Category Archives: Personalities

Guyana – Jamaica group raises funds for schools – By Tangerine Clarke

Guyana – Jamaica group raises funds for schools

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Picture: From left, Yvonne J Graham, associate commissioner director, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention with President of GJFA Guyanese American Dr. Frank A. Denbow and VP Jamaican American Claudette Powell, MA, RN.

The warm greetings that were exchanged by nationals at the first Fundraising Dinner and Dance of the Guyana Jamaica Friendship Association Inc. (New York), was a clear indication that benefactors were committed to working together with the board for the betterment of students back home.

Entertaining music by popular Guyanese DJ FLEXX and festive Jamaican cuisine dished out at the Bayside Adria Hotel & Conference Center on Oct. 5, helped to raise much needed funds to benefit the Moshabo Primary School on the Essequibo Coast of Guyana and the Aeolus Valley All-Age School in St. Thomas, Jamaica.  Continue reading

An inspiring article on aging by Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara,103

A heart-warming and Inspiring article on Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara- 103

On October 3, 2014 Dr. Shigeaki Hinohar turned 103. This interview was given when he was 97 years old.

 Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, 103

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, 103

 Introduction:  At the age of 97 years and 4 months, Shigeaki Hinohara is one of the world’s longest-serving physicians and educators. Hinohara’s magic touch is legendary: Since 1941 he has been healing patients at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo and teaching at St. Luke’s College of Nursing.

After World War II, he envisioned a world-class hospital and college springing from the ruins of Tokyo; thanks to his pioneering spirit and business savvy, the doctor turned these institutions into the nation’s top medical facility and nursing school. Today he serves as chairman of the board of trustees at both organizations.  Continue reading

Update from Moray House Trust: October 2014 – for Guyanese Online

 Update from Moray House Trust: October 2014

In mid-September Moray House Trust was delighted to host the first in a series of slideshows by local photographers. Two photographers, Fidal Bassier and Nikhil Ramkarran, participated in this first presentation.

Fidal Bassier

Fidal Bassier

Fidal’s presentation was called ‘Art in Weddings’. Fidal is primarily a wedding and events photographer who sharpens his skills and eye by dabbling in all types of photography when he isn’t working on a paying job.

Fidal’s wedding photography is premised on the idea that mere documentary recording of events does a disservice to the occasion and the couple’s memories. Fidal brings an unusual perspective by capturing the feeling and essence of the wedding, from the small but meaningful details to the personalities of the couple and their guests. Continue reading

Guyanese girl tops CSEC – QC wins Caribbean school of the year award

Guyanese girl tops CSEC – QC wins school of the year award

OCTOBER 17, 2014 · BY STABROEK NEWS ·  COMMENTS

The following CXC press release was issued today

Elisa Hamilton

Elisa Hamilton

Queen’s College Guyana Tops CSEC Again –   

A student from Queen’s College in Guyana is once again the Most Outstanding Candidate in the region in the May/June Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.

Elisa Hamilton leads a trio of Queen’s College top performers as the 2014 Most Outstanding Candidate Overall in the region. Elisa wins the award with acceptable grades in 20 subjects; She achieved Grade I in 19 subjects: Agricultural Science (DA), Biology, Chemistry, English A, English B, Food and Nutrition, French, Geography, Home Economics Management, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Physics, Principles of Business, Social Studies, Spanish, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Physical Education and Sport, Human and Social Biology, and Electrical and Electronic Technology, and Grade II in Religious Education.   Continue reading

One Muslim state’s peaceful power transfer – commentary

One Muslim state’s peaceful power transfer

By the Monitor’s Editorial Board October 14, 2014 – [source]

  • Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo, center, speaks with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right, during their visit to a market in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct 13. The two discussed ways to use the online social network for national development.

