Daily Archives: 03/16/2017

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – March 15-16, 2017

Guyana: LATEST NEWS –March 15-16, 2017 – Kaieteur News… (see links to other news sources below)

News-16 March 2017

How the 19th-century flow of indentured workers shapes the Caribbean | The Economist

Of carnivals and controversy: How the 19th-century flow of indentured workers shapes the Caribbean | The Economist

WHEN Anthony Carmona, the president of Trinidad and Tobago, showed up in a Carnival parade last month wearing a head cloth, white shorts and beads like those worn by Hindu pandits, he was not expecting trouble. Nothing seems more Trinidadian than a mixed-race president joining a festival that has African and European roots. But some Hindus were outraged. “[O]ur dress code has never been associated with this foolish and self-degrading season,” huffed a priest. Trinidad’s cultures blend easily most of the time; occasionally, they strike sparks.     Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update – 15 March 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 15 March 2017  

Community News Group.  One Metrotech Center North, Suite 1001
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Queens resid­ents celeb­rate Phagwah


The warm friend­liness of partic­ipants at the Grand 29th Annual Phagwah Parade, melted the cold weather that blank­eted Richmond Hill, Queens last Sunday, March 12, as hundreds of Indo-Carib­bean natio­nals and citizens of all relig­ions and races, lined the streets, while others danced on colorful floats to celeb­rate the Hindu festival of Holi.


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Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 16 March 2017

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 16 March 2017 

Several locations proposed for new Demerara River crossing in feasibility study  

Posted: 16 Mar 2017 04:40 AM PDT

The feasibility study for the construction of the new Demerara River crossing has been completed by a Dutch company, LievenseCSO and a draft report will be handed over to the cabinet, making way for the commencement of public consultation by mid-April.

Private criminal charges are expected to be filed against Canal No. 1 Polder residents who assaulted city men

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 07:32 PM PDT

City Hall receives official communication from Minister of Communities regarding the suspension of controversial Parking meter contract

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 07:22 PM PDT

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Roundup – March 15 2017

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 07:10 PM PDT

Owner of Sleep Inn Hotel and Casino to re-apply for casino license

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 06:40 PM PDT – By Iva Wharton –

Minister of Social Cohesion officials remain proactive in responding to incidents of racial profiling

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 06:34 PM PDT -By Iva Wharton –

Private sector important partner for the development of economy

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 06:24 PM PDT -By Royston Drakes-

“Eyes of Broomes on you” – human traffickers warned

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 06:05 PM PDT

Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes is confident that the introduction of syndicates will help to reduce instances of trafficking in persons (TIP) in the mining industry. The Minister told (GINA)  that human trafficking in sex and labour remains a concern.

Gov’t condemns vigilante violence – Minister Norton

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 12:14 PM PDT

The Government through the Ministry of Social Cohesion has strongly condemned the violence meted out to two young men by a group of villagers from Canal Number One Polder on Sunday last.

16-Y-O Berbice teen commits suicide

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 11:59 AM PDT

A 16-year-old teen of Rose Hall Town, Corentyne Berbice reportedly committed suicide on Wednesday (March 15). Dead is Shamar Hunte, a former student of Lower Corentyne Secondary.

Guyana Government News Brief – March 15, 2017 – video

GINA Guyana

Guyana Government News Brief – March 15, 2017

Once a Messiah, Trump Could Turn Out to Be Israel Right’s Worst Nightmare – Analysis:

Analysis: Once a Messiah, Trump Could Turn Out to Be Israel Right’s Worst Nightmare

The U.S.A. president’s cordial phone conversation with Mahmoud Abbas shows the growing influence of Sunni states, led by Saudi Arabia.

Chemi Shalev | Haaretz

You don’t have to love Donald Trump to enjoy him sometimes. Over the weekend, Trump spoke to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and upset – and if he didn’t, he should have upset – the entire Israeli right. A U.S.A. president who states his commitment to a “comprehensive agreement that would end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” and who emphasizes “his personal belief that peace is possible and that the time has come to make a deal” is one who spells trouble for Jewish settlers and their champions.    Continue reading

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