CSJAD New Road Newsletter – April 2018

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Guyana: Authorities seize ship with smuggled fuel

Guyana: Authorities seize ship with smuggled fuel

“Jubilee”in the Demerara River

Authorities have taken control of a vessel that is suspected to have been involved in fuel smuggling. The ship – with the name Jubilee emblazoned – is reportedly linked to several business persons locally.   Continue reading

Denmark Gets First Public Statue of a Black Woman, a ‘Rebel Queen’

Denmark Gets First Public Statue of a Black Woman, a ‘Rebel Queen’

The statue of Mary Thomas called “I Am Queen Mary” is the first public monument to a black woman in Denmark, according to the artists. CreditNick Furbo

By Martin Selsoe Sorensen – New York Times – March 31, 2018

COPENHAGEN — The statue of the woman is nearly 23 feet tall. Her head is wrapped and she stares straight ahead while sitting barefoot, but regally, in a wide-backed chair, clutching a torch in one hand and a tool used to cut sugar cane in the other.

In Denmark, where most of the public statues represent white men, two artists on Saturday unveiled the striking statue that portrays a 19th-century rebel queen who led a fiery revolt against Danish colonial rule in the Caribbean.  It’s being billed as Denmark’s first public monument to a black woman.          Continue reading

Guyana: The State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) to start Court Action soon

SARA working on 10 major cases to send overseas

Director of SARA, Dr. Clive Thomas

SARA working on 10 major cases to send overseas

 The State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) will begin recovery proceedings for 10 cases later this year. Director of SARA, Dr. Clive Thomas, told local media that the agency is in the process of  reviewing “well over 50 to 60” cases for the recovery of state assets.        

UK: Theresa May Announces Compensation for Windrush generation

Theresa May: Compensation for Windrush generation

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that members of the Windrush generation who have been treated unfairly by the Home Office are to be compensated “where appropriate”.
The PM said money will be offered to resolve “anxieties and problems”.

Some immigrants who came to the UK from the Commonwealth decades ago have been threatened …
You may view the latest post at   https://caribbeannewsservice.com/now/theresa-may-compensation-for-windrush-generation/

Guyana Speaks: Indo-Guyanese Pioneers – London UK – April 29, 2018

Download Flyer:   https://guyanaassociations.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/gs-flyer-29-april.pdf

In celebration of the forthcoming, Indian Arrival Day (5thMay) and the on-going centenary of the abolition of Indenture in the British Empire (2017-2020) Guyana SPEAKS is hosting an event on Sunday, 29thApril (2-5pm) entitled ‘Indo-Guyanese Pioneers’.       Continue reading

GUYANA: A Treasure of Golden Things- 21 Poems – Dmitri Allicock + Video

READ POEMS and View VIDEO : Go to the Dmitri Allicock Blog

Guyana News – Demerara Waves – 20 April 2018

Guyana News – Demerara Waves – 20 April  2018

PPP signals “no” to PNCR’s call for house-to-house registration TO READ DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK   https://goo.gl/zFYica

PNCR calls for fresh house-to-house registration to address PPP’s concerns  TO READ DETAILS- CLICK THIS LINK   https://goo.gl/RJsjpR

State Assets Recovery Agency converting information to evidence before moving to local, foreign courts  https://goo.gl/HiUEmY

International documents show “massive scale of corruption and money laundering” during Jagdeo era -SARA  TO READ DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK https://goo.gl/qZecU1

GGMC’s Board recommends temporary closure until mercury clean-up, removal of Gold Board’s laboratory; decision rests with Minister Trotman TO READ DETAILS, CLICK THIS LINK https://goo.gl/phLP7Z

Rechargeable lights for hinterland airstrips  TO READ DETAILS, CLICK THIS LINK https://goo.gl/7Arqt5

The View from Europe: The Windrush Generation – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: The Windrush Generation

By David Jessop – April 20. 2018

RE: Treatment of Caribbean: undocumented migrants to the UK

David Jessop

For years now, Caribbean high commissioners, activists, church organisations and community oriented Caribbean companies have been raising with the British government and parliamentarians the shocking way in which undocumented members of the Caribbean Diaspora who came to Britain between 1948 and 1971 have been treated.

This has involved in the absence of proof of citizenship, the British authorities denying individuals of Caribbean origin medical care and pensions, and in some cases holding them in custody pending deportation. This was despite their demonstrable contribution to British society and lifelong residence in Britain.    Continue reading

Guyanese jeweler receives UNESCO award

Juliana Hughes proudly displays her UNESCO Award of Excellence for handicrafts, against the backdrop of scores of her natural jewelry.
Guyanese jeweler receives UNESCO award
Juliana Hughes was presented with the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Award of Excellence for Handicrafts, for her commitment to ecology — utilizing seeds and beads, found in her homeland of Guyana, to create fine jewelry.       Continue reading
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