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By Chaitram Aklu Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history died September 8 after 70 years on the throne. In 1952, then Princess Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip were in Kenya at the start of a royal tour of the British Commonwealth - the oldest political organization in the world, fulfilling the commitment of her father King...
Richmond Hill, NY – On Thursday, August 11th, 2022 Assemblymember David Weprin was joined by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH), Community Board 9, and various elected officials for a press conference at 132-27 Liberty Avenue in front of Sybil’s Bakery to highlight the many small businesses in the community. After the press conference, they toured a selection...
By Vishnu Bisram Black cake is Caribbean’s (very Guyanese) finest dessert cake made from a variety of minced fruits. It is Guyana’s signature dessert; everyone craves for it. Wherever Guyanese migrate, they introduce it to their foreign born and non-Guyanese friends. And Guyanese are known to be very hospitable hosts especially in North America sharing recipes and cuisine. Guyanese have introduced...
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA (DPI) -- On Friday, the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) certified SS Natural Fruit-flavoured Inc under the Made in Guyana Certification Mark Program. The business received certification to use the mark on its barbeque sauces. It is the ninth business to be certified. The British High Commissioner to Guyana, Jane Miller lauded the products and expressed the importance...
By South Queens Women’s March Written by: Denera Pope-Ragoonanan, Tannuja Rozario, Nicole Cagar U.S Abortions - Illegal to Federally Protected to in Limbo Abortions were initially illegal the United States. Nonetheless, if a person needed an abortion, they would go to an untrained provider, and use unsafe and illegally provided medications, risking their life and safety. In 1973, the Supreme Court recognized...
PROFILE OF THE MONTH By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine The story began in India. His grandfather Kareem Baksh was born in Mumbai, India. In 1900, Kareem went with his wife as an indentured servant to British Guiana (now Guyana) and was sent to work at Plantation Huisdieren. Kareem had a number of children, and Mohamed Ali Baksh was among them. In 1947,...
QUEENS, NY -- Albert Baldeo brought triumph, inspiration and pride to the large South Asian and Indo-Caribbean population in Queens at the last elections. According to a press statement, Baldeo, who came the closest to winning a State Senate seat when he was declared the new Senator, but which decision was later reversed to “narrow defeat by 500 votes,” overnight,...
By Dr Tara Singh The evolution of Guyanese society from traditional (colonial) to post-colonial (independence) to modern (technological) status, has produced some needed institutional and attitudinal changes, but at varying degrees. Not much attention has been given to the evolution of the legal system, including the Judiciary, except that the PPPC government has recently embarked upon a major law reform project....
Land preparation has begun for the construction of approximately 300 private waterfront residences at Madewini on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway. This massive housing project, undertaken by the Ashmins Group of Companies, is expected to be completed in two years. The official launch of the $2.5 billion project took place last week at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown. A beachfront hotel and an array...
COMMENTARY By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine It was a beautiful Friday morning when five friends boarded the Q41 bus. They were in a good mood, as their yearly exams were done. The start of the summer promised fun-filled activities. The friends stopped at Jamaica Bay, in Queens, New York. It is an area that is known for its treacherous currents. According...
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