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QC Alumni NY Chapter brings Christmas cheer to Calvary’s Mission Food Pantry

QCAANY Chapter brings Christmas cheer to Calvary’s Mission Food Pantry

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PHOTO: QCAANY at Calvary’s Mission Food Pantry in Queens. Second from left front row, Consul General Hon. Barbara Atherly, Tony Singh, Sherrilyn McPherson, old student of St. Rose’s old girl, Brenda Brentt-Peterns and Patrick Stephens. Stooping, Karen Wharton, president of QCAANY, Carlotta Waterman, and other volunteers.             

The motto of the Queen’s College of Guyana High School is — Lawful and Helpful Everywhere — a dictum that has held true to the stellar work the former students continue to do, and demonstrated with humility on Dec. 9, when the New York Alumni Chapter dedicated its service to humanity by volunteering at Calvary’s Mission Food Pantry in Richmond Hill, Queens.      Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update – September 5, 2016

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Caribbean Life News Update –  September 5, 2016 

NY Senate citation for Guyana consul general


Senator Roxanne Persaud of the 19th Senate District in Brooklyn, last Thursday, Aug. 25 presented newly appointed Guyana Consul General, New York, Barbara Atherly, with a citation, during a welcome reception at the Princeton Club on Manhattan’s Westside.

Randolph M. Ten-Pow accredite­d as Guyana’s ambassado­r


Just after presentin­g his Letter of Credence to Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, on Monday, Aug. 22, Guyana’s ninth permanent represent­ative to the UN,  Randolph Michael Ten-Pow, received a hearty welcome from CARICOM members, diplomats and Guyana nationals­, at a reception at the Guyana Mission in Manhattan­.

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East Orange NJ mayor raises Guyana flag over City Hall – By Tangerine Clark

East Orange NJ mayor raises Guyana flag over City Hall

By Tangerine Clarke – June 15, 2016 – Caribbean Life

Mayor of the City of East Orange, Lester E. Taylor III on June 10, congratulated Guyanese on their 50th Independence Anniversary on the steps on City Hall, and said it was a joy to welcome the nationals to the City of East Orange where ‘our vision is setting the standard for excellence to become a destination city.”

“I am very proud to recognize that East Orange has the second largest Guyanese American population next to queens New York, and I am very happy to congratulate all Guyanese on the 50th Anniversary of your independen­ce,” said the politician, who joined the founders of the Guyana American Heritage Foundation Inc. (GAHFI) at their 10th Annual Flag Raising ceremony on the municipal plaza.  [Read more]

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith appointed 10th UG chancellor- By Tangerine Clarke

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith appointed 10th UG chancellor

By Tangerine Clarke

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

Excellence and the pursuit of success were ingrained in Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith from a very early age while growing up in Georgetown, Guyana.

Professor Griffith, who will assume office on June 14, 2016 as the 10th vice chancellor of the University of Guyana, created history as the first person to graduate with Distinction in Political Science in 1980 from the same university.

Griffith’s outstanding achievement as a scholar, academic leader and teacher is a testament to his long and brilliant academic career.

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Festive welcome for Guyanese expatriates – By Tangerine Clarke

Festive welcome for Guyanese expatriates

Guyana 50th Anniversary Logo

Guyana 50th Anniversary Logo

By Tangerine Clarke – May 26, 2016 / Caribbean Life News

Thousands of Guyanese expatriates from every corner of the world arrived in Georgetown, Guyana, over the last week to a festive welcome when they disembarked from several carriers at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, to revel in the country’s 50th Jubilee Independence Anniversary celebrations.

The nationals, many dressed in colors of Guyana’s golden Arrowhead flag, and laden with carryon luggage, stopped to capture the colorfully decorated façade of the airport before being greeted by masqueraders in costumes of the six races at the walkway leading to the terminal.   Continue reading

Guyanese women of valor honored – By Tangerine Clarke

Guyanese women of valor honored

Guyana’s First Lady Sandra Granger and Sita Nagamootoo, wife of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, were guests of honor at the Women of Mission International (WOMI) empowerment Awards Gala on Friday, April 8 at the Glen Terrace, Brooklyn, where 10 Guyanese women of valor were honored.

