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Reiterates its readiness to support the government and people of Haiti as they embark on "this crucial journey" _______________________   CARICOM SECRETARIAT, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in a press statement on June 19, 2024, says it welcomes the installation of Haiti's Prime Minister Garry Conille and the members of his government on June 12, 2024. "It is a much anticipated...
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA (DPI) -- Earlier this month, the Men on Mission initiative handed over two newly constructed homes to two single mothers in Regions Three and Four. Bhagwattie Ghirao and Bibi Arjune, who have faced immense challenges, were the latest beneficiaries. In Mon Repos on the East Coast of Demerara, 64-year-old single parent and cancer survivor Bibi Arjun received the keys...
QUEENS, NY -- Indian Arrival was celebrated in New York City on Sunday June 2 with a magnificent entertainment packed cultural variety concert and a (talent) pageant that included a spectacular display of singing of Bollywood songs and sizzling dancing at the Smokey Park in Richmond Hill Queens. Cultural talents from Guyana, Trinidad, Suriname, Jamaica, and the USA entertained an...
PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY -- Thousands of Muslims gathered at mosques, parks, conference halls and other prayer sites on Sunday and Monday to participate in the Eid-ul-Adha prayers. The Muslim Center of Greater Princeton in New Jersey held its Eid-ul-Adha prayer on Sunday at the West Windsor Community Park, where thousands, including Caribbean American Muslims, gathered. The Eid prayer was led by...
Dr Tara Singh Concerned about the rising incidence of hate crimes within the Hindu and other minority communities in New York and elsewhere, the Surya Narayan Mandir’s Spiritual Leader, Pt Ram Hardowar felt it necessary to facilitate a meeting on June 8, 2024, with stakeholders (Offices of the NYC Commissioner on Human Rights, the NYC Police Department Hate Crime Task...
By Vishnu Bisram June 1 was the final phase of voting for general elections for 57 of 543 seats including that of PM Narendra Modi. Balloting was completed for 486 seat thru May 27. There has been much interest in the elections by the Indian Caribbean diaspora that wants Modi and the BJP to win re-election. Modi has very good...
By Sham Samaroo NEW YORK (June 12, 2024) -- Embraced by family, cherished friends and acquaintances, Brian Shiv Mangal celebrated his 50th birthday in a rollicking ceremony at the Elks Lodge on Memorial weekend. In an emotion-filled speech, his Mom, Eunice Mangal, extolled the virtues of her son – one whom, in fifty years, has never disappointed, or uttered a...
By Tahiyah Hussain The children are always watching. As they grow into their teenage years, it is not surprising that some begin to practice what they see around them their whole lives: violence. In the Indo-Caribbean community, domestic and gender-based violence is an unfortunate but stark reality that has resulted in numerous deaths in recent years. Such violence, specifically against women,...
RICHMOND HILL, QUEENS, NY -- Two plaques bearing the inscription “Welcome to Little Guyana” were unveiled on Friday March 22nd at the Lefferts Blvd Subway Station in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, in tribute to the neighborhood’s vast Guyanese population and vibrant culture. The sounds of Tassa drumming greeted dozens of residents at the Lefferts Boulevard A Train Subway Station...
By Amarnauth Samaroo, PhD New York (June 4, 2024) - Adelphi University held its Pinning Ceremony on May 9: A tradition that celebrates the altruistic nature of nursing. In her welcoming address, Dr. Deborah Hunt, Dean of the College of Nursing and Public Health extolled the virtues of the Nursing profession. Dr. Hunt reminded us of the hallowed tradition of...
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