Daily Archives: 08/01/2016

Newsletter from The Office of the Vice Chancellor of University of Guyana (UG)

Newsletter from The Office of the Vice Chancellor of University of Guyana

Ivelaw L. Griffith, PhD, MPhil, MA, BSocSc

Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Tel: +(592) 222 3583 Fax: +(592) 222 8063 E-mail: vicechancellor@uog.edu.gy

UG logoJuly 25, 2016

Dear Colleagues,


As you might recall, I convened a Town Hall meeting on June 17, three days after I joined our university community. Allow me to thank those of you who attended for being there and for sharing your concerns and suggestions, and for doing so with passion and commendable candor and respect.

Several of the matters raised at that meeting have been addressed. However, as you know and as I explained at the session, many of the issues are not amendable to quick fixes. Be assured, though, that they are on my radar screen. Nevertheless, I am taking the opportunity here to provide a status report on some of the follow-up actions taken and others undertaken or put in motion since that meeting:    Continue reading

Medical: First sales of Cardio Pad for African inventor

First sales of Cardio Pad for African inventor

A touchscreen computer device that connects remote rural patients with city-based cardiac specialists is now on sale. It has the potential to improve the health of tens of thousands of Africans.

Arthur Zang’s dream of bringing state-of-the-art cardiac medicine to remote regions of Cameroon is fast becoming a reality.

The Cardio Pad, the revolutionary electronic device developed by Zang that enables a heart patient’s symptoms to be transmitted to a distant cardiologist for diagnosis, was launched at the start of this year.  [Read more]

Donald Trump being interviewed by Brian Kilmeade – July 30, 2016 – Fox News video

Donald Trump interview by Brian Kilmeade – Fox News – video

Published on Jul 30, 2016

Web exclusive: ‘Fox & Friends’ host sits down with the Republican presidential nominee as the general election officially begins

President Granger: “Return to historical pillars of success” -Emancipation message at Den Amstel

President calls on villages to return to historical pillars of success -Emancipation message at Den Amstel

granger_ebenezerPhoto: President Granger addressing the congregation at the Den Amstel Ebenezer Congregational Church this morning for the special Independence and Emancipation service

President David Granger on Sunday called on the residents of Den Amstel Village, West Coast Demerara, to take up the mantle of continuing to build strong villages, through the upholding of the four historical pillars of success; family, religion, education and gainful means of employment, especially in the area of agriculture.

As the country prepares to celebrate Emancipation Day on Monday, August 1, 2016 President Granger, who was at the time speaking at the West Coast Demerara Group of Congregational Churches and the Religious Community of Den Amstel’s Inter-Denominational Independence and Emancipation Service, which was held at the Ebenezer Congregational Church in Den Amstel  said that emancipation saw the development of new societies, which were established through village movements.   Continue reading