Category Archives: Guyanese in New York

USA: New York:  Tragedy in Little Guyana – By: Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

     By Dhanpaul Narine

In one week, five Guyanese died in Queens, New York City. It was a beautiful Friday morning when five friends boarded the Q41 bus. They were in a good mood, as their yearly exams were done. The start of the summer promised fun-filled activities. The friends stopped at Jamaica Bay, in Queens, New York.

It is an area that is known for its treacherous currents. According to reports, around midday, two friends, each aged 13, went into the water, near Broad Channel. They were dragged by a rip current deep into the channel and failed to make it to the shore. Daniel Persaud and Ryan Wong were rushed to the hospital and were pronounced dead.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Tension at a time of social and economic transformation; A perspective from the Diaspora -By Lear Matthews

Lear Matthews

– By Lear Matthews

Tensions between the Diaspora and Guyana, the home country, namely, the governing administration and civil society is occasionally discussed, but not seriously addressed.  We need to examine the cause, impact and consequences of tension as the nation enters an unprecedented phase of nation building.

The genesis of tension I believe, centers around circumstances and patterns of departure from the home country, as well as misunderstanding of intent, distrust, false assumptions, and the post-immigration continuation of ethnic cleavage. Tension and disharmony, nourished by a tradition of ethnic mistrust seemed to have “spilled over” into the Diaspora, perpetuated by ethnic enclaves.      Continue reading

GUYANA Cultural Association of New York -GCA-: Awards 2022: Requests for Nominations by June 30, 2022

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.
Office of the Governor of New York/File
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

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