Category Archives: Emigration/Immigration

Guyana: Foreigners arrested, deported for alleged election–related conspiracy – AFC

Khemraj Ramjattan and Cathy Hughes

These allegations were put forward by the Prime Ministerial hopeful and Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan and Executive Member of the AFC, Cathy Hughes yesterday at APNU+AFC Campaign Headquarters on Lamaha Street.

Ramjattan said that the allegations were only being publicly released because it was leaked to the media, and according to him, the foreign nationals were sent back to their respective countries on elections day.        Continue reading

Demand for Caribbean Economic Citizenship Increases as Coronavirus Spreads

— LONDON, England, Thursday March 5, 2020 – CS Global Partners, a London-headquartered government marketing agency specializing in investor immigration, says demand for Citizenship by Investment (CBI) has increased in light of the spread of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19).

And Director Paul Singh says Caribbean islands with CBI programmes are proving to be attractive as demand for citizenship of safer countries grows.

“We work with three Caribbean governments – Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia – promoting their CBI programmes worldwide and assist authorized agents with any enquiries their clients may have regarding obtaining economic citizenship of any of these three countries.  ( Note: Grenada also has a CBI Program)              Continue reading

CARICOM Leaders End Summit in Barbados On Positive Note

CARICOM Leaders End Summit On Positive Note

CARICOM Chair and Barbados’ Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley, explains some of the outcomes of the 31st Inter-sessional CARICOM Meeting. Looking on is Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerritt. Photo credit: C.Pitt/BGIS.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, February 20, 2020 (CMC) – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Leaders have ended their two-day Inter-Sessional Summit, here, agreeing on a number of initiatives, ranging from holding a conference on crime in Trinidad and Tobago, to pushing forward the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) that allows for the free movement of people and goods, across the 15-member regional grouping.      Continue reading

U.S.IMMIGRATION: Border Patrol to send Tactical Unit officers to ‘sanctuary cities’

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WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Trump administration is deploying highly trained officers to boost arrests of unauthorized immigrants in a number of cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, the latest move in a battle against localities that adopt “sanctuary” policies to protect them from deportation.

Members of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Patrol Tactical Unit will be among the officers deployed to cities to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. They will also be sent to San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Detroit, and Newark New Jersey, CBP spokesman Lawrence Payne said in a statement on Friday  February 14, 2020.      Continue reading

US Immigration: US issued almost 5,300 visitors’ visa to Guyanese last year

US issued almost 5,300 visitors’ visa to Guyanese last year

US Visa applicants at Guyana Embassy

The US issued almost 5,300 visitors’ visas last year to Guyanese, a slight increase from 2018.

According to figures by the US Department of State, last year there were 5,296 non-immigrant visas issued.
In 2017, there were 25,338 visas issued for the B1/B2 category.
In 2018, this fell to 4,923 Guyanese to whom visas were issued for holidaying purposes, almost 20,000 fewer than the previous year.
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In recent years, the US Embassy had relaxed its stringent requirements for Guyanese and the number of visas issued for the popular B1-B2 category (visitors’ visas) rose sharply.

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Brexit : Britain’s regulatory-divergence dilemma in leaving the European Union

— There will be costs to diverging from EU regulation. But there will be benefits, too

Britain –Jan 30th 2020 edition – The Economist Magazine

On January 31st Britain leaves the eu. It goes into a sort of limbo—a transition period—until the end of 2020, when in dozens of areas, from trade, migration, environmental rules and farming to financial services, data policy, regional subsidies and state aid, the country’s freedom to run its own affairs will be constrained only by its ambitions to do deals with other countries. The big question, says Sir Bernard, an enthusiastic Brexiter, is whether it can remember how to roam.      Continue reading

Guyana: Immigration, gun licence, vehicle fitness, should be outsourced – President Granger proposes

— January 31, 2020 – Kaieteur News

The Coalition Government is contemplating outsourcing a number of key services being offered by the police.

President David Granger addresses police officers

These include non-core functions including immigration, certification of vehicular fitness and issuance of gun licenses.

“These non-core functions must be outsourced so as ensure that more trained ranks are deployed to crime-fighting duties,” President David Granger said yesterday – January 30, 2020.          Continue reading

Doomsday Clock: A Hundred Seconds to Midnight – by Rosaliene Bacchus

A Hundred Seconds to Midnight

– by Rosaliene Bacchus

On Thursday, January  23, 2020, our atomic scientists advanced the Doomsday Clock another twenty seconds, bringing the fate of humanity to a hundred seconds to midnight. For those who don’t know, midnight signifies humanity’s self-annihilation with its nuclear arsenal. The guns that Americans cling to, like a toddler clings to his teddy bear, would be rendered useless in the face of a nuclear threat. To learn more, read the full statement issued by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

In his article “Twin Threats,” published in The Nation magazine (issue dated 01/27/2020), Michael T. Klare argues:

All things being equal, rising temperatures will increase the likelihood of nuclear war, largely because climate change will heighten the risk of social stress, the decay of nation-states, and armed violence in general…”

Read More: A Hundred Seconds to Midnight by Rosaliene Bacchus

India: Narendra Modi stokes divisions in the world’s biggest democracy – The Economist

India’s 200m Muslims fear the prime minister is building a Hindu state

Narendra Modi

Leaders- Jan 23rd 2020 edition – Jan 23rd 2020 – The Economist

Last month India changed the law to make it easier for adherents of all the subcontinent’s religions, except Islam, to acquire citizenship. At the same time, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (bjp) wants to compile a register of all India’s 1.3bn citizens, as a means to hunt down illegal immigrants (see Briefing). Those sound like technicalities, but many of the country’s 200m Muslims do not have the papers to prove they are Indian, so they risk being made stateless. Ominously, the government has ordered the building of camps to detain those caught in the net.        Continue reading

Food, Migration, and Diversity: Short Story: Call for Papers – June 24-27. 2020

Food, Migration, and Diversity

The Many Flavors of the Short Story

24 – 27 June 2020 – University of Calabria, Rende, ITALY.

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline extended: February 1st 2020

The 16th International Conference on the Short Story in English will take place from June 24-27, 2020 at the University of Calabria, Rende, Italy with the theme: “Food, Migration, Diversity: The Many Flavors of the Short Story.

In This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto (2019), Suketu Mehta states that wherever there are immigrants, there are stories to give voice to their feelings of displacement and belonging through memory and acts of resilience. Their lives are indeed floating narratives that become a powerful symbol of the fluidity and vulnerability of our contemporary world.            Continue reading

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