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Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

Deputy Inspector Deodat Urprasad — a Guyanese hero in America

Guyana: Guyanese-born, Deputy Inspector Deodat Urprasad is soft spoken, but his presence in the New York City Police Department is a powerful reminder that it does not matter where you come from, your contribution could leave an indelible mark in the lives you touch every day. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017

Newsreporter Godfrey Wray, Mighty Sparrow for GCA Award

Guyana: Legendary Guyanese newspaperman Godfrey Wray, who returned to the Guyana Chronicle newsroom after an absence for many years, and Trinidad & Tobago’s Dr. Slinger Francisco — The Mighty Sparrow, will be presented with the Guyana Cultural Association Award (GCA) at the organization’s Annual Awards Ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall, on Aug. 30 at 5:30 pm. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

Bolt invited to serve as special ambassador for major conference

Jamaica: The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) says legendary Jamaican Olympic star, Usain Bolt, has been invited to serve as a Special Ambassador for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

QC Alumni NY aids Georgetown students in math

Guyana: Elevating the math skills of students, one summer session at a time, Queens College Alumni Association New York, completed its second QC Math Institute for more than 40 students from six schools, to help the youth develop their adeptness towards STEM accomplishment. Comment

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Marcus Garvey’s 130th birthday commemorates ‘One Aim One Destiny…’ philosophy

Jamaica: Organizers of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association announced that on Aug. 17 they plan to launch the 50th anniversary of Caribbean Carnival Week by making three big announcements. Comments (1)

Usain our champion forever: Jamaica sports minister

Jamaica: Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport was swift and decisive about responding to an apology Usain Bolt, the island’s star sprinter made following his ill-fated, final race at the IAAF World Championships in London last Saturday. Comment

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

Actor Alejandro Santoni tapped in new television projects

Arts & Theater: He’s riding the main stage. Puerto-Rican American actor Alejandro Santoni came to New York almost a decade ago to pursue his acting career. He was met with some early struggles, but now the actor is on his way to create an even bigger name for himself and is celebrating his three new roles on television and in film, including popular city-based web series and Emmy Award winning show, “We Are New York.” Comment

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

Street renamed to honor slain Guyanese born detective

Guyana: Briar Place in Far Rockaway, Queens, is now Detective Randolph Holder Way, after an Aug. 4 ceremony paid tribute to the fallen Guyanese-born NYPD detective who was gunned down in the line of duty in Harlem, New York two years ago. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

Brooklyn DA race aims for historic firsts

People: Less than a year since the passing of Ken Thompson, the first elected Black district attorney in Brooklyn, voters in the borough could decide another historic precedence by electing one of three unprecedented contenders for the prominent position of authority. Comments (1)