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Guyana: The Diaspora Times – August 2018 Issue

Dear Friend

The Diaspora Times – August, 2018 Issue is attached.  Kindly circulate to friends and well wishers and all who might benefit from reading our Diaspora Times magazine.

DIASPORTIMES

In addition, you can click on diasporatimesforum.com to view an on-line copy of the current issue. Under the Archives/PDF Magazines link on the Website you will see several past PDF issues of the Newsletter.  In the future, this site will contain more pertinent and informative content.

Our highest regards.

Desmond Roberts
Chairman
Editorial Board
Diaspora Times

Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc- Buxton/Friendship Museum launched

Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc.

  • (Supporting the Buxton/Friendship Museum, Archives & Cultural Center)
  • P.O. Box 352, Lanham, Maryland USA 20768-0352
  • Email – friendsofvmainc.gmail.com
  • 501(c)(3) Organization – Tax ID# 82-1835070

On Saturday, August 4, 2018 we culminated the end of one journey to open the  “Buxton/Friendship Museum, Archives & Cultural Center” The work is now beginning, as we look towards acquiring more artifacts  and archival material. For such a project , sustainability is paramount and we look towards your continued support in preserving our history.                        Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal – 51st Anniversary Gala- September 8, 2018

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One Love Media: 1838 Gala: Brown Sugar-  A Fundraiser for Children of Guyana- Toronto – Aug 17, 2018

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 One Love Media presents 1838 Gala: Brown Sugar-  A Fundraiser for Children of Guyana

Friday Aug 17th 2018   at 7:00 pm at Elite Banquet Hall 1850 Albion Rd Toronto

Celebrate the Presence of the East Indian arrival to Guyana as Indentured labourers on the sugar plantations of British Guiana in 1838. Slavery of Africans ended in 1834. A historic year for sugar when new labourers arrived from India. A new history in the making of Guyana and the contributions of both Muslims and Hindus will be highlighted!          Continue reading

Caribbean North Fundraising Concert – Richmond Hill Ontario – 24 August 2018

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New York: Mayor DeBlasio honors Fly Jamaica Airways – By Tangerine Clarke

New York: Mayor DeBlasio honors Fly Jamaica Airways

– By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News – NY

Mrs Roxanne Reece

Mayor Bill DeBlasio recently honored Fly Jamaica Airways’ executive director and co-owner, Mrs. Roxanne Reece, with a citation for the stellar service the carrier provides to the Diaspora, and for her years of philanthropic work.

Pastor James Richmond, community liaison, on behalf of the politician, presented Mrs. Reece with the prestigious honor during an event hosted by the Brooklyn based, Guyana Unity Movement (GUM), to welcome First Lady of Guyana, Sandra Granger to New York.

Roxanne Reece, who was also presented with a plaque from Mrs. Granger, on behalf of the Guyana Unity Movement (GUY), was congratulated, and thanked by President of GUM Sherif Barker Fraser, for Fly Jamaica Airways’ commitment to the community.      Continue reading

More wealthy blacks must invest in their communities and in politics – By Mohamed Hamaludin

More wealthy blacks must invest in their communities and in politics

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN – South Florida Times – 09 Aug 2018

Basketball superstar LeBron James

Basketball superstar LeBron James and his Family Foundation broke new ground in charitable giving by athletes with the July 30 opening of the I Promise School in his hometown Akron, Ohio. The public school will hold classes year-round for low-income, at-risk children. Its curriculum will focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes, according to an SBNation report by Christian D’Andrea.

To get the school going, the Lebron James Family Foundation partnered with more than 120 donors, volunteers and sponsors, along with the I Promise Network, which James helped to launch.       Continue reading

Buxton- Friendship Heritage Fund: New York Patronal Dance – 31 August 2018

Linden Fund USA – 4th Annual Tea Party – Brooklyn NY – August 18. 2018

Dear LFU members and friends,                  Continue reading

PROFILE: Queens Book Fair promotes Youth Literacy – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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