Peoples Temple and Jonestown in the twenty-first century - Moore R.
The new religious movement of Peoples Temple, begun in the 1950s, came to a dramatic end with the mass murders and suicides that occurred in Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978. This analysis presents the historical context for understanding the Temple by focusing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Rising Sea Levels, Drought, Hurricanes and Deforestation Threaten Latin America and the Caribbean
Coastal view from the Kalinago Territory in Dominica. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPSBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 2022 (IPS) The highest deforestation rates since 2009. The third most active hurricane season on record. Extreme rainfall, floods, and landslides displaced tens of thousands of people. Rising sea levels. Glaciers in Peru lost more than half their size. Add the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the mix, and 2021 was a challenging year for Latin America and the Caribbean. That’s according to the World Meteorological Organization’s State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean 202...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Biodiversity Climate Action Climate Change COVID-19 Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Latin America & the Caribbean Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

Densitas and Blackford expand AI partnership
In an expanded partnership agreement, artificial intelligence (AI) breast imagin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Densitas, Rad-Aid deploy intelliMammo in Guyana Densitas, Mammography Educators partner on training Densitas inks NorthShore University contract Densitas joins Nuance AI marketplace Ikonopedia to partner with Densitas (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 13, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Outstanding Women in Business: Youland Williams, Cone Health-Wesley Long Hospital
Something about Youland Williams that would surprise people? "I am originally from Georgetown, Guyana, and while in the Navy, I repelled off a mountain." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 6, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Carl Wilson Source Type: news

Corporate Fear Drives Caribbean Vaccine COVID-19 Mandates
The private sector and some government agencies have demanded that staff vaccinate, especially in the tourism industry that drives many regional economies. Credit: Zadie Neufville/IPSBy Zadie NeufvilleKINGSTON, Nov 22 2021 (IPS) When face-to-face Cabinet meetings resumed in Jamaica following more than a year of virtual meetings due to COVID-19, Ministers lined up to have their immunisation cards inspected. Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the Government “has to lead the country towards normality”. “The way to do it is for every Jamaican to comply with the infection, prevention and control measures that have been ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zadie Neufville Tags: COVID-19 COVID-19 VACCINES Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Cop26: have we just saved our forests? – podcast
The Science Weekly podcast is in Glasgow where we will be bringing listeners daily episodes from Cop26. Each morning you will hear from one of the Guardian ’s award-winning environment team. Today, host Madeleine Finlay, talks to Jon Watts about a significant announcement made by global leaders on forest and land use, and we hear from an indigenous leader in Guyana about why it might not be enough.The third day of Cop26 was dominated by what some are saying is a very positive announcement on forests and land use – the so-calledGlasgow Agreement. HostMadeleine Finlay talks to the Guardian ’s global environment editor,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hosted by Madeleine Finlay, with Jonathan Watts, Nina Lakhani , Mina Setra, and Chief Kokoi. Produced by Madeleine Finlay, Danielle Stephens. Sound design by Rudi Zygadlo. Music by Axel Kacouti é. Executive producers are Nicole Jackson, and Max Sanderson Tags: Science Cop26 Deforestation Environment Indigenous peoples Boris Johnson Trees and forests Source Type: news

Densitas, Rad-Aid deploy intelliMammo in Guyana
Breast imaging software developer Densitas signed an agreement with Rad-Ai...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Densitas, Mammography Educators partner on training Densitas inks NorthShore University contract Densitas joins Nuance AI marketplace Densitas forms clinical advisory board Densitas launches mammo quality assessment software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sex as boys' fame, but girls' shame: adversarial adolescent gender roles and gender-based violence in Guyana - Rodney R, Gastaldo D, Trotz DA, Crooks CV.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant issue for youth in Guyana, particularly among young women. Yet, discussions about sex, dating, and violence rarely occur at the community level. To understand the heightened risk for GBV with youth in Guyana, we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Community-based participatory research: suicide prevention for youth at highest risk in Guyana - Denton EGD.
Studied mostly in developed countries, the increased prevalence of suicide among youth, worldwide, is a preventable public health concern. Guyana, a developing country in South America, has the highest rate of youth death by suicide. Based on the diathesis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

St Vincent volcano: heavy ashfall clouds evacuation efforts on Caribbean island
Antigua and Guyana ready to take evacuees or ship supplies after Friday explosion sent plume more than 33,000ft (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring the determinants and outcomes of intimate partner violence during pregnancy for Guyanese women: results from a nationally representative cross-sectional household survey - Miller L, Contreras-Urbina M.
OBJECTIVE: To determine predictors associated with physical violence during pregnancy, and to determine the relationship between exposure to intimate partner violence during pregnancy and women's health and suicide ideation in Guyana. METHODS: A se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. “It makes me feel...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Book Excerpt From A Most Remarkable Creature
In Chapter 15, "Above the Falls," author Jonathan Meiburg recounts an evening on a research expedition near the Rewa River in Guyana. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 30, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Reading Frames Source Type: news

Plantwatch: fungus creates fake fragrant flowers to fool bees
Fusarium xyrophilum hijacks yellow-eyed Xyris grasses from Guyana to create forgeries made of fungal tissueFungi have been discovered making fake flowers that look and even smell like the real thing, fooling bees and other pollinating insects into visiting them.The fungusFusarium xyrophilum infects the beautiful yellow-eyed grasses of Xyris from Guyana in South America. The fungus stops the plant making its flowers and then hijacks the plant ’s reproductive systemto create its own forgeries made entirely of fungal tissue.The fake flowers are a similar size and shape with petal-like features that reflect ultraviolet light...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Fungi Biology Science Wild flowers Environment Source Type: news

Argentina ’s Abortion Legislation Sparks Hope in Caribbean Region
Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn. Credit: Kate Chappell By Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 12 2021 (IPS) It was a joyful, tearful celebration in the early morning hours of Dec. 30, 2020 for countless Argentinians when they heard the news: the senate had legalized terminations up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Prior to this, activists have said that more than 3,000 women died of botched, illegal abortions since 1983. And across the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, this renewed sense of optimism was compounded after President Joe Biden rescinded what is known as the “global gag rule,” which essentially...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news