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COMMENTARY By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine President Irfaan Ali of Guyana is a rock star, says Dr. Peter Ramsaroop, the CEO of Go-Invest. The remarks were made in Queens, New York. The occasion was to commemorate Guyana’s 56th Independence anniversary. An impressive function was organized by the International Center for Democracy (ICD) at the elegant Villa Russo, and an array of personalities...
By Chaitram Aklu On the morning of June 14, 1980, four cars and a hearse pulled up at the Thomas Street entrance of the Georgetown Public Hospital morgue in a lightning quick military style operation. The gates flew open and the hearse backed up. A body (in a body bag) was thrown in and the hearse and cars sped away....
NYC, June 2022 -- Toronto based Comedian, Actor, Playwright and Director, Rhoma Spencer will headline the Caribbean Comedy Show as part of the 3rd Annual Black Women in Comedy Laff Fest on Thursday June 16. The legendary Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan will welcome Caribbean- American Heritage Month with this revue that has on its bill Eva Evans, Lois Thompson,...
In a stunning show of district wide support and endorsement for higher leadership, Lion Romeo Hitlall, PMJF, of the Richmond Hill-South Ozone Park Lions Club (RHSOPLC) was elected as 2nd Vice District Governor (2VDG) on Sunday May 22, 2022, for the Lionistic Year 2022-2023. The 97th MD-20 New York State & Bermuda Convention took place at the Sheraton Hotel, Niagara...
By Aminta Kilawan Narine, Esq. On Wednesday, June 1, the Ford Foundation Gallery hosted an opening reception of “everything slackens in a wreck,” an exhibition running from June 1 to August 20 curated by Andil Gosine. The exhibition is the first the Gallery is hosting since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Gosine, a Professor of Environmental Arts...
By Dr. DHANPAUL NARINE It is 1758, and a slave reports on the condition of Blacks. He says, ‘the white folks would come in when the colored people would have prayer meetings, and whip every one of them. Most of them thought that when colored people were praying it was against them.’ In 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina, a weapon...
NEW YORK -- New York Corrections Department Desi Society Fraternal Organization was very proud to be invited to march in the first Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Cultural and Heritage Parade on Sunday May 15, 2022. “It was a proud moment for myself and members of the NYCD Desi Society to march,” said Ray Persaud President of the Desi...
By Dr Tara Singh The Local Content Act (No 18, 2021) provides support for Guyanese nationals and companies in the “procurement of some 40 services that oil companies, and their sub-contractors must procure from Guyanese players and nationals by the end of the year.” This Act allows Guyanese and their businesses with limited knowledge in the oil and gas sector, to...
PROFILE OF THE MONTH By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine Mushtaq Khan is one of the pioneers of banking in Guyana. But his repertoire extends to other areas such as education, history, art, and that most famous of games: cricket. Mushtaq was born in Charlestown, in Georgetown, Guyana. Mushtaq’s mother was Zaitun and his dad was Kamrool Khan. Mushtaq is the eldest of three...
COMMENTARY By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine The revolution is digitized. Are we a nation that has become dumb on smart gadgets? Are we face-bookers that sit for hours staring at a screen where facetime, inbox, outbox, dropbox, and miles of sockets and dockets, have immersed us in a new vocabulary? There are those that believe we’re hooked up, addicted and uneducated,...
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