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Trinidad and Tobago: Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis says he is awaiting the release of the report by The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana as he continued to express support for the decriminalization of small amount of the drug for medicinal purpose. Comment

Guyana ads dispute spills into Barbados paper

Barbados: A dispute involving allegations and cross-accusations over whether the Guyana government is stifling a leading newspaper, Stabroek News, by denying it advertisement spilled over and into Barbados with the Nation newspapers also accusing Guyana’s administrators of undermining its press. Comment
Queens: Known as the Dhalpuri roti queen in many circles, Fazila Ali Razack assures that her Dhalpuri roti is the best anywhere this side of the world, not because of any secret ingredient that is added, but because it is prepared with love. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Barbados Rastafarians in Barbados will soon be permitted to use cannabis for sacramental purposes. Attorney General, Dale Marshall made the announcement in Parliament during the debate on the medical cannabis Bill (2019). Comment

Guyanese conservationist to speak at Guyana Consulate

People: The Consulate General of Guyana to New York, Barbara Atherly will host Dr. Raquel Thomas-Caesar, director, resource management and training of Iwokrama, Guyana, in a presentation titled: Iwokrama: Guyana’s Gift to the World, on Dec. 5, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at the Consulate, 308 W 38th St., New York City. Comment

Community salutes yesterday’s children

Trinidad and Tobago: The moving stories of Caribbean-born elders, that will continue to inspire generations to come are etched in the memories of many who came out to say thank you, at the recent, 9th Annual Community Salute to Yesterday’s Children, at St. Jude Community Center in Brooklyn. The afternoon that began with an African Drum procession, and the pouring of Libation by Awo Ifaponmile-Sangogbemi, were all befitting the remarkable gentleman and women, who trace their roots to Guyana, Montserrat, and Trinidad & Tobago. Comment



Environment: As unusually high tides batter Guyana’s below sea level coastline triggering extensive flooding in several communities, the issue of moving the capital and population to higher ground is once again engaging the attention of authorities. Comment
People: President of the Queen’s College Alumni Association, NY Chapter, John Campbell, has announced that the institution will commemorate its 175th Anniversary with a grand reunion in Georgetown, Guyana from Oct. 27 through Nov. 2. Comment
People: When Mark Anthony arrived in the United States from Guyana with his parents and two siblings in 1977, he never thought in his wildest dreams, that he would spend 42 years at the United Nations, a prestigious world body. Comment
Travel: American Airlines (AA) rolled out a welcome mat at JFK Terminal 8 conference center, on Wednesday, Oct, 16 for travelers to enjoy, “Get to Know Guyana Day” in preparation for the carrier’s inaugural flight on Dec, 18 from New York’s JFK International Airport, to Georgetown’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Comment

Guyana’s foreign affairs minister tells Guyanese to be patriots

People: Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Karen Cummings, on the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly, on Thursday, Sept. 26, told Guyanese in Brooklyn, that because of the level of wealth that Guyana is about to realise, many internal and external forces are increasingly envious and skeptical of “our progress and prospects and would happily seek to stymie our gains or to see our wonderful future squandered through the rancor, misgivings, limitations and divisions of the past.” Comment

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