medical training was originally in pathology and research, and I spent many years in the research lab. My PhD is in biophysical chemistry along with my MD. I did my training at Stanford, and then I worked in the pharmaceutical industry. I had no idea that cannabis actually was medicine.”  

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 15 April 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 15 April 2015

  • Protests to greet Marriott opening
  • Family doubts Police record of Lethem man who died in Police custody
  • Head of OAS Observer Mission arrives for pre-elections assessment
  • Female GuySuCo worker stung by bees succumbs; relatives disappointed with GuySuCo
  • Ramotar, Harper put off stakeholder engagement on women’s issues
  • Crum-Ewing family says Police have phone records that could help solve case
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos:

Protests to greet Marriott opening

Posted: 15 Apr 2015 06:09 PM PDT   Continue reading

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