A NEW English Caribbean Newspaper From New York City Serving Guyanese and
ImpactNews, a free biweekly publication, arrived on
newsstands December 1st 2002. It is a newspaper that reports news, and
addresses issues of importance to the Guyanese and Caribbean community in
North America. Its editor promises that it will provide in-depth,
responsible and balanced coverage of relevant subjects and events. " Persons
of varying perspectives will have open access to a forum for intelligent
debate through articles and letters." ImpactNews is being developed
as easy and interesting to read and a reliable reference point for the
extended readership. This welcome resource is to be sustained by
advertisement since it is also a business entity.
Although ImpactNews is published from NYC it will
serve the metropolitan cities and the Caribbean and showcase 'things
Guyanese and Caribbean'. For example, small and developing businesses will
be regularly featured; it will highlight noteworthy family events, including
the traditional in memoriam reminders of the passing of loved ones. Guyanese
and Caribbean organizations and consulates can communicate with their
memberships and communities through this medium.
The first edition of ImpactNews brings a welcome
air of freshness. It comes like an early morning sea breeze to the New York
City environment overrun by the plethora of publications supposedly serving
English speaking Caribbean people, and Guyanese in particular. ImpactNews
has a thoughtful, even erudite tone but it is not pedantic or scholarly, it
is, well, cultured. The Economist comes to mind.
The ImpactNews front-page graphics are simple yet
arresting. On the left of the masthead, which has a green background, is a
circle of flags with the word free in the center. In the center of the
masthead is the city skyline, in black, under a big white IMPACT and a
smaller News. On the right is a logo made of a gold colored torch, with a
red and yellow flame, that forms the T at the center of the words "Torch of
the Caribbean". The headline "An Uphill Task…But Together We Will Achieve"
is printed at a forty-five degree ascending angle across the tabloid-size
page. Poignant imagery.
Inside, the Impact caption introduces several of the
articles of each page except the Editorial and Opinion pages. The range of
topics is impressive. There is Impact On:
- Caribbean Affairs
- Real Estate
The Business section is devoted in this inaugural issue to
"My Card Is My Bond". Appropriate in sentiment and deed. It is here that
nineteen small businesses and organizations demonstrate their financial
support by placing an advertisement.
You, too, can join the other advertisers and form a
subscription bond with the editor, Godfrey Wray, formerly editor of the
Guyana Chronicle. You can start your annual subscription for US $24. 00 by
contacting ImpactNews, Inc., at 718-479-2600 or send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. If it is
convenient, you can use this online order form
Click here: To Order and enter
$19.20 in the price column.
Your subscription, and advertising, will bring
ImpactNews to you for the next year. Our community needs ImpactNews.