The act is in some ways paradigmatic of Guyana. It is an excellent and progressive piece of legislation with almost no chance of ever being implemented ..... For example, when the "kokers" [See Endnote: Now I feel like a professor.] didn't close one morning, I had to wade through 6-8" of water on my way to class -- all wheelchairs would have needed pontoons! Oh well, the intent is excellent. And all the speakers were excellent; the students learned much.
That afternoon, we did our OSCE [Oral Structured Clinical Exam] They worked in groups of 4 and had 5 new problems at five different stations with ten minutes to discuss each problem, including feedback from the examiners. We had three faculty who enjoyed the experience -- so who knows, maybe they will try PBL..... I can dream! The student teams did very well and received good grades at all stations. One staff examiner thought that they should really know more if they were going to be RNs, but she changed her mind when she found out they had begun their education less than three months ago. They have done very well.
I was preaching last Sunday for the Annual Harvest Home Services at Epiphany and King of Glory churches. I was supposed to do Ascension Church as well, but that one got cancelled. [I guess they had a better offer.] I had a good time and talked about "gratitude" at Epiphany and I did a Reverse Offering. I passed around the offering plate and everyone took a quote about gratitude - no money and no sweets! Hey, at least I liked it .....
Then Kampta and I walked over to the bus in the West Ruimveld Market [Pics in the slide show.] It is a very advanced Drive-Though Super-Market! When we got to the West Bank there was no one at the church. It seems that the government party was having a big rally with speeches and free stuff and entertainment and free transportation at the same time as MY service. Well, Harvest Home got postponed for a few weeks and I got to talk to the remnant!
|Yes, that is a floor mop, but to be fair Aunt Glory did clean the altar before the floors.|
Endnote: On the advice of my editor. Kokers are dams that control the flow of water into the city from the back dams/rivers and then on to the ocean. The ocean ones are open at low tide; however, it opened at high tide and since the coast is below high tide levels.... flooding! And in most places this is still done by hand!