The Cost Of Suicide

Published on Dec 07 2014 // Blogs, Guyana, United States
By Annan Boodram News Americas, BRONX, NY, Mon. Dec. 8, 2014: The research does not seem to exist for Guyana, or if it does, is not easily accessible; but suicide does take a tremendous toll beyond the lives lost. Such costs are usually referred to as direct costs – costs associated with suicide...

From Boyhood Dreamer To Celebrity

From Boyhood Dreamer To Celebrity
By Annan Boodram News Americas, BRONX, NY, Fri. Nov. 7, 2014: In a country where there was (and still is) no movie industry, a young boy, who developed a feeding frenzy for movies, always dreamt of being an actor. And he felt that he had within him the flame that could light up the big screen anywhere,...

A Caribbean Immigrant Lesson In Perseverance

A Caribbean Immigrant Lesson In Perseverance
Felicia J. Persaud, l. with Sandals Resorts founder and chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart at ICN 2014. (Photo Sharon Bennett) By Annan Boodram Special To NAN News Americas, BRONX, NY, Fri. Oct. 31, 2014:  We have all heard the adage – never give up on your dreams. More often than not, however,...

Religious Leaders Must Break Their Silence On Violence & Suicide

Published on Oct 30 2014 // Blogs, Guyana, United States
By The Caribbean Voice News Americas, BRONX, NY, Fri. Oct. 31, 2014: As The U.S. pauses to mark the holiday of Halloween, a scary fact is that violence causes more death and disability among women ages 15 to 44 in the U.S. than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents or war. Currently our military and universities...

Hard Beat’s Felicia Persaud Profiled In The West Indian

Published on Sep 21 2014 // Caribbean, Guyana, News, Top Stories, United States
Hard Beat’s Felicia Persaud Profiled In The West Indian
Felicia Persaud being interviewed by Kara Coleman of One Caribbean Television at Invest Caribbean Now 2014 in NYC. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 22, 2014: Hard Beat Communications’ Felicia J. Persaud is in the spotlight of the Annan Boodram column in the West Indian newspaper of New York. Read...

The Caribbean Voice Tackles Suicide In Guyana

Published on Jun 28 2014 // Guyana, News, Top Stories, United States
News Americas, New York, NY, June 28, 2014: Suicide seems to be fast becoming the ultimate answer for every kind of interpersonal problem in Guyana, usually catalyzed by alcoholism, domestic abuse and other forms of violence, dysfunctional and triangular relationships and teenage pregnancy. In fact,...

Team

Published on Jun 25 2013 //
Team
PUBLISHER Felicia J. Persaud Felicia J. Persaud is the founder and publisher of News Americas Now. She is a journalist by training with more than two decades of experience in the field, having worked in print, radio, television and now the digital field.   EDITOR Chris Chaplin  Chris Chaplin...

Guyana & Fly By Nite Charters

Published on Jan 24 2013 // Blogs, Guyana, Top Stories, United States
Guyana & Fly By Nite Charters
EZJETBy Annan Boodram News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri Jan. 25, 2013: In spite of protestations and denials about wrong doing on his part, Sonny Ramdeo, founder and former CEO of the now defunct charter airline EZJet, was arrested by the FBI in Brooklyn, New York City, on December 11th and is awaiting...

Mode Of Dress Has Absolutely Nothing To With Rape

Published on Jan 03 2013 // Blogs, Caribbean, Top Stories, United States
By Annan Boodram News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 4, 2013: Contrary to the myth being perpetuated by Mr. Moeen ul-Hack, Roger Ally and others in letters in the Guyana media, rapists do not prey on women who show cleavage and wear skimpy dresses. Rather they prey on women and girls whom they know...

Caribbean Americans Weigh In On The Fiscal Cliff Drama

Caribbean Americans Weigh In On The Fiscal Cliff Drama
President Barack Obama, accompanied by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, as he hosted a meeting of the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss the deficit and economy in Washington. News Americas, NEW YORK,...