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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...
By Amarnauth Samaroo, Ph.D. New York, July 14, 2022 -- Each year, graduation, like spring, brings with it the spirit of youth and unbridled anticipation. What an exciting time, spring is, in the life of a high school graduate! Indeed, it is the season of celebration and plans for the future. Do you remember your high school graduation? What were...
PARAMARIBO, Suriname – The newly elected Prime Minister of Grenada, Dickon Mitchell, on Sunday warned the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) against being viewed as a “talk” shop and urged Caribbean leaders to do more to foster greater regional unity and socio-economic development. Mitchell, who came to office after leading his National Democratic Congress (NDC) to victory in the June 23 general...
By Dr Vishnu Bisram Former Guyana Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud, opened up about his remarkable journey in law enforcement in his autobiography or memoir Stepping Out of the Herd: My Life in the Guyana Police Force (2022). The book took us through the humble life of young Seelall as he was growing up, life in Essequibo, his family life, his...
QUEENS, NY-Community activist Albert Baldeo is running for State Assembly in District 24, Queens, which includes Richmond Hill, Hollis, Queens Village, Jamaica Estates and Briarwood and needs the support of everyone as he tries to bring a seat and a voice to all of us at the table of government. Baldeo feels the community has been “abandoned” by those...
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