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Profie of the Month By Dr. DHANPAUL NARINE Justice Desiree Bernard died recently. She has been described as a legal titan whose loss would be sorely felt. She has been described as a lady ‘of firsts’ and her stellar achievements bear this out. Justice Desiree Bernard was the first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Guyana and the first...
By Sham Samaroo, Ph.D. (May 11, 2024) -- Teachers are the sin qua non of education. They play an indispensable role in molding the young minds, and by extension, the nation and, indeed, the world. That is why so many are shaking their heads in collective disbelief that members of the PPP used a skit at their recent party Congress...
QUEENS, NY, March 13, 2024: The Indo-Caribbean Federation (ICF) held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, March 10, 2024, and longtime President Ralph Tamesh was returned unopposed as the not-for-profit organization’s leader. Tamesh is in his 22nd year as President of the ICF. Now celebrating its fortieth year as a New York-based charity, the ICF holds its election for an...
By Dr Vishnu Bisram Teachers are often heroes who shape the future, ignite curiosity, inspire greatness in their students, and train leaders. Yet they don’t get the kind of recognition they deserve for their work even when they are outstanding educators. One such teacher is Deocalli, a self made woman who has been providing brilliant services to children from many...
By Sham Samaroo, Ph.D. American democracy prides itself on the exalted principle of government of the people, for the people, and by the people. The majority of Americans disapprove of Israeli action in Gaza, a recent Gallup survey suggested, the BBC is reporting. On three separate occasions, the United Nations passed a resolution calling for a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian...
CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana - Tuesday, 16 April 2024: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are set to host a pivotal Regional Conference on West Indies Cricket. Scheduled for 25 -26 April 2024, the event will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Trinidad and Tobago. Themed "Reinvigorating West Indies Cricket...
By Vishnu Bisram Eid Ul Fitr was celebrated on Wednesday April 10 by the large Guyanese Muslim community in New York and other parts of USA with traditional morning prayers (salaat) at Masjids across the city. There are a dozen Guyanese and Trinidadian masjids in New York (most in Queens, Brooklyn, and Bronx) where prayers were held nightly for the...
By Chaitram Aklu - FRGS Monday, April 8 promises to be a day of great excitement for millions as a total solar eclipse travels a path some 115 miles wide from Northern Mexico to SE Canada from Ontario to Newfoundland. Over 32 million will be directly in its umbra (direct center of the moon’s shadow). An information flyer titled: How to...
By Chaitram Aklu On Monday March 25, about 1 billion Hindus or about 15 % of the world’s population will celebrate Holi or Phagwah - The Festival of Colors. They will rub colored powder (gulal) and in warmer climates, also throw colored liquids on family, friends, neighbors and others including strangers who wish to join in the celebration. They will...
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