Category Archives: Guyana Diaspora

GUYANA: Nandlall and Ali assure New York-based Guyanese of “fair and inclusive” governance;

— opposition supporters restate discrimination

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

As a small group of opposition supporters protested outside a restaurant in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York about the “installed” People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration, Attorney General Anil Nandlall was promising that government will be fair and inclusive as possible.

“We have a duty and we have a responsibility and we are committed to inclusive government,” Mr. Nandlall told party faithful.

The administration in recent days appears to be at pains to assure Guyanese and the international community that there is no discrimination against anyone, there will be inclusive governance and that Guyanese will benefit from the wealth, after two American Congressmen Albio Sires and Hank Johnson had publicly called for these steps to be taken.    Continue reading


Buxton-Friendship Express

It’s a holiday weekend in the USA and Guyana. Celebrate the love and joy of these occasions, as we praise and thank those who sacrificed to ensure a better future for us, our children, our grandchildren, our great-grandchildren, and our generations to come!

Happy Independence Day, America – 4th July!

Happy CARICOM Day, Caribbean Nations – 5th July!

Enjoy our Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter for the April – June quarter. You can download the attached copy or click on the following link to access it:

Be safe; stay well!

Team Buxton Express 

DOWNLOAD: Buxton-FriendshipExpress Newsletter – April- June 2021  


USA- New York-based Guyanese woman pleads guilty to US$1.7 million bank fraud

A Guyanese woman has pleaded guilty to a more than decade-long conspiracy to commit bank fraud, defrauding her employer, a Manhattan-based bank, by misappropriating approximately $1.7 million.

Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Gangadai Rampersaud Azim, also known as Julie Azim, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla.          Continue reading

POEMS by Cyril Dabydeen: “At Lord’s Cricket Ground”; “History Lesson”; “Dark Wood”

POEMS by Cyril Dabydeen:

While the World Test Cricket Championship is on–latest poem to share
–from the UK’s *Post-Colonial Text*…just published.


The ball bowled, the game played
at this neck of the woods—
the Lord’s Cricket Ground
in London, don’t you know?
Doosra in cold weather; oh,
a wrong ‘un next, come on.

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SHORT STORY: A Marriage proposal at over 30,000 feet – by Francis Quamina Farrier 

– by Francis Quamina Farrier 
June is the month of brides, and here is a story about “Love and Marriage” which is so romantic and which I know you will enjoy reading. The married couple who I am featuring this week of a series of Married couples, commenced their official life together as a committed couple, at over 30 thousand feet above the Caribbean sea. They were on a flight from New York to Guyana.
I was also on the flight, and was seated in the row directly in front of the couple. During the first leg of the flight which was from New York to Jamaica, I recognized romantic sounds emanating from the row directly behind mine.      Continue reading

VIDEO: Martin Carter: “You Are Involved” – Premiers on YouTube from June 7. 2021

Martin Carter was born on 7th June 1927. To mark his memory, we explore one of his poems, You are Involved, in a series of readings, meditations and commentary. Readers include Pauline Melville and Lloyd Marshall.
The clip is half an hour long and premieres today on YouTube at 11AM (Guyana, Toronto, NY)/ 4PM (UK).
It is a recording so it will beavailable at any point after that.

REMINDER: Inaugural Virtual Diaspora Conference – Georgetown – May 22. 2021 @ 9.00 am

VIEW: Diaspora_Conference Programme

The conference will provide a platform for the Government to reaffirm its commitment to Diaspora engagement and to garner feedback from the Diaspora on its plans to engage and involve the Diaspora in Guyana’s development.       

An electronic registration form is available at this link can be accessed on the Ministry’s website.

Due to the limitation of the virtual platform, only the first 1,000 registrants will be allowed into the conference. All other attendees will be able to view the conference on YouTube and Facebook. Provisions will be made for the latter to send in questions to panelists.

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COMMENTARY: For me – not for you! – By Geoff Burrowes

I like to think of myself as a good guy.

I am proud of my Guyanese roots. I enjoy being with other people with a Guyanese background, partly because of the buoyant, generous character of our people and partly because I don’t have to explain phrases like “Wha fo Do” or “Mango doan’ fall from genip tree” or “When goat foot bruk ‘e know ‘e Mama home” and I know they had senna pods and castor oil before going back to school, spoonfuls of brown sugar soaked in Canadian healing oil, for sore throat, although the bottle said “For external use only”; or they soaked their heads in Limacol when fevered or headachy.        Continue reading

ASSOCIATION: Sisters With A Mission: FISH FRY – Brooklyn NY. – June 19. 2021- 3.00pm – 9.00pm

NYC: The ‘Little Guyana’ Sign- Co-naming Event -Liberty Ave. Queens NY – May 29. 2021 @ 10.00am