Daily Archives: 10/05/2013

Guyana: Sea turtle conservation – Shell Beach- videos & article

A Hero for the Planet – Dr. Peter Pritchard

Published on May 14, 2012 —  Dr. Peter Pritchard, one of the world’s leading turtle experts, is also the co-patron of the Guyana Marine Turtle Conservation Society and actually started turtle conservation on Shell Beach, Guyana. Please also visit our website at http://www.gmtcs.org

Mabaruma Sojourn – featuring Shell Beach – videos <Click

This is a short documentary by Annette Arjoon with music by Dave Martins about Mabaruma and the wider North West area of Region 1, Guyana, South America.        Continue reading

Barbados, Guyana to craft immigration protocol

Barbados, Guyana to craft immigration protocol

Demerara Waves – September 4, 2013

BGI-GEO Foreign MinistersPicture: Barbados’ Foreign Minister, Maxine Mc Lean (left) and the Foreign Minister of Guyana, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett at a news conference after the 2nd Joint Commission meeting of their countries

Guyana and Barbados on September 4, 2013 agreed to craft a protocol to handle immigration concerns, even as the two countries pointed out that fewer Guyanese are being barred from entering that Caribbean island.

The announcement was made by Guyana’s Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and her Barbados counterpart Maxine Mc Lean at the close of the 2nd session of the Joint Commission.   Continue reading

Fort Langley Douglas Day – BC Canada – November 16, 2013

Download Poster: 2013 Douglas Day Poster 

More on Guyana-born Sir James Douglas Information at these links:-

Celebrating Sir James Douglas               James Douglas of B.C.                 

Sir James Douglas monument unveiled at Mahaica 

Douglas Day-1

CCJ rules against Barbados in landmark denial of entry case

CCJ rules against Barbados in landmark denial of entry case
Published on October 5, 2013

By Marcia Braveboy – Caribbean News Now Senior Correspondent
Email: marcia@caribbeannewsnow.com Twitter: @mbraveboy

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CCJ) — In a landmark judgment, delivered at the court’s headquarters in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on Friday, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) awarded Jamaican national, Shanique Myrie, Bds$75,000 (US$37,500) damages to be paid by the government of Barbados. The CCJ found that Myrie had been wrongfully denied entry into Barbados, subjected to a humiliating cavity search and unlawfully detained overnight in a cell and expelled from Barbados.

Shanique Myrie

Shanique Myrie (Jamaica Gleaner Photo)

Myrie had instituted proceedings in May 2012, alleging that Barbados had violated her right to free movement within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). She also claimed that she was subjected to discrimination on the ground of her nationality when Barbadian officials refused her entry into Barbados on March 14, 2011. The government of Jamaica joined in the proceedings and at the trial supported Myrie’s claims.

Myrie claimed that in the course of refusing her entry into Barbados she was subjected to a body cavity search and to deplorable detention conditions. She gave evidence, which was corroborated by Jamaican medical practitioners, that the treatment she received continues to cause her post-traumatic stress.      Continue reading

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