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Five Guyanese receive leadership awards – By Tangerine Clarke

Five Guyanese receive leadership awards

Ten years of Thanksgiving at Calvary Mission in NYC

November 20, 2014 / Arts & Entertainment /

Ten years of Thanksgiving at Calvary Mission

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News

Photo:Volunteers at Calvary Mission after serving food to more that 800 Queens residents. (L-R) Ravi Seopersad, Nina Rampersaude, Amanda Hardyal, Farida Manoharlall,Tony Singh, and Cecil Semple. Photo by Tangerine Clarke

Calvary Mission food pantry in Jamaica, Queens will provide members of the community with all the trimmings for a turkey dinner during its 10th annual of Thanksgiving sustenance program.

Guyanese-American Tony Singh, manager of the pantry expects more than 800 culturally diverse people to join the food line on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the church, located at 102-6 89th Avenue. The food will be handed out from 9 am to 1 pm, according to Mr. Singh. Continue reading

Dynamic Airways returns with seasonal flights to Guyana – by Tangerine Clarke

Dynamic Airways returns with seasonal flights to Guyana

Dynamic Airways 767-200 and crew

Dynamic Airways 767-200 and crew

Guyanese travelers are breathing a sigh of relief from high airfares this holiday season, with the return of North Carolina charter service Dynamic Airways that will recommence flights from JFK to Cheddi Jagan International Airport starting on Nov. 22.

Claire Bristol, a businesswoman from Queens, and a frequent flyer is excited at the return of the airline. She said it’s the only carrier that will be flying direct round trip. “The reasonable fare, would give me the opportunity to use the carrier throughout its eight-month service approved by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority,” she added.

Despite the airline being grounded by the DOT because of an inefficient baggage handling company and the lack of a landing gate at JFK. Frequent flyer Gerald Harris, said he is ready to give the carrier another chance, with its renewed promise of reliable service. Continue reading

Ingrid Griffith’s ‘Demerara Gold’ at Dorothy S. Theatre in NYC

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‘Demerara Gold’ at Dorothy S. Theatre

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News.  NYC

Classically trained Guyanese born Ingrid Griffith, will bring her satirical act to the stage of the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre in New York City when she debuts her one-woman “Demerara Gold” on July 17, 18, and 19 at 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., respectively.

Based on her true life story, Griffith’s South American upbringing will be traced from the age of seven as a Guyanese girl left in the care of her grandmothers, one she describes as a rigid recluse, and the other, a religious fanatic.   Continue reading

Guyanese actor awaits new big role – by Tangerine Clarke

Guyanese actor awaits new big role

Sean Patrick Thomas

Sean Patrick Thomas

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News – NYC

Sean Patrick Thomas, the son of Guyanese immigrants, is ready for his next big role after an euphoric performance in “A Raisin In the Sun,” the Tony Winning Best Revival Play that captivated audiences during a sold out, four-month run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

During an interview backstage on Thursday, June 12, the “Save the Last Dance” actor said his debut on the Broadway stage was exciting, and he is thrilled that the play he was cast in, won a Tony.

The gifted actor who adapted an African accent to play the role of Asagi, a fast-talking Nigerian immigrant, enthralled patrons during his scene-stealing performance that garnered him a standing ovation. Continue reading

Messages of Hope for a Brighter Future – By Tangerine Clarke

Messages of Hope for a Brighter Future

Teatime, fashions to benefit cancer patients – By Tangerine Clarke

Teatime, fashions to benefit cancer patients

BY Tangerine Clarke – April 30, 2014  – Caribbean Life News. NYC

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President of HEROC Lorna Welshman-Neblett (center) with models wearing designs by Sonia Noel – (Photo by Tangerine Clarke)

The ladies were decked out in fancy hats and lace gloves, while the gents were dressed to impress, all in the name of charity, to benefit the Health Education and Relief Organization for Cancer (HEROC) at its themed “Fascination Tea Party” held recently at St. Stephen’s Church, Brooklyn.

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Thirty-five years of colorful kite making – by Tangerine Clarke

Thirty-five years of colorful kite making

Article and Photo by Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News -NYC

Trevor Smith shows off his six-point star kites in Georgetown, Guyana.

Trevor Smith shows off his six-point star kites in Georgetown, Guyana.

Georgetown, Guyana resident Trevor Smith sits on the sidewalk at the corner of Camp and Regent streets – one of the busiest intersections in the capital to sell his colorful designed kites.

He has perfected one of the most popular designs that could be found anywhere in the country, but according to him, he has put his spin on the creation to make it his own.  Continue reading

HIV/AIDS book launched at Guyana Consulate, NY

HIV/AIDS book launched at Guyana Consulate, NY

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News

MisirProfessor Prem Misir presenting his book at the Consulate of Guyana, NY.(Photo by MisirTangerine Clarke).

“Stigma and lack of knowledge about HIV & AIDS” was the topic of a compelling presentation by Pro-Chancellor of the University of Guyana Prem Misir, who launched his first health book in front of expatriates at the Consulate General of Guyana in New York City, recently.

The former associate public health epidemiologist of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control of NY City was motivated to write “HIV&AIDS Knowledge and Stigma in Guyana” after conducting interviews with N.Y. residents where discrimination and stigma among all races were evident.  Continue reading

CAFA Film Nights, Guyanese edition – Brooklyn, NY

CAFA Film Nights, Guyanese edition – Brooklyn, NY

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean life – March 21, 2014.

A trip to Guyana on assignment as a private investigator led New Yorker Margaret Clemons to the country’s culture of violence, and the youth she would later inspire to tell their tale through photography in “Rebecca’s Story,” a short film which premiered to rave reviews at the recent CAFA Film Nights, Guyanese edition in Brooklyn.

Clemons, who started Witness Project International — a foundation to engage youth communities in arts-based programs, spoke passionately about using this medium to address violence because of the way art appeals to people.

“We are affected by what we see, and awareness makes us want to do, and change things,” Clemons said.  Continue reading