Daily Archives: May 5, 2019

HAPPY ARRIVAL DAY – 2019

HAPPY ARRIVAL DAY

Today, Kaieteur News joins the nation to celebrate another Arrival Day. Here are messages from other organizations to mark this notable day.

PEOPLE’S PROGRESSIVE PARTY

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) takes this opportunity to extend greetings to all Guyanese, home and abroad, on the occasion of Arrival Day. May 5th, the designated day, is of much significance in commemorating the arrival of our ancestors who came to these shores from various parts of the world.

They braved the dark seas during their grueling journey here, at different points of our history, and laboured to make this land their home. Despite the hardships faced, they were resolute in their endeavours to preserve their cultural traditions and values which have shaped our lives.              Continue reading

A Lukewarm World Heritage Day 2019 in Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

World Heritage Day 2019 in Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

April 18 is the day when countries around the world observe International Day of Monuments and Sites, which is also known as “WORLD HERITAGE DAY. Again this year, that special day which was established by UNESCO, slipped by virtually unheralded here in Guyana.

It is a special day when citizens and tourists alike, visit Monuments and Heritage Sites in droves, hold a number of Conferences and Round Tables related to Monuments and Sites, and journalists write about the Monuments and Heritage Sites in their communities, towns and cities. I have only now come around to write this feature article regards World Heritage Day, 2019, and as such I’m one of those individuals who are, “Guilty by Omission”.

However, as the saying goes, “Better late than never”, and so here I am with this feature article which throws the spotlight on some of Guyana’s Monuments and Sights in our Beautiful “Land of Many Waters” and Lofty Hills and Mountains.          Continue reading

Indian Guyanese have much to celebrate on May 5 – By Dr. Devanand Bhagwan

Dear Editor: – May 5, (Indian) Arrival Day is special to me.

As an Indian Guyanese, I reflect on those Indians taking that bold step to leave Hindustan (India) behind and cross the kala pani (black water) into the unknown future. Folks were promised a just reward for indentured servitude, and they were willing to take a chance. They never knew of the slave-like conditions that were awaiting them, but they were a resilient lot.

The Indians endured much hardship. Most of them were sick and many died on the way to British Guiana during the months it took them to reach the promised land. Caste-ism, a societal bane then, as it is now, virtually disappeared because of the dynamics within the ship. Folks from all religions and castes became a virtual family. This jehaji (shipmates) familial feeling was so strong that they could have a marriage that involved jehajis!      Continue reading

Guyana: Fly Jamaica commits to processing refunds by July 1st. 2019

In a meeting held on May 2, at the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission’s (CCAC) Office at Sophia, representatives of the CCAC and Fly Jamaica met to discuss refunds to consumers following an accident the company suffered on November 9th 2018, resulting in the subsequent non-operation of flights.

Attending the meeting, a release on  May 4, 2019 from the CCAC said were CCAC representatives, the Director Dawn Cush, the Consumer Affairs officer, Feyona Austin-Paul and Senior Investigator, David Kaladin of the Consumer Affairs Unit; and Fly Jamaica’s representatives, Chairman and C.E.O., Paul Reece and Operations Manager Carl Bowen.      Continue reading

New training document for asylum screenings reflects tougher U.S. stance

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) – The Trump administration has revised training guidelines for asylum officers in ways that could make it harder for migrants seeking refuge in the United States to pass an initial screening.

The revisions to a lesson plan used by hundreds of asylum officers suggest the Trump administration is finding new ways to narrow who can access asylum as bolder policy proposals with that same goal have been blocked by federals courts, said former government officials and immigration experts who reviewed the internal plan that was shared with Reuters. The changes could potentially lead to more denials and deportations before migrants’ full cases can be heard, they said.      Continue reading

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