Category Archives: Personalities

Why being kind could help you live longer – By Lauren Turner – BBC News

An illustration of hands holding hearts

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What can kindness do for you? Give you a warm glow perhaps, or a feeling of well-being? While that may be true, scientists and academics at a new research centre say it can do much more – it can extend your life.

The staff at UCLA’s Bedari Kindness institute are ready for the jokes.

“We look at the scientific point of view. We aren’t sitting around in circles, holding hands. We’re talking about the psychology, the biology, of positive social interactions,” says Daniel Fessler, the institute’s inaugural director.

The notion of kindness has made headlines recently.  It was a key part of former president Barack Obama’s eulogy of veteran US Democrat Elijah Cummings, following his death last month.

READ MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50266957

Environment: Plastic Pollution: Coca-Cola Nasty Plastic Problem + Video

  – Sandrine Rigaud | DW

 By 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea. Ten tons of plastic are produced every second.

Sooner or later, a tenth of that will end up in the oceans. Coca-Cola says it wants to do something about it – but does it really?

In January 2018, Coca-Cola made an ambitious announcement:

The brand, which sells 120 billion plastic bottles every year, promised a “world without waste” by 2030.

Filmmaker Sandrine Rigaud was skeptical about this ostensibly noble resolution. In Tanzania, for example, far from the company’s American headquarters, a different picture emerges.  Continue reading

Guyana’s First Village: Victorious Victoria now 180 Years – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 – by Francis Quamina Farrier

The “First Village’ Arch, which has been designed by the villagers in 2016

There have been some occasions when I wished that I was born in VICTORIA, a village which is known as “The First Village”. As a matter of fact, when I was a young and up-coming journalist back in the 1970s and working at the Films Division of the Ministry of Information which was located on Brickdam in Georgetown in the building now occupied by IICA, I produced a Film Documentary entitled, “THE FIRST VILLAGE”. 

That film documentary is about VICTORIA and its history, with some scenes which are no longer in existence.    Continue reading

New UG Chancellor calls for dismantling of racial polarisation, coarseness

Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Edward Greene.

Fresh from his installation at Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Edward Greene on Saturday appealed to graduates to help transform the country’s political culture and improve race relations.

Addressing the Convocation at the Turkeyen Campus, he called on the graduates as they leave the campus to use their investment and accomplishments to dismantle decades-old divisiveness in their communities and the wider world.    Continue reading

Video: Pictures Of Guyana – By Mike Charles

NOVEMBER: GUYANA TOURISM MONTH

This video is the product of years of photography across Guyana by Mike Charles, a Guyanese helicopter pilot for over 25 years.

Video: Road Rage: Minor Parking Dispute — Settled like Ladies

Video: Road Rage: Minor Parking Dispute Settled like Ladies

BMW versus Toyota duel it out in a parking lot

Guyana Politics: Lennox Shuman and the 2020 Guyana Elections – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Lennox Shuman

A Guyanese is a politician in disguise. He or she could tell you about the days of Jagan and Burnham, of how they were together, and how they ‘split up’ and Guyana has not been the same since. The younger Guyanese will have in their memories over fifty years of two-party rule and will argue that little progress has been made during those years.

According to one observer, ‘the PNC and the PPP have strangled Guyana. After fifty years with them in power, Guyana is racially divided. None of them is talking about what they will do to bring the peoples together. All they want is power, and at all costs.’

READ MORE: Lennox Shuman and the 2020 Elections

War Court Rules on Suriname President Desire Delano Bouterse for “Mass Murder”

Photo: In this Aug. 12, 2015, file photo, Suriname President Desire Delano Bouterse at military parade after being sworn in for his second term, in Paramaribo, Suriname. – Associated Press / Ertugrul Kilic, File
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By Bert Wilkinson – Caribbean Life News
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One of the best known personalities in Caribbean Community politics is fighting hard to stay out of jail. Surinamese President Desi Bouterse who led two coups in 1980 and 1990, has along with about 20 other defendants been summoned to appear before a war court at month end to learn of the date when he would most likely be sentenced to 20 years in jail for mass murder.

On Dec. 8, 1982, soldiers rounded up 15 critics of his then military-led government, pushed their backs against the walls of an old Dutch fort, and executed them, triggering outrage throughout the hemisphere.      Continue reading

Guyanese conservationist to speak at Guyana Consulate- NYC – December 5, 2019

– BY TANGERINE CLARKE  – Caribbean Life News

Dr. Raquel Thomas-Caesar

The Consulate General of Guyana to New York, Barbara Atherly will host Dr. Raquel Thomas-Caesar, director, resource management and training of Iwokrama, Guyana, in a presentation titled: Iwokrama: Guyana’s Gift to the World, on Dec. 5, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at the Consulate, 308 W 38th St., New York City.

With more than 24 years of management, research and training experience in natural resources management with in-depth knowledge of sustainable forest management including forest certification issues, tropical forest ecology, bio-diversity, and climate issues, Dr. Thomas-Caesar, will share her knowledge, on a celebration of 30 years, since one million acres of Guyana’s rainforest were made available to the world for research and development.    Continue reading

Guyanese Canadian Cultural Assoc. of BC – Xmas Potluck Brunch – December 08, 2019

GCCABC Annual Potluck

GCCABC cordially invites you to our Annual Potluck on Sunday December 8th 2019 at St. Anne’s on 4071 Francis Road in Richmond from 2-6 PM Please share with your friends and family. All are Welcome! In addition to any potluck item you might bring to share, we are also asking that you please bring a non-perishable food item for contribution toward’s St. Anne’s food drive. We appreciate anything you can donate towards this.          Continue reading

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