Daily Archives: 10/05/2019

No optimal health without good Mental Health – By Caribbean Voice

No optimal health without good Mental Health

By Caribbean Voice – www.caribvoice.org

In 1984 the World Health Organization (WHO) defined optimal health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. With  Guyana’s elections around the corner, The Caribbean Voice urges all political parties to inform the nation about their mental health plans, especially where they stand with respect to the following:

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Guyana Politics: Carl Greenidge renounces UK citizenship

– hopes to be on APNU+AFC’s list of candidates

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Former APNU+AFC Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge today announced that he has renounced his British citizenship and hopes to be on the list of his group’s candidates for the next general elections.

Greenidge had to relinquish his post as foreign minister after the courts here ruled that dual citizens could not be MPs.

A statement issued by Greenidge today follows:            Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Elections: Recent voter registrants to be posted for claims/objections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has decided that a list of persons whose fingerprints were captured in the July-August house-to-house registration exercise will be posted up at a later date during the claims and objections period, an elections commissioner said Friday.

The claims and objections period began on October 1 and will last for 49 days.

The fingerprints of 370,000 persons have since been sent to the United States to be cross-matched with those on the existing National Register of registrants to pick up any duplicates.      Continue reading

Two Guyanese – Sean and Shamiza Ally- indicted in large-scale Medicaid fraud in New York

Two Guyanese indicted in large-scale Medicaid fraud

The Ozone Park, Queens company HQ

Ally and Joza were arrested upon their arrival at JFK airport from Guyana.
Both defendants as well as a third indicted defendant, Shamiza Ally, fled the United States some months earlier. Shamiza Ally, the third indicted defendant, remains at large abroad.        Continue reading

From British Guiana to Guyana: The Forever Changing Times – by Francis Quamina Farrier

The Forever Changing Times – by Francis Quamina Farrier

As Guyana is about to make a quantum leap From Rags to Riches, let us take a glance in the rear view mirror of our country’s history and some of the things we no longer do, or do differently. Throughout history things have changed in every society in the world, and Guyana is no different. So let us juxtapose the past with the present. The young with the matured and also the present with the future.

As we proceed, let us make every effort not to be lamenting about “The Good old Days”, or about the way the older generation did things differently than the way of the present generation. Let us agree to look only at some of the things we did in British Guiana, if you were already around at that time, and which are no longer done in Guyana or done differently. So let us get things going.    Continue reading

Opinion: West Indies Cricket Hits Rock Bottom – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Pity the old timers. They sit through the Test matches and hope for a fight.
They want to see someone, anyone, stand up and play a long innings. But any such thought is squashed by another spineless display to be followed by what is now all too familiar: an excuse that the players did not apply themselves and that there are lessons to be learned.

How long can we make excuses for this mediocrity? There is no longer the pride and passion that has been the hallmark of West In-
dies cricket. While other countries play as if they are hungry to get to the top, West Indies seem to be content with going through the motions and to wait for the next T20 format. This is where the money lies but in which the real test is absent.

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GUYANA: Dignitaries join India’s High Commission for 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

The High Commission of India celebrated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and also commemorated International Day of Non-Violence yesterday at Promenade Gardens, Georgetown.

The Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, Chairman of the Indian Commemoration Trust and Demerara Bank, Dr. Yesu Persaud, High Commissioner of India to Guyana, Dr. K. J. Srinivasa and his wife among other members of the High Commission of India.

Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes unveiled the postage stamp commemorating Mahatma Gandhi.        Continue reading

Ancestry: How Did My European Ancestors Migrate to Guyana? – Question to Henry Louis Gates Jr.

To: Henry Louis Gates Jr. and NEHGS Researcher, Meaghan Siekman | The Root

Family Tree

Dear Professor Gates:

I am a first-generation American whose family hails from Guyana (and, further back, Germany). My father has a German last name: Rohlehr (pronounced “Rohlair”). I would like to know more about my ancestors in that line who first came to Guyana from either Germany or the Netherlands.

The story goes that during the Bismarck era in Germany, my ancestor Gertrude Rohlehr had seven sons. Six were killed in war, so she sent her remaining son, Swartz, away from Germany to save him. He made his way to New Amsterdam, Guyana, from Holland, where he ended up having two sons, Peter and John, with an unknown African woman.             Continue reading

US Economy: US unemployment rate falls to 50-year low of 3.5% – The Economist

Ford workersThe US unemployment rate has fallen to a 50-year low, possibly easing recession worries after recent weak economic data.

The Labor Department figures showed that the rate fell to 3.5% in September from 3.7%, with the economy adding 136,000 jobs last month.

In addition, August data was revised up to 168,000 jobs created instead of the previously reported 130,000.  However, wage growth was unchanged and manufacturing jobs fell in September.

The report came on the heels of a string of weak economic reports, including a plunge in manufacturing activity to more than a 10-year low in September and a sharp slowdown in services industry growth to levels last seen in 2016.