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GUYANA: News Video: Guyana News Source – 7th October 2021

GUYANA: News Video: Guyana News Source – 7th October 2021

  • Labourer charged with starting Brickdam Station fire @ 0.29 mins
  • Fire Service got no confessions during its probe @ 4.45 mins
  • Woman found dead in washroom at GPHC @ 9.30 mins
  • Health warning to doctors Over Vaccine Exemption Letter @ 14 mins
  • ExxonMobil announces another major oil find @ 12.33 mins
  • Ease at the Fuel Pump @ 15.00 mins
  • Policeman remanded for Marijuana Trafficking @ 16.04 mins
  • Study by Pfizer to vaccinate entire town in Brazil against Covid @ 20.00 mins
  • The Bahamas removing undocumented Haitians @ 20.40 mins
  • UK Eases several countries off Red Travel List @ 21.25 mins

USA: White men on horseback rounding up Haitian refugees is vintage Americana — By Mohamed Hamaludin

By Mohamed Hamaludin

President Joe Biden acknowledged in his victory speech that “the African American community stood up again for me,” adding, “You’ve always had my back, and I’ll have yours.” So how come, during Biden’s watch, mounted European American Border Patrol agents used their horses and reins as whips to force Haitian refugees from American soil, evoking the round-up of escaping slaves?

As president, Biden must be held accountable but the herding of the Haitians under the Del Rio, Texas, border bridge was just the latest manifestation of an immigration system designed to favor European Americans. That was evident when Congress passed the Cuban Adjustment Act in 1966 accepting Cubans escaping Communism as political refugees. Haitians fleeing the horrors of the Duvalier dictatorship are deemed economic refugees, turned back at sea and deported if they make it to land.      Continue reading

Barbados Exploring Direct Trade and Air Links With African Countries

Barbados NationNews – 01 October 2021 – COLVILLE MOUNSEY

PHOTO: Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Professor Benedict Oramah, signing the Memorandum of Understanding at Ilaro Court., Barbados. (BGIS)

Barbados has moved one step closer to its ambitions of fostering trade with the African continent, as Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and president of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Professor Dr Benedict Oramah, signed a memorandum of understanding that creates the framework to explore areas of investment and interest.        Continue reading

MIGRATION: Guyana’s oil boom leads to highest incoming traffic in Caribbean – IOM Study

…  as US State Dept. predicts 160,000 jobs in coming years

Sep 28, 2021 – Kaieteur News –  Between 2013 and 2018, travellers from the Caribbean were recorded as having the highest increase in migration to Guyana when compared to those from Venezuela, Europe, and the United States of America (USA).

The Panel discussion on the Guyana Labour Study: (from left) IOM Specialist, Michela Macchiavello, Minister of Labour, Joseph Hamilton, Private Sector Commission Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Capital, Jairam Petam, Facilitator and IOM Programme Support Officer for the Caribbean, Brendan Tarnay, and (on screen) International Labour Organisation Specialist, Francesco Carella.

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Study            Continue reading

PROFILE: Breaking free from the Roman Catholic Church – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Photo by @seb on Pexels.com

Breaking free from the Roman Catholic Church did not happen overnight.

The fear of Hell, embedded since childhood, is a powerful force. I began questioning the Church’s religious teachings and practices during my seven years in the convent.

A beginners’ course in Anthropology, taken as a final year university undergraduate, led me to reconsider the nature of being human and our roles as male and female. I recall having an epiphany about the need to change the rules regarding the Church’s Sacrament of Matrimony that was out of touch with our times.      Continue reading

TRADE: Brazilians protest, unfair practices at Lethem crossing – Block traffic

Lethem Guyana – Bonfim Brazil

– Uproar is leading to shortage of supplies in Lethem

Sep 17, 2021 – Kaieteur News – Residents of Bonfim – a small town located in Brazil just opposite the Takutu River from Lethem, Guyana – have been protesting over the last two days against what they are calling an unfair practice by the Guyanese authorities at the Lethem/Brazil border crossing. Trucks with supplies bound for Lethem stuck at the road block set up by Brazilian protestors.

They have blocked the main highway leading to the Takutu Bridge, preventing the trucks laden with basic supplies from entering Lethem.

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Guyana SPEAKS Event – Chinese in Guyana – ZOOM Meeting – September 26. 2021

Our Chinese Heritage: From Indenture to Present-Day Guyana

EVENT TIME: Sunday, 26th September at 3pm BST / 10am GYT & EDT / 11am ADT.

Please join us for a Guyana SPEAKS event reflecting on the Chinese in Guyana.  It takes place on Sunday, 26th September at 3pm BST / 10am GYT & EDT / 11am ADT.  Our distinguished speakers are: Trev Sue-A-Quan, Dr Laura Hall and Stanley Ming.  They will be covering the period of Chinese indentureship, the fascinating story of Jacob Fung-A-Pan and Abigail Yung She, and talking about the last 30 years of in-migration from China. 

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TRAVEL: Caribbean tourism recovery punctured by new coronavirus spike

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Just as tourism was beginning to show signs of recovery, the Caribbean has been hit by a new wave of coronavirus infections that is causing lockdowns and flight cancellations and overwhelming hospitals.

Countries including Jamaica, Martinique, The Bahamas, Barbados, St. Lucia, and Dominica have seen a rise in cases fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant and a relaxation of earlier restrictions. Misinformation spread on social media has also contributed to a low vaccine uptake.        Continue reading

MIGRATION: Pete McMartin: Historic human tsunami likely in Canada’s future – OPINION

There will be climate refugees in the millions — if not the hundreds of millions — fleeing to countries where life is still tolerable.

Author: Pete McMartin –: Aug 20, 2021 – Vancouver Sun

New refugees arrive at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, August 5, 2017. The stadium has been turned into a shelter for hundreds of refugees who have flooded across the Canada/US border in recent weeks. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on August 4 promised that his government would redouble its efforts to handle the influx of migrants illegally entering the country from the United States to seek asylum. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images

PHOTO: A flood of refugees arrive at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Photo by GEOFF ROBINS /AFP/Getty Images

In December 2020, The New York Times ran a piece headlined, “How Russia Wins The Climate Crisis.” Its theme was stark, as apocalyptic visions usually are.

The Times foresaw a future in which climate change will remake the world’s geopolitics as well as its environments. There will be climate refugees in the millions — if not the hundreds of millions — fleeing to countries where life is still tolerable.        Continue reading

TRAVEL: Is Covid Being Used As An Excuse To Stop Cheap Travel? 

From red list chaos to expensive tests and complicated rules, these new restrictions are unlikely to end when the pandemic does 

Ross Clark | the Telegraph UK

It takes a lot to part us Brits from our overseas breaks. No sooner had France been removed from the “amber plus” list than queues were reported to have formed at St Pancras International station as people sought tickets for the Eurostar.

Under these revised rules, anyone holidaying in France will not have to isolate for 10 days on their return, though a family of four will still have to pay hundreds of pounds for repeated Covid tests – and they do still risk falling foul of sudden changes in rules.        Continue reading

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