Daily Archives: July 15, 2018

Guyana: Demerara  Waves News Headlines – 14 July 2018

“Who is mixed and who determines who is mixed?” ERC Chairman on PPP’s claim of almost 100 percent Afro-Guyanese at GECOM
 
GECOM Chairman stresses importance of free and fair elections
 
Big drugs bust in wooden boat at Mon Repos; boat owner, wife arrested, Venezuelans wanted
 
University of Guyana launches Alumni Associations in Toronto, London and Washington this month

Venezuelan plane registration documents authentic- Civil Aviation Chief     http://demerarawaves.com/2018/07/13/venezuelan-plane-registration-documents-authentic-civil-aviation-chief/

Bank of Guyana gets stronger legal teeth to deal with weak, failing financial institutions
http://demerarawaves.com/2018/07/13/bank-of-guyana-gets-stronger-legal-teeth-to-deal-with-weak-failing-financial-institutions/


Updated: Interior road improvements expected in two weeks; major overhaul in road repair plan from next year
http://demerarawaves.com/2018/07/13/updated-interior-road-improvements-expected-in-two-weeks-major-overhaul-in-road-repair-plan-from-next-year/

MEDICAL: Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder Found to Cause Ovarian Cancer

Barbados Underground

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, Citizen of Barbados

Johnson and Johnson, the American company that manufactures Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder — a product that is sold in Barbados and used extensively by Barbadian women and children — has been hit with a US $4.69 Billion judgment in a law suit in which 22 women (and their families) claimed that asbestos in the company’s talcum powder products caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

According to the New York Times newspaper, the judgment — comprising US $4.14 Billion in punitive damages and US $550 Million in compensatory damages — was handed down by a Jury in the Missouri Circuit Court on Thursday 12th July 2018.

The 22 female Plaintiffs had specifically accused the company of failing to warn them about cancer risks associated with its baby and body powders.

The New York Times article also revealed that the company is facing some…

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The issue of rape – For Guyana’s children is there an escape? – By Yvonne Sam

The issue of rape – For Guyana’s children is there an escape?

By Yvonne Sam

Children are a country’s valuable resource. When will Guyana tackle the scourge– Rape?

The issue of rape has reared its ugly head again ( Kaieteur News, July 13, 2018),  especially as it pertains to females who have not even attained tweenhood. It is blatantly apparent Even to the severely myopic that sexual perversion, enmeshed with unchecked lunacy is running rampant in Guyana.

There are some issues that just cannot be swept under the rug, and others once swept under is soon rejected.Sexual Assault Awareness Month was celebrated in April, and Guyana joined with several other countries to celebrate SAAM under the theme “Embrace your Voice.” The teal ribbon was adopted as a symbol of sexual assault awareness and prevention. What is being done about the children? What plans are being put in place to further strengthen existing ones to stem this scourge?        Continue reading

There is no longer the Medvedev syndrome in Guyana – By Freddie Kissoon 

There is no longer the Medvedev syndrome in Guyana

Jul 11, 2018  Features / ColumnistsFreddie Kissoon 

After serving two terms, Vladimir Putin could not run for the presidency in 2008. Though the Russian constitution does not impose term limits, a president can only serve two consecutive terms. He can later down the years be elected again. What happened then is that Putin manoeuvred his ally, Dmitry Medvedev, into the presidency in 2008 waiting to return in 2012.

Thus was born the Medvedev syndrome, meaning Medvedev was simply a surrogate of Putin. Real power was not with Medvedev, the president, but the powerfully placed Putin. Why it is referred to as the Medvedev syndrome is because Medvedev was simply holding on for Putin to come back. Medvedev could not have become his own man between 2008 and 2012, because after 2012 he would have felt the wrath of Putin.              Continue reading

After 25 Years of Being Homeless, – By Gregory P Smith | The Guardian UK

After 25 Years of Being Homeless, I Learned There’s One Simple Thing You Can Do to Help

Gregory P Smith | The Guardian UK

There are as many pathways to homelessness as there are homeless people in the world. For some, it’s a sudden freefall triggered by a lost job, a broken home life or some other seismic personal upheaval.

For others the road to sleeping rough winds down a slow, steady and depressing gradient until it arrives – quite literally – at rock bottom. Tragically, some are even born into it. Many have mental illness to contend with.

No matter how they got there, however, every homeless person has one thing in common:

They know how it feels to be an outcast.               Continue reading

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