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Justice Anthony Carmona Becomes President of Trinidad and Tobago

Justice Anthony Carmona Becomes President of Trinidad and Tobago!

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Justice Anthony Carmona

Justice Anthony Carmona has had a distinguished record of service for his native Trinidad and Tobago, and for the international community as well. He is a Caribbeanist at heart. His student days in Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados enabled him to appreciate the diversity of the Caribbean and the possibilities that it offers for integration. Anthony’s visit to Guyana has shown him how rich the country is in human and economic resources.

It is hardly surprising that with his deportment and experience high honors would come his way. He was appointed to several top positions in the judicial system in Trinidad. A prestigious honor was conferred on him when he was elected on the first ballot as a United Nations prosecutor.

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Dysfunction in Washington – An Apprentice in the White House! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dysfunction in Washington – An Apprentice in the White House!

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You knock on his door…  And he kicks you from his Tower. You are not the right color.  But you don’t care. You cook, clean, scrub, babysit, Teach, and serve in uniforms.  You stand tall, dream big Break walls, and soar like an eagle. You too are America!

How about those other ‘S’ words?  We can start with savage, slavery and supremacists. Each word tells a story of inhumanity and the burden of nations trying to rid themselves of an embarrassing past.     Continue reading

Dr. Riyad Insanally – Guyana’s Ambassador to the USA – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Riyad Insanally – Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Riyad Insanally

Dr. Riyad Insanally assumed the post on September 1, 2016, as Guyana’s Eighth Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America and Fourth Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS).

He sees his mission as working to enhance Guyana’s bilateral relations with the US and raising Guyana’s profile as a responsible member of the hemispheric community, as well as helping to build bridges across the Guyanese-American Diaspora.    Continue reading

Queens Rally Calls For Humane Immigration Policy – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Queens Rally Calls For Humane Immigration Policy

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By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The sun peeped from the sky to brighten up a chilly wintry day. It allowed the Interfaith Council for Community Development to hold an Immigration Rally on Liberty Avenue. The purpose of the Rally was to draw attention to the flaws in the US Immigration system and to ask the Trump Administration to redress them.

The Rally appealed to the Trump Administration to treat two categories of persons with compassion and humanity. Who or what are these categories? It is well known that many immigrants came to America in search of a better way of life. They have lived in the US without breaking the law and have deep roots in the country.    Continue reading

Profile: Ambassadors of Culture – Dr Vindhya Persaud and Romanee Kalicharran

Profile: Ambassadors of Culture – Dr Vindhya Persaud and Romanee Kalicharran

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The women in our community have made us proud. They recently treated us to a wonderful weekend of high culture in New York.

Dr. Vindhya Persaud brought her troupe from Guyana to perform at York College. It was Naya Zamana’s 21st anniversary and it was titled ’Lost in Time’. A packed York College auditorium was treated to spectacular dances and top class music. This is the second time that Vindhya has brought her dancers to New York. Last year was equally mesmerizing with a capacity crowd supporting a unique event.     Continue reading

Trump’s America – Are Sanctuary Cities Safer? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Trump’s America – Are Sanctuary Cities Safer?

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It was high summer of Washington Park Square in New York. The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests were in full swing as thousands gathered to vent their feelings against corruption in Wall Street. The lady standing next to me bemoaned the fact that microphones were not allowed; the speeches had to be relayed by speakers that stood in strategic positions. But the world did get the message that Wall Street was corrupt, even if little had happened in Main Street to arrest the gaping inequality that existed in America.

In the last fortnight Washington Park Square was again the scene of protests. On this occasion it was the students that had taken the lead. They were protesting against the proposals of Donald Trump to cut funding for sanctuary cities. Trump had demanded during the campaign that there should be tougher immigration laws to secure the borders.  Continue reading

Imam Baksh wins with “Children of the Spider”- By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Imam Baksh wins with “Children of the Spider”

By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Imam Baksh

The world of Zolpash is ruled by Spider gods and an assortment of followers. But they have a grand scheme which is to invade planet Earth. It sets up a conflict between good and evil and the necessity of intervention to perform the act of rescue. This occurs with the arrival of heroine Mayali whose mission is to fight off the enemies and restore order.

Imam Baksh has taken us into a world of fantasy and magic. He has delighted his readers with characters which are refreshingly different when compared to the usual fare on the high street. It is time that someone explores the myths and the meanings given the fantastic webs that are entombed in Guyanese lore.

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Profile: Bharati Kemraj – Media Liaison to Bronx NY Borough President

Profile: Bharati Kemraj – Communications and Media Liaison to Bronx Borough President

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Bharati Kemraj is a young lady with a bundle of charm. She has a refreshing approach to life; she wants all to function to the best of their ability and to do so with the joy that honest work brings. Bharati was born at Meten-Meer Zorg on the West Coast of Demerara in Guyana. Her dad is Vishnu Sukul, a prominent Hindu priest and her mom is Chandra, a caregiver.

Bharati is third of six children. She attended Meten-Meer Zorg government school and recalls that the teachers were strict and there was a lot of homework. She loved math and would take on extra assignments to improve her grades.   Continue reading

Profile: Verna Walcott-White- Dance is her Passion – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Verna Walcott-White- Dance is her Passion

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Verna Walcott-White has been involved in dance for most of her life. She is not only an accomplished artist but what is remarkable is that Verna has shared her talents and knowledge with others for many years. She runs a dance school in New York and the students there are lucky to have an accomplished teacher in their midst.

Verna’s journey has been long, exciting and rewarding. As she reflects on the road traveled she is pleased with her many achievements.

Verna was born in Charlestown in Georgetown, Guyana. She grew up in Crown Street in Queenstown, not too far away. Her mother was Miriam Agatha Patterson, a school teacher and later Principal of St. Gabriel’s School. Her dad was Joseph Arnold Emmanuel Patterson and he was proud of that name.   Continue reading

America’s Divide: Equal Opportunities for All? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

America’s Divide: Equal Opportunities for All?

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By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

  • Dream Big, little one
  • Open your eyes
  • Think, read, sift, and weigh
  • Let learning bring light
  • Into a wondrous new world
  • And keep your destiny on track!

They tell us it all starts with education. It will open doors and give us access to the top jobs and to the corridors of power. It would make us equal; Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, and others, would get a fair shot, a slice of the pie.

What the streets can’t fix the classrooms will address and from there will arise America’s future leaders. They told us these things and more.

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