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By Dr Dhanpaul Narine The weather was glorious, befitting a gathering to observe the generosity of Mother Lakshmi. The five-hour display of songs, speeches, skits and dances did not disappoint the thousands that lined up in Liberty Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard, in Little Guyana, New York. As in previous years, the event was planned by the Divya Jyoti Association, with...
By Albert Baldeo Here, in “Little Guyana,” New York, pride has surged once again, as Guyanese and Caribbean cricket legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a former captain of the West Indies team, was inducted into the ICC’s Hall of Fame, joining cricket’s most celebrated players. The West Indies cricket administration, across all formats, must immediately inculcate some of Shiv’s remarkable professionalism, determination...
By Vishnu Bisram Tuesday November 8 is Voting Day all over the USA for varied offices including for all 435 Members of Representatives of Congress, 33 Senators, Governors of New York state and several other of the 50 states that make up the union, and legislators of states and local governments as well as countless other positions. Guyanese and other Caribbean...
It Memorializes the Victims of Covid-19 Infection Dr Tara Singh Under a cloudy sky and with a soft cool breeze caressing the trees that still have on most of their green and somewhat warped leaves, the famous Smokey Park of Richmond Hill, New York City was enlivened by an historic moment when a special tree was planted on the southern side...
Ondrive with Sham Samaroo Welcome to Doha! 32 nations are arriving in the beautiful kingdom of Qatar to vie for sport’s biggest prize – soccer’s World Cup. In the game of soccer, the ball cannot be held and manipulated with the hand. It can only be controlled using the legs, head, body – somewhat like a dance with the ball being...
Profile by Dr Dhanpaul Narine Joe Solomon is a legend. He has spent his life promoting the sport the he loves. Cricket for him is life. It gave him fame and the stability that he needed to find his way. This son of Port Mourant in Berbice, Guyana, is known around the world for his reliability at the wicket, and a...
By Vishnu Bisram Will Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom survive the rest of the term of Boris Johnson (January 2025)? Early elections are likely. Can he lead his Conservative Tory party to victory with opinion polls saying the opposition Labor Party will crush the ruling Tories? Boris Johnson led the Tories to victory with a whopping 359 seats...
By Chaitram Aklu The throwing of eggs, it is said first began in Europe in the Middle Ages. People would throw eggs at a prisoner in the public stocks. I am a witness to politicians being egged, at times with rotten eggs but not physically harmed, back in my native land. Halloween is celebrated around the world in varying degrees of...
By Aminta Kilawan-Narine Counter to what mainstream media outlets including CNN, ABC and NPR have reported this past week, Diwali is not a guaranteed school holiday in 2023. A bill was introduced by Assembly Member Jenifer Rajkumar to remove “Anniversary Day” from the New York City public school calendar and replace it with a Diwali holiday. While this is a...

Diwali

By Chaitram Aklu This year Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights is celebrated on October 24 - Amavaysa the darkest day of the month in the Hindu calendar. It is calculated by the phases of the moon. Thus it does not coincide with the Gregorian calendar which has October 8, as the darkest day of the month. Very simply...
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