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10/09/2021
With the General Election Approaching, Felicia Singh Receives Big Endorsements | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE
10/09/2021
With the General Election Approaching, Felicia Singh Receives Big Endorsements | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

With the General Election Approaching, Felicia Singh Receives Big Endorsements | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

COMMUNITY With the General Election Approaching, Felicia Singh Receives Big Endorsements October 9, 2021 0 4 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Community organizers with Felicia Singh on May 1, 2021 at a “Guyanese for Felicia Door Knocking” event. Photo by Laura Jane Brett By Aminta Kilawan Nari...

10/09/2021
Trinidad Government Presents TT$52.49 Billion Budget to Parliament | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE
10/09/2021
Trinidad Government Presents TT$52.49 Billion Budget to Parliament | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

Trinidad Government Presents TT$52.49 Billion Budget to Parliament | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO Trinidad Government Presents TT$52.49 Billion Budget to Parliament October 9, 2021 0 2 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Colm Imbert PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct 4, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government Monday presented a TT$52.49 billion budget to Parliament announcing a sle...

10/09/2021
Guyana President, Vice President Meet With Guyanese Diaspora in New York | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE
10/09/2021
Guyana President, Vice President Meet With Guyanese Diaspora in New York | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

Guyana President, Vice President Meet With Guyanese Diaspora in New York | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

DIASPORA NEWSGUYANA Guyana President, Vice President Meet With Guyanese Diaspora in New York October 9, 2021 0 2 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter NEW YORK — On Friday September 24, 2021, the Guyana Consulate in New York hosted a series of meetings for the President of Guyana, His Excellency Moha...

10/09/2021
10/09/2021
Little Guyana Votes! | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE
10/09/2021
Little Guyana Votes! | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

Little Guyana Votes! | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

COMMUNITY Little Guyana Votes! October 9, 2021 0 3 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Co-organizers of Little Guyana Votes included Asian American Federation, Caribbean Equality Project and South Queens Women's March, featured here with co-sponsors and performers of the event. In Honor of National V...

10/04/2021
10/04/2021
Mahatma Gandhi: “My Life is My Message”: A Note on the 152nd Anniversary of his Birth | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE
10/02/2021
Mahatma Gandhi: “My Life is My Message”: A Note on the 152nd Anniversary of his Birth | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

Mahatma Gandhi: “My Life is My Message”: A Note on the 152nd Anniversary of his Birth | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

OPINION Mahatma Gandhi: “My Life is My Message”: A Note on the 152nd Anniversary of his Birth October 2, 2021 0 1 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Public statue of Mahatma Gandhi depicting his 1930 Great Salt March. Washington DC. (Photo by C. Aklu). By Chaitram Aklu Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi...

09/28/2021
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For all Mitra’s:

EKAM invites you to take part in this global meditative Festival called EKAM World Peace Festival scheduled for September 17-19th, hosted by Sri Krishnaji & Sri Preethaji from EKAM Kshetra along with world renown speakers!

Over 20 million people will be participating to shift human consciousness from conflict to Peace!!!!

Below you will find steps you can take to get involved.



EKAM WORLD PEACE FESTIVAL EWPF
Awakening to Peace in Consciousness – A Living Reality

September 17, 18, 19, IST
Live From Ekam Kshetra
https://www.ekam.org/sa/ekam-world-peace-festival/

Day 1 – 17th Sept. – Peace for Healing Economic Unrest
Day 2 – 18th Sept. – Peace for Healing Division
Day 3 – 19th Sept. – Peace for Healing the Planet

The daily Livestream happens for 55 mins from 6.00 pm IST

(5:30am PDT/6:30am MDT/7:30am CDT/8:30am EDT)

on 17th – 19th September 2021. You could leave your details and we will send you reminder emails/messages with the link to participate in the live stream. Also, we will send you 10-20 minute meditations and wisdom lessons that will prepare you to receive the most blessings from Ekam during the Peace Festival.

