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Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – August 10-13, 2017

News – 13 August 2017

Should it matter who pays for Caribbean development? – By David Jessop

Should it matter who pays for Caribbean development?

David Jessop

By David Jessop

Infrastructure requirements

By any measure, the Caribbean’s infrastructure requirements are substantial. If the region is to be able to increase its competitiveness and give citizens the quality of life they desire, its transformation has become a matter of urgency.

In 2014, Dr. Warren Smith, the then new president of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), indicated that to achieve this, the region would need US$30 billion in the coming decade. It would need this, he said, if it was to be able to modernise its power, transportation, telecommunications, water, and wastewater infrastructure. Since then, it has become apparent that if the region is also to become resilient to climate change, it will require even greater resources.      Continue reading

Guyanese family with sick child seeking multiracial bone marrow donors

Guyanese family with sick child seeking multiracial bone marrow donors

Gaiutra Bahadur writes:

“In early April, my nephew Owen was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia. It is a rare disease in which the bone marrow stops making enough blood cells: red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body, white blood cells that fight infection and platelets that help stop bleeding. The only guaranteed, permanent way to fix this condition is a bone marrow transplant.

We are searching for a bone marrow donor who is a perfect match for Owen. Genetics and ethnicity play a role in who might be a match. Unfortunately, only 4% of the 12.5 million people registered in the US National Bone Marrow Donor Program are (like Owen) categorized as mixed race.      Continue reading

NYC: In Little Guyana, Proposed Cuts to Family Immigration Weigh Heavily

In Little Guyana, Proposed Cuts to Family Immigration Weigh Heavily

By VIVIAN WANGAUG. 11, 2017 – New York Times

Richard David’s face is plastered around the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens. Along Liberty Avenue, on posters in the windows of sari shops and roti restaurants, Mr. David advertises his campaign for City Council, which, if successful, would make him New York’s first city councilman of Guyanese descent.

One of Mr. David’s campaign promises: securing money for resources like immigration lawyers or language assistance for the diverse neighborhood that includes Little Guyana, a hub of the largest Guyanese community outside of the country itself.      Continue reading

Oh Beautiful Guyana – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Oh Beautiful Guyana – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Center for Caribbean Diaspora Engagement is launched by the University of Guyana.

First impressions can be everything. Three planes landed at the airport within an hour and it caused a bedlam. The scene was the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at Timehri and it wasn’t from a long bygone era. It happened a fortnight ago.

The crowds converged into the makeshift space with hand luggage and screaming tired children clinging to equally tired arms. There was no staff to direct the crowds, no voice to stamp its authority on the proceedings. The crowd did what it had done in the past. It pushed and jostled and fought for every square inch to reach the four counters that were manned by the immigration officers.       Continue reading

Are Tattoos  the Black Man’s new Swag Appeal – By Yvonne Sam

Are Tattoos  the Black Man’s new Swag Appeal

By Yvonne Sam

In the black community there appears to be a recent upsurge in people getting tattoos. Some folks find them unattractive, while others view   them as art work or self-expression.  When asked if I liked guys with tattoo, I immediately made my feelings known.  In some cases the color of the skin hinders one from gaining a full appreciation of the beauty of the artwork, or conveyance of its intended message. Again, this is solely my personal opinion, which of course has  absolutely no bearing on what others choose to do with their body.     Continue reading

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