Daily Archives: 10/18/2017

Cuso International – Guyana: Volunteer Opportunities – October 18, 2017

Guyanese Online has created a website for Cuso International – Guyana.

cuso-logoThe website  highlights the past an present projects of Cuso in Guyana. It also advertises the requirement for volunteers in present and future projects. Here is the List of entries on the Cuso Guyana sitehttps://cusoguyana.wordpress.com

Cuso International – Guyana: Volunteer Opportunities – October 2017

  Click entries below to view them on the website         Continue reading

Annual Diwali festival lights up Richmond Hill, New York – Saturday October 14, 2017

Massive crowds at the Diwali Motorcade New York – Saturday October 14, 2017

The Grand Marshall, Dr. Dhanpaul Narine leads the Parade

The Diwali Motorcade last Saturday night (October 14, 2017) turned out to be a historic event. The crowds were massive under warm skies. The Police catered for about 2,000 persons but close to 10,000 persons showed up that made the Motorcade the biggest in North America. Several more streets had to be closed to accommodate the crowds, with additional security called.

The Grand Marshall, Dr. Dhanpaul Narine, had asked for 1,000 persons to walk with him but about twice this number was present. The cultural program was great and included items from Guyana, Suriname, India and Trinidad, among others.     Continue reading

Guyana’s poor aviation safety standards affecting airlift – opinion

Guyana’s poor aviation safety standards affecting airlift

 Guyana lost its Category 1 status with the demise of Guyana Airways in 2001
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana has failed in the past two decades to comply with the International Civil Aviation (ICAO) safety requirements, and for this reason the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) has been rated by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a Category 2.

As a result, only US-based airlines can fly nonstop between Guyana and the United States, so with the demise of Dynamic Airways two weeks ago, which provided non-stop service between Georgetown and New York City, airlift between these two cities is at an all time low. Continue reading

Guyana: Health & Education Relief Organization for Cancer (H.E.R.O.C.) Mission – October 22-29, 2017

Guyana: Health & Education Relief Organization for Cancer (H.E.R.O.C.)

Mission to Guyana – October 22-29, 2017

The Health & Education Relief Organization for Cancer (H.E.R.O.C.) will be embarking on their second annual Cancer Mission to Guyana on October 22nd, 2017.  All events will be in conjunction with our sister organization, The Giving Hope Foundation (G.H.F) in Guyana.

Events of the week are:

Private Events:

An inspirational Retreat for the H.E.R.O.C. and G.H.F. members

Look Good/Feel Better Event for 35 Cancer Patients and Survivors


Events Open to the Public:     Continue reading

Prince Yoel: great-grandson of Haile Selassie marries woman with Guyanese Links

She Met Her Prince (for Real!) at a D.C. Nightclub

The couple met nearly 12 years ago on a dance floor at the Washington nightclub Pearl.

Few love stories resemble a fairy tale as much as the courtship and marriage of Ariana Austin and Joel Makonnen. Of course, it helped that the groom is an actual prince and the bride has a prominent lineage of her own.

Mr. Makonnen, known as Prince Yoel, is the 35-year-old great-grandson of Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. And Ms. Austin, 33, is of African-American and Guyanese descent; her maternal grandfather was a lord mayor of Georgetown, the capital of Guyana.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/fashion/weddings/she-met-her-prince-the-great-grandson-of-haile-selassie.html?emc=eta1