Category Archives: Associations

Guyana-Jamaica Friendship Association NY – Boat Ride – Brooklyn NY – July 15, 2023

GUYANA: Fire destroys Christ Church Secondary School in Georgetown

– second fire in 8 days, 502 students displaced

By Shervin Belgrave

The western end of the Christ Church Secondary School being burnt to the ground.

  • Jan 13, 2023– Kaieteur News – First time lucky, second time not, this is the story of the Christ Church Secondary School located on Middle and Camp Streets that was destroyed by a massive fire on Thursday afternoon.

It was only last Wednesday that “quick response and diligent work” by the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) reportedly saved the school from being burnt down but this week firefighters could not prevent it. Yesterday’s fire reportedly erupted close to 17:00 hrs. Eyewitnesses recalled seeing thick smoke emanating from the western end of the building. Some small explosions were reportedly heard before flames were seen.      Continue reading

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – October – December 2022

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – October – December 2022

Season’s greeting to you and your loved ones! We hope that your holiday celebration is filled with lots to eat, drink and be merry.

As we reflect on the outgoing year, we realise that we were able to achieve an incredible lot despite ongoing fundraising constraints caused by the Pandemic. Thanks to our amazing team of volunteers, donors, sponsors, patrons and friends who stepped up their support!              Continue reading

GUYANA: Holiday Social for the Diaspora – Season’s Greetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GUYANA: Holiday Social for the Diaspora – Season’s Greetings

PROFILE: Buxtonian Pauline Baird is dedicated to keeping Guyanese creole alive

Buxton born writer and professor Pauline Baird is dedicated to keeping Guyanese creole alive

By Oluatoyin Alleyne – November 20, 2022

Dr. Pauline Baird

Dr Pauline Baird is a professor and author who wants to keep Guyanese creole alive and chief among her attributes is her storytelling skill, which she learned from her deceased mother, who was a consummate storyteller.

In fact, Megan Griffith-Baird did not just tell the stories she portrayed them in the way she dressed, which was always African styled, and when she walked through the streets of Buxton, East Coast Demerara, everyone knew her mission was keeping African culture alive. Her daughter described her as being quite an activist.                    Continue reading

Linden Fund USA – GivingTuesday 2022

Dear members & friends,

Giving Tuesday Notice (1) (PDF FILE

“GivingTuesday” is a global day of giving. To help raise awareness of charitable  causes and encourage donors’ generosity, Facebook will match $8 million U.S. in qualifying donations made on its platform during “GivingTuesday” on Nov. 29.

Last year, LFU raised nearly $1,500 from your donations and the qualifying Facebook match. We are encouraging you to help us spread the word about

“GivingTuesday 2022.”

It is a big world with hundreds of thousands of organizations like the LFU hoping to raise funds in support of their mission. Our plan this year is to have our supporters clicking the DONATE button on our Facebook page, starting at exactly by a.m. 8 AM Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, Nov. 29.    Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc – Newsletter – October 2022

The Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc. is pleased to present its latest edition of the On-Line Magazine. 
Please see the Link below. 
 
Thanks for your unwavering and continued support”.

Guyana Christian Charities. Canada Inc – October 2022 Newsletter

GUYANESE ONLINE RESTARTED TODAY

FROM :Guyana Christian Charities. Canada Inc
(October 2022 Newsletter.  As usual, we would appreciate it if you could forward this on to members of your family and friends.

I would like to let you know that GCC is looking into planning a Valentine Dance in February 2023, so please look out for our flyer announcement regarding this event.  Also GCC was contacted for its usual assistance with the Christmas Luncheon for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital on December 18, 2022 (previously held sometime in December).  Just to keep you up to date what might be happening soon.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Sir Shridath Ramphal’s papers, covering 72 years of public life, released on the Internet  

Sir Shridath Ramphal

GUYANA: Sir Shridath Ramphal’s papers released:

Guyana- born Caribbean and Commonwealth elder statesman, Sir Shridath Ramphal, has released papers on the Internet, covering 72 years of public life in the Caribbean, the Commonwealth and internationally.

In his distinguished career, Sir Shridath ‘Sonny’  has served as Assistant Attorney-General of the West Indies Federation, Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs of Guyana, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, and concurrently Chancellor of the University of Guyana, the University of the West Indies and Warwick University.          Continue reading

Guyana’s local content law is likely to achieve the opposite of what was intended – Letter by Andre Brandli

Dear Editor, — Letter by Andre Brandli

National news outlets, including this distinguished newspaper, have been documenting problems that are emerging as a consequence of the Local Content Act, which was passed by Parliament in late December 2021. Companies, such as Ramps Logistics Guyana, the largest logistics company servicing the oil and gas sector has apparently been denied access to the local content register.

Timothy Tucker, President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has been quoted saying that “rent-a-citizen” tactics run counter to the local content law. Finally, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo has recently voiced that the government is having difficulties with companies trying to circumvent the Local Content Act.        Continue reading

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