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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,...
Event to be Held at Arthur Chung Conference Centre From May 19 to May 21 Department of Information (DPI), Guyana GEORGETOWN, GUYANA: Twenty international companies have already signalled their interest in participating in the highly anticipated Agri-Investment Forum and Expo, set to open at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC) on May 19 to 21. Apart from the global entities, 33 regional...
By Vishnu Bisram Eid was celebrated by the large Caribbean Muslim community in New York on Monday morning with traditional prayers at Guyanese Masjids across the city. Eid culminates the month long dawn to dusk fasting period of Ramadan that commenced on April 2. Heavy rain showers and dark clouds above did not deter attendance at the Masjids which were...
QUEENS, NEW YORK - On Saturday, April 16, South Queens Women’s March (SQWM) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3pm for the organization’s new office space at 130-01 Liberty Avenue Unit 1R, Richmond Hill, NY 11419. Approximately 75 individuals attended to witness the celebration. For over two years, South Queens Women’s March (SQWM) has been working hard to fulfill its mission...
By Chaitram Aklu Beginning Sunday May 1 in the evening and ending in the evening on Monday May 2 (pending moon sighting), the 1.9 billion (2020 estimate) Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr or the Festival of Breaking the Fast. The festival brings to an end the holy month of Ramadan during which Muslims fast daily from sunrise to sundown....
By Leon Suseran Nestled in the heart of South Ozone Park, Mars Kitchen Restaurant and Bar has returned, bigger and better. Speaking recently with the West Indian, the co- proprietor Maria Joseph, mentioned that the restaurant recently reopened, after being closed for a few weeks in 2021 due to renovations. And has now introduced the Guyanese home-styled Chinese food. “We have...
Elected Officials and Community Leaders Honored By Nala Singham RICHMOND HILL, QUEENS (March 27, 2022): It was an evening of celebration honoring the recognition of outstanding citizens in the service to the community, organized by the founder of ICCD, visionary Dr. Mohammed Hack. In this historic occasion, coinciding with Women’s History Month, four newly elected woman judges of the county of Queens,...
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