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Miss Earth Guyana Bags Gold Medal for National Costume – “Ole Higue”

Miss Earth Guyana Bags Gold Medal for National Costume

Miss Earth Guyana 2018 at the center with her medal.

Xamiera Kippins, Miss Earth Guyana 2018 has captured the gold medal for South America at the Miss Earth National Costume Competition. Kippins displayed an illustration of Guyanese folklore – The Ole Higue. Peru and Ecuador were awarded the Bronze and Silver medals respectively.

The delegates of Miss Earth 2018 showcased their respective countries’ rich culture and heritage through the national costume competition held October 11 at the Century Park Hotel in Manila, Philippines.          Continue reading

Profile: The late Romesh Singh – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Romesh Singh -Engineer, Activist and Teacher

Romesh Singh, also known as Romesh Chandra Dutt was a person of many interests. He built radios and radars, set up communication links that brought the world closer and never lost sight of the fact that ordinary people matter. Romesh was one of the foremost telecommunications engineers of his generation that designed complex systems.

He was unassuming but firm in his convictions, and above all, he had an abiding love for his homeland, Guyana.

When you were with Romesh you knew that he stood for what was right. He did not play around with words, or said one thing and meant something else. Romesh was the genuine article, a scholar with varied interests, outspoken in his views, and always giving of his best to the community.

Read more: Profile – Romesh Singh = By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guyanese pilot who escaped with two planes dies in Long Island crash

Munidat “Raj” Persaud

Technology: Critical Transformation of a Generation – By Yvonne Sam

A generation is learning from what they see- So adults must perfect models be.

By Yvonne Sam

My next door neighbor, who also hails from my native land, has two young sons, and although one is a tot and the other a baby I recently became concerned while interacting with them.  Unlike their parents whose concern may lie somewhere between teething and potty training, my biggest concern, strangely enough was how to keep cellphones out of their hands for at least the next fifteen years.  Yes, go ahead and exhale now.

Today kids and teenagers alike face an epidemic without a cure: screen time—–  and all its accompanying dysfunction, mental health problems and bad habits. The head-in-the-phone attitude is more than mere irritation.  Sad but true this behavior, seemingly harmless in itself can nevertheless determine whether or not a young person lives or dies.    Continue reading

Netherlands restores Guyana’s Dutch archive

Netherlands restores Guyana’s Dutch archive

Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton with conservation specialist Gabriela Beentjes – National Archives of the Netherlands

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana, the former British Guiana, was a Dutch colony before it became a British possession in 1831 and, as a result, over half of Guyana’s National Archive is in Dutch. After an agreement between Guyana and the Netherlands to preserve and translate the Guyana Dutch Archive, which was in tatters, the final segment of the project was completed and handed over to Guyana two weeks ago.       Continue reading

Fraudulent Medical Schools: “Never Again”… says Barbados’ Prime Minister Mottley

Bridgetown (Guyana Guardian) – Angered by a massive fraud that spans from Guyana to Barbados to India and beyond, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley is moving to close down several offshore universities that are operating there, while insisting that she will be implementing new legislation that would make it relatively difficult for foreigners to go there and establish questionable offshore medical schools.

Referring to the Washington American University (a sister operation of the Guyana-based Alexander American University) that was operating in St. Phillip, and the recent arrest of its CEO, Venkata Rao Gopi, an Indian national who is also wanted in India in connection with hundreds of fraud reports, the Prime Minister said that “We are going to make sure that that draft legislation comes, because Barbados must never have this indignity again ….”.      Continue reading

Guyana: Questionable medical schools; too many C-Sections for mothers

Leonard Gildarie

Oct 14, 2018 – Kaieteur News – By Leonard Gildarie

What I am about to write will raise the hackles in especially hospitals, but then again that is the idea.

I am hoping that we can spark some debate and a look at the operations of especially our local, privately-owned hospitals. Many of them are getting away with murder.

I was browsing the online news of CNN on Friday and stumbled on a piece headlined “C-section deliveries nearly doubled worldwide since 2000, study finds”.

I was intrigued and then angered. And I will explain why.      Continue reading

An Ode to Gandhi: in honour of his 150th birth anniversary – from Lisa Punch of Guyana + Videos

An Ode to Gandhi, from Lisa Punch

Rising Star, Lisa Punch, has graced Guyana with yet another breathtaking performance. This time, the singer decided to cross into a new culture with an ode to revolutionary Indian activist, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, in honour of his 150th birth anniversary.

On October 3, 2018, the Indian High Commissioner released a video of Lisa Punch singing Gujarati Bhajan – “Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye Je”, a song which is said to be Gandhi’s favourite Bhajan. To date, the performance has been viewed 287,000 times and has been shared over 6,700 times on Facebook.    Continue reading

Guyana Ex-Soldiers Association Canada – Christmas Dinner/Dance – Toronto – December 1. 2018

Sexual violence is the savage manifestation of female domination – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Sexual violence is the savage manifestation of female domination

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

A healer to the sexually brutalized and a survivor of such brutality — the Norwegian Nobel Committee selects them for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

The year is 1999 and Denis Mukwege, a French-trained gynecologist, opens the Panzi Hospital to treat women brutalized by war in his native Congo, dubbed the rape capital of the world.

Performing around 10 surgical operations in 18-hour days, Mukwege treats more than 85,000 women, 50,000 of them survivors of wartime rape. In a United Nations speech in September 2012, he denounces  “violence against women and rape as a strategy of war.” A month later, he escapes an assassination attempt because he is not at home at the time and goes into exile in Europe for three months. He returns after women in the area served by his hospital sell their crops to pay for his plane ticket.    Continue reading

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