Daily Archives: 09/06/2019

NYC: Guyanese, on holiday, charged in arson that killed Dundee woman

Died: Bibi Jaomin

Rampersaud Persaud, 49, said to be from Guyana, was busted Wednesday and charged with murder and arson, accused of setting the Tuesday night fire in the Queens Village house that killed 63-year-old owner Bibi Azmin “Shaw” Jaomin, a stroke victim who used a wheelchair.            Continue reading

Musical tribute to Valerie Rodway on her 100th Birthday Anniversary

Photo by Tangerine Clarke Kavish, Yogini and Umadai Gayadin and Yashokamini during an Indian classical rendition, “The Weeding Gang” written by Ramcharitar-Lalla.

Musical tribute to Valerie Rodway

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News . NY

MUSIC: The outpouring of musical tributes on Sunday, Aug.25, with contributions by youth, were befitting venerable Guyanese composer Valerie Rodway, (1919-1970) whose patriotic compositions from her vast body of work filled the grandiose St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, New York, in celebration of the music teacher’s 100th birthday.


GIHR: Guyana Institute of Historical Research: Online News: September 2019

            Download: GIHR Online News September 2019


Guyanese-parented Ethiopia Princess Ariana Austin Makonnen to visit Guyana

Photo: Her Imperial Highness Princess Ariana Austin Makonnen of Ethiopia

WeLead Caribbean on Wednesday announced the inclusion of Her Imperial Highness Princess Ariana Austin Makonnen of Ethiopia as a speaker to the 3rd Annual Women’s Leadership and Business Conference, PowHERful: Transition from Inspiration to Action.

This year’s event will be held on September 18th – 19th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.        Continue reading

Labor Day: West Indian American Day Carnival Parade – 2019

Photo by Nelson A. King
Cristopher Wilson (no costume) flanked by masqueraders in Anonymous Mas’s “A Journey Around the World: Tales of Africa.”

West Indian American Day Carnival Parade – 2019

Rain can’t stop the carnival

Heavy thundershowers descended on the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade on Monday, Labor Day, but they did not prevent masqueraders and revelers from getting down during the 52nd hosting of the massive event on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway.

Even as the thundershowers began at 11:00 am, lasted for a full two hours, and continued intermittently throughout the parade, masqueraders and revelers were undeterred.


Daily chart: The world’s most liveable cities – BBC News

Quality of life is up overall, though pollution and political unrest have reduced living standards in some metropolises

Vienna remains the world’s most liveable city          Continue reading

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