The awardees included: Dr. Karen Godette, Guliana Jacobs, Bonita Montague, Elsa Kum, Joycelyn Wilson, JoAnne Williams-Carryl, Patricia Jordan-Langford, Lakshmee Singh, Paula Liverpool, Abbess Shirley Beaton. (see photo below)

During the outstanding evening of tributes, the 10 women were praised for their sterling contribution to Guyanese society, and presented with citations from Senator Roxanne Persaud, Community Service Certificates from Congresswoman Yvette Clarke’s office, and award statues from Women of Mission International (WOMI).   Continue reading

Guyana’s Consulate celebrates Republic Anniversary – By Tangerine Clarke

Guyana’s Consulate celebrates Republic Anniversary

By Tangerine Clarke – March 4, 2016 / Caribbean Life News

guyana-anniversary 2016A small group of expatriates celebrated in a big way the 46th Republic Anniversary and Mashramani on Feb. 19 at the Guyana Consulate of New York with spirited drumming, eloquent poetry, memories through the years, and a fine arts exhibition which showcased the pride and talents of the Guyanese people. The event also commemorated the country’s 50th Jubilee.

Creative Arts Showcase — hosted by Consul General Brentnold Evans and Deputy Consul General Jacquelyn Hamer, in collaboration with Linda Felix Johnson’s SistaSoul Productions Company and the Women of Mission International — is the first such presentation held at the diplomatic office since the Coalition came into government.   Continue reading

Guyana’s Queens College to mark 170th anniversary – By Tangerine Clarke

Guyana’s Queens College to mark 170th anniversary

By Tangerine Clarke  – Caribbean Life – NYC

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Queen’s College Alumni Association NYC Chapter Executive Committee. From left front: Carol Cort, John Campbell and Jeremy Jordon. From left back: Clive English, Wayne King, Louis Kilkenny and Lex Brian LaRose. (Photo by Tangerine Clarke)

“Faithful and Useful Everywhere” is the motto of the Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Association and that will be on the minds of members of the New York Chapter, when they join other past students in commemorating the institution’s 170th Anniversary. Continue reading

Guyana – Jamaica group raises funds for schools – By Tangerine Clarke

Guyana – Jamaica group raises funds for schools

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Picture: From left, Yvonne J Graham, associate commissioner director, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention with President of GJFA Guyanese American Dr. Frank A. Denbow and VP Jamaican American Claudette Powell, MA, RN.

The warm greetings that were exchanged by nationals at the first Fundraising Dinner and Dance of the Guyana Jamaica Friendship Association Inc. (New York), was a clear indication that benefactors were committed to working together with the board for the betterment of students back home.

Entertaining music by popular Guyanese DJ FLEXX and festive Jamaican cuisine dished out at the Bayside Adria Hotel & Conference Center on Oct. 5, helped to raise much needed funds to benefit the Moshabo Primary School on the Essequibo Coast of Guyana and the Aeolus Valley All-Age School in St. Thomas, Jamaica.  Continue reading

Guyana’s prez holds town hall meeting in Brooklyn

September 27, 2014 / By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life NYC

Guyana’s prez holds town hall meeting in Brooklyn 

Ramotar in Brooklyn

First Lady, Deolatchmee Ramotar (right) joins a Guyanese audience at the town hall meeting in Brooklyn.

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President of Guyana, Donald Ramotar told compatriots at a town hall meeting in Brooklyn, that the Republic has an exceptional relationship with the Unites States administration in Guyana’s fight against crime.

The head of state, who received a warm welcome at Woodbine Ballroom on Sunday, Sept. 21, said a recent agreement also with the Brazilian government would allow the Brazilians to use its satellite capability to monitor Guyana’s vast land space against smuggling.

Protesters carrying signs that demanded: “We Want Local Government Elections Now,” hastened Ramotar to call on Opposition Leader David Granger to decide if he wanted national elections or local government elections. Continue reading