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Guyanese receive help in Far Rockaway, Queens NY

Guyanese receive much needed help in Far Rockaway, Queens NY 

Written by Tangerine Clarke   –  24 November 2012  – Guyana Chronicle

Sunday, November 11 was a blisteringly cold day in the ocean-side town of Far Rockaway, Queens but this didn’t stop members of the Guyana Diplomat Corps from joining religious and cultural organizations to bring hot meals, warm blankets and cleaning supplies to hurricane victims in one of the hardest hit areas in the New York area.

Picture shows .. Pamela Ross, Shanta Fields and Allison Ross from Ozone Park, Queens, brought a smile to the faces of kids after handing them hot meals in the Far Rockaway Township.

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Guyanese Online Blog – New Entries Nov. 1-7, 2012

Guyanese Online – New Entries Nov. 1-7, 2012

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  1. Ramotar congratulates Obama on “well deserved” victory
  2. Marijuana Legalized in Colorado, Washington
  3. Election 2012: Social Media Effect
  4. President Barack Obama Wins Re-Election
  5. Mitt Romney Concession Speech: 2012 Presidential Election
  6. Obama’s Complete Presidential Victory Speech– 2012 Election
  7. Obama 2012- The strategy that paved a winning path
  8. Roundup: Voter irregularities – USA Elections  
  9. Classical Reggae on a Violin
  10. Dave Martins – Tradewinds – 47 songs/videos – autoplay   
  11. Dave Martins – Speech on Guyana – with 2 videos
  12. US Elections 2012 – Cast your vote!
  13. The Customs Broker: Partnership for Success
  14. Moses, the Guyanese saw-playing musician
  15. Hurricane Sandy a Taste of More Extreme Weather to Come
  16. A Stroll Through History – Book Review
  17. Hurricane Sandy Aftermath – New York and New Jersey – 5 videos
  18. If We Ever Needed to Vote! | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber
  19. US presidential election: Obama – four more years
  20. My Vote – by Ron Persaud
  21. The Drifters – 100 songs/videos – autoplay
  22. Guyanese Online Newsletter – October 2012
  23. Judy Mowatt of the I-Threes – 42 videos – autoplay
  24. Caribbean Nationals feeling the impact of Sandy
  25. U.S. East Coast reels from massive, deadly storm
  26. Huge fire in Sandy’s wake destroys NYC beach community
  27. JOHN HOLT – 100 songs/videos – autoplay

Hurricane Sandy a Taste of More Extreme Weather to Come

Hurricane Sandy a Taste of More Extreme Weather to Come

By Stephen Leahy – for Nation of Change

Killing nearly 200 people in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean and crippling much of New York City and surrounding areas earlier this week, Hurricane Sandy was the kind of extreme weather event scientists have long predicted will occur with global warming.

“Climate change is a reality,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo after Sandy swept through his state.

Sandy was twice the size of an average hurricane, and it hit the eastern coast of the United States, where sea levels have been rising the fastest, said Kevin Trenberth, senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.   Continue reading

U.S. East Coast reels from massive, deadly storm

U.S. East Coast reels from massive, deadly storm

Posted By Stabroek staff On October 31, 2012

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – Millions of people faced epic flooding and lengthy power outages yesterday after the massive storm Sandy wreaked havoc in much of the eastern United States with high winds and heavy rains.

The storm killed at least 45 people, including at least 18 in New York City, and insurance companies started to tally billions of dollars in losses.
The storm hit with just a week to go to the Nov. 6 presidential election, disrupting campaigning and early voting and raising questions about whether polling stations in some hard-hit communities would be ready to open by next Tuesday.  Continue reading

Huge fire in Sandy’s wake destroys NYC beach community

Posted By Stabroek staff On October 31, 2012

ROCKAWAYS, New York,  (Reuters) – Just before dinner on Monday night, 75-year-old Bruce Bavasso was slugging back sambuca with his neighbors in a private beach community in the Rockaways in New York City. There was a lot of pasta, some hurricane humor and a lot of ribbing about the storm.

This was Belle Harbor, the same broad-shouldered, tight-knit beach community where an American Airlines plane crashed in November 2001, killing all aboard and five people on the ground. There was no way tragedy would strike the place again, or so Bavasso and his friends thought.
By early yesterday morning, Bavasso’s three-storey house was a pile of smoldering rubble, one of about a dozen homes in Belle Harbor destroyed by fire as Sandy hammered the U.S. East Coast.   Continue reading

Axe FEMA, Romney Says – as Hurricane Sandy Looms

Axe FEMA, Romney Says – as Hurricane Sandy Looms

Monday, 29 October 2012 13:38 By Jeff Fecke, Care2 | News Analysis

Hurricane Sandy threatens to be one of the most devastating storms ever to strike the United States. But if Mitt Romney were president, disaster relief would be up to the states.

Stands behind “disband FEMA” comment

The Romney campaign said early Monday morning that Romney stood behind a statement first made during a 2011 Republican debate, in which Romney said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be disbanded, and its powers either privatized or given to the states.           Continue reading

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