Daily Archives: October 23, 2014

Guyana’s Queens College to mark 170th anniversary – By Tangerine Clarke

Guyana’s Queens College to mark 170th anniversary

By Tangerine Clarke  – Caribbean Life – NYC

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Queen’s College Alumni Association NYC Chapter Executive Committee. From left front: Carol Cort, John Campbell and Jeremy Jordon. From left back: Clive English, Wayne King, Louis Kilkenny and Lex Brian LaRose. (Photo by Tangerine Clarke)

“Faithful and Useful Everywhere” is the motto of the Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Association and that will be on the minds of members of the New York Chapter, when they join other past students in commemorating the institution’s 170th Anniversary. Continue reading

Suicide Prevention is Everybody’s Business – By The Caribbean Voice

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1936 Daly Avenue, Bronx, NY 10460, USA.   718-542-4454  *   

Guyana:  592-621-6111   *     592-223-2637

Suicide Prevention is Everybody’s Business

By The Caribbean Voice

The Caribbean Voice is a New York based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998. Currently it is focusing on suicide prevention and related issues in Guyana and the Diaspora and is working in collaboration with partners – other NGOs, businesses, socially conscious individuals, the media and various ministries in Guyana. Contact us at caribvoice@aol.com, NCarter2@ecommunity.com, 718-542-4454, or in Guyana at bibiahamad1@hotmail.com or 621-6111 or 223-2637. Check us out on facebook at ‘The Suicide Epidemic’.

 Here’s what we know: Guyana suffers 44.2 suicides per 100,000 persons, or about 333 plus suicides per year – the highest rate in the world. Also, at a globally estimated 25 attempts per suicide, Guyana would have over 6660 attempted suicides a year. Also suicide is the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-24 and the third leading cause of death among persons ages 25-44, while in the 15-19 age group, it is the leading cause of death among females and the second leading cause of death among males. Yet the rate, the total amount of suicides and the total amount of attempted suicide could all be much higher since empirical evidence suggests that under reporting is quite significant. Continue reading

Henry S. Fraser: Letter from Britain – Part 2 – Heritage Tourism

Henry S. Fraser: Letter from Britain – Part 2

“When a man is tired of London he is tired of life.” (Samuel Johnson)

”Without my past I have no memories. Without history I have no roots. “(Jennifer Renton)

“72% of tourists from Russia and 66% of those from China say that castles, churches, monuments and historic houses are top of their list of things to visit in Britain.” (From Valuing our Heritage, English Heritage and National Trust publication)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sunday October 5, 2014 – Heritage tourism is by far the fastest growing aspect of tourism worldwide. There has always been a magical attraction to the antiquities of Greece, Rome and Egypt, for centuries the preserve of the wealthy English and Western Europeans on their “grand tours”, and then popularised for the middle classes by Thomas Cook and the railways in the late 19th century. But today the world’s travellers are seeking heritage attractions everywhere. For older people beaches are boring, and the search is on for cultural heritage.

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John Holt: Reggae singer dies at 67 – music videos

John Holt
Birth name John Kenneth Holt
Born 11 July 1947
Kingston, Jamaica
Died 20 October 2014 (aged 67)
London, England
Genres Ska, rocksteady, reggae
Years active 1959–2014
Labels Treasure Isle, Greensleeves
Associated acts The ParagonsJohn Kenneth Holt (11 July 1947 – 20 October 2014) was a reggae singer and songwriter who first found fame as a member of the Paragons, before establishing himself as a solo artist.

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ISIS – A moment for Caribbean Reflection – By David Jessop

ISIS – A moment for Caribbean Reflection

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By David Jessop

 News Americas, LONG ISLAND, NY, Tues. Oct. 21, 2014:  Four weeks ago, this column urged the Caribbean to begin to think the unthinkable. It suggested that there are some individuals whose values are not those of the vast majority and who mean harm to those who live in the region or who visit.

That column pointed out that the world is now entering a new and dangerous phase in which fanatics are prepared to act across borders in any way that might damage those they believe they are at war with, or against those who do not believe their extreme interpretation of a religion that encourages selfless and peaceful universal values.  Continue reading

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