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NASCAR champion Kurt Busch joins ROC 2014 field in Barbados

NASCAR champion Kurt Busch joins ROC 2014 field in Barbados
Published on October 25, 2014 – Caribbean News Now

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NASCAR champion Kurt Busch

BUSHY PARK, Barbados — American NASCAR superstar Kurt Busch has happily accepted the invitation to participate in the 2014 Race Of Champions, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14.

Busch has been a major force in America’s most popular racing series ever since he became the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion in 2004, the first year the 10-race Chase for the title was introduced. He has now amassed 25 top flight wins, including victory at this year’s STP 500 at the Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.   Continue reading

John Holt: Reggae singer dies at 67 – music videos

John Holt
Birth name John Kenneth Holt
Born 11 July 1947
Kingston, Jamaica
Died 20 October 2014 (aged 67)
London, England
Genres Ska, rocksteady, reggae
Years active 1959–2014
Labels Treasure Isle, Greensleeves
Associated acts The ParagonsJohn Kenneth Holt (11 July 1947 – 20 October 2014) was a reggae singer and songwriter who first found fame as a member of the Paragons, before establishing himself as a solo artist.

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IATA partner deems Fly Jamaica fastest growing airline in local market

IATA partner deems Fly Jamaica fastest growing airline in local market

OCTOBER 17, 2014 | BY
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Fly Jamaica

Capacity within the Guyanese aviation sector is said to have grown by 12 percent in 2014, while Jamaica-based airline, Fly Jamaica, is said to be the fastest growing airline on the local scene.
According to an examination by Innovata; a partner of International Air Transport Association (IATA) involved in travel related content management and content distribution, Guyana has been featured as having a capacity of around 460,000 one-way seats offered on services involving Guyanese airports this year. This, it was reported, represents “a double-digit increase of 12 percent over the previous year.”

Both the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and Ogle International was said to have registered capacity increases when compared to 2013 figures. Ogle doubled its annual capacity, while Cheddi Jagan posted a 9.6 percent growth.

The rapid expansion, the international site indicated, results from LIAT’s decision to move all of its Cheddi Jagan operations to the Ogle airport.

Read more: http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2014/10/17/iata-partner-deems-fly-jamaica-fastest-growing-airline-in-local-market/

 

Ex GTC/GT&T Members Association NY – Holiday Dance – December 20, 2014

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Ex GTC/GT&T Members Association NY – Annual Holiday Presentation Dance – December. 20, 2014

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

Little Guyana, an Indo-Guyanese enclave in Queens

Little Guyana, an Indo-Guyanese enclave in Queens

October 9, 2014 – Washington Post

Nobody told me about Little Guyana, a mile-plus-long stretch in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens where the residents are Indian but sound like Bob Marley when they speak.

I discovered it by accident when I fell asleep on the A train, passed up my intended destination and was awakened by a fellow passenger telling me that the train had reached its last stop. The people here, known as Indo-Guyanese, are mainly descendants of indentured servants who were recruited from India (often by deceptive tactics) to work on the sugar plantations of present-day Guyana — formerly known as British Guiana — starting in 1838, when the British abolished black slavery in their colonies.   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

ADM. £10 in advance. MATD

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’

Last Friday Oldies in London – 20th Anniversary – November 28-29, 2014

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

To mark the 20th Anniversary of the Last Friday Oldies in London – November 28-29, 2014 

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GT Promotion (Tafawa) presents
The legendary Blue Ribbon (Bull the Boss) direct from Guyana.

ITINERARY:
-The LAST FRIDAY OLDIES 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PT. 1
Friday 28 November (9-3am)
@ CLUB JASMINS
,
202 Upper Tooting Rd SW17 7EW
ADM. £8 b4 11pm. £10 after.
MUSIC BY: Blue Ribbon, GT Promotion, Dj Sherwin & Dj Blondie

- The LAST FRIDAY OLDIES 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PT. 2
Saturday 29 November (9-3am) @
@ St JUDES HALL
Thornton Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 6BA
ADM. Tickets £8 in advance. MATD
GT Bar and Guyanese Cuisine.
MUSIC BY: Blue Ribbon, GT Promotion, Dj Sherwin, Mr Marlon, Mr Fix It. Continue reading

DCMCO Black tie Dinner Awards Ceremony – Lanham MD – Nov 28, 2014

DC METRO ALL-STAR CRICKET ORGANIZATION – BLACK TIE DINNER-  LANHAM MD – NOVEMBER 28, 2014 

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COTAB Annual Xmas Dance – Toronto – December 27, 2014

Committee to Assist Buxton Friendship (COTAB) – Annual Xmas Dance – December 27, 2014

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