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The Ghana Day Committee in collaboration with The Cuffy 250 Committee Hosts Forum on State of Black African Guyana on 250th Anniversary of Berbice Slave Rebellion
From “Canvas to the runway” Dominican fashion debutant stirs heads
By Lin-Jay Harry-Voglezon
Expectations of the “Caribbean Fashion Tourism 2013”, held on Tuesday, 4th June at the Grand Ballroom, New Yorker Hotel, Manhattan, may have been dampened. For by the time the 8th of the 13 ensembles of fabric were sashayed across the runway approximately 80% of the less than capacity filled room had departed. The show time started beyond the scheduled 7pm and as the more than 40 models, inclusive of twelve males, changed from one designer’s couture to another, the estimated 5-10 minutes intervals lingered without even meaningful Caribbean rhythms.
Caribbean Studies Symposium:
Caribbean redefined – “ bona fide sociology of Caribbean literature” urged!
By Lin-Jay Harry-Voglezon
If the day long engaging symposium on “the current state of Caribbean research” held on April 17 at Brooklyn College, is evidence of new thinking then Caribbean academics are leading a new path of Caribbean identity and sense of self. The multidisciplinary discourse presented by the 13 Caribbean Professors and DJ Rupture (Jace Clayton) on Caribbean immigrant communities was partly in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Caribbean Independence. Sponsored by the Social Studies Department of Brooklyn College, subjects ranged from urbanization, community gardens, gentrification, “race, gender and identity in carnival”, Caribbean musical genre and instruments, “authors meeting critics”, to “texting the diaspora”.
2013 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR)--Volume II: Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Country Database
Guyana is neither an important regional nor offshore financial center. It continues to be a transshipment route for South American cocaine and heroin destined for the United States and for cash returning to South America. Smuggling of the precursors to methamphetamine is also a problem. Reportedly, the narcotics trade may be increasingly linked to arms trafficking involving Europe and the Western Hemisphere.
Jen Psaki, U.S. Department of State Spokesperson
Daily Press Briefing
July 8, 2013
QUESTION: Can I change topic, Guyana? It’s been reported that a U.S. Embassy official has been removed for allegedly being involved in a sex-for-visa scandal. Does the State Department have a comment on that?
Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc. Newsletter - Resuscitating Drumming In Guyana - June 30, 2013 Vol. 3 Issue 6 Congratulations to the honorees Guyana’s 47th Independence Anniversary awards.
Aunt Joan was born in Cumberland, Berbice on June 18, 1927, to William & Isabella McKenzie.
She was the middle child of William & Isabella, having been born after Claude McKenzie and before Clarice Liverpool.
She died on July 2, 2013 in Silver Spring Maryland.
Guyanese singer and flautist, Ruth Osman, has been performing since childhood. Her passion for music has led to her appearance in a variety of events - from the church stage to national and international concerts.
Georgetown, Guyana - Thursday July 04, 2013
Brigadier David Granger Appeals Decision To Exclude Him From Budget Cuts Case
On the 25th June 2013, Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Brigadier David Granger, MP, caused his lawyers to file an appeal from the decision of the Honourable Chief Justice Ian Chang to exclude him as a Defendant in the Budget Cuts case Action No. 216/12-W of 2012, Demerara, to the Full Court of the Supreme Court of Judicature.
This episode has taken us all around the city of Georgetown assessing a few of our major environmental problems. The garbage buildup, drainage and the sewage seeping onto our streets and into our drains from a system designed 84 years ago. In part one the focus is on the problems we face, with part two starting to look at ways to return Georgetown to the Garden City.