Daily Archives: 04/13/2017

Easter is much more than just flying kites – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Easter is much more than just flying kites – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

“Let’s go fly a kite”, from the heart-warming musical “Mary Poppins”, is one of those sweet songs of yesteryear, when the air was clean and flying by aeroplane was so much less stressful, and to go kite flying did not expose you to injury and even death. Kite flying is done in many countries around the world; from America, to Australia, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Haiti, Japan, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Singapore and South Africa among many others.

However, unlike Guyana, kite flying is not done at Easter time in many of those countries. For example, in India, kite flying is engaged in during their Independence Day celebrations, which is on August 15.    Continue reading

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – 12-13 April 2017

News – 13 April 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 12 April 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 12 April 2017   

US, SVG sign new Open Skies Agree­ment


The United Depar­tment of State says the Trump adminis­tration has welcomed the signing of the new Open Skies Agree­ment between the United States and St. Vincent and the Grena­dines.

Hamilton, Bichotte hail ‘Raise the Age’


At least two Brooklyn legisl­ators have hailed the historic “Raise the Age” legisl­ation that had been before the New York State Legisl­ature for over a decade.

Cut Wages, Not Jobs, Caribbean Economist Advises Barbados

Cut Wages, Not Jobs, Caribbean Economist Advises Barbados

CARIBBEAN360APRIL 11, 2017 – from Barbados Today

Marla Dukharan

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday April 11, 2017 – It’s a recommendation that will not sit well with trade unions in Barbados. But a noted Caribbean economist is recommending that the Freundel Stuart administration reduce public sector wages to help deal with the country’s economic problems.

This, according to Marla Dukharan, would be a better alternative to further reducing the workforce.

Presenting an outlook of the Barbados economy in the April 2017 RBC Caribbean Economic Report, Dukharan pointed to the high public service payroll, as well as grants to state agencies and high interest payments as some of the challenges facing Government, which has yet to find an answer to the struggling economy.    Continue reading

Bishops’ High School Alumni – NY Tri-State Chapter – Jazz – May 27, 2017

The Bishops’ High School Alumni Association NY Tri-State Chapter invites you to Jazz Under the Stars

Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight, 86 Pennsylvania Ave., Mount Vernon, NY. 10552.

MUSIC We invite you to enjoy the music of Jazz Saxophonist Mark Gross and his Quartet http://www.mark- grossmusic.com featuring vocalist Monica Harris. You will also be treated to some Caribbean ‘spice’ with the smooth rhythms of live steel pan by Jah-Pan-Man, (AKA) Michael Williams.   Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – April 11, 2017

GINA Guyana

Guyana Government News Brief – April 11, 2017

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