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CANADA: CBSA Officer Trainee – Developmental Program (Full-time and Part-time employment)

Canada Border Services Agency – Become a CBSA Officer 
Various locations across Canada
Please indicate your employment preference; full-time, part-time or both.
$64,234 to $71,525 (Salary under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Canada Border Services Agency

Closing date: 3 September 2018 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Canadian citizens and permanent residents residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens.


Newark New Jersey USA: Linden Fund USA discusses twinning of Cities

Newark New Jersey USA: Linden Fund USA discusses twinning of Cities

LFU hosted a “Meet & Greet Reception” on Sunday, Sept. 16 in New Jersey in honor of visiting Mayor of Linden, Her Worship Waneka Arrindell. This official visit was to continue the dialogue with the City of Newark on twinning the two municipalities, as first proposed by former Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland in a 2017 meeting in Newark to explore the possibilities for cooperation between the two cities.          Continue reading

Guyana oil surge and Surinam Airways comeback with Turkish support – By Ray Chickrie

  Commentary By Ray Chickrie – 

The government has given ailing state-owned Surinam Airways CEO, Gerard Lau, who took over a few months ago, three years to turn the company around, but with so many changes at SLM, there have been numerous plans by different CEOs to “turn the airline around.” Interestingly, there was no mention of part privatizing the airline or inviting Ethiopian or Turkish Airlines to take part ownership of SLM. This is just wishful thinking.

The old model for the past 30 years hasn’t worked and this is why aviation expert Tomas Clumeckhy is urging the airline to change its business model.

He said, “Surinam Airways can easily be running six to nine aircraft in the next three years, “doing the same things over and over again, and expecting different results” has to stop, the business model is broken, the corporate culture is broken, and there is no vision of the future.”

With mega oil and gas discoveries offshore Guyana, the country will surge economically and this is SLM’s comeback opportunity. SLM’s future depends on the Guiana Shield and Guyana can provide that lifeline for the ailing Suriname airline.    Continue reading

Report on: “One Love Media”- “1838: Brown Sugar – A Fundraiser for Children of Guyana” By Kemahl Khan

“One Love Media”, sponsors “1838: Brown Sugar – A Fundraiser for Children of Guyana”,

 For many years now in Guyana and some Caribbean countries (and even here in Toronto), there have been annual events recalling the first arrivals of indentured labourers from India and honouring their invaluable contribution to the sugar industry in the region.

“Sugar” was the theme of one such event hosted by the Toronto-based voluntary organization, “One Love Media”, on August 17, 2018 at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall in Etobicoke, Toronto. Ontario Canada   (See Guyanese Online Advertisement of the event here}

Billed as “1838: Brown Sugar – A Fundraiser for Children of Guyana”, the funds raised by this event are earmarked to assist, in particular, the children of the employees of Skeldon (Berbice, Guyana) Sugar Estate who are facing economic hardships and whose incomes have been severely impacted by the closure of the estate at the end of 2017.    Continue reading

Guyana: Brickdam East – Walk with me from Cuffy Statue to Camp Street – video by Raphael

Guyana: Brickdam East – Walk with me from Cuffy Statue to Camp Street – video by Raphael

Georgetown Guyana: Walk with me from the east end of Brickdam to Camp Street. Brickdam now has the largest number of government buildings and corporate offices which makes it a contender for most important street in Georgetown and perhaps all of Guyana.

China foreign minister to visit Guyana and Suriname on September 21-22. 2018

Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi. Photo: Wikimedia

By Ray Chickrie
Caribbean News Now contributor – 17 September 2018

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Georgetown is once again re-emerging as the diplomatic capital of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and will welcome a high level visit from the foreign minister of China, Wang Yi and a large delegation to Guyana this weekend, September 21-22.

Wang Yi will also pay a visit to neighbouring Suriname, where a large Chinese diaspora exists.                 Continue reading

US small-business confidence just hit its highest level in 45 years – NFIB Survey

US small-business confidence just hit its highest level in 45 years – NFIB Survey

  • The National Federation of Independent Business‘ small business optimism index hit the highest level in the survey’s 45-year history in August.
  • Small businesses are planning to hire more workers, raise compensation for current employees, and spend more on capital investments according to the index
  • Juanita Duggan, the president and CEO of the NFIB, attributed much of the increase to President Donald Trump and the GOP’s economic policies.
  • There is no question that the change of policy in Washington has everything to do with the increase in the optimism index,” Duggan told Business Insider.


US Football: Nike just thrust Kaepernick back in the spotlight – where he belongs – By Khaled A Beydoun

US Football: Nike just thrust Kaepernick back in the spotlight – where he belongs

No matter how hard the league tries, Colin Kaepernick is still the most important NFL player not in the NFL

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold (58), quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and free safety Eric Reid (35) kneel in protest during the playing of the national anthem before a NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, California, 6 Oct. 2016.
 ‘Nike knows that the NFL, and its fan base, is polarized along a number of lines – most potently, political lines.’ Photograph: Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports

With its new ad, Kaepernick is more than just the face of Nike. He remains the face of the very league that blacklisted him

The 2018 National Football League regular season kicks off this week. And the most discussed player in the world of football, and beyond, is one that has been ousted from the NFL for over a year: Colin Kaepernick.


OIL: Change in Guyana and the Role of Diaspora Hometown Associations – By Lear Matthews

We Got Oil! Realizing Change in Guyana and the Role of Diaspora Hometown Associations

Lear Matthews

By Lear Matthews

The nation of Guyana has been in the news lately for good reasons. Stained  by the horrific tragedy of Jonestown in the late 1980’s and recently maligned by a New York  Times writer, according to Exxon-Mobil, oil discovery off Guyana’s northern coast will top 4 billion barrels, becoming a leading oil producing nation in the region. However, owing to the large number of Guyanese who emigrate, much of the nation’s skills and expertise, including those that could contribute significantly to the oil industry’s success, reportedly reside in the Diaspora. There has not been an effective strategy to engage expatriates – perhaps until now.

Despite the almost euphoric optimism expressed by Guyanese at home and abroad there are challenges only marginally discussed, but are beginning to emerge. One observer noted, “with major oil set to flow as soon as 2020, authorities are bracing both for the shock of wealth and its attendant woes”. This article focuses on the potential role of Hometown Associations (HTA) in helping to understand the socio-cultural ramifications, identifying the risks and harnessing required skills, attitude and cultural adaptation needed to ensure reaping the benefits of this unprecedented, historic natural resource discovery.    Continue reading

The Teacher’s Union Strike in Guyana – Commentary by Lincoln Lewis

Those condemning teachers’ action today would have supported it under a PPP/C Govt.

The teachers are today pursuing a cause they consider just and fair by asking the Government to sit down and negotiate with their union, the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), for a new package that includes increased salary and better working conditions.  It is known employers generally will not acquiescence to workers’ demands unless workers are prepared to struggle for it. The case of the teachers is no different.

In 1999, the public-school teachers and public servants took to the streets in a long strike demanding increased salary and better working conditions from the PPP/C Government. That strike resulted in the establishment of two arbitration panels. One that addressed the concerns of the public servants was headed by Dr. Aubrey Armstrong and the other addressed the teachers’ concerns, and was headed by Father Malcolm Rodrigues, who at the time was a lecturer at the University of Guyana.     Continue reading

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