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16.4.2014 Issue 2 Madnesss and Vultures' Feast


A poem by Charles O. Okereke an African Poet In Europe it started big and massive; Great wars, great loses, great feasts, 3Gs; Human madness, mankind's zealousness; We killed, we maimed, we polluted; The air stenched, vultures rejoiced our madness. Munition sounds, heavenly jet bombardments; Destructions on earth, lives hacked away; We fool, vultures feast and bury loved ones; The air smell, bones crisscross the land; Warriors and people perish, senseless wars.

Madness /Vultures 1 Helping Others 1 Tamarind 2 Remember to share 2 Harnessing the wind 2 Bruschetta 3 Caribbean Wonders 4

Whole wide earth besieged with 3Gs; Wars, loses, senseless feasts, feasts on lives; Asia arms, Mid E. rocks, Africa fight, Europe alert; Vultures bury, grow on flesh, exhume as feces; Bones criss-cross the land, pathetic signs of R.I.P.

Briefing The purpose of this newsletter it to encourage the wholistic development of students within the Faculty of Social Sciences. Through healthy eating tips, exercise suggestions, food for thought and motivational messages we wish to encourage students to make decisions that will reap future benefits.

HELPING OTHERS “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.� Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness ___________________ We have adopted this

belief that has succeeded in eroding the very substance of what it means to be human. We have adopted this belief that to be kind to an individual is equivalent to granting them a favour. Kindess

is an integral part of our human composition. Without it we succumb to an animalistic or bestial mind set. This bestial mindset encourages us to adopt the view that life is ( 2)

about "the survival of the fittest". We start to believe that the less fortunate are responsible for their own predicament and do not deserve to be helped. We start to harbor feelings of hatred towards those who we believe do not deserve to be where we are. We lose all sense of compassion.

becomes characterised by the words "them" and "me". And suddenly everyone else becomes an obstacle in our path. Our lives mean nothing if we haven't lived in a way that would make a difference in the lives of others.

We sacrifice our humanity when we fail to acknowledge that turning a blindside to someone who is struck down is worse than delivering the blow that knocked them off their feet.

Like a famous quote says, "When you cease to make a contribution, you start to die".

The fear that those who were once weaker than us will surpass us starts to overcome us. Our world

Caribbean Super-Fruit TAMARIND like the coconut is one of the most easily identifiable foods that grow in the Caribbean. From the grounds surrounding the Law Faculty to the hillsides in St. Lucia, tamarind can be found scattered all over the Caribbean. Tamarind or tamarindus indica has several health benefits. It can help to lower cholesterol and to help the

body digest food. Tamarind is also a good source of antioxidants that help fight cancer! So the next time you’re feeling peckish don’t hesitate to eat some tamarind!

Be inspired..... Our past in the Caribbean is filled with exceptional stories of survival and the overcoming of adversity. This quote by Elie Wiesel a Holocaust survivor perfectly describes why we should remember

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the past and the importance of sharing it with future generations. “For the survivor who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living. He has no right to deprive

future generations of a past that belongs to our collective memory. To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.” Elie Wiesel, Night

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A young William Kamkwamba had always dreamed of his small village in Malawi receiving electricity.

Some of the things he used included bicycle parts, blue gum trees and other miscellanous items that he found in a local scrap yard.

Unable to continue attending school because his family couldn't afford his tuition fees, William decided to further his education on his own by continually visiting a local library. During this time he decided that he would find his own way of bringing electricity to his home. At the age of 14 he built and electricity producing windmill by using books found in the library and garbage scraps.

William Kamwkamba is nothing less than an example that proves that determination and a little innovation can take you a long way. His story inspires each and everyone of us to fight against the odds with unwaivering confidence that we will overcome them.

Bruschetta Bruschetta is an antipasto that comes from Italy. It takes little effort to prepare and the ingredients are all cost friendly. So this summer bring a taste of Italy to your table. Ingredients Bread Olive Oil Diced tomatoes (enough for bread) Herbs (rosemary, basil etc.) Garlic Salt Black-pepper

Step 2- Place bread slices on baking sheet, brush top side of bread with oil and bake for 12 to 15 minutes Step 3- Combine tomatoes, small amount of oil, garlic, salt and pepper in small bowl Step 4- Divide mixture over the tossed bread evenly Suggestion- Feel free to grate a small amount of cheese over the bread for added test.

DIRECTIONS Step 1- Pre-heat oven to 350 F.

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OFTEN when we hear the term "wonders of the world" our minds run to the Pyramids of Egypt, or the African Savannahs. However we fail to remember that some of the most spectacular natural wonders are found right here in our own backyards! Here are a few.

after a 7 mile hike. Situated at an altitude of 2500 ft, it is advised that one hire an experienced guide rather than attempt the trek alone. 2. The Pitons- St.Lucia

1. Boiling lake- Dominica

The Boiling Lake in Dominica is one of the only 3 in existence on the planet. It is also the second largest. The only way to access the Boiling Lake is

3. Mount Roraima-Guyana

The Pitons are the two volcanic plugs. With the larger name Gros Piton and the smaller named Petit Piton. The peaks are a wonder to behold by sea, with both seemingly situated right next to each other when in fact they are a few miles apart.

Mount Roraima forms a tripartite border between Guyana, Venezuela and Belize. It is over 8000 feet high with its peak buried amongst the clouds. Its inaccessabilty has been the focal point of several folk tales and even the inspiration for individuals such as the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Darwin.

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Your committee is here to serve you! If you have any concerns whatsoever, ensure that you voice them to your department representative or any other member of the committee. Feel free to give us suggestions that you believe can improve your experience as a student in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Remember we are here to serve!!!

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