Daily Archives: 04/09/2015

President Obama Visits Jamaica on way to Summit of the Americas


President Obama steps down on to Jamaican soil on April 8, 2015.

President Obama Visits Jamaica on way to Summit of the Americas

 News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Mar. 9, 2015: U.S. President Barack Obama woke up in the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica this morning after touching down at the Norman Manley Airport in Kingston at 7:30 p.m. last evening on Air Force One. The President is being accompanied on the short trip to Jamaica by Jamaican-American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke.

They were greeted on arrival by Governor General of Jamaica, Sir Patrick Allen and Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller along with CARICOM Chairman and Bahamian Prime Minister, Perry Christie; CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque.   Continue reading

Where next for LIAT? – the Caribbean’s Regional Airline

Where next for LIAT? – the Caribbean’s Regional Airline

LIAT planePublished on April 8, 2015 – Caribbean News Now – By Ken Richards

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — It may be hyperbole to suggest that the future of regional airline LIAT is ‘up in the air’ at the moment; however, recent outrage expressed by Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne over an alleged plan to replace LIAT with a new airline in which Barbados would have a leading role, is fuelling speculation about where next for LIAT, the airline that has served the region for more than 50 years.

St Vincent and the Grenadines opposition leader Arnhim Eustace said he is very concerned about the situation because LIAT plays a key role in regional travel and the tourism industry.
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Lee Kuan Yew: Father of Singapore – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Lee Kuan Yew: Father of Singapore

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Lee_Kuan_Yew in 2002

Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew has provided the recipe for Singapore’s success. He said, ‘I am often accused of interfering in the private lives of citizens. Yes, if I did not, had I not done that, we wouldn’t be here today. And I say without the slightest remorse, that we wouldn’t be here, we would not have made economic progress, if we had not intervened on very personal matters-who your neighbor is, how you live, the noise you make, how you spit, or what language you use. We decide what is right. Never mind what people think.’

Lee Kuan Yew led Singapore for more than thirty years and his passing prompted many world leaders to pay their respects to him. President Barack Obama called him a ‘true giant of history and the father of modern Singapore. ’ David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, spoke of Mr. Lee and Margaret Thatcher in the same vein, as great state persons that were committed to change.  Continue reading

Education: Queens Gateway Tops the Grade! – By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Queens Gateway Tops the Grade! – By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

At a time when there are so much criticisms about education, here is a NYC School that is doing well. It has a Guyanese Assistant Principal too.

Queens Gateway School

Queens Gateway School

Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School is one of the top schools in the community. At a time when the emphasis is on instruction and accountability Queens Gateway has every reason to be proud of its achievements. The school has dedicated teachers, hardworking students, involved parents and an administration that responds to the needs of all beyond the walls of the school.

The Principal is the indomitable Ms. Judy A. Henry while the A.P for Administration and Supervision is Luis A. Santiago, who is cool under pressure, and the A.P for Supervision is Dr. Amar Samaroo. Many sports fans in the New York area will remember Dr. Samaroo as a television personality and a keen cricket fan. They are proud that he is flying the flag of his native Guyana in New YorkContinue reading

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