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Barbados: Rastafarians to Get Green Light to Use Cannabis for Religious Purposes

Caribbean 360 – 08 November 2019

During debate in Parliament on the Medical Cannabis Industry Bill – which was passed – Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Dale Marshall said draft legislation to allow the use of cannabis for religious purposes is being drafted and should be ready within the next few weeks.

“I have taken to Cabinet and I have got Cabinet’s approval for the preparation of a Bill to bring to this chamber which will facilitate the use by members of the Rastafarian faith of cannabis for the purpose of their religion,” he said.    Continue reading

MEDICAL: Use of technology to improve mental health care – By Annan Boodram – The Caribbean Voice

By Annan Boodram – The Caribbean Voice

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. In fact it nearly two billion people suffer from mental illnesses every year. Furthermore, those who live with severe mental illness are more likely to face chronic medical conditions and die around 25 years earlier as well as routinely suffer gross human rights violations.

While nations struggle to diagnose and service their increasing mentally ill populations, technology is gradually moving front and center in that process. In fact, one way in which mental health care is more easily and extensively accessed is through apps.              Continue reading

Oil and Gas in Guyana: Company Formed to Provide Platform for Opportunities

President & CEO of NSB Omega, Michael Critch

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday November 1, 2019 – Against the call for Guyanese to position themselves to benefit from the budding oil and gas sector, Action Invest Caribbean Incorporated has partnered with NSB Energy and Omega Project Solutions to form NSBomega Guyana Incorporated to do just that.

Headed by Managing Director Vishnu Doerga, the company provides a platform where individuals can be trained for technical positions in the industry and offer their services.        Continue reading

INTERNET: Visualizing The 30-Year History of the World Wide Web – Infographic

Visualizing the History of the World Wide Web

The World Wide Web is now as old as the typical millennial.

On March 12, the World Wide Web celebrated its 30th birthday. Over the last three decades, we’ve seen it mature from the first webpage to having a ubiquitous presence in our lives.

Today’s infographic comes to us from the App Institute, and highlights key milestones since the inception of the web. We’ll look at some major developments on this timeline that defined what the web is today.

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Anthropology: Ancestral home of modern humans is in Botswana- study finds

Other scientists raise questions about results, which were based on DNA samples

Zambezi River. Botswana

Science editor  @iansample – 

The swathe of land south of the Zambezi River became a thriving home to Homo sapiens 200,000 years ago, the researchers suggest, and sustained an isolated, founder population of modern humans for at least 70,000 years.

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The Death of Conversation – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

We are in our own bubble. We are disconnected, twittered and photo-shopped. In our world of OMG, LMAO, GTG and WTF, we are by ourselves in a group, oblivious of the world around us. Our universe has shrunk to texts, emails, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instant Messaging, and Skype, and we communicate without lifting our eyes from the small screen.

Conversation has become a thing of the past. Face-to-face interaction, uninterrupted by a hand-held device, is to be mourned. Quality talk is dead. The planet of the apps has taken over. We are witnessing human devolution, according to some observers.

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Guyana: Region Nine farmers gifted new fast growing variety of cassava from Brazil

Sticks of the new variety of cassava that were gifted to farmers of Region Nine. (Photo taken from Region 9 RDC Facebook page)

Sticks of the new variety of cassava that were gifted to farmers of Region Nine. (Photo taken from Region 9 RDC Facebook page)

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“Your Body Is An Illusion” This Video Will Literally Blow Your Mind! – By Dr. Bruce Lipton

Dr. Bruce Lipton : “Your Body Is An Illusion” This Video Will Literally Blow Your Mind!

It was once thought that genes could turn themselves on and off, and in the process, they could control the character of our lives. This belief led to the conclusion that our fate was controlled by the genome we acquired from our mother and father at the moment of conception.

Unfortunately, if we do not like the traits we inherited, we cannot change our genes. When we combine these facts with the notion that genes control their own activity, we are left with the inescapable conclusion that we are “victims” of our heredity and should anticipate expressing the diseases and negative traits passed down through our family lineage.          Continue reading

MEDICAL: Purdue Pharma ‘offers up to $12bn’ to settle opioid cases

OxyContin

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BBC News – August 28, 2019

Purdue Pharma, the opioid drug-maker owned by the billionaire Sackler family, is reported to be offering between $10bn and $12bn to settle thousands of lawsuits against it.

The firm is facing over 2,000 lawsuits linked to its painkiller OxyContin.

Purdue told the BBC it was “actively working” towards a “global resolution” but would not comment on the amount.

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The GED Empowers Adults to Reach for the Stars! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

GED- By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

This has been a great year for adult education in Queens, New York. The GED program has produced a high number of graduates that have moved on to various professions.

The GED or General Education Diploma classes are given for free at various sites in the City. The program is run by the Department of Education, City of New York. Queens has one of the largest intakes with students enrolling from different backgrounds. They usually spend around three to six months where they are taught math, reading, social studies, science and writing to proficiency levels. Once they are ready, they write the exams.

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