Daily Archives: January 28, 2016

GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – January 28, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 28 January 2016  – Kaieteur News

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West Indies Federation Versus Confederation of Canada: Wha’ Happen? – By Clyde Duncan

Let’s Talk About West Indies Federation Versus Confederation of Canada: Wha’ Happen?

  • By Clyde Duncan – past President of Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of B.C.

This thing about the West Indies Federation and the reasons for the failure has been around for more than 50-years. All the finger-pointing: It was the Jamaican people – It was the egos of the West Indian leadership – Let us be blunt: It was British leadership that was the source of the West Indies Federation failure. Whoever said that the sun never set on the British Empire because God never trusted an Englishman in the dark is right.

Let me tell you about Guyana-born, Sir James Douglas and Barbados-born, Colonel Richard Moody. These men spent their formative years in British Guiana, Barbados and influenced by the English-speaking Caribbean, in general; and like most of the leaders in Guyana and the English-speaking Caribbean they went overseas to better their education. The leadership of a man from Guyana and a man from Barbados are some of the reasons Canada is the second largest country in the world.
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The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

Maclean’s – Cathy Gulli – 2016-01-07

Young girl shouting to camera. (Stuart McClymont/Getty Images)For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well be more true put another way: food is power. Not long ago, Dr. Leonard Sax was at a restaurant and overheard a father say to his daughter, “Honey, could you please do me a favour? Could you please just try one bite of your green peas?” To many people, this would have sounded like decent or maybe even sophisticated parenting—gentle coaxing formed as a question to get the child to co-operate without threatening her autonomy or creating a scene.

To Sax, a Pennsylvania family physician and psychologist famous for writing about children’s development, the situation epitomized something much worse: the recent collapse of parenting, which he says is at least partly to blame for kids becoming overweight, overmedicated, anxious and disrespectful of themselves and those around them.    Continue reading

Georgetown, Guyana – Durban Park to become major public venue

Work in Progress at Durban Park

Work in Progress at Durban Park

Durban Park to become major public venue
President David Granger and Minister of State Joseph Harmon Friday afternoon (January 15),  made a brief stop at Durban Park, where work is on-going to transform the area into a multi-purpose recreational facility.    Continue reading

Government News Brief – January 27, 2016

GINA logoGovernment News Brief – January 27, 2016

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