Monthly Archives: May 2014

Guyanese Association of Northern California (GANC) – Picnic – August 23, 2014

Guyanese Association of Northern California (GANC)

 Greetings, friends and countrymen/women!

The annual Guyanese/ International potluck/ picnic, sponsored by the Guyanese Association of Northern California (GANC), is coming up on

Saturday, August 23, 2014.

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Capitol News – TV Reports – May 29, 2014

Capitol News – TV Reports – May 29, 2014

  • CFATF ramps up warning against Guyana on money laundering
  • Call for local businessmen to attend Americas Competitiveness Forum
  • Search for kidnapped baby enters day 5
  • Guyana US / continue to collaborate on drug trafficking
  • CDB resists comment on ads placement
  • AFC ready to restore UG funds
  • Sports
CFATF ramps up warning against Guyana on money launderingPosted: 29 May 2014 03:09 PM PDT

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force has urged its members to adopt counter measures after a latest review found this country to be at risk to the international financial system At its just concluded meeting in Miami, Florida, the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force, called CFATF, once more cited Guyana for failing to rectify certain […]  Continue reading

Fund Raising for Ramdeholl Memorial Church – New Amsterdam. Guyana

Ramdeholl Memorial Church

Fund Raising for Ramdeholl Memorial Church – New Amsterdam. Guyana

Request from Philip Ramdeholl

Hello Folks:

I have started a campaign to raise funds to restore Ramdeholl Memorial Church in New Amsterdam, Guyana. Please see attached  a two-page pdf. brochure outlining a brief history of the Church and its current condition.  Printed copies of the brochure are also available.

 My goal is to raise $20,000.00 within the next couple of months to pay for the required repairs and have all work completed by the end of October of 2014. We hope to have a Rededication Service on December 28, 2014.

Funds raised will be put towards repair of the exterior wood façade which is 73 years old and in need of new boards and repainting. The interior of the Church is in need of repainting, pews and floor require refinishing. Currently the Church does not have a washroom so we would like to to construct one in the Vestry area.   Continue reading

St. Stanislaus College Alumni Toronto – Annual CaribJam Fete – August 1, 2014

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Monty Blackmore.- Christmas Musical “Spectacular Christmas” show in NJ- December 20, 2014

Monty Blackmore.- Christmas Musical 2014 – “Spectacular Christmas” show

Seven years ago, Monty Blackmore, Daunne Blackmore and associates set out to do an incredible Christmas Musical – the kind of musical in which people of all ages & family can truly enjoy.

“Spectacular Christmas” December 20, 2014 will be the third performance of excellence in Christmas Musicals produced and presented by Monty Blackmore and DM Productions. The show will be held at Union County Performing Arts Center Rahway, NJ.

Here is his website for your review http://www.gofundme.com/DMP-Christmas

Guyanese actor achieves Hollywood fame – By Tangerine Clarke

Guyanese actor achieves Hollywood fame

By Tangerine Clarke – May 29, 2014 – caribbeanlifenews.com

Sean Patrick Thomas

Sean Patrick Thomas

Award winning television and screen actor, Sean Patrick Thomas said a disciplined Guyanese upbringing definitely moulded him into the person he is today.

“My family lived in Wilmington, Delaware where we were considered different in our neighborhood because we were the only black people, who were Guyanese,” said Thomas, whose success brought him to the bright lights of Broadway in the role of Asagai in a “Raising in the Sun.”

This is the same play that got Thomas noticed at the University of Virginia, his alma mater where he was encouraged to take up acting by his drama teacher. Continue reading

On cricketers and politicians – by Lakshman Kadirgamar

On cricketers and politicians
By  Lakshman Kadirgamar – August 25, 2005


Lakshman Kadirgamar

Dilmah Cricket Network today publishes a memorable after-dinner speech made by the late Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar during a function held with the Sri Lanka cricketers after their knockout from the Champions Trophy in September 2004. 

Captain Atapattu and members of the Sri Lankan team;
Members of the Sri Lankan community;
Friends of Sri Lanka;
Ladies and Gentlemen.

Some historians say, I think un cha ritably, that cricket is really a diabolical political strategy, disguised as a game, in fact a substitute for war, invented by the ingenious British to confuse the natives by encouraging them to fight each other instead of their imperial rulers.

The world is divided into two camps – those who revel in the intricacies of cricket and those who are totally baffled by it, who cannot figure out why a group of energetic young men should spend days, often in the hot sun or bitter cold, cha sing a round object across an open field, hitting it from time to time with a stick – all to the rapturous applause of thousands, now millions, of ecstatic spectators across the world. Continue reading

History of the Postal Service in Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

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History of the Postal Service in Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

The French during their occupation in 1782 established the first postal service in historical Guyana. ‘They announced that a ship will sail for France eight or ten times every year by which anyone can send a letter to other countries.

With the dawn of this age of instant internet communication and gadgetry it is easy to forget centuries of the Postal Service of Guyana which was once regarded as an essential instrument of nation building that adapted very well to serve alongside radio, telegraph, telephone and changing technology.    Continue reading

Maya Angelou – The ‘Phenomenal Woman’ With Trinidadian Roots

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Dr. Maya Angelou

By News Americas Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. May 29, 2014: Many knew her as the poet extraordinaire who gave the world the classic ‘Phenomenal Woman.’ But few knew the roots that had nurtured that voice stretched to the West Indian island of Trinidad & Tobago.

Yesterday that voice was lost to the world forever, as renown author and poet Dr. Maya Angely67ou, joined the ancestors at the age of 86.

Angelou had been suffering from heart problems in recent years. She passed away at her North Carolina home in Winston-Salem, Angelou’s family said in a statement on Wednesday.

Angelou, then Marguerite Johnson, was the second child born to Vivian (Baxter) Johnson, a Trinidadian American nurse, whose father and grandfather had both migrated to the U.S. from Trinidad & Tobago on a banana boat and jumped off in Tampa, Florida. Continue reading

Rafieya Husain crowned Miss World Guyana 2014

MAY 28, 2014 | BY KNEWS | By Kiana Wilburg 

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The top five finalists in their evening wear. (From left) Cherese James, Denicia Williams, Ayana Whitehead, Atisha Gaskill and Rafieya Husain

Rafieya Husain crowned Miss World Guyana 2014

The Miss World Guyana Pageant which was held on Independence Day at the National Cultural Centre was one of the stiffest and most controversial beauty contests that Guyanese had witnessed in awhile. Nonetheless, the stunning Miss Rafieya Husain stole the crown with her charm. Her main competitors, Atisha Gaskill and Denicia Williams copped the first runner up and second place positions respectively. Husain will be representing Guyana later this year at the International leg of the Miss World Pageant in London.  Continue reading