Daily Archives: June 19, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – June 19, 2016

LATEST NEWS – 19 June 2016 – Kaieteur News

       (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Guyana: The police have their work cut out – By Adam Harris

The police have their work cut out

 Jun 19, 2016 – Kaieteur News- Features / Columnists, Adam Harris

Adam Harris

Adam Harris

The jubilee is over, but there were things that lingered. One of them is the focus on the government. In the run-up to the jubilee there was a focus on the things being uncovered by the forensic audits. There were gross irregularities, monumental embarrassments, and a casual display of irresponsibility when it came to public funds.

The wider public read about these things and wondered about the absence of prosecution. Deputy Chef de Mission of the United States embassy, Bryan Hunt, openly said that there should be prosecutions. He posited that if he were to fiddle with state funds and get away with it, then there was nothing to stop his successors from doing the same.   Continue reading

Saints Alumni Toronto Annual CaribJam Dance – July 29, 2016 – update

Saints Alumni Toronto Annual CaribJam Dance – July 29, 2016

New York’s Finest Angels Caribbean Band will open their Canada Tour on Friday, July 29 at the Saints Alumni Toronto Annual CaribJam Dance at the Pickering Recreation Centre. Pickering. Ontario. Canada.
This will be another sold out event and you are encouraged to book your tickets early with your name or online at toronto-tickets@st-stanislaus-gy.com

East Orange NJ mayor raises Guyana flag over City Hall – By Tangerine Clark

East Orange NJ mayor raises Guyana flag over City Hall

By Tangerine Clarke – June 15, 2016 – Caribbean Life

Mayor of the City of East Orange, Lester E. Taylor III on June 10, congratulated Guyanese on their 50th Independence Anniversary on the steps on City Hall, and said it was a joy to welcome the nationals to the City of East Orange where ‘our vision is setting the standard for excellence to become a destination city.”

“I am very proud to recognize that East Orange has the second largest Guyanese American population next to queens New York, and I am very happy to congratulate all Guyanese on the 50th Anniversary of your independen­ce,” said the politician, who joined the founders of the Guyana American Heritage Foundation Inc. (GAHFI) at their 10th Annual Flag Raising ceremony on the municipal plaza.  [Read more]

Book: Living in America: Tales of a Foreign Student – by Dr. Eric E. Clarke

Living in America: : Hilarious and Provocative Tales of a Foreign Student- by Dr. Eric E. Clarke

Living in AmericaEric Clarke, motivated to pursue educational opportunities unavailable in 1958 in his home country Guyana in South America, persuaded his father to find someone with a financial portfolio to satisfy a college and the United States Consulate that he would have the necessary funds to pursue his studies. One of his father’s friends became his sponsor, satisfied the financial requirement of the authorities, and got him a student visa.

His sponsor’s role over, Clarke knew meeting his financial obligations is on his shoulders without help from others, as he embarks on his venture to America with high hopes and scant funds. In this hilarious and provocative memoir, Clarke chronicles the events from the night he stepped off the plane in New York City, through his academic years, family and the education of his children.  Continue reading

Ten of the best films about fathers…. on Father’s Day – The Guardian

Ten of the best films about fathers – on Father’s Day

From Darth Vader to Nemo, via the Godfather and Atticus Finch, here is our pick of screen classics to enjoy on Father’s Day

  1. fatherStar Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
  2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  3. The Sound of Music
  4. Paper Moon
  5. The Godfather
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird
  7. Silver Linings Playbook
  8. Mrs Doubtfire
  9. Finding Nemo
  10. Fiddler on the Roof

Read more:http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jun/18/ten-of-the-best-films-about-fathers?

Father’s Day and Role Models – By Ron Persaud

Father’s Day and Role Models – By Ron Persaud

fatherAs Father’s Day approaches I was reminded of the role models in my life.

The death of Muhammad Ali marked the passing of one more of my role models – a small band of men (no sexism intended) who consciously influenced my choices and values. There was an even smaller group who did not even know that they were my role models.

At first, I did not have to look far. There was my father – always there – ever insisting that his No. 1 son must be better and better as the days go by.    Continue reading

Five Guyanese receive leadership awards – By Tangerine Clarke

Five Guyanese receive leadership awards

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