180th Emancipation…Guyanese must look back on sacrifices of foreparents – GovtIn recognising the invaluable contributions that African ancestors and their descendants have made to the development of Guyana, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in its Emancipation message to the nation noted the importance of a governance mechanism for equal opportunity.The Party said the foundations of the Guyanese society and economy were firmly laid by them through hard work and commitment to their homeland. It noted that it is a historic 180th anniversary that provides yet another opportune moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by all Guyanese African ancestors.“As our Party once again recognises the tremendous sacrifices and the selflessOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeocontributions African ancestors made to our modern society, it wishes to reiterate the importance of the principle of racial equality, and a governance mechanism where each and every citizen, regardless of race, colour or creed, be given an equal opportunity to contribute to advancement of our society,” the PPP stated.The Party said too that it remained proud of the fact that it was the largest multi-ethnic political party and would continue to welcome all Guyanese into its ranks from all races and ethnicities. “…who, like our foreparents, share the vision of a society where the good life is enjoyed, not by a privileged few, but by the society as a whole,” as it sent Emancipation greetings to all Guyanese, in particular Afro-Guyanese.“Stripped of their humanity and dignity and forced to toil long hours, to say that our African ancestors suffered at the hands of the sugar planters would be a gross understatement. During that genocidal process, many were tortured and brutally killed for standing up for their rights. In the long march to freedom, many battles were fought, including the Berbice Slave Rebellion led by our National Hero, Cuffy.”The PPP also stated that the resilient spirit of resistance, demonstrated by AfricanSocial Cohesion Minister, Dr George Nortonancestors, prevailed and freedom was attained in August 1838. “Freed and successful in forging a society, having purchased a number of villages, there were attempts by the sugar planters to sabotage the slaves’ newly-won independence. However, their determination for success and peace resulted in their triumph,” it added.In Government’s Emancipation Day message, from Social Cohesion Minister with responsibility for culture, Dr George Norton, it was said that Guyanese must never forget about the sacrifices made by African ancestors. “It is imperative that we reflect and honour the sacrifices of those who fought against the inhumane customs of slavery. Men such as Cuffy, Damon and Quamina are the reasons why we are able to proudly sing that line in our National Anthem that reads “Land of the Free”,” Dr Norton said.The Minister continued, “My fellow Guyanese, the year 1838 and the fight for freedom shaped our destiny as a nation; it painted a clear picture of who we were going to be as a people. It was the abolition of slavery that triggered the influx of our foreparents from other continents. The arrival of our ancestors from Portugal, India and China, has added to the diversity and beauty of a more matured Guyana.”Further, the Minister said he believed that the most meaningful way to observe this Emancipation was to embrace and celebrate the status of being “One People” of “One Nation”, following “One Destiny”. More importantly, Dr Norton said Guyana’s rich history has taught everyone that great achievements and betterment come from a united effort, and, as such, no one should squander the legacy of our ancestors.“Let us embrace their traditions of cohesion, and exercise the spirit of resilience and courage in fighting against all forms of injustices and bigotry,” he added.
The Ambu-bag malfunctioned, and Ogle ran to get the Ambu-bag in her patrol car. Karson continued the chest compressions. “We just continued CPR until paramedics arrived,” he said. Three to four minutes passed before the paramedics arrived and took over. Paramedics continued to work on Garcia and got a pulse, Salazar said. It’s not the first time Karson performed CPR during a call. But he said it’s the second time he helped revive someone. It happened three to four months ago when someone was found in an alley off Pickering Avenue. All Whittier police are trained in CPR and carry Ambu-bags in their patrol cars, Salazar said. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 WHITTIER – Two officers used CPR to help save a man who was found not breathing in an apartment, officials said Tuesday. According to County Fire Captain Gary Morgan, officers Mike Karson and Nancy Ogle’s efforts allowed paramedics to revive the man, said Whittier Police spokeswoman Officer Diana Salazar. Daniel Garcia, 43, remains at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. He was listed in poor condition Tuesday, said Terri Starkman, director of marketing for the hospital. “This was an excellent job by two veteran officers,” Salazar said. Karson and Ogle both arrived Monday afternoon at the apartment complex in the 12700 block of Oak Street on a call about a man down and not breathing. They ran to where people were pointing. In apartment No. 3, Karson said they found a man lying on the carpet on his back. “Officer Ogle felt for a pulse. She found none, so we started CPR,” Karson said. Karson did chest compressions while Ogle used the Ambu-bag, a device placed over the mouth that forces air into a person’s lungs. The roommate, using a translator, told them he went out, and when he came back a few minutes later found the man lying on the ground. Karson said he saw several bottles of heart medication in the apartment.