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Ondrive with SHAM SAMAROO (September 2023) -- I will be in India during the World Cup and will be “Keeping You In Touch” with the sights, sounds, and all the action in The West Indian. Yes, you heard me correctly. Australia are the defending ODI champions. Starboy disagrees: “Sham, you can chat whaever BS yuh like, but the record book seh...
By Aminta Kilawan Narine, Esq. The race for president of the United States is picking up steam with South Asian Americans emerging as candidates in a crowded field of contenders. There are several who have thrown their hat in the ring left, right, and center. Among Brown folks who have gained the most traction are two members of the GOP,...
By Chaitram Aklu Since September 5, 1882, the first Monday in September, Labor Day was celebrated in New York City. Then in 1894 it became a national holiday when President Grover Cleveland signed a bill into law making it official in the United States. Labor Day is a day to celebrate achievements in the struggle of the American worker. This...
By Sham Samaroo NEW YORK (September 1, 2023) - The Belair family mourned the recent passing of loved one Harry “Jack” Mohabir. Members of the Belair Cricket Club fondly recalled Jack’s passion for life and love for the game. I do believe Jack was smiling to see us all together again. That was always his wish from the first day...
By Amarnauth Samaroo, PhD (AUGUST, 16, 2023) - The recent uproar by VP Kamala Harris over the Florida school curriculum and slavery prompted reflections of my ancestors’ experience in British Guiana with debt slavery, or indentured servitude as it was called back then. But first, what is this brouhaha in Florida that provoked my reflections? VP Kamala Harris claims that the...
By Albert Baldeo Ashton Chase, SC, OE, was the lawyer's lawyer, a labor expert, a statesman, and a wonderful human being. He will be remembered as a principled man, a virtuous soul and a kind-hearted gentleman, who always helped younger lawyers. Even now, decades after, I can still picture him, thoughtfully walking down Croal Street and South Road, file in hand,...
COMMENTARY By Dr Tara Singh The PPPC proclaims, “it is a massive victory,” “it is a landslide,” in response to the results of LGE 2023 of June 12, 2023, after months of haggling by the APNU over the integrity of the voters list and the move by the PPPC to restore certain constituency boundaries to their 2016 state. The fear...
By Staff Reporter Well known Guyanese and Indo-Caribbean patriot Dr. Vishnu Bisram, a political commentator and news reporter and a pollster in the West Indies, was honored in Fiji in May at a public reception “for lifelong humanitarian and volunteer service to Diasporas globally and for extraordinary academic achievements”. The award was given by Janhitkari Sewa Sansthan, an Indian organization that...
By Dr Tara Singh As part of its humanitarian mission outreach to Guyana and elsewhere, the New York based NGO, Shri Devi Global Humanitarian Mission (SDGHM) has recently conducted a medical outreach for the first time in Guyana at Tuschen South Shiva Mandir, West Coast Demerara on Friday, June 09, 2023. This project was conducted in partnership with the West Demerara...
By Chaitram Aklu Public Law 88-352 – the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted To enforce the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States to provide injunctive relief against discrimination in public accommodations, to authorize the Attorney General to institute suits to protect constitutional rights in public facilities and public education,...
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