Daily Archives: 03/17/2013

New US visa application system begins in Guyana

New US visa application system begins

usstatedept(Demerara Waves) March 15, 2013

GEORGETOWN – The United States Embassy in Georgetown on Friday March 15 began using a new system to process non-immigrant visa applications aimed at improving “service to the public.”

This, in part, means that the embassy is no longer accept cash payments for non-immigrant visas but monies are being paid through the Bank of Baroda.

This is in keeping with a contract between the US State Department of State and the Computer Services Committee (CSC).               Continue reading

The Plight of America’s Low-Wage Workers by Rosaliene Bacchus

Another informative and well-written Blog entry from Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Wal-Mart Workers on Strike - December 2012

Behind the strikes at Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, ports, 5 December 2012

Source: current.com/community


On 13 March 2013, the Roman Catholic College of Cardinals elected a new head of the Church. Pope Francis I is the first South American pope. His choice of name is noteworthy. Saint Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan Order, had embraced a life of poverty and championed the poor. Pope Francis expressed his desire for a poor church that serves the poor. As Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he shunned the luxuries granted him for a more simple life.

Does this mean that the new pope will address the plight of low-wage workers and inequality worldwide?

On 12 February 2013, in his State of the Union address, President Obama called for an increase in the federal hourly minimum wage from $7.25, in effect since July 2009, to $9.00. Democrats in the House of Representatives called…

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AFC’s Nigel Hughes admitted to Caribbean Heart Institute + updates

AFC’s Nigel Hughes admitted to Caribbean Heart Institute

(Demerara Waves) – 17 March 2013


AFC’s Nigel Hughes

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Nigel Hughes Sunday morning [March 17] around 7:30 arrived at the Caribbean Heart Institute, having suffered a heart attack during a visit on Saturday to South Rupununi.

Hughes, said to be in his 50s, appeared alert as he was being wheeled out of an ambulance to the CHI which is housed in the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) complex. He was accompanied in the ambulance by his wife, Cathy Hughes.

A team of doctors including a number of other heart specialists were on standby to receive Hughes.      Continue reading

Wealth Inequality in America – Infographics video

Wealth Inequality in America

Published on Nov 20, 2012

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.