Category Archives: Guyanese in the USA

U.S.A: It is astonishing that Two Democratic Senators hold their President’s legacy plan hostage — By Mohamed Hamaludin

Commentary — By Mohamed Hamaludin

The federal government, with Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt as president, in the 1930s, created the New Deal, bringing a vast network of enhanced social services, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and major infrastructural projects. Another Democrat, Lyndon B. Johnson, in the 1960s, poured huge amounts of money into the social safety net and also produced the landmark Voting Rights Act. But they faced stiff opposition from those who dub large-scale government spending “socialist” and ruinous to the economy. The same claim is being made against another Democratic President, Joseph R. Biden, and his$3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan.

Biden’s “human infrastructure” package offers free child-care up to age 5, saving the average family $14,800 annually; universal pre-school for 3- and 4-year-olds, benefiting five million families, saving each $13,000 annually; and 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave.      Continue reading

Vaccine Passports, The Nuremberg Trial, Declaration Of Helsinki And What’s To Be – By Yvonne Sam

Vaccine Passports, The Nuremberg Trial, Declaration Of Helsinki And What’s To Be

Photo credit: Markus Winkler/Unsplash.

Yvonne Sam -- newWhile we are all deliberating, integrating, contemplating, even procrastinating, following the government’s announcement of its intention to institute vaccination passports, here are a few areas that begs immediate, and thorough, consideration.

Firstly, given the current situation, an election, and new virus detection, to start focusing on the insistence and ultimate existence of vaccine passports is a distraction that risks dividing people at a moment when national unity is crucial.

Additionally,  political grandstanding about vaccine passports serves no one.            Continue reading

Guyana Min. of Foreign Affairs: Post Diaspora Conference – ZOOM Meeting- Sept 08. 2021 @ 11.00am EST

Webinar for Wednesday 8 September 2021 – 11:00AM EST
Agenda          Continue reading

New York Governor Kathy Hochul picks Caribbean American state senator as lieutenant governor

PHOTO: New York Governor Kathy Hochul appears with her choice for Lieutenant Governor, Democratic New York State Senator Brian Benjamin at an event in the Harlem section of Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., Aug. 26, 2021. – REUTERS/Mike Segar
Newly-installed New York Governor, Kathy Hochul announced on Thursday the selection of Caribbean American New York State Sen. Brian Benjamin for lieutenant governor.

Benjamin, 44, the son of a Guyanese mother and Jamaican father, previously served as the New York State Senator for District 30 – which encompasses Harlem, East Harlem and the Upper West Side in Manhattan.        Continue reading

BOOK: Duplicity and Complicity in a Whitewashed Church – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Rosaliene Bacchus – August 24, 2021– PRESS RELEASE — NEW NOVEL — THE TWISTED CIRCLE

Front Cover The Twisted Circle: A Novel by Rosaliene Bacchus (USA, 2021)

LOS ANGELESAug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Aggrieved, angered, and ashamed by the revelations in the documentary film, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, author Rosaliene Bacchus breaks her silence as a former Catholic nun in her novel, The Twisted Circle, and adds her voice for victims of sexual abuse by predatory priests in the patriarchal Catholic Church.

Drawing on her seven-year experience of the religious life during the 1970s in her native land, Guyana, Bacchus explores the abuse of power by members of the clergy. The religious women ensnared in the author’s twisted circle of deceit, are not without guilt. Taught to hate the sin but forgive the sinner, they share silent complicity with the abusers.      Continue reading

GCA – GUYANA FOLK MAGAZINE – 2021 Third Quarter Edition

GCA- Guyana Cultural Association of New YorkGCA – 2021 THIRD QUARTER EDITION

 Guyana Cultural Association On-Line Magazine

GCA: Guyana Cultural Association Of New York – Folk Festival Family Fun Day – September 5, 2021

Guyanese in NY hold massive protest against alleged racism in homeland – Caribbean Life News Report

Guyanese at massive rally in Brooklyn on Sunday, Aug.15. 2021
Photo by Nelson A. King
In the first of what organizers say would be massive protests against the policies of the incumbent People’s Progressive Party (PPP)/Civic administration in Guyana, including alleged wanton racism, hundreds of Guyanese, other Caribbean nationals and “friends of Guyana” took to the streets of Brooklyn on Sunday demonstrating their fervent disapproval of the Guyana government’s policies.

Sunday’s march and rally in Brooklyn were organized by the newly-formed Guyanese Organizations Against Racism (GOAR), which comprises 25 groups in the New York tri-state area.

The Brooklyn-based group dubbed the march and rally “Guyanese Organizations Against PPP Apartheid Governance, Racism & Injustice.”     Continue reading

A Guyana SPEAKS SPECIAL: Reflecting on the Portuguese in Guyana – Sunday 15th August 2021@ 3pm BST

Please join us for a special Guyana SPEAKS event reflecting on the Portuguese in Guyana.

It takes place this coming Sunday, 15th August at 3pm BST / 10am GYT & EDT / 11am ADT.  Our distinguished speakers are: Dr Joanne Collins-Gonsalves, Salvador De Caires, Bruce Nobrega and Maggie Harris.  They will be talking on a variety of topics including the history of Portuguese indentureship and culture, 18th century Jewish-Portuguese, Portuguese cuisine and poetry. 

Join Zoom Meeting               Continue reading

U.S.A: Call for reparations is not for handouts but for paying a debt long in default – By Mohamed Hamaludin

– By Mohamed Hamaludin

This is the second installment in a series on the debt which the United States owes to African Americans. The first installment dealt with the need for an apology for slavery.

Britain passed the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833 and agreed to compensate slave-owners for loss of their “property” by borrowing 20 million pounds sterling, amounting to 40 percent of its national budget, equivalent to billions of dollars today.

Britain paid off that debt only in 2015, with taxpayers footing the bill all along, a fact not generally known until the Treasury mentioned it in a 2018 tweet and political activist Raheem Kassam posted the information online. USA Today followed up with a fact-checking  June 30, 2020, deeming it true. The slaves got nothing; it was reparations for the slavers, not the enslaved.        Continue reading

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