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An immigrant’s point of view

It was Indian, chic, simple and regal. It has developed a life of its own. ...
Stamps Commemorate Hinduism by Susan Gosine India has long been considered the land of Hindu mythology. Where ...
Can hot peppers, rich in a chemical called capcaisin really ward of cancers and other ...

Illegal Immigrants Barred From University

FREEDOM UNIVERSITY TO THE RESCUE With the new school term set to begin, undocumented students, especially those in Georgia state are in a quandary with respect to the pursuit of higher education.  These undocumented immigrants have been barred from entering Georgia’s ...
Illegal Immigrants Barred From University

India Explodes on Madison Avenue

Grand marshal of the 31st annual India Day Parade, Hindi film actress, Rani Mukherji looked out with pride at the thousands of colourful costume clad participants and the equally colourful spectators lining Madison Avenue in New York City and shouted, ...
India Explodes on Madison Avenue

Shakespeare and Phagwa

Phagwa will be celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago from Friday March 18 to Sunday March 20, 2011. It will also be celebrated in New York on Sunday March, 18. Is Shakespeare’s Macbeth based on a Phagwa legend? By Dr. Kumar Mahabir Phagwa or Holi, the Festival of ...
Shakespeare and Phagwa

Illegal Immigrant Killed Chandra

Even though there were no direct evidence against him, Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was found guilty of murdering Chandra Levy ten years ago. He faces a minimum of 30 years or the maximum of life imprisonment ...
Illegal Immigrant Killed Chandra

Aishwarya’s Smoking Worries NOTE

The National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) has taken issue with Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's smoking character in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film Guzaarish. It particularly objects to posters of the star smoking a cigarette. Dr. Shekhar Salkar, general secretary ...
Aishwarya’s Smoking Worries NOTE

Towards a more integrated Caribbean

by Susan Gosine

Imagine a community where every citizen is secure and has the opportunity to realize his or her potential with guaranteed human rights and social justice. None can deny the allure of such a life or the unlikeliness of [...]

13 August 2015 I Read the full story

Genocide survivors remember

By Susan Gosine

They came riding in wheelchairs and tottering on walkers, the very old, some their visions waning and their voices mere whispers. Only death can keep them away from this propitious occasion.

Swaddled in warm clothing on this cool spring [...]

13 August 2015 I Read the full story

A parade of pride

By Susan Gosine

Amid the rattle of the A Train, the drone of car engines, the flight of hurrying feet, the clatter of high-heel shoes and the buzz of polite conversations, a recognisable melody catches my attention. It is distant but [...]

13 August 2015 I Read the full story

Arrests, Shootings at West Indian Day Parade

The annual West Indian Day Parade, which celebrates the cultures of the Caribbean islands, in Brooklyn was well on the way with thousands of spectators enjoying a colourful display of feathered costumes, soca and calypso music and delectable Caribbean food [...]

5 September 2011 I Read the full story

Illegal Immigrants Barred From University

August - 30 - 2011 Reporter: admin Respond

FREEDOM UNIVERSITY TO THE RESCUE With the new school term set to begin, undocumented students, especially those in Georgia state are in a quandary with respect to the pursuit of higher education.  These undocumented immigrants have been barred from entering Georgia’s five most competitive schools. While they can still be admitted at other public colleges […]

India Explodes on Madison Avenue

August - 30 - 2011 Reporter: admin Respond

Grand marshal of the 31st annual India Day Parade, Hindi film actress, Rani Mukherji looked out with pride at the thousands of colourful costume clad participants and the equally colourful spectators lining Madison Avenue in New York City and shouted, “I feel as if I’m in India today.” So did many others who had journeyed […]

Shakespeare and Phagwa

March - 20 - 2011 Reporter: admin Respond

Phagwa will be celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago from Friday March 18 to Sunday March 20, 2011. It will also be celebrated in New York on Sunday March, 18. Is Shakespeare’s Macbeth based on a Phagwa legend? By Dr. Kumar Mahabir Phagwa or Holi, the Festival of Harvest and Colour, is here! It is signaled by the bloom of the large […]

Illegal Immigrant Killed Chandra

November - 23 - 2010 Reporter: admin Respond

Even though there were no direct evidence against him, Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was found guilty of murdering Chandra Levy ten years ago. He faces a minimum of 30 years or the maximum of life imprisonment when he reappears before a judge for sentencing on February 11, 2011. Guandique (gwahn-DEE’-kay), 29, was […]

First Lady Dances in India

November - 22 - 2010 Reporter: admin Respond

US First Lady Michelle Obama described dancing with children in India as fun. President Barack Obama and Michelle danced with a group of children at a Divali festival at the University School in Mumbai during their trip to India in early November, 2010. “I love dancing. Oh that was fun!” Mrs. Obama said after she danced […]

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Hi. My name is Susan Gosine-Herrera. I live in Queens, New York. This news blog is my way of highlighting all the interesting things, people and events I come across in this part of New York. If you have an interesting immigrant story or know of one or of an interesting immigrant, I will be happy to feature that story in these pages. Just send an email and I will be in touch. Meanwhile, live like a tourist, enjoy all you can, before you move on.

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