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GUYANA: COVID-19: Nurses at three hospitals protest for better pay and working conditions

Nurses’ industrial unrest breaking the law; President shrugs claims of unjustifiable spending

Nurses protesting in Georgetown

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Guyana: Coronavirus hitting businesses hard – Cuban shoppers gone

The COVID-19 impact on Shanta’s Puri Shop

Fears over the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been taking a toll on Guyana’s business sector as many of them have either closed or scaled back operations.

Many Chinese-run businesses in Guyana which depend on all-week shopping by Cuban traders, have closed their doors, so too are several local businesses and fast food enterprises. It is estimated that each Cuban comes to Guyana with at least US$3,000 to purchase clothing, electronic equipment and electrical appliances to take back to Cuba to sell.          Continue reading

Guyana: President Granger no longer shows sign of cancer – Cuban medical experts

Cuba’s Center for Surgical Medical Research

President David Granger Tuesday night returned from Cuba where his team of medical experts found that he has no trace of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, according to Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed.

“The CIMEQ (Center for Surgical Medical Research) medical specialists have expressed complete satisfaction with the state of the President’s health and have explained that the President’s ailment is now in remission,” Mr Majeed said in a statement.            Continue reading

This Too Shall Pass – By by Aishwarya Shah

A great article from one of the followers of the Guyanese Online blog.

Eclipsed Words By Aishwarya Shah

“And this, too, shall pass.”

This is a proverb indicating that all material conditions, positive or negative, are temporary and time solves all problems.

I once read that the great Abraham Lincoln used to have a grand affinity for this proverb. On September 30, 1859, Abraham Lincoln included a similar story in an address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society in Milwaukee. This is what he said;
“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.”

How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!

When we are in trouble, we feel that we are the only person who is facing these mountains full of doubts…

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House passes education, justice and agriculture allocations uncut

House passes education, justice and agriculture  allocations uncut

Parliament Building

Parliament Building

Demerara Waves – Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The National Assembly has unanimously passed the budget allocations for the education, justice and agriculture sectors without amendments.

Consideration of the estimates began on Tuesday following the ruling of Speaker of the House Raphael Trotman that the Assembly did have the power to reduce allocations as the opposition parties had signalled they would do.

Only one allocation, that of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), had been proposed to be cut. The AFC had proposed to reduce the $1.4B allocation to $585M. The opposition parties noted the Auditor General’s recommendation that the agency should have its own accounting body instead of its funds being run through the central ministry yet the practice continued.           Continue reading

CDC Preparing for New Swine Flu – Should You?

CDC Preparing for New Swine Flu – Should You?

Story at-a-glance

  • With flu season just around the corner, it’s time to review the evidence and decide if you are going to listen to the media and public health authorities and choose to receive the flu vaccine for yourself or your family
  • Recent reports warn that a new variant strain of the H3N2 influenza A virus – H3N2v – has been identified in the U.S. in children and adults who were in direct contact with pigs at county fairs. Despite CDC assurances that the swine-origin variant H3N2 virus is still principally limited to pigs and poses a very limited threat for human-to-human transmission, the FDA recently reminded the public that the influenza A H3N2 virus is one of the three viruses that was selected last spring to be included in the 2012-2013 seasonal flu vaccine formulation     Continue reading

Why is medical fraud everywhere? – by Dr. Mercola

Story at-a-glance

  • A recent episode of 60 Minutes revealed how Dr. Anil Potti, a cancer researcher at Duke University, was found to have manipulated research data to support his hypothesis, which led to over 100 terminally ill cancer patients participating in a fraudulent cancer trial
  • The real fraud, however, is revealed in Duke University’s statement that none of the trial participants were harmed—even though they died—because all of them still received “the standard of care” in chemotherapy
  • The cancer paradigm is based on an archaic cut, poison, and burn approach. This is a cash cow for the drug companies, and they are working hard to protect this paradigm at all cost—even when it means sacrificing millions of lives to prevent non-patentable or otherwise inexpensive treatments from reaching the market
  • In the last few years, we’ve seen several cases of shocking medical science fraud.

Is This Fraud Too Big Even For 60 Minutes?   Is This Fraud Too Big Even For 60 Minutes?   VIDEO

This recent 60 Minutes segment touches the surface of this immense problem that only seems to worsen each day, but to dive deeper would most likely be taboo… Find out what they did uncover in what could be called the “Biggest Medical Fraud” of all time.  [more]

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The Dalai Lama comments on ‘Humanity’

A question was posed to Dalai Lama:

“What is the thing about HUMANITY that surprises you the most?”

His answer was as follows:
“Man” – Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn’t enjoy the present, And as a result he doesn’t live in the present or the future.

And he lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.”

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