Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Managing Conflict

Barrington H. Brennen, MA, NCP,
 By Barrington H. Brennen

When conflict gets in our way it really messes us up.

True, some kinds of conflict we cannot avoid. However, effective management of the conflict is what’s most important.  Conflict need not escalate into vitriolic or belligerent behavior.  Conflict need not reach the point of physical confrontation of any kind. 

In intimate partner relationships, conflict can be ugly, but it does not have to cause life-long pain.  In the book Empowering Couples by Dr. David Olsen, he outlines five conflict resolution styles especially in relationships.  Here they are:

First, are the PURSUERS.  These are those who seek to create connections so they can become more intimate and closer. Because talking and expressing feelings is important to them, they tend to feel rejected by their partner if the partner wants more space. When the partner . . . in their lives withdraws, pursuers will tend to pursue more intensely."  Read more >>

Ringplay Productions Announces THE ODD COUPLE (Female Version)!

In 1985, Neil Simon returned to his classic 1965 play and reworked it for an all-female cast. He didn't just change the characters. He changed some of the situations and some of the themes. The one thing he didn't change was the comedy ...

Florence Unger and Olive Madison are head to head in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Costazuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.

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Edward Alexander Bouchet - Educator - Biography


In 1876, Edward Alexander Bouchet became the first African-American to earn a doctorate degree in the United States.

Who Was Edward Alexander Bouchet?

Born in 1852 in New Haven, Connecticut, Edward Alexander Bouchet graduated valedictorian from Hopkins Grammar School in 1870. That same year, he began his studies at Yale University. He completed his bachelor's degree in 1874. Bouchet made history two years later, becoming the first African-American to earn a doctorate degree in the United States. After earning his doctorate in physics, he taught at the School for Colored Youth in Philadelphia for more than 25 years. He died in 1918.  Read more >>

Monday, May 20, 2019

Guyana attends Learning Exchange on HIV service delivery

Participants at the Learning Exchange

Guyana was among three countries participating in a Learning Exchange on the process utilised by The Bahamas Ministry of Health’s National AIDS Programme to deliver comprehensive HIV services to communities.

The exchange, which was held from May 6 to 10, and which was led by Dr Shanti Singh-Anthony, PANCAP Knowledge Management Coordinator, showcased The Bahamas’ experience in the implementation of Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a pill used for HIV prevention among those at risk, and also focused on the country’s transition to Dolutegravir.  Read more >>

Sorbet company gets over $150,000 in funding


The Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) has assisted another small business with accessing capital. Shiver, a local sorbet and ice-cream brand, received access to $100,000 in loans from Royal Bank Bahamas (RBC), $50,000 in equity investments from Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund and $11,600 in grant funding from the Government of The Bahamas.

Founders and CEOs of the company, Melissa Darville and Elvis Percentie, described the news as exciting and another reason to be grateful.  Read more >>