Category Archives: Health / Environment

OPINION: Life … And Then It Is Winter  By Ed Meadows | The Reporter  + 2 Videos

By Ed Meadows | The Reporter 

Time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday when I was young, just married and embarking on a new life with my mate. Yet, in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went.

I know I lived them all. I have photos and glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.      Continue reading

BUSINESS: “Digital Nomad”: Working Remotely in Barbados

I worked remotely in Barbados for 3 weeks and now I want to become a ‘digital nomad’ all over the world

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Photo: Working with a sea view made me more calm and productive. Rachel Hosie/Insider
  • After spending three weeks working remotely from Barbados, I’d love to try the digital nomad lifestyle in other countries when it’s safe to do so.
  • It felt like such a privilege to be there that I was motivated to work extra hard, and many digital nomads told me they felt the same.
  • Being so close to the ocean did wonders for my mental wellbeing, and it also inspired my work.
  • Travel is currently discouraged to limit the spread of the coronavirus, but when it’s safe again, I’d love to explore more of the world while working remotely.
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GUYANA: The looming Covid-19 Vaccination crisis – Opinion

Billions of dollars have been allocated for acquiring vaccines. This money is now in jeopardy because of vaccine hesitancy.
The vaccines are there to immunise persons but the vaccination rate has slowed to a drip. Each day, instead of thousands of unvaccinated persons receiving their first dose, it is only a few hundred that are turning up at the vaccination sites.        Continue reading

VIDEO: How to Have Mental Clarity in an Unclear World – Russell Brand

VIDEO: How to Have Mental Clarity in an Unclear World – Russell Brand

After Skool Video – July 20, 2021

Russell Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, writer, and activist. Brand has become known as a public activist and campaigner, and has spoken on a wide range of political and cultural issues, including wealth inequality, addiction, corporate capitalism, meditation, spirituality, mental health, the mainstream media and corruption. 

COVID -19: Couple forced to cancel trip to Barbados after vaccine mix not approved

UPDATE: Regulation changed on July 16 by the Barbados Government. Travellers with mixed COVID-19 jabs now considered fully vaccinated.

Miriam Katawazi CTV News Toronto – Thursday, July 15, 2021

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PHOTO: Eric Seed and his wife were forced to cancel their honeymoon trip to Barbados

TORONTO — An Ontario man says he and his wife had to cancel their honeymoon trip to Barbados after the country announced it does not consider people with mixed vaccine regimens as fully vaccinated. 

Eric Seed said he and his wife postponed their honeymoon due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and they waited until they were fully vaccinated to start planning the long-awaited trip.

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MEDICAL: Does it make sense to vaccinate those who have had covid-19?

vaccination –  13 July 2021- by Sebastian Rushworth, M.D.

One of the strangest things about the last few months on planet Earth has been the relentless drive to vaccinate everyone, regardless of what their individual risk from the virus is, and whether or not they’ve already had the disease. It was well known long before covid came along that people who have had an infection are usually at least as well protected as those who get vaccinated.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Marijuana criminalization impacts – By Akola Thompson

 STABROEK NEWS – By

A few weeks ago, members of the Rastafarian community staged protests in front of the Attorney General’s Chambers. While these specific protests were inspired by the recent arrest of former Council President Ras Leon Saul for possession of a small amount of cannabis, Rastafarians have for years been calling on government officials to lead decriminalization efforts.

Despite the many promises that have been made over the years, to date, very little has been done to seriously propel us towards marijuana decriminalization.  Continue reading

VIDEO: “I Took 5 DNA Tests and Compared Them | Which One Is Best?” – By Matt Baker

VIDEO: “I Took 5 DNA Tests and Compared Them | Which One Is Best?” 

By Useful Charts – Published May 28, 2021 – 1,415,207 views

Video link: – https://youtu.be/gDk9w_JEgjY – Host Matt Baker

GUYANA: Close to 90 percent of Nation’s crops and livestock destroyed by floods – Agri. Minister

GUYANA: COVID-19: Sputnik V Vaccine second doses delayed – Editorial

By   – EDITORIAL 

It has been more than a month since the Ministry of Health announced that second doses for Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines have not been available. Since then there has been the tired refrain from the ministry that the vaccines will arrive “soon”. This is not acceptable as the Guyana Government has paid an enormous amount of money for the delivery of the full dosage from Aurugulf Health Investment of the United Arab Emirates.

Among the COVID vaccines available globally, Sputnik V is unique in the sense that its first and second doses are dissimilar. The first dose uses a modified version of an adenovirus to convey the genes for the notorious spike protein of the COVID-19 virus. The second dose of Sputnik V uses a different adenovirus to sharpen immunity against COVID-19.      Continue reading