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GUYANA: Education: Guyanese students top Caribbean at CSEC and CAPE Exams

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At the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) level, Samuel Haynes from Queen’s College has been awarded for ‘Overall Outstanding Achievement’.  Haynes scored nine Grade One passes at the 2021 CAPE sitting

Additionally, at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) level, Guyana also scored the top spot with Zaynab Shaffie from Queen’s College awarded ‘Overall Outstanding Achievement’. She scored 18 Grade Ones and two Grade Twos.        Continue reading

Central High Alumni Association Toronto Chapter- CHAAG: New Year 2022 Message + Video

Fellow Alumni:
 
A Happy New Year from the CHAAG Executive and again, wishes for a safe and healthy year to you and your families.
 
Here we are at the start of another year and a look back at 2021, reveals that it was a year of uncertainty caused by the still present pandemic and filled with lows as we marked the passing of the following Central High Alumni:          Continue reading

GUYANA: Moray House Trust: Virtual Event- “Chapter & Verse: One” – January 20, 2022

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Title:          Chapter & Verse: One
Readers:    Konyo Addo, Michella Alli, Jennifer Branche, Francis Quamina Farrier, Keon Heywood and others.

Date:         Thursday 20th January 2022

Time:         5PM Guyana, 4PM New York, 9PM London

FUTURE: The World Ahead 2022: five stories to watch out for | The Economist Video

The World Ahead 2022: five stories to watch out for | The Economist

What will be the biggest stories of 2022? As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, President Xi will cement his power as leader of China, tech giants will coax more of us into virtual worlds and the space race reaches new heights. The Economist is back with its annual look at the top stories of the year ahead. Film supported by @TeneoCEOAdvisory

00:00 The World Ahead 2022    00:40 China revels in democracy’s failings    04:11 Hybrid working becomes the new normal    07:48 The metaverse expands    11:26 An African fashion boom    14:12 The space race picks up

Read our latest coverage on The World Ahead: https://econ.st/3HtLmuQ

GUYANA: Touring the awesome Highlands of Guyana – By Francis Quamina Farrier

— By Francis Quamina Farrier
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There is still quite a number of Guyanese who glibly say; “Guyana is below sea level”; and they are so wrong, since that is just one-third of a three-part statement of fact.
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The correct and full statement to be made is; “The coastland of Guyana is below sea level, at high tide.” And one has to wonder why just one-third of that statement is so often said by so many Guyanese; and even by some who are well educated, and even hold positions of influence and authority.

A portion of the Kanuku Mountain Range which separates the North and South Rupununi Savannahs in Region 9, Guyana, is thousands of feet above sea level.

China Is Panic Buying For The Coming Famine, But The U.S. Is Taking A Completely Different Approach – Video

The Epic Economist – December 29, 2021.

We’re living in an era when scarcity continues to aggravate all over the world. Global food supplies are at alarmingly low levels while prices keep reaching new highs with each passing month. Extreme weather events and ravaging natural disasters have been affecting food production all across the planet, and the health crisis has undoubtedly pushed global supply chains over the edge. The situation is incredibly chaotic right now, and every time the supply chain crisis seems to be easing a new disruption emerges to take things back to square one. As a consequence, the UN is warning that the world is currently battling the worst hunger crisis in this century, and conditions are expected to get even worse in 2022. Unfortunately, this tragic crisis is far from ending.        Continue reading

ASSOCIATION: Linden Fund USA: End-of-Year Message and Collage of 2021 Calendar of Activities

Greetings and warm wishes for a safe and healthy New Year on behalf of the LFU Board of Directors and staff of LFU Guyana, Inc.
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We’ve come to the end of the year with perhaps less certainty than we’d like about the end of the challenges imposed by the pandemic.
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In spite of the limitations, LFU managed to maintain a robust calendar of activities in 2021 – from the launch of our economic development initiative to strong investment in academic excellence at the primary, secondary and post-secondary/vocational levels, to continuing our support of our vulnerable senior citizens. See  2021 LFU Calendar of Activities
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To those who answered our membership appeal, thank you for being a sustaining member in 2021!    Continue reading

OPINION: Year 2021: Reflections – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision – Guyana: Brazil: USA — By Rosaliene Bacchus

Camellia plant outside my dining room window – Los Angeles – December 2021 – Photo by Rosaliene Bacchus

What a year! With the global COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 still upending our lives, the year 2021 has taught me that, with constant adaptation to ever-changing conditions, I can endure. The coronavirus had already taken over 385,000 American lives when I watched in disbelief the live TV broadcast of the January 6th assault on the US Capitol building. Terrorism had come home to American soil. Future generations may come to regard that day as the meltdown of our global War on Terror.

Nature’s ever-mutating, coronavirus terrorist has thrown our divided forces into disarray. When you cannot see the enemy, you are unaware of any imminent danger of a stealth attack. Underestimating the strength of the enemy can also lead to defeat and possible death. Instead of confronting our common enemy, we have turned on each other. Unable to agree on proven scientific strategies of defense against this formidable foe, we have sustained thousands of casualties within our ranks, especially among our weakest and most vulnerable members.

READ MORE – http://rosalienebacchus.blog/2022/01/02/year-2021-reflections/

A New Year’s Resolution – Atomic Habits – by Ron Cheong

A New Year’s Resolution – Atomic Habits – by Ron Cheong

With the New Year here thoughts turn to New Year’s resolutions – those from last year we didn’t keep and our resolutions for 2022.  The way I remember one bit of inspirational wisdom related to this that we heard in our childhood in Guyana, is:

Sow a THOUGHT and reap an ACT

Sow a ACT and reap a HABIT

Sow a HABIT and reap a CHARACTER

Sow a CHARACTER and reap a DESTINY

In his book Atomic Habits, James Clear flushes out this line of thinking, describes its psychological underpinnings, and puts forward actionable strategies for creating or reinforcing good habits and discontinuing or minimizing unhelpful habits – a strategy for keeping New Year’s resolutions.           Continue reading

WORLD: Climate: ‘The Fuse Has Been Blown,’ and The Doomsday Glacier Is Coming for Us All

New data suggests a massive collapse of the ice shelf in as little as five years. “We are dealing with an event that no human has ever witnessed,” says one scientist. “We have no analog for this” 

By JEFF GOODELL | Rolling Stone

One thing that’s hard to grasp about the CLIMATE CRISIS is that big changes can happen fast. In 2019, I was aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer, a 308-foot-long scientific research vessel, cruising in front of the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. One day, we were sailing in clear seas in front of the glacier. The next day, we were surrounded by icebergs the size of aircraft carriers.

As we later learned from satellite images, in a matter of 48 hours or so, a mélange of ice about 21 miles wide and 15 miles deep had cracked up and scattered into the sea.        Continue reading

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