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Dr. Riyad Insanally – Guyana’s Ambassador to the USA – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Riyad Insanally – Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Riyad Insanally

Dr. Riyad Insanally assumed the post on September 1, 2016, as Guyana’s Eighth Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America and Fourth Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS).

He sees his mission as working to enhance Guyana’s bilateral relations with the US and raising Guyana’s profile as a responsible member of the hemispheric community, as well as helping to build bridges across the Guyanese-American Diaspora.    Continue reading

Canada: Quebec’s systemic discrimination and racism hearings should be open – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

Testimony has a greater impact if one can see and hear the person testifying. The hearings are an opportunity to heighten public awareness.

The Quebec inquiry on systemic discrimination and racism has yet to begin hearings, but what’s already apparent is that the Couillard government does not want the exercise to be transparent.

Quebec Province. Canada

When the consultation was announced in July, all Quebecers were urged to participate, with the hearings being touted as an occasion to find tangible and permanent solutions to the issues at hand. Now we learn that Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil and the Quebec Human Rights Commission have indicated that local consultations will be held behind closed doors, hidden from the eyes of the media and the citizenry, away from the public setting that was expected by the public.   Continue reading

Dominica Update after Hurricane Maria – Reports and video

Interview with Dominica PM following Hurricane Irma

Roseau waterfront in Dominica after Hurricane Maria hit

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 07:47 AM PDT Roseau waterfront in Dominica the day after Hurricane Maria hit the island on Monday night, September 18, 2017.

ROSEAU, Dominica — On Wednesday evening, in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the prime minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, spoke with Caribbean News Now. Q. Could you describe what happened; what is the state of the country? A. We were devastated by the hurricane. Every community, every village, every street was impacted…..

Dominica before the hurricane! – video       Continue reading

Exxon, Guyana look at bringing gas ashore to generate electricity

Exxon, Guyana look at bringing gas ashore to generate electricity

By Bert Wilkinson – Caribbean Life News- NY

oil rigs and production

United States oil giant ExxonMobil and Guyanese authorities this week started two days of talks to determine whether it is feasible to run a 100-mile plus undersea pipeline bringing natural gas from its offshore wells to generate power for the Guyana Power and Light Corporation, the main state utility.

Spokeswoman Kimberly Brasington said Exxon has flown in a special team of specialists from headquarters in Texas to crunch numbers with officials in the country which is anxious to reduce dependency on fossil fuels for power generation.   Continue reading

Guyana: Diaspora Times – August-September 2017 Newsletter

Guyana: Diaspora Times – August-September 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends

The Diaspora Times – August-September, 2017 Issue is available at link below.

To read a specific Article, please click on the name in the Table of Contents.

Kindly circulate to friends and well wishers and all who might benefit from reading our Diaspora Times magazine.

DIASPORA TIMES   < Click here to download

Our highest regards.

Desmond Roberts
Chairman
Editorial Board
Diaspora Times

Guyana: Diaspora Engagement Strategy – Press Release – September 2017

Guyana Speaks: Guyana’s West African Connection – London UK – 24th September 2017

Guyana Speaks: Guyana’s West African Connection – London UK – Sunday 24th September 2017

Please join us at The Classic, 28 Upper Tooting Road, London, SW17 7PG.   Doors open at 1.30pm.

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Dr. Vibert Cambridge

Our two esteemed presenters, Dr. Michelle Yaa Assantawa, and Rosamond Grant (see flyer for more details), will be joined by Dr. Vibert Cambridge, a recipient of Guyana’s Golden Arrow of Achievement.   He will be speaking via Skype on the contribution of J. A. Barbour-James, a Guianese postal official who worked in the Gold Coast (present-day Ghana) during the first decade of the 20th century.  [See Flyer below]  Continue reading

Under the Cold Stones by Dan McNay – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Book Cover - Under the Cold Stones by Dan McNay

Dan McNay, one of my favorite authors from Los Angeles, has a new novel out: Under the Cold Stones. It’s a dark, suspense thriller. The heroine, Deidre McIntyre, is well versed in men’s secret fantasies and dark desires. At the age of sixteen, she had run away from her small-town home in Paris, Illinois. Her mother, a heavy smoker with a drug habit, had been no role mother for the unloved, self-destructive teenager. Her father, “crazy as a loon,” had disappeared from her life when she was seven. Only he had held the power to save her from herself. She had found refuge and a new life as a hooker in the New Orleans French Quarter, where she became known as Daydee.

Everything changes for Daydee after her mother’s death. As the only surviving member of the family, she inherits everything: a ten-room apartment building (with no tenants), a farm…

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Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – September 16-18. 2017

News – 18 September 2017

Nandlall says Guyana is still struggling with CFATF/ FATF sanctions

Hughes discredits Edghill’s criticism of “underperformance”

GCAA working to ramp up staff capacity by 2018

Palmyra Monument project should not be abandoned

PLegal Affairs Compliance Team hosts sensitization seminar

Public Security uses less than 30 percent of 2017 budget allocation

CANI distributes back to school supplies to North Ruimveldt children

Supernatural novel Kamarang to be launched today at Indigenous Village 

….… See more News Links below……      Continue reading

Tourism: Guyana’s untouched beauty has tremendous potential – Zegrahm Expedition FAM tour 2017

Guyana’s untouched beauty has tremendous potential for tourism

The Team that completed the nine-day FAM tour of Guyana and Director General of Tourism The Team that completed the nine-day FAM tour of Guyana and Director General of Tourism

“Guyana’s natural beauty is second to none. It could be touched a little bit more,” joked Michael Moore, Tour Leader for Zegrahm Expedition, who is part of 10-member team that returned for the Guyana FAM Tour 2017.

 

The group participated in Familiarisation (FAM) tour of Guyana, which was hosted by Wilderness Explores and The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA). The team comprised of members from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States (USA), spent nine days exploring Guyana’s rich natural habitat.

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