Daily Archives: 09/19/2021

PROFILE: Non-Guyanese who contribute to Guyana’s Development – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 by Francis Quamina Farrier

Dr. Fenton Sands

Individuals who were born in Guyana are full citizens by birth. There are many individuals who were not born in Guyana, but their hearts are for Guyana. They desire the genuine development of our Land of Many Waters. And they prove it by the sterling contributions which they make while here in Guyana, and sometimes even after they leave the country. There are thousands of examples, and in this article, we feature one of them.

The spotlight is on an individual who spent two years working in and contributing to Guyana’s continuing growth. He has a background which is very interesting and impressive. I was introduced to him a few weeks before his arrival in the country, while I was at a function in Washington DC, in the United States. “I’d like you to meet Dr. Fenton Sands. He’ll be going to Guyana soon.” a mutual friend instructed me. Dr. Fenton Sands and I went aside and spoke of his upcoming arrival in Guyana.        Continue reading

USA Population Life Spans: Why Americans Die So Much – Opinion

U.S. life spans, which have fallen behind those in Europe, are telling us something important about American society. 

By Derek Thompson | The Atlantic  

AMERICA HAS A DEATH PROBLEM. 

NO, I’m not just talking about the past year and a half, during which COVID-19 deaths per capita in the United States outpaced those in similarly rich countries, such as Canada, Japan, and France.

I’m NOT just talking about the past decade, during which drug overdoses skyrocketed in the U.S., creating a social epidemic of what are often called “deaths of despair”.      Continue reading

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