Peace Corps Top 25 Volunteer Producing Schools

The Peace Corps is proud to announce the top colleges and universities on their annual list of “Peace Corps Top Colleges and Universities” for 2009.
For the third consecutive year, the University of Washington is No. 1 on the undergraduate list in the large schools’ category, with 104 alumni serving

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Inaugural Parade will Include Peace Corps Community

We’re Marching! RPCVs to Take Part in the Inaugural Parade
Now is your chance to be a part of history! The Returned Peace Corps Community has been selected from among groups around the country to march in the Presidential Inaugural Parade on January 20, 2009.
A total of 200 marchers

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National Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Participants at a “Forum for Men” last Thursday were urged to aggressively pursue initiatives that will stamp out gender-based violence in the Guyanese society.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, Trevor Thomas said that “Our challenge is not to passively condemn but to aggressively pursue

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5,000 Guyanese receiving free treatment for HIV and AIDS

I first met Otisha, a tall Afro-Guyanese transvestite prostitute in 2003 when I reported on HIV and Aids in Guyana and Barbados.
Back then, the Caribbean had the second highest rate of infection in the world.
The prevalence among female sex workers in Guyana was 27% and 21% for men

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December 1st is World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day (December 1st) is marked as a day in which people and organizations from around the world share information about and bring attention to HIV and AIDS. 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day.
World AIDS Day observance
December 1, 2008 | By knews | Filed

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First aid training should not be neglected

Acting Police Commissioner Henry Greene yesterday said the force is ensuring that traffic police, usually the first responders to road accidents, receive first aid training.
Smellie winner! After almost two hours of competition in First Aid, Division (Berbice) walked away with the Smellie Cup yesterday. Photographer Jules Gibson photographed Lance

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Some curry spices have positive effects on mice with diabetes

“It’s too early to tell whether increasing dietary curcumin [through turmeric] intake in obese people with diabetes will show a similar benefit,” Dr. Tortoriello said. “Although the daily intake of curcumin one might have to consume as a primary diabetes treatment is likely impractical, it is entirely possible that lower

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Caribbean crime wave

Caribbean crime wave! Interesting article in the Economist on growing violence in the Caribbean check it out.

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Peter Moore update

A video has been released asking for an exchange of the five Britons taken hostage back in May with Iraqi prisoners. You can read more for a Peter Moore update.
“The PM has been in close contact with PM Maliki on this case, and discussed it again with him over

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