Daily Archives: September 17, 2019

Guyanese family that survived Hurricane Dorian returns to ministerial welcome

– describes harrowing experience

Minister of State Dawn Hastings (left) welcomes home Hurricane Dorian survivor Mrs Grimmond and her infant at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri last night as Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Karen Cummings looks on.
Minister of State Dawn Hastings (left) welcomes home Hurricane Dorian survivor Mrs Grimmond and her infant at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri last night as Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Karen Cummings looks on.

Still coping from the trauma of Hurricane Dorian that ravaged The Bahamas earlier this month, a family of five last evening returned to Guyana after seven years in hopes of starting life afresh.

“If we return [to The Bahamas], it is just to visit, not to work. It is really difficult to relive that experience,” father of three Orin Grimmond told reporters at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport last evening ( September 15, 2019).        Continue reading

Middle East: Saudi oil attacks push prices up by highest price surge since 1988

Price of Brent crude surges by more than $12 a barrel as 5% of world’s oil supply is wiped out

Saudi Oil Attack

The Saudi oil attacks have triggered the steepest crude market price surge in 30 years and stoked fears for the global economy.

The attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure led to the biggest jump in global prices since 1988 by wiping out 5.7m barrels of production a day – 5% of the world’s oil supply.

The price of Brent crude surged by more than $12 (£9.60) a barrel within seconds as trading began in London, quickly climbing to highs of $70.88 – a rise of more than 19% – before settling lower in a day of record-breaking oil trading. By Monday evening oil was trading at nearly $69, up 15% on the day.                Continue reading

Linden Fund USA: Backpacks for Linden Foundation Secondary School + AGM on September 21, 2019

Dear members and supporters,

Please see the collage of the handover of backpacks at the Linden Foundation Secondary School in Amelia’s Ward, Linden. This project is a collaboration of Mrs. Maureen Davidson, wife of the Right Reverend Charles A. Davidson, Bishop of Guyana, including Suriname and Cayenne and the Linden Fund USA and is part of LFU’s “School Readiness” initiatives in Linden and Region 10.

VIEW Backpack Handover:  2019 Backpack Presentation at LFSS

Note,  our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Duke’s Place, 1133 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn (between Midwood Ave. and Rutland Road) from 2 to 5 pm.

Regards

Shona Wright-Halley

lfu_secretary@lindenfund.org
Visit us at www.lindenfund.org or at www.facebook.com/lindenfundusa

Guyana Cultural Association: A Great Year for the GCA Annual Events – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 – by Francis Quamina Farrier
Recently, I reported on the first two events staged by the Guyana Cultural Association of New York in their 2019 Season of Events. They were the Centenary Concert to the memory and honour of Composer of patriotic songs, Valerie Rodway, and the Awards Ceremony at which singer/songwriter Dave Martins headed the list of Honorees, being the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
I feel compelled to let you know (if you do not already know) that the Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc., is comprised of a group of patriotic and dedicated New York-based Guyanese, who have been keeping Guyana’s Culture alive in that metropolis for almost two decades. The staging of a variety of annual events such as an Awards Ceremony at which deserving cultural activists of Guyanese heritage are honoured.          Continue reading

In Life and in Music ….Change is a constant – By Dave Martins

Probably because it causes disruptions of varying levels in our lives, we tend to see change as something revolutionary, one of a kind, when in fact it is always going on. It is a constant. Because of the incremental nature of it, with the shifts gradually taking place in small movements continually happening, the changes don’t trigger any alarms – on a day-to-day basis they are virtually invisible so that when the alterations become noticeable to the mass of mankind, they have actually been gradually happening over a period of many years, or even decades.

Of course, once the realisation sets in, as for example the changes in human behaviour caused by cellphones, we often then become alarmed or angered by the negative aspects of the change; there is an element of surprise, but in fact what seems like a sudden alteration has actually been taking place, bit by bit, over a long span of time.            Continue reading

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