Category Archives: Education

UG-  Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference is scheduled for July 21-25, 2019

UG – University of Guyana News Release

The University of Guyana Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference is scheduled for July 21-25, 2019 at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel. The 2019 theme, Cultural Diversity and Innovation: Engaging the Diaspora for an Enhanced Caribbean Competitive Landscape will touch on many timely issues including best practices in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, economic growth, diversity and inclusion and the role of the Caribbean Diaspora.

Participants are invited from Guyana and the Caribbean, the Guyanese and Caribbean Diaspora communities, and faculty and students of the University of Guyana, to participate by: registering and attending, submitting proposals to be presenters and keynote speakers, applying to showcase work and products.

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St Joseph’s High School Alumni – Spring Dance – Toronto – June 8. 2019

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IS BOEING CANCELING THE BOEING 737 MAX? – commentary

Boeing 737 MAX 8
Is Boeing Canceling the Boeing 737 MAX?

After the Ethiopian Flight ET302 crashed on Sunday, the whole world is still grieving the 157 victims of the disaster.

However, this is the second deadly Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash in the span of fewer than 6 months. Back in October, a Lion Air MAX 8 plunged into the sea on flight JT 610. The two accidents have raised quite a few safety concerns about the newest Boeing 737 jet.

Subsequently, after the crash in Ethiopia, airlines and aviation authorities have grounded MAX 8 jets. In just three days, almost all of the global Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet is sitting parked on the ground, generating millions of losses for airlines.

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Mental Illness Does Not Catalyse Violence – By Annan Boodram – Caribbean Voice

Mental Illness and Mass Shootings – Caribbean Voice

Mass shootings in the US continue to bring to the fore the issue of the relationship between mental illness and violence. For example, US President Donald Trump expressed the view that the February 2017 Florida shooter’s mental illness inevitably catalysed his mass killings. But what are the facts?

A 2000 article in Psychology Today entitled “Are the Mentally Ill Really Violent?’ by Edward P Mulvey and Jess Fardella, stated, “The overwhelming majority of people with diagnosed mental disorders do not engage in violence.” In fact the article pointed out, “Certain factors that appear to be associated with an increased likelihood of violence are in line with common sense’. In effect it’s the same for persons with and without mental illness.             Continue reading

Video: China’s Global Impact on Guyana – By Raphael

Video: China’s Global Impact on Guyana – By Raphael

Raphael – Published on Mar 10, 2019
Investment from China is transforming the commerce and architecture in Georgetown, Guyana. We examine the global impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative as it affects Georgetown.
CORRECTION: Africa’s debts to China, Angola 🇦🇴 owes $42.8 Billion USD, Ethiopia owes 13.7 Billion USD, Kenya owes 9.8 Billion USD. My calculations of the exchange rate to USD was off by a factor of 10. These are figures from 2017. Guyana owed China 145.6 million USD at the end of 2016.

Guyana Cultural Assoc. of Montreal- Alzheimer Information Session – March 24, 2019

The Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal

Alzheimer Information Session

The Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal invites the general public to Information Session on Alzheimer’s Disease by a representative of the Alzheimer Society  of Montreal. . Come out and learn more about this illness and have your questions answered.

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Time: 4. 30 p.m

Place: St. Paul Church.  3970, Cote Ste. Catherine Road. Montreal. Canada.

Metro: Cote- Ste. Catherine.  Bus: 129

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ALSO VIEW INFORMATION ON DEMENTIA – Preventing Dementia Advice

Profile: The Black Mothers of America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

 Women’s History Month

The Black Mothers of America –  By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

  • …No more, America, in mournful strain
  • Of wrongs, and grievances and unredress’d
  • No longer shall thou dread the iron chain
  • Which wanton Tyranny with lawless hand
  • Had made, and with it meant t’enslave the land.
  • ……….. Phillis Wheatley 1772

We hear a great deal about the founding fathers of America. But how about the Black mothers of America and the role they played in shaping the destiny of the nation? Phillis Wheatley’s verses lamented the institution of slavery in America. Wheatley was an accomplished poet who wrote her memoirs and published a number of poems on a variety of subjects. Her history is most interesting. Wheatley was born in Senegal and was captured and taken to the shores of America when she was seven years old. She was purchased by John Wheatley as a gift to his wife and they gave her the ‘Wheatley’ title.

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St. Rose’s High School International Reunion – New York – August 24-30. 2019

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The legacy of violence in the Indo-Guyanese Diaspora – By Lotus

— Remembering Riya Rajkumar – By Lotus

LOTUS: Founded by Preity Kumar, Suzanne Narain, and Talisha Ramsaroop, Lotus is a grassroots organization in Toronto, Canada which focuses on building social connections, educational initiatives, and empowering the lives of Indo-Caribbean women. Lotus works to create a sustainable space for sharing our stories, and to document our histories as an Indo-Caribbean diasporic community. The group can be found on Facebook at Lotus Toronto and emailed at lotusinthe6@gmail.com
On February 14th, 2019, Riya Rajkumar, 11, was murdered by her father Roopesh Rajkumar in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Earlier that evening on Feb 14th, an amber alert (a broadcast message seeking public assistance in finding abducted children) was released, searching for Riya.

U.S – Trump, the wall and a yearning for blond, blue-eyed Nordic men – By Mohamed Hamaludin

U.S – Trump, the wall and blond, blue-eyed Nordic men

– By Mohamed Hamaludin

During a January 2018 meeting in the Oval Office with members of Congress focusing on a possible bipartisan immigration policy, Haiti, El Salvador and African countries came up and President Donald J. Trump asked, according to The Washington Post, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He wanted, instead, more immigration from countries such as Norway.

Trump had just recently met Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg so his reference to her country could have been a throw-away line. Or perhaps not.

The Nordic people have been featured prominently in the views of so-called nativists, including those who have advocated eugenics for more than a century as the ideal breed of the human race.            Continue reading

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