YouTube – PKConsciousness, #JustPeace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTKr-WG3vT8

Become a Peace Maker:

Register to receive the Ekam Peacemaker symbol. Every Peacemaker is considered to be a Peace Meditator.

https://www.ekam.org/sa/ekam-world-peace-festival/

EKAM PeaceMakers page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ekampeacemakers/

Become a Peace Partner:

https://www.ekam.org/sa/ekam-world-peace-festival/

Organizations, businesses and institutions with at least 15-40 people may sign up as Peace Partners. The organization's logo will appear on the Ekam World Peace Festival website and there will be an acknowledgement of participation in the credits at the end of the Peace Festival. It is free to sign up. There is a brochure and an invitation letter available to send to potential Peace Partners.

Become a Peace Media Partner

https://www.ekam.org/signup-peace-media-partner/
Small or big internet channels, satellite, You Tube channels, and Instagram. If they would like to air the Festival live, or as a recording which could be sent to them, they may sign up as a Peace Media Partner. This is for those who wish to air the Festival for free.

The organization's logo will appear on the Ekam World Peace Festival website and there will be an acknowledgement of participation in the credits at the end of the Peace Festival. It is free to sign up. There is a brochure and an invitation letter available to send to potential Peace Partners.

Become a Peace Voice:

Record your ideas about what peace is to you (.20 sec) and end it on camera with, “I am a PeaceMaker and this is my Peace voice.” When you post it on social media platforms please add the hagtag: #justpeace

Become a Peace Ambassadors/Influencers:

If you come across influencers, ask them to become a Peace Ambassador, and to send in a Peace Voice. A profile of the Ambassador is also needed.

EWPF Prep Call:
14 days, starts 9/2-9/15 at 5PM PDT, 30 min.
Every day there will be preparatory call for the EWPF on the Evolution Zoom number.

Radhikaji will be hosting most of these calls, and will guide us to prepare for the Peace Festival with a preparatory practice YouTube video. Like last year, there are seven preparatory practice YouTube videos which will be repeated for the second week. The next day, you may present the YouTube video from the previous evening to your groups.

Join here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88528922342?pwd=SG1wM0lkMTk4OW5oS3FjZExPbEdEZz09

ZOOM ID:885 2892 2342
Passcode: 123456

Become a Peace Sponsor:

Those who wish to contribute financially may enroll as Peace Sponsors. The proceeds go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Ekam Kshetra. Peace sponsors will have a special zoom access to the Peace Festival, and directly after the global broadcast on 19th Sept., Sri Krishnaji will gift Peace Sponsors with a special mediation and Blessing.

This year, we are asking for a minimum $200 dollar donation to be a Peace Sponsor. Link coming soon.

Peace Festival Launch:

From Sept. 3rd-16th

This is new this year. If 150-180 countries can host a Peace Festival Launch event, the Peace Festival may qualify for recognition as an official partner from the United Nations next year. We would like many events to happen in the US & Canada.

The launch would be a 30-40 minute program, on-line or in person, where a chief guest, an Influencer or Ambassador in your area, would speak about peace and the Peace Festival.

The program would begin with lighting a lamp, or some other symbol of peace, followed by a video from Preethaji and Krishnaji, the guest would speak, and it would end with a closing meditation. We would like many events to happen in the US & Canada.

Each event can be on zoom or Live and would be hosted by a Mitra. Media coverage of the event is necessary.

Please contact consciousness-raising press, not negative press. This could be a newspaper, magazine or video. Please contact Radhikaji for further instructions if you are planning on hosting a Peace Festival Launch.

For obtaining recognition from the UN, we also need written letters from the Ambassadors with testimonials, the impact that the Peace Festival had on them, and their appreciation of the Peace Festival.

After the Festival:
Please upload and share stories of transformation. These could be stories of people who had no hope to people feeling their suffering dissolve and moving into hope after participating in the EWPF.

