Daily Archives: 10/22/2019

Guyanese Catholics in New York continue to give Support  – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 – by Francis Quamina Farrier

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, New York-based Guyanese Catholics and Friends Celebrated the 30th. Annual New York Guyanese Holy Mass. The Brainchild of Guyana-born, New York-Based Monsignor Paul Jervis who was a young priest at the time, it was to Celebrate Holy Mass with Guyanese and their friends, pray for the Motherland and send Financial assistance for previously identified projects. Over the past thirty years, the event has always been well-attended and generous financial donations received and sent to Guyana.      Continue reading

Time to decide: Are American Police guilty of contemporary genocide? – By Yvonne Sam

– By Yvonne Sam

To the United Nations we must go and the human rights violations show.

On December 9, 1948 the Genocide Convention, Article 2 adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations defined genocide thus:  “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group. https://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/documents/atrocity-crimes

The term consists of the Greek prefix genos, meaning race or tribe, and the latin suffix cide meaning killing. The author of the term Polish lawyer Raphael Lemkin developed the term partly in response to the Nazi policies of systematic murder of Jewish people during the Holocaust, but also in response to previous instances in history of targeted actions aimed at the destruction of particular groups of people. https://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/genocide.shtml  Continue reading