Daily Archives: 12/02/2016

Deep Guyana-Barbados friendship lauded at 50th Independence anniversary

Deep Guyana-Barbados friendship lauded at 50th Independence anniversary

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, poses with pop star, Rihanna at Barbados’ Toast to the Nation event Wednesday to celebrate that island’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, poses with pop star, Rihanna at Barbados’ Toast to the Nation event Wednesday to celebrate that island’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

President David Granger and First Lady, Ms. Sandra Granger joined Barbadians to celebrate that nation’s 50th Anniversary of Independence at three national events. The events were observed with pomp and ceremony, despite inclement weather that resulted in major schedule changes.   Continue reading

Make the Electoral College Great Again: let “conscientious electors” do their jobs

Make the Electoral College Great Again: let “conscientious electors” do their jobs

Updated by Michael Signer   |   VOX

Opinion - commentary -analysisThere has been a tremendous amount of attention in recent days on the Electoral College, whose members will meet in all 50 states to choose the next president on December 19 [The First Monday after the Second Wednesday in December]. There are large-scale movements afoot, such as a Change.org petition, with 4.5 million people encouraging electors to vote for Hillary Clinton, the popular-vote winner; and another arguing that electors should select a “compromise candidate.” There are also organizations, such as the Hamilton Electors, encouraging electors to act independently of so-called “faithless elector” laws, and at least one lawsuit that argues such laws are unconstitutional. (It’s on appeal to the 9th Circuit.)    Continue reading

Profile: Ambassadors of Culture – Dr Vindhya Persaud and Romanee Kalicharran

Profile: Ambassadors of Culture – Dr Vindhya Persaud and Romanee Kalicharran

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The women in our community have made us proud. They recently treated us to a wonderful weekend of high culture in New York.

Dr. Vindhya Persaud brought her troupe from Guyana to perform at York College. It was Naya Zamana’s 21st anniversary and it was titled ’Lost in Time’. A packed York College auditorium was treated to spectacular dances and top class music. This is the second time that Vindhya has brought her dancers to New York. Last year was equally mesmerizing with a capacity crowd supporting a unique event.     Continue reading

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 30 November 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 30 November 2016

Police force to review private donation policy following allegations of compromising of ranks

Posted: 30 Nov 2016 05:26 PM PST  – BY ROYSTON DRAKES –

Local police working with US counterparts to apprehend and extradite murder suspect Marcus Brian Bisram

Posted: 30 Nov 2016 04:59 PM PST BY  – TRACEY KHAN-DRAKES –

African Round Table mobilizing African community to benefit from 2017 budget

Posted: 30 Nov 2016 04:29 PM PST –    BY KEISHA GILKES –

Youths ages 15 – 24 among majority of new HIV cases

Posted: 30 Nov 2016 03:58 PM PST – BY KEISHA GILKES –

COURTS CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP TRADITION – by Francis Quamina Farrier

COURTS CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP TRADITION – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 Melissa Vandeyar; Winning COURTS singer

Melissa Vandeyar; Winning COURTS singer

While it is not any way near the grand mega Christmas Tree light-up at Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan, New York City, the relative modest COURTS Christmas tree Light-up here on Main Street in downtown Georgetown, Guyana, has also now become an annual Guyanese Christmas tradition. Many Guyanese look forward to it eagerly. In a way, this COURTS Christmas tradition, is now an  important element of the Guyanese Christmas Season, in what is now a much cleaner capital city, Georgetown.

On the day in question, in this Jubilee Year 2016, it was Friday November 11, the southern block of Main Street, between Quamina Street and Church Street, was blocked off to vehicular traffic. That is part of this annual Christmas tradition. A temporary stage was set-up across the western pavement, and jumbo public address systems, put in place. It was another COURTS Christmas Trees Light-Up, and the building up of another phase of a Guyana Christmas tradition.   Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – November 30, 2016 -video

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – November 30, 2016