Daily Archives: June 16, 2017

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – June 13-14. 2017

News – 14 June 2017

Fly Jamaica opens Brooklyn New York office

Fly Jamaica opens Brooklyn New York office

Even as it seeks to enhance an already laudable service to its customers, Fly Jamaica Airways has launched a Brooklyn, New York office.

Cutting the ribbon is Fly Jamaica’s Director of Marketing Kayla Reece (second from right) and Ms. Barbara Atherly flanked by Fly Jamaica staffers.

The Brooklyn office located at 1397 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, is the second United States- based Fly Jamaica office dedicated to selling tickets.

The airline has Guyanese couple Captain Paul Reece, the Chairman and CEO, Ms. Roxanne Reece its Managing Director at its helm. Their daughter Kayla Reece is the company’s ever-efficient Marketing Director.     Continue reading

QC Alumni Association (Toronto) – Book Launch for Dorothy Irwin and Dr. Frank Birbalsingh – July 9, 2017

View Download:  QC Alumni Asso. Book Launch for Dorothy Irwin – July 9, 2017

Comment  from Kemahl Khan, Vice-President of QCAA (Toronto Chapter)     Continue reading

Another Guyanese book published – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Another Guyanese book published – by Francis Quamina Farrier

“When the History of Guyana is Written”; we’ve heard that statement many, many times. However, we have to admit that every time a new book written by a Guyanese about Guyana is published, it is in fact, another page added to the rich History Book of Guyana.

The most recent published book by a Guyanese, is entitled “Mahaica Belle Rings”, by the well-known theatre personality and artist, Collette Jones-Chin, who is now based in the Caribbean island of Anguilla. The multi-talented Guyanese national who grew up at Mahaica on the East Coast of Demerara, is a true Caribbean woman, having lived in a number of Caribbean countries including St, Vincent and the Grenadines where she spent many years.   Continue reading

Down Liberty Avenue 5 – “Scared of ICE” – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Down Liberty Avenue 5 – “Scared of ICE”

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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What do plants have to do with it? The vendor at 123rd Street did not mince his words. His eyes scanned Liberty Avenue and the sky and he said, “Everything.” He explained that around the first week in June last year he had sold many plants and that he had to order more.

The weather was kind, money was circulating and people came from as far as Brooklyn to buy his plants. The wiri wiri peppers were a big hit. The US has banned the small round ball of flavor, citing the smuggling of drugs to be the reason. It is difficult to see how drugs could be smuggled into those tiny peppers. But this was small comfort to the vendors.  Continue reading

Deadly London Fire Shows How Concerns of Poor ‘Constantly Neglected’

“We need to deal with this—we need people to be safe living in high rise buildings,” said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

“Anyone who’s worked anywhere in the inner city—this isn’t a surprise,” said Danny Vance, an Associate Pastor at Notting Hill Community Church. (Photo: Matt Dunham/AP)

As the death toll from the horrific and “unprecedented” fire that engulfed London’s Grenfell Tower on Wednesday continues to climb, some are highlighting the institutional and economic reasons behind the devastation amid concerns that frequent safety warnings were ignored by the British government.

“Things like this are going to keep happening if the poor are ignored in this city.”
—Danny Vance, Associate Pastor at Notting Hill Community Church        Continue reading

Guyana: Failure to activate all IT modules aided rampant corruption, billion$ lost – GRA boss

For over ten years, officials within the Ministry of Finance had failed to implement crucial elements /modules of a computerized accounting system from Canada. This programme was intended to ensure accountability for how taxpayers’ money is budgeted and spent by the government.
It appears, however, that the Ministry of Finance was not the only agency that neglected its duty in this regard.

In fact, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) failed to implement critical parts of an Information Technology (IT) system for almost a decade. The consequences of the entity’s actions in this regard only contributed to billions in revenue leakages and rampant corruption.  

New Controls Being Implemented.   Continue reading

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