Category Archives: Guyanese in New York

Guyana-born artist: Frank Bowling- awarded Knighthood in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Frank Bowling in his South London studio, 2020, photo by Sacha Bowling,.

The Birthday Honours list recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.

During his six-decades long career, Bowling’s relentless pursuit of excellence in painting underpins a lifetime of service to British art. At age 86, he still is an active painter with an irrepressible work ethic, working in his studio almost every day.        Continue reading

TRAVEL: American Airlines says ready to resume scheduled flights to Guyana

American Airlines will resume scheduled commercial flights to Guyana on November 4, an airline representative announced yesterday (October 1, 2020)..

“We intend to return to GEO on Nov 4,” Corporate Communications representative Nichelle Tait told  Stabroek News when asked about resumption of services here.

On Wednesday, government confirmed that the two international airports will reopen to commercial flights on October 12. 2020

It is unclear when the other scheduled international carriers, Caribbean Airlines and COPA Airlines, will be returning.        Continue reading

Over 60 Guyanese died from COVID-19 in the U.S.A. – 22 May 2020

More than 60 Guyanese in the United States have lost their lives to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

This was evident from tributes posted on the Facebook page of the Guyanese Consulate in New York.

The Consulate General of Guyana in New York, Barbara Atherly, has created an online memorial platform on Facebook –Honoring Guyanese Lost to Coronavirus –where persons have been posting photos and memories of their loved ones who died from COVID-19 complications.

“The purpose of this page is to honor Guyanese who have died of COVID-19 so that family, friends and the larger Guyanese Community may pay their respects in this time of social distancing,” Atherly said in a letter posted to the page.


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Hundreds of NY Guyanese facing serious crisis following COVID-19

—  jobs lost, relying on food banks

Richmond Hill Lions Club preparing food packages

Richmond Hill Lions Club preparing food packages

Hundreds of New York-based Guyanese, many of whom are undocumented, are facing a serious financial crisis after losing their jobs due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and are relying heavily on the distribution of food packages from various groups for their survival.

Professor Dhanpaul Narine, a community advocate, told Stabroek News that Guyanese immigrants would wait on long lines at food pantries in areas such as the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens to receive weekly food packages.            Continue reading