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QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT TO HOST IMMIGRANT RESOURCE FAIR IN ELMHURST | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE
09/21/2021
QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT TO HOST IMMIGRANT RESOURCE FAIR IN ELMHURST | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT TO HOST IMMIGRANT RESOURCE FAIR IN ELMHURST | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

COMMUNITY QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT TO HOST IMMIGRANT RESOURCE FAIR IN ELMHURST September 21, 2021 0 2 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Donovan Richards Jr. (Photo courtesy of the Office of QBP) Saturday, September 25 from 10AM-3PM at St. James Episcopal Church QUEENS, NY – Deepening his steadfas...

09/09/2021
Labor Day 2021 | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE
09/07/2021
Labor Day 2021 | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

Labor Day 2021 | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

OPINION Labor Day 2021 September 7, 2021 0 2 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter A section of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) contingent at the 2019 Labor Day Parade in Manhattan. The union was formed in 1960 and now represents nearly 200 000 members in New York City. (Photo by C. Aklu) By Ch...

09/06/2021
09/04/2021
New York Governor Picks Caribbean American Legislator as Lieutenant Governor | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE
08/28/2021
New York Governor Picks Caribbean American Legislator as Lieutenant Governor | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

New York Governor Picks Caribbean American Legislator as Lieutenant Governor | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

NEW YORK New York Governor Picks Caribbean American Legislator as Lieutenant Governor August 28, 2021 0 6 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York Senator Brian Benjamin, who has been named Lieutenant Governor of New York. By Nelson A. King NEW YORK, Aug 27, CMC...

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08/20/2021

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08/20/2021
A Conversation with Felicia Singh, Democratic Nominee for City Council District 32 | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE
08/20/2021
A Conversation with Felicia Singh, Democratic Nominee for City Council District 32 | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

A Conversation with Felicia Singh, Democratic Nominee for City Council District 32 | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

COMMUNITY A Conversation with Felicia Singh, Democratic Nominee for City Council District 32 August 20, 2021 0 2 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Felicia Singh watches as early results come in for the June 22 primary election. (Photo by Kristina Tescher) By Aminta Kilawan Narine, Esq. Back in Sept...

08/20/2021
08/20/2021
We Should Take Back the Streets: Says Assemblyman Khaleel Anderson | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE
08/20/2021
We Should Take Back the Streets: Says Assemblyman Khaleel Anderson | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

We Should Take Back the Streets: Says Assemblyman Khaleel Anderson | THE WEST INDIAN ONLINE

COMMUNITY We Should Take Back the Streets: Says Assemblyman Khaleel Anderson August 20, 2021 0 3 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Assemblyman for District 31, Khaleel Anderson, asked for more investment in our communities. By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine It started with Jennifer Isaac. She walked into Khal...

