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By Dr Vishnu Bisram Caribbean political leaders and academics have been advocating for reparations (compensations) for forced labor. The issue made the news last week during the visit of a Prince of England to Jamaica, Belize, and elsewhere in the Caribbean. Prime Minister Rowley brought it up in Trinidad a few days ago as did PMs of other territories and academics...
On Sunday April 3, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, New York City Corrections Department Desi Society President Ray Persaud and New York City Police Department Desi Society President Ravi Narayan collaborated for a food drive to service the community in need at the Ozone park Church of the Nazarene located at 128-03 Foch Blvd South Ozone Park...
By Dr Dhanpaul Narine The Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, was full of praise for the Hindu community in Queens, New York. This took place at the Phagwah Concert. There was no Parade this year due to the pandemic. The 106 Precinct worked with the community and approval was granted for a concert to be held in Liberty Avenue,...
By Dr Dhanpaul Narine We had to wait two years to take to the streets again. When we did, the exuberance was amazing. People came from all walks of life to celebrate Holi, or Phagwah. Songs, dances, powder in the air, and in the sunshine, added to the sparkle.When the chill arrived, people hardly noticed. The Phagwah Parade Committee of New...
By Chaitram Aklu Judge Kitanji Onyika Brown Jackson who was confirmed to be the next Associate justice on the United States Supreme Court on April 4, and its first African American woman will join an institution which for the first time in its 233 year history will not have a white male majority of justices. She will replace Justice Stephen...
AACEAINC has been faithful in its mission of service to the community, regardless of the pandemic. In late 2021, aspiring young writers had the opportunity to seize a moment in time, entering the prestigious AACEAINC Academic Essay Contest 2021-2022. This activity culminated during Black History Month 2022, kicking-off the celebration of AACEAINC’s 25th Silver Anniversary. This event introduced the contest...
Guyana to Host Three Consecutive CPL Finals GEORGETOWN, GUYANA (DPI) -- President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday said that Guyana will be hosting the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) finals for the next three years with "flair and pizazz." The Head of State made this announcement as he officially launched the Cricket Carnival and CPL 2022 at the Guyana National Stadium in...
By Lion Naidoo R. Veerapen, MJF Secretary, Richmond Hill-South Ozone Park Lions Club, Inc. 917-714-7596 / lionnaidoov@gmail.com ________________________________________ On the evening of Tuesday March 8, members of the Richmond Hill-South Ozone Park Lions Club (RHSOPLC) inducted two new Lions at a ceremony hosted by the popular Hacks Halal restaurant. And now, the world’s premiere chutney singer, the Superstar from Trinidad & Tobago, Raymond...
By Aminta Kilawan Narine, Esq. My ancestors may have lost our language centuries ago, but Lata Mangeshkar has almost perpetually been our bridge to the Motherland. Lata Ji, born in Madhya Pradesh as Hema Mangeshkar on September 28, 1929, passed away on February 6, 2022. Among many accolades Lata received was having made the Guinness Book of World Records as...
By Dr Vishnu Bisram The British colonial government established a fund called the Indian Immigrants Repatriation Fund for indentured laborers who wished to return to India. Part of the girmitya indentured contract required that the planters pay the passage of Indians who wished to return to the homeland. Tens of thousands of dollars were accumulated in the fund at a time...
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