Daily Archives: August 13, 2019

Guyanese Association of Greater Houston – First Fish Fry – August 31, 2019

On Xenophobia, Haiti and the Guyana Times – By D. Alissa Trotz – Editor of the In the Diaspora Column

Stabroek News – 12 August 2019

By D. Alissa Trotz – Editor of the In the Diaspora Column

A little over a week ago, Guyanese woke up to what can only be described as a racist and xenophobic attack on Haitians in the Guyana Times newspaper. Titled “Influx of Haitians into Guyana raises major health concerns,” the article offers a classic example of racial profiling. Indeed a subtitle for this cowardly piece of journalism could have been: “Disease ridden Black people flooding our shores.” The article was written under the guise of thoughtfully addressing the issue of the arrival and treatment of Haitians in Guyana – certainly a legitimate question – whose numbers have increased following the institution of the Caricom recommendation of a six month visa on entry to Haitians.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: PPP condemns assertion that Sept. 18 elections deadline is self imposed

Guyana: Tullow strikes oil in Orinduik Block -Anticipates over 100 million barrels

– Discovery increases share price by 20%

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One of the United Kingdom’s leading exploration and production companies, Tullow Oil, has finally struck black gold in the Orinduik Block. In fact, Tullow’s Chief Executive, Paul McDade noted the discovery was made at the Jethro-1 well which could hold more than 100 million barrels of recoverable oil.

According to a Reuters news article, Tullow is also smiling from ear to ear as its share price jumped by 20 percent yesterday following the discovery.            Continue reading

NYC: Outrage over Guyanese publication – Guyana Times- critical of Haitian migrants

Caribbean Life News NY – August 9, 2019 – BY NELSON A. KING

Several Haitian-American legislators in New York have led outrage over a Guyanese publication critical of what it describes as the influx of Haitians migrating to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state.

An unauthored article published in the Guyana Times on Friday, under the headline, “Influx of Haitians into Guyana raises major health concerns,” has drawn the wrath of not only Haitian-Americans but of other Caribbean-American legislators and leaders.  The Guyana Times supports Guyana’s Opposition  People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

PHOTO:  Showing unity: Guyanese and Haitian NYPD officers flank, from left, Haitian-American Assemblywoman, Rodneyse Bichotte, Guyanese-born New York State Senator, Roxanne Persaud and Haitian-American New York City Council member, Farah Louis.

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Enmore Association Toronto: Annual Enmore Day: August 25th, 2019

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