Category Archives: Guyanese in the USA

GUYANA: Back to Beautiful Buxton – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 The Tipperary Hall. Buxton. The Post Office is now located here.

 Beautiful Buxton – by Francis Quamina Farrier

A few months ago, I wrote an article which has the headline, “From Buxton to Buxton” which juxtaposed the town of Buxton in England and the village of Buxton here in Guyana. Since writing that article, I have done a two-hour walkabout in the Guyana Buxton. During that exercise in which my 83- year-old feet did admirably well, I saw and experienced much of modern-day Buxton in Region 4. I have to say, I was impressed; especially with the people with whom I had verbal communication.            Continue reading

Commentary: My Walkabout in “Little Guyana”- by Francis Quamina Farrier

This article is about my recent two-hour walkabout in “Little Guyana” which is located in Queens, New York City. First, let me turn back the clock over half a century to my first visit to New York City, which was in 1969. I did not arrive in New York by the route normally taken by tens of thousands of Guyanese over the decades; which is by a flight from Timehri to New York. That first arrival of mine to the Big Apple, was by aircraft from Toronto, Canada.

A Guyanese business establishment on Liberty Avenue in “Little Guyana” New York city.(Photo by Francis Q. Farrier)

USA: Democratic candidate Eric Adams poised to be New York’s next mayor

Adams’ victory a ‘major step forward’: Brooklyn Dems chair

Brooklyn Borough President and a Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams (Right), greets NYPD officers as participants gather for a march through the financial district during a parade honoring essential workers for their efforts in getting New York City through the COVID-19 pandemic, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in New York.
Adams bested a large Democratic field in New York’s first major race to use ranked choice voting. Results from the latest tabulations showed him leading former city sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia.     
Associated Press/John Minchillo

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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

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

BUSINESS: Transformation of the Street Vendor: A view from the Caribbean Diaspora – By Lear Matthews

Lear Matthews

(Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month in June)

Transformation of the Street Vendor: A view from the Caribbean Diaspora – By Lear Matthews

Recognizing that the United States is a “salad bowl” of diversity and not the proverbial melting pot, Immigrant Heritage Month was created to acknowledge/celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of immigrants. Opportunities afforded them notwithstanding, despite encounters of xenophobia, immigrants have undoubtedly shaped the economic, cultural and civic engines of North America and Europe. Street vending which has existed as an occupation for a very long time is considered a cornerstone of the historical and cultural heritage of cities and towns globally, with immigrants among prominent purveyors of this tradition.

This article highlights street vending among English Speaking Caribbean immigrants, an aspect of the immigrant experience that has not received much attention. Although focused on the United States, there are implications for other countries of settlement or alleged “host societies” such as Canada and Great Britain.          Continue reading

New York City: Co-naming of Liberty Avenue gives Guyana and Guyanese recognition

-Diaspora key to Guyana’s development – -Foreign Secretary

Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York was co-named ‘Little Guyana Avenue’ at a simple, but significant ceremony on Saturday.

Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Robert Persaud, said the event gives recognition not only to Guyana, but to the contributions US citizens of Guyanese descent have made to transform the area from a depressed community into a thriving commercial and residential area.        Continue reading

New York. USA: Great pride in Queens over `Little Guyana Avenue’ – updated

A sneak peak of the co-naming sign

Stabroek News- – By

The sign, which will be unveiled on May 29, has been erected at the intersection of Lefferts Boulevard and Liberty Avenue.

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Guyana SPEAKS – Under The Influence of a Guyanese Heritage – 30th May 2021 – Virtual Event

GUYANA SPEAKS: Sunday, 30th May 2021 at 2pm BST / 9am ET / 9am GYT. 

Please register for the next Guyana SPEAKS event by clicking on the link below:
Our distinguished speakers – Dr Jim Thakoordin (UK), Dudley Charles (USA) and Jane Thakoordin (UK) – will be talking about how their art and/or activism has been influenced by their Guyanese heritage.

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