Daily Archives: 08/12/2019

Trump Administration targets legal migrants who get food aid – BBC News

August 12, 2019 – BBC News

President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump’s administration is to make it more difficult for poorer legal migrants to extend their visas or gain permanent resident status (a green card).

The rule targets migrants who rely on public benefits, such as food aid or public housing, for more than a year.

Their applications will be rejected if the government decides they are likely to rely on public assistance in future.

The rule change would reinforce “ideals of self-sufficiency, officials said.

The new regulation, known as a “public charge rule”, was published in the Federal Register on Monday and will take effect on 15 October.


BOOK: Rosaliene Bacchus Releases Debut Novel: Under the Tamarind Tree

 Cover Art by Guyanese-Canadian Artist, Joan Bryan-Muss

Rosaliene Bacchus Releases Debut Novel: Under the Tamarind Tree

Los Angeles, California, August 12, 2019—Caribbean novelist, Rosaliene Bacchus, born in Guyana, launches her debut novel, Under the Tamarind Tree, a family saga set in then British Guiana during the tumultuous years leading up to independence from Great Britain in 1966. The novel is the mixed fruit of the author’s struggle with abandonment and her concern for persistent, divisive, racist politics in her native land.          Continue reading

The Guyana Police Force 180 Years of Service and Protection – by Francis Quamina Farrier

– by Francis Quamina Farrier

Early in July 2019, The Guyana Police Force held a series of activities celebrating its 180 anniversary. The celebrations commenced with an impressive Route March around the city of Georgetown on Saturday July 6, 2019. Other events included a Grand Drumhead Church Service at Police Headquarters, the Annual Sports Championship and an Awards Ceremony, among other events.

The Theme of this 180 Anniversary is, “Securing and Protecting our Nation Through Collaboration and Dedication”. However, at this time, the Guyana Police Force is facing some challenges to its century plus old image, because of the unlawful activities of some of its members.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: The “zone of convergence” must widen and encircle; must get real- By GHK Lall

It is encouraging to read that the President and Opposition Leader started meeting yesterday (Friday, Aug. 9, 2019) to discuss the way forward. It is the only option: meeting and exploring for finalizing; it is that and nothing else. Nothing else is there, other than the meaningless sounds and postures through public advertisements that do nothing for this country: sells nothing, buys nothing but trouble.

Each leader was accompanied by another from within his inner circle. The gathering must be narrowed from four to two soon. I have been and seen where all others had to leave the room and leave only two. That is how the real, hard, trailblazing business is pounded and grounded into grains, and then sifted meticulously. Both sides know that their positions are palpable, yet invisible to each other, unimaginable to the other, even in the contemplation.    Continue reading

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