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GUYANA – A Time To Remember- 20 poems – By Dmitri Allicock

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Profile: Ambassadors of Culture – Dr Vindhya Persaud and Romanee Kalicharran

Profile: Ambassadors of Culture – Dr Vindhya Persaud and Romanee Kalicharran

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The women in our community have made us proud. They recently treated us to a wonderful weekend of high culture in New York.

Dr. Vindhya Persaud brought her troupe from Guyana to perform at York College. It was Naya Zamana’s 21st anniversary and it was titled ’Lost in Time’. A packed York College auditorium was treated to spectacular dances and top class music. This is the second time that Vindhya has brought her dancers to New York. Last year was equally mesmerizing with a capacity crowd supporting a unique event.     Continue reading

“Britain’s perfect air travel storm” – By Adrian Loverage in Barbados

“Britain’s perfect air travel storm” – By Adrian Loverage in Barbados

loverageThe British government is being urged to use the upcoming autumn financial statement to remove its air passenger duty (APD) altogether, in a bid to ensure the United Kingdom (UK) remains attractive in a post-Brexit world.

Airlines UK and the Board of Airline Representatives have teamed up to appeal to Chancellor Philip Hammond. Airlines UK is the trade body for UK registered airlines. It has 11 members, including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Thomas Cook and Thomson, all of which serve Barbados.    Continue reading

GAC Dinner-Dance – Brooklyn NY – December 9, 2016

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GAC Dinner-Dance – Brooklyn NY – December 9, 2016

After November 8 – What awaits the Blacks – Letter by Yvonne Sam

After November 8 – What awaits the Blacks

Letter by Yvonne Sam

letters-to-the-editorWell the historic election of the century has come and gone.  What with all the drama!  Thanks to providence, after a truly polluted campaign fraught with name calling, hyperboles, leaks, assaults, death threats, innuendos and vulgarity the American voting populace has chosen between a corrupt presidential candidate that took bribes and another that paid bribes to corrupt politicians. Have tears or display fears, take it or fake it, but Americans have gotten the government they deserve, confirmation of which can be found in Job 3: 25– For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.     Continue reading

“Read this Non-Story; You’ll be Glad You Did” – by Francis Quamina Farrier

“Read this Non-Story; You’ll be Glad You Did” – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

There are those times when some Media reports are referred to as a “non-story”. The implication being that it does now have what it takes to ‘hold’ the reader or the viewer. That it is insipid. Maybe this is one such story. It unfolded in Queenstown, Georgetown, on Sunday November 6, 2016. At that time, Guyana, and all the rest of the World was focused on the final days of the Presidential Elections in the United States of America, as the pellets of ‘dirt’ from the opposing camps of Democrats and Republicans, were zipping here, there and everywhere, across that great country, like shooting stars or bullets from an A-K47!

Meanwhile, here in Guyana, I responded to an invited to attend a Harvest Thanksgiving Service at the tiny Salvation Army church at 245 Forshaw Street, in Queenstown, Georgetown. There was no VIP in attendance – no Minister of Government or other celebrity. There was certainly no member of the media – well, except myself. But what I discovered made me feel hopeful that my “Dear Land of Guyana”, is certainly not as bad as some make it out to be; especially so many in the Diaspora.    Continue reading

Guyana 411 – November 4, 2016 – Focus on Tourism

GINA logoGuyana 411 – November 4, 2016 – Focus on Tourism

Future Bright For Tourism Sector in the Caribbean

 Future Bright For Tourism Sector in the Caribbean
Travellers disembark at Barbados airport

Travellers disembark at Barbados airport

THE CARIBBEAN HAD WELCOMED 29 MILLION STOPOVER VISITORS SO FAR THIS YEAR.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday October 31, 2016 – The tourism sector in the Caribbean is expected to continue to grow.

That word has come from the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA’s) director general and chief executive officer Frank J Comito.

While admitting that the sector was facing some challenges, he said it was still poised to continue on a path of growth.   Continue reading

Caribbean & Floridian Association, Inc – New Year’s Eve Ball- Orlando, FL

Download Flyer: Caribbean & Floridian Association, Inc – New Year’s Eve Ball- Orlando, FL

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