Daily Archives: 01/29/2020

HEALTH: Scientists say that Lungs ‘magically’ heal damage from smoking – BBC News


Healthy lungs

Your lungs have an almost “magical” ability to repair the cancerous mutations caused by smoking – but only if you stop, say scientists.

The mutations that lead to lung cancer had been considered to be permanent, and to persist even after quitting.

But the surprise findings, published in Nature, show the few cells that escape damage can repair the lungs.

The effect has been seen even in patients who had smoked a pack a day for 40 years before giving up.    Continue reading

GECOM: “Bloated” final voters list of 661,928 ready – elections commissioner

 in  Demerara Waves – January 28, 2020

As the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) prepares to certify the final voters list, also called the Official List of Electors (OLE), containing 661,028 persons, at least one pro-coalition elections commissioner on Tuesday reiterated that the roll is bloated.

“So, clearly we are going forward with a bloated list because there is no circumstance under which a population of 750,000 plus with a school population and under-18 persons of approximately 200,000 can produce a voters list of over 661,000,” GECOM Commissioner Vincent Alexander told reporters.        Continue reading

Guyana: Consulate General Toronto: 50th Republic Anniversary Flag-Raising Ceremony – February 22, 2020

Guyana: Digicel blames govt for “dark ages” telecoms sector, as GTT celebrates 29 years

GTT vs Digicel

A day after Public Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes boasted of improved Internet access, Digicel Guyana used results of a petition to lampoon the administration for foot-dragging on liberalising the telecoms sector to coincide with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s 29-year old monopoly.

“With Guyana stuck in the telecoms dark ages, liberalisation must happen immediately to give Guyana the internet it deserves. The stakes couldn’t be higher,” Digicel said.

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T), which wanted a US$44 million tax debt settled before  moving ahead with liberalisation, last year May signed a secret memorandum of understanding with government committing both sides to settling all outstanding issues.            Continue reading

Major quake shakes Miami and the Caribbean, tsunami threat passes

 (Reuters) – A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the western Caribbean today, triggering evacuations as buildings shook across the Cayman Islands, in Jamaica, and in downtown Miami, but with no initial reports of significant damage.

The epicenter of the quake was in the sea between Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba, at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km).    Continue reading
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