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Guyanese Nurses Asso. – Dinner/Dance – Dec 13, 2013 – Great Neck NY


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Sparrow fighting … conscious and responsive in NYC hospital – updates

Sparrow released from hospital

Trinidad Express

Press Release: Oct 23, 2013 at 12:15 PM ECT

The Mighty SparrowThe Mighty Sparrow

The Mighty Sparrow, Slinger Francisco, has been released from hospital and he is now recovering in a special therapy facility.

This according to a press release sent out yesterday on behalf of Margaret Francisco, wife of the internationally renowned calypsonian. Sparrow was hospitalised last month in the US where he remains after falling into a coma.

The release said Sparrow continues to improve daily and will now undergo physical strengthening and other medical procedures to improve his overall well-being.

“We wish to place on record our profound appreciation for the continued outpouring of best wishes, prayers and support from the public for the complete recovery of the Mighty Sparrow. We also wish to express our sincere thanks to the hospital doctors and staff for the professional performance of their duties and the loving care and attention they exhibited. We will continue to issue updates as significant items relating to his progress comes to hand,” the press release said.

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Buxton Honours Eusi Kwayana – August 21, 2013

Buxton Honours Eusi Kwayana – August 21, 2013

The Buxton First of August Movement  will be hosting a tribute to Brother Eusi Kwayana in recognition of his long and selfless public service to Guyana on Wednesday (today) August 21 at 5:30 pm at the Friendship Primary School. The tribute titled, Thank You Brother Eusi, will take the form of a Cultural Evening and a Symposium. Representatives of all political parties and organizations to which Kwayana was affiliated have been invited to tributes. These include the PPP, PNC, WPA, ACDA, ASCRIA, ASRE. Others such as AFC, Red Thread and the Pan African Organization are also expected to participate.

The First of August Movement believes that Kwayana has been a national treasure whose contributions have not been fully acknowledged by Guyana. We, therefore, hope that this tribute would serve to draw the country’s attention to the need to properly honor our outstanding sons and daughters while they are still in our midst. Brother Eusi at 88 years old continues to participate in the national debates through his regular interventions in the newspapers. . At a time when Guyana is going through a crisis of leadership, the example of Eusi Kwayana is most needed.   Continue reading

Capitol News – TV video Reports – July 11, 2013

Capitol News  – July 11, 2013

  • GECOM Commissioner Vincent Alexander speaks out against the actions of former Chief Elections Officer Gocool Boodhoo
  • Guyana Women Miners Organisation seeks Parliamentary support to fight trafficking in persons
  • Gov’t sticks with Mr. Patrick Mentore to lead Police reforms despite Thomas Carroll visa scandal allegations
  • Brickdam lockups to get G$40 million upper flat
  • Family of a young Guyanese nurse who died suddenly in India seek answers
  • Main opposition heads to the courts to challenge the new fees for broadcast licences

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GECOM Commissioner Vincent Alexander speaks out against the actions of former Chief Elections Officer Gocool BoodhooPosted: 11 Jul 2013 04:29 PM PDT

Speaking to Capitol News Commissioner at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Vincent Alexander said he cannot in any ‘good faith’ allow the renewal of the employment contract for former Chief Elections Officer Gocool Boodoo. Alexander has accused Boodoo of making a fraudulent declaration which was observed by him during the tabulation of the 2011 elections […]

Colors of the Caribbean Show – June 28, 2013 – Hyattsville.MD


Dave Martins & The Tradewinds – NYC – August 17, 2013

Dave Martins NY

Guyanese Association of Delaware- Annual Picnic- July 21, 2013

Guyanese Association of Delaware

Coastal flooding from Essequibo Coast to Corentyne – April 28 2013 – updates

Overtopping of Seawall  – video

Gusty Winds propel Coastal flooding from Essequibo Coast to Corentyne

Written by Denis Scott Chabrol    Demerara Waves
Sunday, 28 April 2013 09:53
 Several coastal communities from the Essequibo Coast to the Corentyne were Sunday morning under several inches of floodwater due to extremely high tides worsened by gusty winds, authorities said.Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn confirmed that a drainage sluice (koker) at Windsor Castle, Essequibo Coast has been damaged by the force of the waves. He said a team has been deployed to begin remedial works there.He said the Rupert Craig Highway would remain closed until Monday morning because the next high tide would be at 3 PM Sunday. The height would be 2.94 meters.  Authorities are expected to clean up a thick and slippery sludge is left behind whenever the water recedes.The high tide and closure of the area means that there would not be the usual Sunday evening ‘lime’ on the seawall.On the outskirts of central Georgetown, in the Liliendaal-Blygezight area, residents woke up to several inches of heavily silted coffee brown water in their yards. The Public Works Minister said that although the Liliendaal pump was working, several drains and trenches in the area were blocked preventing the water from running off the land.             Continue reading

Capitol News Videos – April 25, 2013 – 7 videos

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  • Brutal stabbing of 14-year-old girl shocks family – 25th Apr 2013
  • National Assembly approves $177.4 billion budget – 25th Apr 2013
  • Member of Parliament, Desmond Trotman, rejects threat by Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee – 25th Apr 2013
  • Opposition slashes $19 billion from LCDS allocation – 25th Apr 2013
  • Jai Signs and Designs emerges victorious in the Hikers Hockey Club’s Hockey Festival – 25th Apr 2013
  • Transformational Leadership seminar to better equip Guyanese to make daily decisions – 25th Apr 2013
  • Private Sector Commission calls on politicians to pull together – 25th Apr 2013
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Guyana News: Capitol News videos – April 19, 2013

Capitol News Videos  – April 19, 2013

  • Ministry of Local Government comes under the microscope in the National Assembly – 19th Apr 2013
  • Two Constitutional challenges filed in the High Court against the granting of radio frequencies by Former President Bharrat Jagdeo – 19th Apr 2013
  • Ruling PPP/C expresses frustration over Budget Cuts – 19th Apr 2013
  • Prime Minister Samuel Hinds speaks out against opposition voting against GPL subsidies – 19th Apr 2013
  • New fashion magazine hits news stands – 19th Apr 2013
  • ‘Firestorm’ promises to be fireworks tomorrow night at the Princess Hotel – 19th Apr 2013
  • ACM, IPI and GPA statement on settlement of Broadcast Licensing dispute in Guyana – 19th Apr 2013
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