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People: Mayor of the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, welcomed Georgetown Mayor, Pandit Ubraj Narine, to Gracie Mansion, on Sept. 18, where the two politicians discussed climate change and its effects on the cities of Georgetown and New York, mental health awareness, waste management and best practices, training opportunities for Georgetown municipal staff, and forge a partnership to develop Guyana’s garden city. Comment

JetBlue Airways to fly between JFK and Guyana

Travel: Since U.S, airline JetBlue, announced it will increase its route map to include Georgetown, Guyana, travelers have scrambled to book tickets to travel on the new A321neo plane that will begin non-stop service from New York’s JFK to Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO), on April 2, 2020. Comment

DRILL, DRILL, DRILL

Caribbean: Repsol, the Spanish oil major could soon be next in line to announce a major oil find if its Carapa-1 well that is now being drilled yields up commercial quantities of oil and gas. If this is the case, it will not only join ExxonMobil and Tullow Oil of the United Kingdom with wells yielding large amounts of oil and gas, but it will also mean oil has been found in yet another or a third concession block in the much-heralded Guyana Basin. Comment
Queens: Sunny skies warmed hearts and spirits during Family Fun Day, the final event of the 2019 Guyana Folk Festival, in Crown Heights on Sept. 1. Comment
Queens: Guyana’s First Lady, Sandra Granger, was hands-on at Calvary’s Mission Food Pantry in Richmond Hill, Queens, on Saturday, Aug. 31, where she handed out nutritious food items, such as fruits veggies, and meats, to scores of residents, go the pantry operated Guyanese-American Tony Singh. Comment

Guyana’s First Lady Grand Marshall at West Indian parade

Arts & Theater: History was created last Monday, Sept. 2, when First Lady of Guyana, Sandra Granger walked the nearly three-mile route as grand marshall of the 52nd Annual West Indian Day parade, despite the torrential downpour that drenched Eastern Parkway. Comment
Music: The outpouring of musical tributes on Sunday, Aug.25, with contributions by youth, were befitting venerable Guyanese composer Valerie Rodway, (1919-1970) whose patriotic compositions from her vast body of work filled the grandiose St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, in celebration of the music teacher’s 100th birthday. Comment

Barbados’ Best not enough

Barbados: The Barbados and Caribbean Squash child wonder, Meagan Best, finally met her match, going down to a Guyanese more than twice her age in the regional championship Tuesday night to register her first defeat at a major tournament. Comment

Tangerine Clarke receives LFU Media Partnership award

Brooklyn: Caribbean Life contributing writer, Tangerine Clarke received the LFU Media Partner Award during the (LFU) Linden Fund USA 20th Anniversary Dinner and Dance, held at Antun’s in Queens, on Aug. 10. This award was given for her outstanding reporting in the Caribbean diaspora and for her accomplishments in media, during the (LFU) Linden Fund USA 20th Anniversary Dinner and Dance. Comment

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