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CARIBBEAN: Can Medical Cannabis Save The Barbados Economy? – commentary

By  newsamericas – February 16, 2021

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By Felicia J. Persaud & Danielle Corbin

News AmericasNEW YORK, NY, Feb. 16, 2021: Over a year after the passage of Barbados’ Medicinal Cannabis Industry Act, the Caribbean island nation officially opened for business last month, January 2021.

The launch of the sector, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, comes at a time when the local Barbados economy, and wider regional Caribbean economy – long dependent on tourism for its ‘bread and butter’ – are being hammered, and facing an economic crisis of major proportion.              Continue reading

COVID-19: New Travel Rules Come Into Effect In Canada – Details

CANADA: BlogTO  – 22 February 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made it abundantly clear that now is just not the time to travel, but new restrictions come into effect today (22 Feb 2021), for those who, for whatever reason, have to leave the country during a global pandemic.

Starting today, all international travellers entering Canada will be required to undergo a mandatory three-day quarantine period at an approved hotel while waiting for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Dis country here, ah telling you flat, ah didn’t come back fuh dat – By Dave Martins

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1.People see me living here again, and some have said to my face

“You had a chance to stay outside bro, what bring you back to this place?”

Sometimes I just don’t take on the gyaff, I smile and I walk away

But if I’m feeling good and the sun shining bright, I will stop and politely say

“Wedding curry wid two pulouri.   Buddy Bo, Ah come back fuh dat
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Chapter 6: Immigrants – And then there was TV! – By Geoff Burrowes

– By Geoff Burrowes – Short Stories

Shortly after moving into our new apartment in Toronto Canada, Norma’s Dad changed our lives.

In Guyana at that time there was no TV. We got our news and entertainment from the radio or boombox! The radio stations, ZFY, which became Radio Demerara and the new startup GBS were state of the art, professionally run radio stations that gave Georgetown news, soap operas, a wide range of music and opinions from erudite, knowledgeable people. Olga Lopes Seale, Rafiq Khan, Ulric Gouveia, Cliff Leeming and the Ovaltinees, Randolf Proffit, Claude Vieira, Vic Insanally, Hugh Cholmondely, Ron Robinson, Vivian Lee and Lenny Hares of “Crabfoot and Lightning” fame were some of the names I can remember now.    Continue reading

TAXATION: Why Swedes Accept High Taxation for Welfare State Services – BBC Video

Why the Swedes love doing something that Americans hate

06 JANUARY 2021|ECONOMY – BBC News

Sweden is infamous for having some of the highest taxes in the world, and yet the country’s tax agency is still one of Sweden’s most trusted institutions.

The Swedish attitude towards tax contrasts sharply with many countries where taxes can be a deeply divisive issue. We investigate what this says about Swedish society and how the popularity of the welfare state might survive growing challenges in the future.

Video by Maddy Savage and Benoît Derrier    (Play Video below}            

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GANDHI’S GLOBAL INFLUENCE – Latin America and the Caribbean – By Ramnarine Sahadeo

By Ramnarine Sahadeo

Mohandas k. Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) was born in Asia, educated in Europe, and after a period of political apprenticeship matured in Africa. He never touched the soil of the Americas yet his influence was global and it would be a dim perception to conclude that his life and message was restricted to a few continents.

His impression on the USA is indelible. President Barack Obama stated in India in 2010 that he would not have been President had it not been for Gandhi and the message he shared with America and the rest of the world.            Continue reading

Guyanese Author Edgar Mittelholzer: The Dark One – By James Ferguson | Caribbean Beat

Edgar Mittelholzer

Edgar Mittelholzer produced over a dozen books, despite the shadows that closed around him. James Ferguson celebrates his struggle

By James Ferguson | Issue 100 (November/December 2009)
Caribbean Beat – Caribbean Airlines

This year marks the centenary of the birth of the Caribbean’s first professional novelist. There had previously been writers from the region, such as the Jamaican journalist HG de Lisser, who made money from their fiction, but Edgar Mittelholzer, born on December  16, 1909, was the earliest recorded author from the region to make a living – and a very precarious one it would turn out to be – from his pen.      Continue reading

MORAY HOUSE TRUST: Philip Moore- An Appreciation – Saturday 30th January 2021- VIRTUAL EVENT

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Moray House Trust warmly invites you to attend our fifth virtual event:
Title:                Philip Moore: an appreciation
Speakers:        Alim Hosein, Stanley Greaves, Dennis de Caires
Date:               Saturday 30th January 2021
Time:               5.00 PM Guyana :
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MEDICAL: The 7 types of rest that every person needs – By Saundra Dalton-Smith MD – TED TALKS

WE HUMANSJan 6, 2021 

Have you ever tried to fix an ongoing lack of energy by getting more sleep — only to do so and still feel exhausted? 

If that’s you, here’s the secret: Sleep and rest are not the same thing, although many of us incorrectly confuse the two.

We go through life thinking we’ve rested because we have gotten enough sleep — but in reality we are missing out on the other types of rest we desperately need. The result is a culture of high-achieving, high-producing, chronically tired and chronically burned-out individuals. We’re suffering from a rest deficit because we don’t understand the true power of rest.          Continue reading

POETRY: “Desiderata” – A Life Changing Poem for Hard Times – by Max Ehrmann 1872-1945

POETRY: “Desiderata” – A Life Changing Poem for Hard Times – by Max Ehrmann 1872-1945

Read by Shane Morris Music by Tony Anderson –

Desiderata, which means “things that are desired,” was written by Max Ehrmann “because it counsels those virtues I felt most in need of.”

Max Ehrmann was an American attorney and poet who often wrote on spiritual themes. During his life, he contributed great thoughts to our literary lexicons, blending the magic of words and wisdom with his worthy observations.