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USA: New York:  Tragedy in Little Guyana – By: Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

     By Dhanpaul Narine

In one week, five Guyanese died in Queens, New York City. It was a beautiful Friday morning when five friends boarded the Q41 bus. They were in a good mood, as their yearly exams were done. The start of the summer promised fun-filled activities. The friends stopped at Jamaica Bay, in Queens, New York.

It is an area that is known for its treacherous currents. According to reports, around midday, two friends, each aged 13, went into the water, near Broad Channel. They were dragged by a rip current deep into the channel and failed to make it to the shore. Daniel Persaud and Ryan Wong were rushed to the hospital and were pronounced dead.        Continue reading

CRIME: New York-based Guyanese banker charged with US$1.7 million bank fraud

 Sunday, 11 April 2021

A  Guyanese woman, who lives in Queens, New York, has been accused of swindling the bank she worked at of US$1.7 million, according to the United States Department of Justice.

The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced the unsealing of a criminal complaint charging Gangadai Rampersaud Azim also known as Julie Azim.      Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Opposition coalition lashes back at PPP attacks in Queens, New York

Opposition coalition lashes back at PPP attacks in Queens, New York

Sunday, 22 March 2015 23:38 – Written by  m- Demerara Waves

Opposition coalition lashes back at PPP attacks in Queens, New York

The coalition appeared to have deliberately targeted its message to the predominantly East Indo-Guyanese community in Queens, New York who have been traditional backers of the incumbent PPPC.

Assurances- although not entirely watertight- that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) would not kick out the Alliance For Change (AFC) from the coalition on winning the May 11, 2015 election were given against the background that the PPPC has been claiming that there would be a repeat of the PNC had booting the United Force (UF) four years after coalescing in 1964. “It will work my friends. We have to make it work. This is not about us. It is about you. This is what you want….National unity is now on the cards,” Nagamootoo told more than 300 mainly Indo-Guyanese.   Continue reading

Guyanese American attorney /Politician charged with Election Campaign Fraud

Guyanese American attorney and Politician charged with Election Campaign Fraud in Richmond Hill Queens New York.

October 24, 2012 – Capitol News –  A Guyanese American politician in the Richmond Hill section of Queens New York, has been charged in a scheme involving allegedly, the use of Straw Donors to funnel multiple illegal contributions to his 2010 New York City Council Campaign.

The well-known Guyanese American politician has over the years, sought to use the large Guyanese ethnic community to bolster his political ambitions in New York. This afternoon the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced the unsealing of fraud and obstruction of justice charges against Albert Baldeo, who is a Democratic District Leader in Queens, New York.  Continue reading

RED AND WHITE THREAD – by Waltie Ainsworth

RED AND WHITE THREAD                                 

By Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth                    12-10- 2011

While the Red Thread women in Guyana are marching, protesting, demanding shared governance and a halt to the shooting of their men and children, the other white meat, Indo Guyanese, are disentangling from their other ethnic counterparts in North America.  This is direct fallout from the alleged falsified accounting and rigging of the elections.  The lines that divide are visible, pronounced, vexing and immediate.

The examples are varied and various and are also happening in the Regions on a smaller but manageable scale. One of Victoria’s most prominent families, a husband and wife team of medical practitioners, have been able to overcome their differences.  Surely, their overseas partners should take a leaf out of their book.  The husband, Dr. Cummings, was a candidate for the affected PPP while his wife, Karen, also a doctor, was a candidate for the afflicted APNU.  The children hanged TUF: (The United Force).  You cannot beat that in a month of Sundays.          Continue reading

Guyanese among 110 busted in mega credit card scam in NYC

Largest Identity Theft Case In U.S. History: Amar Singh And Wife, Neha Punjani-Singh, Plead Guilty To Massive Fraud

The Huffington Post | By Allie Compton Posted: 08/07/2012

DEBIT TO SOCIETY: A few of the hundred-plus alleged scammers involved in a massive fake-credit-card ring are led into Queens court.
Amar Singh was sentenced today after pleading guilty for his role in one of the largest ID theft and credit card scams in US history.
A cast of unsavory characters from Queens was busted for allegedly manufacturing thousands of bogus credit cards and using them on massive shopping sprees and luxury vacations.
The two-year investigation ended this week, as authorities smashed several fraud rings and arrested 110 people (most of them Guyanese) around the borough, according to court records and sources.
“They went everywhere — Apple stores, Macy’s, Nordstrom’s, anywhere you can possible imagine,” said a law-enforcement source.   Continue reading

New Amsterdam Association Ball – NYC – October 8, 2011

This is the Inaugural Mayor Ball for New Amsterdam, Berbice Association – COFONA. This event will be held annually and seeks to recognize all the past mayors of New Amsterdam and the contributions they made to developing and uplifting the town.

Leonard Lewis, President.  Council of Friends of New Amsterdam (COFONA)
718-757-0661 (C)       718-434-1622 (H)

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