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Historic Georgetown City Hall is to be repaired and restored

Historic Georgetown City Hall is to be repaired and restored

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The historic City Hall, described as one of the finest examples of Gothic Architecture in the Caribbean, could see long-awaited and much needed rehabilitation soon.

Built in the late 19th century, City Hall has been left to fall apart over the years, but now the government says it is ready to put funding to get the structure back in shape. The announcement today from Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon.

Dr Luncheon said that apart from public funds, there has been external interest in funding the project; he did not name those external interests. No price tag has been attached to what is expected to be a mammoth task to restore the building and maintain its architectural style, which is known as “fancy dress” Gothic. Continue reading

Thirty-five years of colorful kite making – by Tangerine Clarke

Thirty-five years of colorful kite making

Article and Photo by Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News -NYC

Trevor Smith shows off his six-point star kites in Georgetown, Guyana.

Trevor Smith shows off his six-point star kites in Georgetown, Guyana.

Georgetown, Guyana resident Trevor Smith sits on the sidewalk at the corner of Camp and Regent streets – one of the busiest intersections in the capital to sell his colorful designed kites.

He has perfected one of the most popular designs that could be found anywhere in the country, but according to him, he has put his spin on the creation to make it his own.  Continue reading

Caribbean Fusion Festival – Kissimmee, Florida. April 27, 2014

Help us to celebrate 20 years with CAFA

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The Caribbean and Floridian Association, Inc. (CAFA) will be hosting the 20th Annual Caribbean Fusion on Sunday, April 27, 2014 and is sponsored by the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA), The Osceola Tourism Development Council and the City of Kissimmee
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Government has ruled out calling early national elections

Government has ruled out calling early national elections

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Guyana’s Parliament Building

Government has so far ruled out calling early national elections due to a more than GUY$37 billion reduction in the 2012 National Budget by the combined opposition.

“Elections are not at the top of the list where the solutions and the arrival of compromises and action to be taken to rectify this situation,” said Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon. “I for one feel that this issue-the non approval of funding can indeed be addressed without resort to elections,” he added.

Some observers believe that the governing Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) is in no hurry for elections because it is not entirely certain that it would regain its parliamentary majority which it lost at the November 2011 elections.  Continue reading

Police continues special focus in Alboystown areas – video

-Published on Apr 22, 2014  http://www.capitolnewsonline.com |

Police continues special focus in Alboystown areas

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 8.20.38 PMImpact Albouystown is taking shape with Police increasing their mobile and foot patrols in the community.

According to the Police the focus is not only in the area of crime prevention and detection, but empowering youths to develop skills in order to make proper decisions.

A Division Commander Clifton Hicken said Albouystown will be used as a pilot project.

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Tiffany Megnath Reception at Richmond Hill NY – April 30, 2014

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Cinderella Ball 2014 – Celebrating Mothers – Lithonia GA.- May 10, 2014

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Caribanatime Dance – Jahrusalem band – Toronto August 2, 2014

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QCAACF – DIGICEL Golf Tournament- Kissimmee FL. May 24, 2014

QCAACF – DIGICEL Annual Golf Tournament


Please join us for the QCAACF – DIGICEL Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Queen’s College of Guyana on May 24, 2014. We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful Stonegate Golf Club in Kissimmee, FL (www.solivita.com).
The event will include a 4-person scramble, buffet lunch and awards receptions following the golf. Special Offer: Included with your online registration is a 1-year subscription to Golf Digest (a $10 value). Click here for offer and refund details.

Register now and remember to invite your friends to play. Just click on “Tell a Friend” and you can send them a link to this site automatically. Thank you for your support of the Queen’s College of Guyana.

Date: May 24, 2014    8.30 AM
GO TO THE QCAACF WEBSITE TO REGISTER:http://www.qcaacfgolf.com/

The Linguistic Legacy of Indian-Guyanese – Harry Hergash

The Linguistic Legacy of Indian-Guyanese

Stabroek News - On April 21, 2014 - In In The Diaspora

By Harry T. Hergash

 Harry Hergash, a graduate of the University of Guyana, taught at the Annandale Government Secondary from 1964 to 1969.  He immigrated to Canada in 1974.

20131028diaspora Indian-Guyanese, the descendants of Indian immigrants, comprise about 43.5% of the population of Guyana. The everyday speech of the majority of this segment of the population, especially those living in rural communities, is peppered with words of Indic origin. Most of these words relate to items of food, kitchen utensils, terminology identifying family members and other relatives, names and terminology associated with religious holidays and worship, and names of vegetables and plants.   Continue reading

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