Daily Archives: January 17, 2014

Selling Caribbean Citizenship – by David Jessop

Selling Caribbean Citizenship –  By David Jessop

News Americas, LONDON, England, Mon. Jan. 6, 2014: Governments in North America and Europe are beginning to look more closely at citizenship for investment schemes, after a small but growing number of incidents have raised concerns about who passports are being issued to. Although much of the media have confused the illegal issue of diplomatic or regular passports with those provided under legal citizenship by investment programs that many nations operate, it is clear that the whole question of being able, in one or another way, to offer citizenship without a residence requirement is coming under increasing international scrutiny; with the real danger being that ordinary citizens may come to face blanket requirements for visas where none previously existed.   Continue reading

Neil Pasricha: The 3 A’s of AWESOME – TED video

Neil Pasricha: The 3 A’s of AWESOME – TED video

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Neil Pasricha’s blog 1000 Awesome Things savors life’s simple pleasures, from free refills to clean sheets. In this heartfelt talk, he reveals the 3 secrets (all starting with A) to leading a life that’s truly awesome. (Filmed at TEDxToronto.)  

Neil Pasricha uses the power of blogging to spread a little optimism each day about the awesome things that make life worth living.

Why you should listen to him:   Continue reading

Georgetown, Guyana: An inundated city once again

Georgetown Guyana: An inundated city

Long boots were the only sensible option at Bourda Market.JANUARY 17, 2014 | BY  |  EDITORIAL

The rains came with a vengeance on Tuesday, January 14, 2014  and as has become the norm, the city flooded. There was water covering almost every street to the extent that motorists had to drive carefully, if only to avoid the ditches that lined the roads.

[Picture shows flooding at Bourda Market]

The water rushed into homes and destroyed carpeting and furniture. In one home there was as much as ten inches of water in the bottom flat. Schools closed their doors for the second time in as many months and people had to wade to get to and from their homes.  Continue reading