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Chikungunya Hits Mainland USA - Center for Disease Control and Prevention

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host. Photo: James GathanyThe first locally acquired case of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, was reported July 17 in Florida. This newly reported case represents the first time that mosquitoes in the continental United States are thought to have spread the virus to a non-traveler. Although CDC does not expect widespread cases of chikungunya in the United States this summer, American travelers infected overseas may continue to return and bring the virus with them.

The Rust Fungi (Uredinales) of Guyana

United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Peer Review Journal Published December 30, 2005


"2,000 Bull Project" Targets Cattle Traits -

Sixteen different breeds and combinations of breeds are represented in the USMARC cattle herd. The variability of breed composition in the herd is obvious in the varied appearance of the animals - Photo by Mark ThallmanBy Sandra Avant, September 15, 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are investigating methods to help beef cattle producers further improve genetic evaluations for routinely measured traits such as growth and calving ease. They are also targeting economically important traits like feed efficiency and disease resistance that are expensive or difficult to measure.

Guyanese American Author Wins Fifth International Award

Christopher H.K. Persaud Author of The Da Vinci Code Revisited

New Milford, New Jersey – Guyanese American Christian Apologetics author Christopher H.K. Persaud has won his fifth international award. Persaud’s book, The Da Vinci Code Revisited: A Conclusive Refutation of the Widespread, Sinister Lie (Xlibris Corporation, USA, 2013, Revised) earned top marks in the Non Fiction – Inspirational category of the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Competition and was awarded a Silver medal. The Da Vinci Code Revisited also received a five-star rating via an official Readers’ Favorite organization book-reviewing process.

Men who have played over a quarter of the Tests for their teams

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the latest addition in this elite list © Getty ImagesAs West Indies play their 500th Test, Shivnarine Chanderpaul won his 158th Test cap. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at the men with most frequent Test appearances for their respective sides.

From Guyana to Canada, and Back Again - By Allison Lawlor

“I decided to come back home to help,” says the 43-year-old specialist in information systems. “I thought it was a great opportunity to do some hands-on work.”A Guyanese diaspora volunteer ventures back home to help rural farmers market new products locally – and beyond.

After two hours of travelling by speedboat along riverways into the depths of the rainforest, Clive Gobin finally arrives at a tiny community near Mabaruma, in northwest Guyana, bordering Venezuela.

Reception in honour of President Donald Ramotar

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Reception in honour of President Donald Ramotar

The Embassy of Guyana is pleased to extend an invitation to all Guyanese to a Reception in honour of His Excellency President Donald Ramotar.

Place: Embassy of Guyana
Address:  2490 Tracy Pl NW, Washington, DC 20008
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 5.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

See invitation for more details

The APNU and AFC have not made a sound Case for wanting Elections Now - Dr. David Hinds

Guyana ElectionsThe AFC wants General Elections. The APNU wants Local Government Elections. The PPP wants no election. The AFC and APNU have threatened to take action if their calls are not heeded.  Political parties should be interested in elections for at least two primary reasons-- to get into or remain in political office and to ensure that the rules of engagement are not rigged against them. One can assume that our political parties are of this mindset. The PPP’s position is clear—use its control of the most powerful branch of government to remain in office and to ensure that the current electoral rules are not tampered with.

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Guyanese born Sharon Clarke is Brooklyn's newest Civil Court Judge

Hon. Sharon Clarke

Guyanese born Sharon Clarke is Brooklyn's newest Civil Court Judge. On Tuesday September 09, 2014 she won with over 53% of the votes after the Brooklyn residents rallied behind her.

Back in July, Clarke collected the required signatures to become a Civil Court Judge and led a strong campaign that enabled her to win in the September elections.

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