Daily Archives: 05/05/2014

Trinidad attorney’s murder sends shockwaves across the Caribbean

Trinidad attorney’s murder sends shockwaves across the Caribbean


Attorney Dana Seetahal

The murder of prominent Trinidadian attorney Dana Seetahal has sent shockwaves across the region. In Guyana, President, Donald Ramotar was alarmed at the news of the execution-style killing of the attorney. Seetahal was well known in Guyana’s legal fraternity and also sat on the Linden Commission of Inquiry in Guyana. In 2012, the Government of Guyana retained the services of Seetahal to the Commission to investigate the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the unrest in the mining town of Linden, the shooting deaths of three protesters and the damage to state and private properties. Continue reading

Arrival Day greetings – 2014

Arrival Day greetings


Message for Arrival Day 2014 from Madame Deolatchmee Ramotar, First Lady of Guyana

I extend greetings to all Guyanese on the occasion of Arrival Day 2014. On the 5th of May each year, a public holiday, we commemorate the arrival of the many peoples who came to our shores. Our history informs us that not all of us came freely and of our own volition. Some of our peoples were forcibly brought here and others were lured by the promise of a better life and opportunities. Many of those who came stayed and made this country their home. Through their contributions and that of their descendants, we have forged a nation out of the many cultural strands of our peoples.

Arrival Day is a celebration of a nation carved out of the meetings of many worlds and cultures. Our ancestors came from various parts of the world: Europe, Africa and Asia. Those who came following the discovery of the New World met the indigenous peoples of our country. Their ancestors too had journeyed to Guyana, thousands of years prior.  Continue reading

Celebrating the life of Dr. Laurence Clarke, 1952-2014 – Brooklyn NY – May 17, 2014

Celebrating the Life and Work of Queen’s College of Guyana Alumnus and Son of Plaisance, Guyana,

Dr. Laurence Clarke, 1952-2014 ..on

 Saturday, May 17, 2014, ….at

Our Lady of Victory Church, 583 Throop Ave.,

 Brooklyn, NY 11216, from 4:45-9:00 p.m.

The event will be jointly hosted by the QC of Guyana Alumni Association (New York Chapter) and the Committee for the Development of Plaisance, NY Inc.  

Tributes will include contributions from Ms. Avis Joseph, Ms. Joycelyn Hunte, Mr. Hilton Hemerding and others.  There will be a reception immediately after the event at which light refreshments will be served.

 For more information, contact us at nychapter@qcguyanaalumny.org.

 See you on May 17th!


John Campbell, President
Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Assoc., (NY Inc)

Caribbean investment is “Good Business”, says Sandals Resorts Chairman

Caribbean investment is “Good Business”, says Sandals Resorts Chairman

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 5, 2014: The Caribbean region remains a great business investment and still offers “the single best holiday product in the world.”

Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD,

Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD

So insists Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD, the man who built a tourism empire in the Caribbean from the ground-up and today remains active in investments across the region.

The Jamaican-born Stewart’s pearls of wisdom to global investors come as he gears up to receive the 2014 Invest Caribbean Now Leadership Award this June 4, 2014 at the Harvard Club in New York City.

Invest Caribbean Now, the biggest global summit on the Caribbean outside the region, is honoring Stewart this year for his investment, commitment and dedication to the Caribbean “and for inspiring us all.” Past ICN honorees have included Sir Richard Branson and Royal Caribbean Cruises International.  Continue reading

CIMBUX Memorial Day Affair – Capitol Heights MD. – May 24, 2014

Memorial Dance2014- comp