Category Archives: Guyanese in New York

GUYANA DIASPORA: Guyana Police Force – ZOOM webinar – 17th May 2022 @ 6.00pm EST

You are invited to a webinar to engage with the Commissioner of Police (ag) and other senior officials of the Guyana Police Force on 17th May 2022 at 6pm EST. The zoom ID number and passcode are stated on the flier to join the meeting.        

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Buxton Heritage Fund: Bar-B-Que Lime – Brooklyn, NY – June 25, 2022

FUNDRAISER: Pre Mothers Day Dinner and Gala: Brooklyn. NY – May 7. 2022

NEW YORK: Hundreds of excluded workers shut down Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges

Hundreds of excluded workers march for improve benefits on Brooklyn Bridge.
Hundreds of excluded workers and elected representatives came together on Tuesday March 08, in massive marches over the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges to raise the heat for an additional $3 billion for the Excluded Workers Fund in the State budget and a permanent program dubbed “Excluded No More” to provide compensation to workers who have lost a job or income and are ineligible for unemployment insurance.

Workers in helmets, vests, cleaning supplies and other work tools linked arms to shut down the bridges as the deadline approaches for the State Senate and Assembly to release their one-house budgets.            Continue reading

USA: New York: Senator Brian Benjamin. accepts nomination of lieutenant governor

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York Senator Brian Benjamin.
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Caribbean American New York State Lieutenant Governor, Brian Benjamin on Thursday accepted the nomination of the New York State Democratic Party for lieutenant governor.

The State Party voted unanimously at the New York State Democratic Convention, at the Sheridan Hotel in midtown Manhattan, to nominate Benjamin, 44, the son of a Guyanese mother and Jamaican father, as the party’s choice for lieutenant governor in this year’s election.        Continue reading

GUYJAM: Guyana-Jamaica Friendship Association NY – Boat Ride – Brooklyn NY – July 16, 2022

PROFILE: Guyana-born Asahi Pompey- President of Goldman Sachs Foundation – video

PROFILE: Asahi Pompey- President of Goldman Sachs Foundation 

Interviewed By Roy Wood Jr. on Faces of Race – July 5, 2021.

“I am committed to making this rareness not too rare,” says Asahi Pompey, President of Goldman Sachs Foundation on how corporations can help close the racial wealth gap.

USA: A Tribute in memory of Colin Moore – By Lear Matthews

Colin Moore

A Tribute in memory of Colin Moore  – By Lear Matthews

As we mourn the loss of Colin Moore, bringing a message of condolence and comfort to his family, I would like to share a few thoughts about my friend, colleague and mentor. He has been a champion for human rights, a voice of the downtrodden and devoted son of the soil.

What he has done as a political activist, legal scholar, historian, community organizer, father, husband and citizen of the world has left an indelible mark which will continue to influence many lives. His political advocacy spanned the globe, but particularly Guyana, Jamaica and the US. He participated in early efforts to establish a National Arts Council Center in Guyana to promote cultural and ethnic unity, and national solidarity.        Continue reading

USA: New York: Profile of the Year: Judges Karen Gopee, Cassandra Johnson, Soma Syed and Andrea Ogle

New York Elections 2021 – Four New Judges – ” You Make Us Proud”

By: Dhanpaul Narine

The 2021 November elections were historic. They brought us a new crop of judges. These talented and remarkable women are trailblazers that have left an indelible imprint in their communities. Their scholarship, and service, span several countries, but what they have in common is the ability to dispense justice, without fear or favor, in one of the greatest cities of the world.

Judge Karen Gopee was born in Tunapuna, in Trinidad and Tobago. She rose to become the first Indo-Caribbean Judge in New York. Karen is from a working-class family. She worked hard with the support of her parents, Basmatee and Prakash Gopee. She attended Franklin K. Lane High School and graduated from Binghamton University and St. John’s University. Karen has deep roots in the community and was appointed a Judge by Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2015. She will be a Judge in the Supreme Court in Queens County. One of her mentors is Judge Alex Calabrese who has always encouraged Karen to reach for the stars.            Continue reading

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