Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Story within the Story… When the tail wags the dog – By Leonard Gildarie

The Story within the Story… When the tail wags the dog

Leonard Gildarie

Jul 30, 2017  – By Leonard Gildarie

The last few weeks have been highly stressful for Guyanese, especially with the Camp Street prison fire and escapes dominating the news.

There are a few things that glared blatantly at us. For years now, we have been hearing of rackets being run inside the prisons, with the guards overseeing schemes – profitable ones – to take contraband to prisoners.

As we speak, we learnt of a search on Thursday at the New Amsterdam prisons that unearthed improvised weapons, sharpened spoons and a quantity of cell phones.    Continue reading

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – July 30-31, 2017

News – 31 July 2017

Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal – Golden Jubilee Gala/Dance – Sept. 16, 2017

Grace Kim: How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer) – video

Grace Kim: How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)

10:15 minutes · Filmed Apr 2017 · Posted Jul 2017 · TED2017

Loneliness doesn’t always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us — and it’s often the result of the homes we live in.

She shares an age-old antidote to isolation: cohousing, a way of living where people choose to share space with their neighbors, get to know them, and look after them. Rethink your home and how you live in it with this eye-opening talk.       Watch now »

Say Hello to a Post-American World – By Fareed Zakaria

By Fareed Zakaria – Thursday, July 27, 2017

In London last week, I met a Nigerian man who succinctly expressed the reaction of much of the world to the United States these days. “Your country has gone crazy,” he said, with a mixture of outrage and amusement. “I’m from Africa. I know crazy, but I didn’t ever think I would see this in America.”

A sadder sentiment came from a young Irish woman I met in Dublin who went to Columbia University, founded a social enterprise and has lived in New York for nine years. “I’ve come to recognize that, as a European, I have very different values than America these days,” she said. “I realized that I have to come back to Europe, somewhere in Europe, to live and raise a family.”   [READ MORE}

The 10 Challenges Republicans Now Face – David Frum | The Atlantic

The 10 Challenges Republicans Now Face

With efforts to repeal Obamacare collapsing, the GOP faces a difficult landscape as it looks ahead to 2018.

David Frum | The Atlantic

Here’s an after-action report, as Congress prepares to recess:

1.The signature Republican domestic-policy demand of the past seven years is dead again. Deader than ever. Brought down by Republicans themselves, in the face of nearly unanimously hostile public opinion.

2.Democratic constituencies have been mobilized to an intensity not seen since the worst days of the Iraq war. They have crowded town halls and barraged senators with phone calls and messages. The party’s serious internal differences — including over the future of health care — have been laid aside for the time being.      Continue reading

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – July 2017

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – July 2017

In this month’s issue of Buxton-Friendship Express, we highlight the 2017 NGSA results. One student from Friendship Primary School finished among the nation’s top 1% and won a place at QC.

You may download the attached copy, or click on the following link to access it.


Lorna Campbell,   Editor,

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Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – July 27-29, 2017

News 29 July 2017

Oppose the anti-immigrant legislation and rhetoric – By Albert Baldeo

Oppose the anti-immigrant legislation and rhetoric – By Albert Baldeo

July 26, 2017 / Viewpoints / Immigration – Caribbean Life News

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi

“Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life.” John F. Kennedy

Proposed legislation, like the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act and Kate’s Law, will force sanctuary cities like New York City to forego sanctuary jurisdiction protections and further criminalize repeated denials of entry into the U.S., making it harder for people coming here on employment visas, for family and medical needs, or seeking asylum to be treated fairly. These laws will not make us safer, improve our broken immigration system, or improve relationships between immigrant communities and law enforcement officials. In fact, they are most un-American. [Read more]

Foods to Avoid if You Have Prostate Cancer – by Dr. Paul Song M.D

Foods to Avoid if You Have Prostate Cancer

Medically reviewed by Dr. Paul Song M.D

Common foods that may cause prostate cancer could be in your fridge and pantry right now. It is important to be an informed shopper so you can know where your food is coming from and how it is packaged to avoid hormones, chemicals, and carcinogens. Here is what you need to know about common foods to avoid for prostate cancer whether you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer or are concerned about prevention.

Which Foods to Avoid for Prostate Cancer?

If you have been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, watching what you eat and following The Prostate Diet can help with your longevity and immunity. Here’s a list of foods to avoid for prostate cancer because they may increase inflammation, come with chemicals and hormones, or may encourage cancer growth.         Continue reading