Daily Archives: 09/02/2014

Granger supports PPP’s “national alliance policy”; AFC calls it “a delaying tactic”

Granger supports PPP’s “national alliance policy”

 – prepared to sit and talk with ruling party

David Granger

David Granger

September 1, 2014 | BY KNEWS | Some critics got it wrong this time when they assumed that Opposition Leader, David Granger would be worried about government’s recent move in calling for a national alliance, which according to its PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee, has been well received thus far.

In fact, Granger told this publication that he would not seek to checkmate the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) move, which apparently came in light of looming early general elections. The Leader of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) said that he fully supports the policy for he believes that it is quite desirable.

Granger asserted that the APNU was established three years ago with the aim of creating a government of national unity but its call was not supported by the PPP at that time, for they were still wedded to the winner-takes-all attitude.  Continue reading

White Media Falsely Link Brooklyn Shootings to West Indian Day Parade

White Media Falsely Link Brooklyn Shootings to West Indian Day Parade

NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio and his family dance at the 2014 West Indian American Day Carnival.

NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio and his family dance at the 2014 West Indian American Day Carnival.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 2, 2014: Is it racist or simply stupid that five shootings in Brooklyn that occurred in the wee hours of Monday morning were automatically linked by white-owned media entities in New York City to the West Indian American Day Carnival?

The carnival, the largest in North America which draws a large percentage of black Caribbean immigrants annually for the past 47 years, kicked off at 11 a.m. yesterday at Schenectady and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY. But shootings that occurred at 3:30 a.m. and 4:45 a.m., respectively, were quickly linked to the Carnival. Continue reading

‘Taste of Guyana’ – Tampa Bay Florida – Sept 27, 2014

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Guyana Catholics and Friends Annual Mass 2014 – Jamaica NY. – October 12, 2014

Guyana Catholics and Friends Annual Mass 2014

The Church of Immaculate Conception,

86-45 Edgerton Blvd, Jamaica, NY, 11432.

WHEN : Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Celebrant : Most Reverend, Bishop Francis Alleyne, OSB.

The Mass collection will be used to support the many projects

presently being undertaken by the Diocese of Georgetown.

 Everyone attending the mass is asked to be generous with their

contribution. Home cooked meals, sandwiches, beverages and snacks

are all welcomed and should be brought to the church hall.

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ART: ‘Weights and Measures: New Work’ by Carl E. Hazlewood – September 9-27, 2014

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Carl Hazlewood at work…

‘WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: NEW WORK’ by CARL E. HAZLEWOOD –  opens at Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn.
Opening reception: Tuesday, September 9,  2014, 6 – 8 p.m.  The exhibition runs through September 27, 2014.

“Most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art.”   – Rainer Maria Rilke.

Guyana-born multimedia artist, Carl E. Hazlewood, continues his recent approach of making work for a particular exhibition space. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES is a ‘high-wire act’ between the ephemeral and the permanent; it balances a weightiness of effect against a measured lightness of presentation. The artist says, “I seek the natural ‘poetry’ found in various everyday materials and whatever ‘significant’ formal structures that can be activated by the combination of materials, artist, and viewer.”
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Grenada and St Lucia in top ten countries where people drink the most booze

Grenada and St Lucia in top ten countries where people drink the most booze
Published on September 2, 2014 – caribbeannewsnow.com
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GENEVA, Switzerland — The World Health Report has released the results of its 15-year global alcohol consumption survey, and two Caribbean nations – Grenada (#5) and Saint Lucia (#9) – appear in the top ten countries ranked by per capita consumption. The Bahamas is #22.

The per capita yearly pure alcohol consumption in Grenada is 12.4 liters; in other words, researchers looked at all the different drinks people consume solely in terms of their alcohol content, which eliminates differences between wine, beer and spirits. That works out to between three and four drinks per person every single day.  Continue reading

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