With four Muslim countries now splintered in armed conflict (Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen), the world can be grateful that the largest Muslim country will achieve a peaceful milestone Oct. 20. For the first time in its history, Indonesia will see a transfer of power from one popularly elected president to another: A humble former furniture maker, Joko Widodo, will take over from a former Army general, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.  Continue reading

The Lakshmi Cow Sanctuary in Bangor, PA – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Lakshmi Cow Sanctuary in Bangor, Pennsylvania – by Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Sankar Sastri

Dr. Sankar Sastri

Dr. Sankar Sastri’s Labor of Love!

We enter the Lakshmi Cow Sanctuary and there is Professor Sankar Sastri, tall, stately, and elegantly attired in his dhoti. Dr. Sastri is a Columbia graduate and a former CUNY professor in Mechanical Engineering.

He calls for Rama, Nanda, Durga, Lakshmi, Radha, Yogeshwari, and Vedanta, the one with a question mark on his head, and they all come to greet us. We take turns feeding them and marvel how intelligent these cows are and how fortunate they are to have Professor Sastri look after them.

When Professor Sankar Sastri retired from the CUNY system in 1999 he knew exactly what he would do for the rest of his life. He purchased 42 acres of farmlands in Pennsylvania and converted it into a Cow Sanctuary.  Continue reading

Guyanese Old Hits & Blue Ribbon Farewell Dance – London – December 6, 2014

Mr Marlon & GT Promotion’s Guyanese Old Hits & Blue Ribbon Farewell Dance

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Saturday 6 December (9 -4am)

@ THE ART ZONE
54 Market Square, London N9 0TZ

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GT Bar and Guyanese Cuisine.
MUSIC BY: Blue Ribbon, Mr. Marlon, GT Promotion, Dj Shogun

FOR TICKETS & FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
-GT Promotion 07956 425 916
-Mr. Marlon 07931 157 648

 ‘Mention Guyanese Online to obtain a 20% discount on tickets’

Guyana Foundation Newsletter – September 2014

4a90f018-864f-42da-94fb-fd5ca1b52d7d Guyana Foundation Newsletter

Transforming the Lives of People for a Better World.

Dear Friend,

Over the past month, the Guyana Foundation has made important strides in expanding the impact of its programs.

Our volunteer base continues to grow, while at the international level, we have seen more and more individuals stepping forward to be a part of our work.

One such individual is Vidya Seekwar-Jaisaree, who has graciously accepted an invitation to join our Board of Trustees for a two year term, commencing on October 1, 2014. Vidya is a Guyanese-born Canadian educator, and brings a distinguished track-record of excellence in Canada to her new role with the Foundation. We are delighted at her addition to our team, and hope that you would join us in warmly welcoming her.  Continue reading

DIASPORA – editorial in Stabroek News

DIASPORA –  editorial in Stabroek News

Guyana: President Ramotar

President Ramotar

Last week GINA, the Government’s information service, reported that President Donald Ramotar had met Guyanese in Washington and Queens, New York, in the course of his visit to the United Nations, and that he had asked them to return home and invest in the country’s economy. One wonders if he was serious when he put that question to his compatriots in the diaspora, or whether he was just going through the motions.

If he was serious, then he is truly divorced from reality; we have been waiting twenty-two years for this flood of returnees to swamp us with their US dollars, their overseas skills and their drive to nurture their homeland, and no one, even President Ramotar one would think, anticipates that they will do so in the immediate future.

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Veteran broadcaster Rafiq Khan passes away – updated

Veteran broadcaster Rafiq Khan passes away

Rafiq Khan

Rafiq Khan

Guyanese broadcaster Rafiq Khan passed away in Kingston, Jamaica on October 10. He was 82.

Khan was highly regarded in the field of broadcasting and played a significant role in what was considered a golden period of radio in Guyana. He was a former Programme Director of Radio Demerara (1956) which was later merged into the state broadcaster.

Later, he became Management Consultant to the Rediffusion Group of Broadcasting Systems in the Caribbean. After resigning from the Company in 1978, he served regional communication organizations in various positions.  Continue reading

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