Daily Archives: 09/06/2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – September 6, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 06 September 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

Guyana Association of Georgia Scholarship Awards Banquet – September 24, 2016


Book: Drink from My Calabash – by Naraine Datt

Book: Drink from My Calabash 

The calabash or bottle gourd (not to be confused with the calabaza) is a vine grown for its fruit, which can either be harvested young and used as a vegetable or harvested mature, dried, and used as a bottle, utensil, or pipe. For this reason, one of the calabash subspecies is known as the bottle gourd. The fresh fruit has a light green smooth skin and a white flesh. However the rounder varieties are called Calabash gourds whereas the longer and slimmer kinds are usually well known as bottle gourds. The calabash was one of the first cultivated plants in the world, grown not for food but as a container. It was named for the calabash tree (Crescentia cujete).     Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update – September 5, 2016

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Caribbean Life News Update –  September 5, 2016 

NY Senate citation for Guyana consul general


Senator Roxanne Persaud of the 19th Senate District in Brooklyn, last Thursday, Aug. 25 presented newly appointed Guyana Consul General, New York, Barbara Atherly, with a citation, during a welcome reception at the Princeton Club on Manhattan’s Westside.

Randolph M. Ten-Pow accredite­d as Guyana’s ambassado­r


Just after presentin­g his Letter of Credence to Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, on Monday, Aug. 22, Guyana’s ninth permanent represent­ative to the UN,  Randolph Michael Ten-Pow, received a hearty welcome from CARICOM members, diplomats and Guyana nationals­, at a reception at the Guyana Mission in Manhattan­.

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“Calling All Grand Mothers” – Poem by Alice Walker – Rosaliene Bacchus’ Blog

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Hard Times Require Furious Dancing by Alice Walker
Photo Credit: New World Library

My Poetry Corner September 2016 features the poem “Calling All Grand Mothers” from the poetry collection, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, by Alice Walker, an African American poet, writer, and activist.

Renowned for her Pulitzer Prize winning 1982 novel, The Color Purple, Alice Walker started her literary writing career as a poet at the age of seven or eight in the racially segregated southeastern state of Georgia. Her first poetry collection (1968) drew from her experiences in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

The title of Walker’s poetry collection caught my attention. She notes in the Preface: “I share losses, health concerns, and other challenges common to the human condition, especially in these times of war, poverty, environmental devastation, and greed that are quite beyond the most creative imagination… I have learned to dance……

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Should people over 40 work a three-day week? – By Luisa Dillner – The Guardian

Should people over 40 work a three-day week?

cognitive tests

People under 40 performed better in the cognitive tests than those over that age

While some work is good for your brain, doing more than 60 hours a week into your 40s is worse than doing nothing, according to a recent survey

Working full-time after the age of 40 is not good for the brain. Doing more than three days a week once you reach this age can damage your ability to think.A paper from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research says that, while working up to 30 hours a week is good for the brains of the over-40s, do any more than that and it goes downhill. If you were to work 60 hours a week, your cognitive ability would be worse than that of someone who didn’t work at all. Still, on the plus side, you would have more money than them.      Continue reading

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