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The Alumni and Friends of the University of Guyana supports Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 05/10/2019

  • Dr. Dhanpaul Narine                                     
  • Public Relations Officer
  • AFOUG – Education Resource Ambassador

The Alumni and Friends of the University of Guyana supports Vice Chancellor and Principal Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith

Excellence and the pursuit of success are engrained in Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith and that has been evident in his decades long career in education and the numerous accolades he’s received.  Professor Griffith, has the honour of being the first person in the University of Guyana’s history to graduate with Distinction in Political Science in 1980, he has an outstanding record as a scholar, academic leader and teacher.        Continue reading

Religious Leaders, Queens Residents Stand in Solidarity with Orlando

Religious Leaders, Queens Residents Stand in Solidarity with Orlando

By Shannan Ferry – Monday, June 20, 2016 – Time-Warner Cable News

Members of the NY Queens community spent Father’s Day honoring the victims of the country’s largest mass shooting.  NY1’s Shannan Ferry filed the following report.

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Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

A group of religious leaders and members of the Queens community sent a clear message on Sunday: that hate won’t be tolerated. They held a memorial service at Richi Rich Palace on Atlantic Avenue in honor of the 49 people shot and killed in Orlando, Florida the week before.

“These were innocent people cut short in the prime of their lives for no reason,” said Dr. Dhanpaul Narine, who is the President of the Shri Trimurti Bhavan Hindu Temple.  Narine helped organize the memorial service which was put on by the Interfaith Council for Community Development.  [Read more]

Reparations and Sustainability: Sir Hilary Beckles Makes the Case! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Reparations and Sustainability: Sir Hilary Beckles Makes the Case!

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Sir Hilary Beckles

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

It was simple and compelling. But Prime Minister David Cameron was not buying into it. He said that reparations were not the answer. When he addressed Jamaica’s Parliament in September 2005 Mr. Cameron admitted that slavery was ‘abhorrent’ and that the ‘wounds run very deep’ but he did not give much hope to the pro-reparation argument.

In fact Mr. Cameron wanted the Caribbean to move on and put the past behind. According to the British Prime Minister, ‘ I hope that as friends who have gone through so much together since those darkest of times, we can move on from this painful legacy and continue to build for the future.’   Continue reading

Profile: Dr. Faye Burrowes – An Educator With a Difference! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Dr. Faye Burrowes – An Educator With a Difference!

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By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Behind her welcoming smile and friendliness lie a steely determination to reach the top. It took her a while but her hard work paid off and this summer Faye Burrowes was awarded her doctorate degree in education. It was a proud moment for this educator from Guyana who has now made her home in New York. Dr. Faye Burrowes has made us all proud. Her story is uplifting and inspirational.

Faye was born in Riverstown Village in the Essequibo Coast of Guyana. Her mom was Mary Burrowes and her dad was George Burrowes. Faye is the tenth of eleven children and the last girl in the family. She attended Riverstown Primary School and then Normal Educational Institute which was a private High School in Queenstown on the Essequibo Coast. Faye loved Math and English and her teachers Arnold Drakes and Miss Innis were very supportive.  Continue reading

The Politics of West Indies Cricket – by Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Politics of West Indies Cricket – by Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Kevin Pietersen’s book is a good place to start. His views are less about cricket and more about the politics of pettiness in English cricket.

After criticizing the state of English cricket Pietersen says, ‘you need stars if you want to grow your game.’ There is word that another star Shivnarine Chanderpaul is writing a book about his treatment by the cricket administration in the West Indies. When this book is published will we read about the politics of West Indies manipulative tactics?

Here is one for the purists: In November 2013 Dave Cameron, President of the West Indies Cricket Board, paid tribute to Shivnarine Chanderpaul for becoming the first West Indian to play in 150 Tests.  Continue reading

Profile: Carol McIntosh MD – A Doctor with a Mission! – Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Carol McIntosh MD – A Doctor with a Mission!

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By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Carol McIntosh is a young lady that is making positive waves in the community. She combines learning with practical work to benefit others and she looks for no rewards. Carol brings to the table a zest for helping those in need and many have responded by expressing their gratitude to her for making a difference in their lives.

In the recent West Indian Day Parade Carol and her group were busy educating the community about health matters and their Globeathon was a tremendous success.

Carol was born in Brooklyn in New York where she received her formal education. She has two older brothers in Eddie and Rudolph and they are both doing well. Her mom is Cynthia and her dad is George and they hail from Carriacou in the Grenadines.  Carriacou is an archipelago off Grenada with a population of 5,000 on thirteen square miles.    Continue reading

India and APEC: Time to get on the Bus – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

India and APEC: Time to get on the Bus

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Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Smart economics suggests that India should be a member of APEC or Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. When India does well the world benefits.   

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been making the right statements that might make this possible. In welcoming the Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping to India Mr, Modi outlined the special chemistry that exists between both countries. He said, ‘ India and China are bound by history, connected by culture and inspired by rich traditions. Together they can create a bright future for the entire mankind.’

If this is a sales pitch or a form of ‘Modinomics’ it caught the attention of the international community. Mr Modi continued by saying that India and China can ‘ script history and make a better tomorrow for all mankind.’ Continue reading

Down Liberty Avenue- 2 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Down Liberty Avenue-2 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The bus stops at 133 Street and Liberty Avenue. The lady exits and runs to the roti shop for shelter from the rain. In no time she starts a conversation with one of the shoppers.

She has this friend who has a daughter. The problem is that the daughter was involved in a business wedding. She was supposed to divorce the man in a few weeks. But now he is refusing. He wants to stay married. She has someone else and was in the marriage only for the money. What advice can one possibly give? She wants to cut out, he wants to stay in and there are others like them. The attorneys on Liberty are refusing this one!

Check out the Google map and Street view … click here 133 Street and Liberty

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Hate and the American Dilemma – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Hate and the American Dilemma

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

“In church! My, God, we’re not even safe in church,” said a worshipper.

These words of anguish were said in 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama and they could apply to Charleston, South Carolina in 2015. The black churches have provided warmth, sustenance and comfort to their members.
But their sacred spaces have also been violated by hate, abuse and violence. The fact is that African-Americans and other minorities cannot be guaranteed safety in their houses of worship.

On Sunday September 15, 1963 four young girls died when a bomb tore down the basement of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Later that day two black teenagers were shot dead in questionable circumstances. The cover-up by the authorities, including the FBI, ensured that it took years before the accused could be brought to justice.  Continue reading

The PPP/C: What Went Wrong? By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The PPP/C: What Went Wrong?  By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Granger + NagamootooPhoto: David Granger (APNU) and Moses Nagamootoo (AFC). The APNU+AFC Coalition have formed the new government in Guyana.

The PPP/C separated itself from the people, according to one staunch supporter. The People’s Progressive Party was always known as a grassroots party but after 23 years in power it got too comfortable. It failed to do the legwork needed to win power and even its most ardent followers were demanding change. The Party will cite rigged elections as a cause, and there were irregularities, but the PPP/C knows that it should have done better in spite of them.

Dr. Steve Surujbally is the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The Peoples Progressive Party/ Civic said after the May 11, 2015 elections that it did not have confidence in Dr. Surujbally and that he should resign. But Dr. Surujbally wasn’t buying it. He said, ‘I will not resign. I will resign when it pleases me. Why didn’t they call for Gocool Bodhoo, former Chairman of GECOM to resign when he gave them 33 seats instead of 32?’  Continue reading

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