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Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

Guyana’s prez calls for peace at the 72nd United Nations

Guyana: In his address to the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, David A. Granger, president of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, called for peace in the world. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

Exxon, Guyana look at bringing gas ashore

Guyana: US oil giant ExxonMobil and Guyanese authorities this week started two days of talks to determine whether it is feasible to run a 100 mile plus undersea pipeline bringing natural gas from its offshore wells to generate power for the Guyana Power and Light Corporation, the main state utility. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance (CCRIF) will pay US$15.6 million to the governments of Antigua and Barbuda; Anguilla; and St. Kitts and Nevis for damage caused by hurricane Irma under tropical cyclone policies the islands hold with the facility. Comment

CARICOM Consular Corps mobilize hurricane relief

St Vincent: As Hurricane Maria bears down on the Caribbean for what is reported to be another damaging hurricane, some members of the CARICOM Consular Corps on Sunday, Sept. 17, mobilized the community to aid citizens devastated by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean region, by collecting canned goods, clothing, baby diapers and toiletries, that will be shipped immediately through the Caribbean Disaster Relief Agency, said Consul General of Guyana to New York, Barbara Atherly. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017

Guyana starts consular services on Saturday, Sept. 16

Guyana: In an effort to bring competent, and complete service to the Guyanese diaspora, the Guyana consulate will start services every second Saturday of every quarter during the year, begining Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 from 10 am – 2 pm. Dec. 16, 2017 will be the last for this year, before the 2018 schedule. Comment

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Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

St. Rose’s Alumni USA honors Minister Hughes, Fly Jamaica

Jamaica: The St. Rose’s High School of Guyana Alumni Association USA Inc. commemorated the school’s 170th Anniversary with a lavish awards gala, that included a silent auction of artwork by US-based Guyanese visual artist, Derek Browne, and a coming together of past students whose passion for educating future generations of students, was felt by the large turnout at Russo’s on the Bay, on Aug. 31. Comment

Guyanese designer shines at FASHnFit

Fashion: Roger Milliner, deputy executive director of marketing of MetroPlus Health Plan, welcomed Guyanese-born fashion designer, Roger Gary, and other up-and-coming local designers to its first FASHnFIT event, during New York Fashion Week on Friday, Sept. 8 at CBS Radio Theatre on Hudson Street. Comment

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean A United States medical company plans to sell Zika virus diagnostic to customers through the Caribbean upon completion of successful evaluation and validation studies. Comment