07/31/2021
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Thank you to Dr. Dhanpaul and The West Indian for featuring me and this historic run for the Supreme Court! Copies are available at many stores and offices across Southeast Queens.
The Caribbean Voice is organizing a regional Caribbean high school essay contest for fourth to sixth formers on the topic of domestic violence. This is part of project aimed at getting schools to start the conversation on domestic violence, young people to engage in primary research in their communities and the media to enhance their sensitization and info dissemination. We also hope to get all ministries of Education on board with ultimate aim of creating DV change agents in communities across the Caribbean. Please click this link to donate, no matter what amount as every cent helps: https://www.gofundme.com/f/caribbean-high-school-domestic-essay-contest Please also help us promote by sharing the link within your networks. As well we welcome partners. Please email [email protected] or call/what's app 646-461-0574.
Please post and share so others can access the info.
Child abuse panel discussion. Please post and share so others can access the info.
On this 58th anniversary of the Independence of Trinidad & Tobago, in response to the Prime Minister’s desire to repatriate stranded nationals and as responsible citizens who have endured untold hardships by being displaced in foreign lands, have sacrificed, have been extremely patient and are important stakeholders in the repatriation process, we would like to propose the following after consultation with health care professionals and in accordance with current local and international policy: Displaced citizens will: 1. Liaise with public health officials to arrange place of quarantine: at home or if not possible e.g. lives with extended family, state sponsored quarantine. 2. Do a Corona virus PCR test within 72 hours of anticipated air-travel. In those instances, where the national is unable to pay for test or does not have access to test, the Ministry of Health will advise on alternative arrangements. 3. Sign the Public Health ‘Quarantine order” on arrival at the airport 4. Quarantine at home or state facility for 14 days 5. In the case of home quarantine, symptoms to be monitored by the respective County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices (as afforded to the 643 Covid-19 positive patients who are currently quarantined at home) 6. Allow for spot checks by Public Health Officials and /or TTPS 7. If asymptomatic, no further testing is required (using the clinical criteria of WHO) If patient becomes unwell, admission as per protocol 8. Pay for their air fare at a fair rate (most have been without employment for duration of stay in foreign country) Government in turn: 1. Approve the return of at least 300 citizens every 7 days with a valid Negative PCR certificate with exceptions as noted in 1 above. 2. Assist in the arrangement of flights. Consider New York, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, UK and Canada. Where possible the national carrier will be utilized to assist national with cost 3. Approval of emergency cases on a need basis e.g. medical conditions, death of loved ones, pregnancy and child-birth We are looking for volunteers to hand deliver a copy to the Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of National Security and Ministry of Health We would also like to encourage the media houses to publish our proposal May God bless our nation
Black British WW1 veterans tell their story: free information pack now available A free information pack is now available for MUTINY – our WW1 documentary film featuring unique video testimonies of Black British WW1 veterans Contents: Short synopsis Full synopsis Image gallery Social media info Streaming & contact info Some key historical details Audience targets About us The information pack can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/odgcipl3jxzcogj/Mutiny_Information-pack.pdf?dl=0 Or via our website: http://www.sweetpatootee.co.uk/work/mutiny/ I’m particularly keen to see if this mail out can be a useful follow up to my research last year around Black communities and Dementia, and my work re. culturally diverse and inclusive resources for well-being through the arts (in line with the recent Arts Council study) ... Do keep us in mind should this connection/ relevance emerge Please forward as you feel appropriate. All feedback welcome. Best wishes Tony Tony T, Oral historian and producer: arts, learning and heritage  Sweet Patootee T/F: (+44) 0207 686 5101 M: (+44) 0794 416 9335 F: @SweetPatootee T: @SPatootee I: @sweetpatooteearts W: www.sweetpatootee.co.uk
July 19, 2019. MEDIA INVITATION FROM GUYANESE PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION Opposition Members of Parliament of Guyana would tomorrow (Saturday July 20) meet the Trinidad and Tobago media on the illegal and illegitimate caretaker Government in their country. The Guyanese Government has refused to call a general election following the passage of a no-confidence motion in Parliament last December and the subsequent validation of that vote by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The CCJ has asked that a general election be held as soon as possible. The Granger Government is continuing business as usual in spite of the fact that it is unlawful and unconstitutional and despite its public commitment to abide by the CCJ’s ruling. The Members of Parliament would update the T&T media about the national state of affairs at that fellow Caricom country. The media conference takes place at the law offices of Mr. Randy Depoo at 43 Woodford Street (corner of Warner Street), Port of Spain, from 10:30 a.m. For further information, kindly call 868-682-9377. Thank you for your response to this invitation.
Simon Pereira Shorey, President of Resilient JC, had the great pleasure and honor of today hosting the Honorable Mrs. Christine Newallo-Hosein, Member of Parliament for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Mrs. Newallo-Hosein was especially interested in the empowering of citizens to immediately respond to medical emergencies and disasters when full-time professional responders are not available, and praised the volunteers of the Jersey City Community Emergency Response Team and United Rescue. Our deep thanks to Gary Mahabir for facilitating this meeting, and to Shina Goodin for joining us and talking about her experience with United Rescue. https://www.facebook.com/476084269414625/posts/791285111227871?sfns=mo
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