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Senior Guyanese Friendship Asso – Toronto – Bazaar & Craft Sale – October 4, 2014

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Guyana Glows Within – By Dmitri Allicock + video

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Guyana Glows Within

By Dmitri Allicock

 

A thousand miles and poles apart

Guyana glows within your heart

Where precious memories reside

Sad or happy you can decide

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Guyana: Capitol TV News videos – July 28, 2014

Capitol TV News Videos – July 28, 2014

  • GECOM gears to clean up voter’s list
  • Granger does damage control after congress brouhaha
  • Aubrey Norton contemplates political future
  • Commercial sex workers in stand-off with Police at wake
  • Bartica reeling from blackouts
  • Aviation Authority reminds small aircraft operators of guidelines
  • Sports
GECOM gears to clean up voter’s listPosted: 28 Jul 2014 01:09 PM PDT

General Secretary of the ruling PPP Clement Rohee said that party will be studying the constitutional ramifications of GECOM’s announcements of the start of the Claims and Objections period in absence of any official indication from the President for a national election or the Minister of Local government for Local Gov’t elections. Further, a week […] Continue reading

Eid Reflection: Muslim marginalization in Guyana – Commentary

Commentary: Eid Reflection: Muslim marginalization in Guyana
By Shabnam Alli and Ray Chickrie
Published on July 28, 2014 – Caribbean News Now

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Born in Guyana, Raymond Chickrie was a teacher in the NYC public school system and is currently teaching in the Middle Eas

Islam reached the shores of Guyana during slavery, when Muslim slaves from West Africa were shipped to work on the plantations and, after the abolition of slavery, Islam was reintroduced in Guyana with the arrival of indentured immigrants from British India, when more than 90 Muslims of the immigrants on board the Whitby and Hesperus were of the Islamic faith arrived in Guyana.

Despite the many obstacles, these great ancestors forever changed Guyana’s landscape. They are the reason why Islam survives in Guyana today. Much later in the 1940s, that generation of Muslims and led by Muslim leaders of Guyana, including the head of the British Guiana Sadr Anjuman, Rahman Baksh Gajraj and many others ensured the further institutionalization of Islam at all levels in the country.

Muslim marginalization in the political dynamics of Guyana needs to be reviewed briefly by accessing Caribbean East Indian Diaspora studies. A review of literature on the East Indian Diaspora written by non-Muslims portrayed East Indians as a homogeneous group. The symbols of one dominant religious group are very visible, while the Muslim presence in Guyana remains largely invisible.  Continue reading

Buxton: Holding fast to its roots and boasting striking historical features

Welcome to Buxton

Welcome to Buxton

Buxton: Holding fast to its roots and boasting striking historical features

 To be honest with you folks, I was heading for a village I was very curious about, but I was doing so with mixed feelings.

 You see, the moment I mentioned that this village was next on my Village Focus list of places, some of my colleagues balked with fear, and told unpleasant tales with acute warnings to be extremely careful.

But knowing me, always loving a challenge, I set aside my misgivings and began my short journey to my destination. Readers, let me warn you to never listen to hearsay evidence; you must always ensure that you see something for yourself before you end up spreading wrong news.  Continue reading

PNCR congress ends in major rift, Granger remains leader

PNCR congress ends in major rift, Granger remains leader

JULY 28, 2014 | BY |  - Gunshot fired during ruckus

By Abena Rockcliffe

Granger and his new/old team surrounded by the press

Granger and his new/old team surrounded by the press

Notwithstanding the confusion, division, claims of a rigged election and the single gunshot which sent the young and the old running for cover; reinstated leader of the People National Congress/Reform (PNC/R), David Granger declared that the party’s 18th biennial congress a success.

Congress is traditionally formal meetings where members of a political Party discuss ideas, solve problems and make plans to move forward. Also, this is usually an occasion where Party members get to elect the persons they want to lead them. Continue reading

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto: July-Aug 2014

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. Join us as we celebrate our 47th anniversary. We’re bigger and better than ever!   Read full details at their website

 Caribbean Carnival brings plenty of heat to Toronto

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Drug purchases…New GPC invoices contradict Govt’s defence

Billion-dollar drug purchases…New GPC invoices contradict Govt’s defence

JULY 27, 2014 | BY
Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop’s

Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop

Invoices supplied to a New York court by the Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop’s New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (New GPC) have clearly contradicted the Guyana government’s defence of drug purchases from his company.

Yesterday Head of State, Donald Ramotar, echoed the sentiments of Minister of Health, Bheri Ramsaran. They both tried to defend the purchases from New GPC, which has been supplying Government with drugs to the tune of billions of dollars for 15 years – since 1999 to be exact.Members of Parliament and other pharmaceutical suppliers had raised concerns about the seeming exorbitant prices that the government was paying to the New GPC for drugs.
Reports on the comments by the critics led to the pharmaceutical company taking legal action in the courts of New York, and in Guyana, against Kaieteur News.

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Research study: The impact of migration on the reproductive health of women – HELP!

Research study: The impact of migration on the reproductive health of women – HELP!

From: Shamelle Richards: shamelle@uw.edu

 To Guyanese Online: 

Thank you for your help! It is deeply appreciated.

Here is the basic introduction to my project:

I am an undergraduate student researcher in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington. My specialization is medical anthropology.

I am currently looking for participants for a research study examining the impact of migration on the reproductive health of women from the English-speaking Caribbean. Studies have shown that immigrants from the non-Hispanic Caribbean have some of the worst pregnancy-related reproductive health outcomes, including an increased risk for pre-term births, low birth weight infants, and gestational diabetes. Women from Guyana and Trinidad are particularly vulnerable.  Continue reading

It all happened before – Passenger Jets in Jeopardy – by Clyde Duncan

IT ALL HAPPENED BEFORE – PASSENGER JETS IN JEOPARDY

By Clyde Duncan

  • February, 1973: Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 – shot down by Israeli fighters
  • September, 1978: Air Rhodesia Flight RH-825 – shot down by Zimbabwe rebels
  • June, 1980: Itavia Flight 870 – shot down by a missile in Italy [undetermined origin]
  • September, 1983: Korean Airlines Flight 007 – shot down by Soviet fighters
  • June, 1985: Air India Flight 182 – internal explosion off the coast of Ireland
  • December, 1985: Arrow Air Flight 1285 – internal explosion off Newfoundland [undetermined origin]
  • July, 1988: Iran Air Flight 655 – shot down by USS Vincennes
  • December, 1988: Pan Am Flight 103 – internal explosion [terrorist]   Continue reading
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