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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)

Hurricane Sandy: The Long Recovery – 45 photos

Hurricane Sandy: The Long Recovery

Nov 14, 2012 | The Atlantic  –  45 photos

Crews tackle piles of debris as clean-up continues where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, on November 10, 2012. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #
Sixteen days after the landfall of superstorm Sandy, much recovery work remains to be done.
After Katrina in 2005, Sandy is the costliest hurricane to ever hit the United States, and New York and New Jersey have suffered most of the estimated $50 billion in damages.

AFC’s Sheila Holder dies – funeral Nov 26 in Brooklyn

AFC’s Sheila Holder dies

November 20, 2011 – Demerara Waves

Vice Chairman of the Alliance For Change, Sheila Holder died tonight after losing a battle with stomach cancer, a senior party official confirmed.

Up to the afternoon, Khemraj Ramjattan hinted that she had been in a critical condition.

Ahead of a formal statement by the AFC, party leader Raphael Trotman told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com ) that:

“The Party is in deep pain and sorrow tonight as we have lost our sister, colleague, comrade and friend. We refused to believe that her illness would lead to untimely death even though knowing the gravity of the illness.

“Her indomitable spirit will live on. The timing of her death is significant as it comes on the very eve of elections. The AFC will dedicate its campaign and victory to the life and works of Sheila Holder. She would have wanted us to push ahead.”   Read more

Also read this update:

Sheila Holder to be buried in Brooklyn on Saturday Nov 26, 2011


And this earlier Blog entry:

AFC’s Sheila Holder bows out of Election Race

AFC’s Sheila Holder bows out of Election Race (Demerara Waves) Friday, 09 September 2011 The Alliance For Change’s (AFC) Prime Ministerial candidate, Sheila Holder on Friday announced that she was dropping out of the 2011 elections race due to ill health. “My decision to withdraw now is because I will need urgent treatment, during the […]

TRIBUTE to Sheila Holder:

Also view the attached ‘Tribute’ to Sheila Holder of the Alliance For Change, who  was interred on Saturday November 26, 2011 in Brooklyn NYC.

A TRANSCENDANT TREATMENT for Sheila Holder AFC 11-16-11 fin

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Passenger from Guyana sues Delta over cocaine in suitcase

Wrongful arrest…Passenger from Guyana sues Delta over cocaine in suitcase

November 18, 2011 –  KNEWS

New York (New York Post) – A former Yankee Stadium security guard lost his job, went through a humiliating full-body strip search and faced the threat of spending the rest of his life in jail — all because someone planted two bricks of cocaine in his luggage.

Roger Levans, 56, of South Ozone Park, Queens, said the cascade of horrors began Dec. 29, 2010, after he got off his Delta Air Lines flight from Guyana, where he’d been visiting family for Christmas — and didn’t end until March, when the US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn finally dropped its bombshell drug charges.

Levans on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Delta in Queens Superior Court, citing severe emotional distress, financial loss and damage to his reputation — and described to The Post the shock of being charged with a crime he didn’t commit.   Read more

Post #818

BESAC – Buxton Group Event in Brooklyn – October 29, 2011

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Buxtonians for the Educational & Social Advancement of the Community
Invites You to …   A Musical Celebration

Gospel & Steel


Chronicle Atlantic Symphony Steel & Brass orchestra

Carole Myrtle Graham –   Brother Louie Mignott

Praise Dancers

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Catherine McAuley High School Auditorium

710 East 37th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11203

(Near Foster Avenue)

Ticket Donation :bb$25—Adult $20—Child

Refreshments on sale at friendly prices

Proceeds to benefit Bernice Miller-Bantum Scholarship Fund

For Ticket Reservation

718-843-3690     Errol & Vashti Cockfield

718-235-0718     Dr. Wilbert Hope

347-228-6939     John Massay

Guyana Cultural Association of New York – September 2011 Newsletter

Guyana Cultural Association of New York – September 2011 Newsletter

Download Newsletter: GCA_SEPTEMBER-2011_NEWSLETTER

Letter from the Editor –Tangerine Clarke

It is with deep gratitude that we say thanks, to you our supporters, sponsors and performers.

The board of the Guyana Cultural Association successfully planned, and accomplished an impressive 10th Anniversary Celebration of our cultural heritage.

Our journey began with many firsts. In June 2011, during Caribbean Heritage Month, literary lovers had an opportunity to bond with authors during a relaxed, one on one interview format.    Continue reading

Guyana Oriental College Old Students Association


867 Troy Ave.,

Brooklyn New York, 11203

We are organizing an Alumni Association for our “old school”.

Please contact us if you were a student of Guyana Oriental College.

 Contact Mrs. Penelope Stephens Bascom

Director/ Asst. Secretary (organizing)

 Tel. 347-499-3889

Email: pennymbgt@yahoo.com

BHS-QC present Labour Day Sunday Jam – NYC

VIP tickets are available @ $50, ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLY!!
Contact: ALFRED GRANGER at qchorse@gmail.com
or call 1 (347) 232-8930.

VIP tickets are available @ $50, ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLY!!
Contact: ALFRED GRANGER at qchorse@gmail.com
or call 1 (347) 232-8930.

AUTOBUM – By: Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth

Ewalt Ainsworth

This article has been written by Guyana-born Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth.  He left Guyana in the early 1980’s and now lives in New Jersey. He is now almost totally blind but this impediment has not stopped his academic studies or his ability to craft his interesting and sometimes amusing stories about Guyana, the USA, and life.  E-mail: jenewalt@aol.com

We have published a previous article entitled:   Small Change still on my mind  

AUTOBUM  –  By: Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth

June is the month of weddings and every boy and girl, irrespective of country of origin, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity et al, looks forward to tying the nuptial knot.  June, real name, got married in the month of June, on her birth date and was unable to consummate the marriage.  Her husband was returned to prison immediately after the ceremony.

The husband has been incarcerated for more than 18 months and originally was scheduled to be released a week before the wedding day but encountered some technical problems regarding immigration.  Originally, he was charged for grand auto theft and had done his time.  The problem he encountered has to do with his citizenship.            Continue reading

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