Daily Archives: 08/07/2021

St. Vincent’s Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves injured amid massive protest

Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves.

Kaieteur News – Prime Minister of St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, has been injured amid a major protest now under way in the capital, Kingstown. The Prime Minister was hit on the head with a stone.

The protest is against changes to the Public Health Act that would make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory. Vaccination against other illnesses that trigger a public health emergency would also have been mandatory.      Continue reading

New York: Business: Bena Homecare Agency opens in Queens

It’s all smiles as the ribbon is being cut to officially open the new location of Bena Homecare Agency, 116-07 Liberty Ave., Richmond Hill. From left, newly elected Justice, Angrea Ogle, Instructor Abosede Akingbade Thomas, CEO, Bena Angelini, District Leader 31, Richard David, and Council Member District 28, Adrienne Adams. -Photo by Tangerine Clarke
Bena Homecare Agency Inc., opened its new office, which is locate at 116-07 Liberty Ave., co-named Little Guyana, in Richmond Hill, Queens, after a celebratory ribbon-cutting on July 30.        Continue reading

U.S.A: Slavery reparations can come in time but a sincere apology is long overdue — By Mohamed Hamaludin

 — By Mohamed Hamaludin

The prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ahern, sat motionless as a large white mat was pulled over her head, completely covering her. Then the mat was taken off her and she embraced those who had put it on. The country’s leader had just been through an ifoga, or traditional Samoan ritual, in which the participants ask for or receive forgiveness, Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reported.

During the ceremony on Sunday at the Auckland town hall, it was the prime minister who sought forgiveness — for the “Dawn Raids” 50 years earlier when police hunted down undocumented migrants, sometimes using dogs. Many had come from Samoa, Tonga and Fiji on temporary visas to work in factories and fields.        Continue reading

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