Category Archives: Emigration/Immigration

GUSDA, Guyana SPEAKS & CHCS (UK) presents: GUYANA’S INDIAN ARRIVAL DAY – 9th MAY at 3pm (BST)

GUSDA, Guyana SPEAKS & CHCS (UK) presents:
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*🇬🇾A COMMEMORATION OF GUYANA’S INDIAN ARRIVAL DAY 🇬🇾*
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*SUNDAY 9th MAY at 3pm (BST)*
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This cultural event will feature an exciting and informative programme with reflections on the significance of Indian Arrival Day with contributions from:
▪︎ *Maria del Pilar Kaladeen*
▪︎ *Petamber Persaud*
▪︎ *Lainy Malkani*
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The programme will also feature live and pre-recorded performances from a variety of talented Guyanese including: 

Moray House Trust: Kala Pani: migration to and indenture in British Guiana – May 5, 2021

Title:               Kala Pani: migration to and indenture in British Guiana
Date:              Wednesday 5th May 2021
Time:              5PM Guyana, New York, Toronto, 10PM UK
YouTube:      https://youtu.be/U17dAhiGLu0
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In order to commemorate Arrival Day on 5th May 2021, Moray House Trust has curated and produced a video recording of readings, poems and illustrations about migration to and indenture in British Guiana. The readings are drawn from three sources; a historian of indenture and two that are effectively eye-witness accounts from about 1870.
Here is the link to our short film (45 minutes).
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It will be available for viewing from 5PM on Wednesday 5th May 2021.
Please share and enjoy: https://youtu.be/U17dAhiGLu0
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VENEZUELAN MIGRATION: Illegal immigration big business in Trinidad – National Security minister

 — Drone, new vessels to help combat illegal immigration

National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds (centre) speaks to members of the media during a press conference at the National Security Ministry Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain, on Sunday. Looking left is Chief of Defense Staff Air Commodore Darryl Daniel and Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith right.

National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds (centre) speaks to members of the media during a press conference at the National Security Ministry on May 2, 2021. Looking left is Chief of Defense Staff Air Commodore Darryl Daniel and Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith right.

The Ministry of National Security is moving to clamp down on illegal immigrants entering Trinidad and Tobago as 15 beaches have now been identified as major points of entry for this activity.          Continue reading

TRAVEL: The Airline Industry Hasn’t Collapsed; But That’s The Only Good News

By Volodymyr Bilotkach — The Conversation

We thought things would be so much better by now.

A year ago I wrote about the future of the airline industry. Along with many other experts, I expected international air travel by this point would still be below pre-pandemic levels but well on its way to recovery.  We are not even close.

After a disastrous 2020, in which passenger traffic globally fell by two-thirds, the International Air Transport Association’s latest forecast (published in February) doesn’t expect this year’s total traffic to be more than halfway back to pre-pandemic levels. Full recovery isn’t expected before 2023.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Government plans to integrate migrants and re-migrants into society – Foreign Secretary

 Venezuelan immigration to Guyana:


Foreign Secretary, Robert Persaud, addressing migrants and  re-migrants   .

Apr 25, 2021 – Kaieteur News Foreign Secretary, Robert Persaud, announced yesterday, that his government has made plans to integrate migrants and remigrants from Venezuela, into various sectors of the Guyanese society. Persaud made this announcement, during an engagement with the migrants residing on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two.

In his opening remarks, the Foreign Secretary said that his objective is to listen to the various issues affecting migrants in Region Two.      Continue reading

VIDEO: Lands That Will FLOOD in Our Lifetime – World Map examples

Lands That Will FLOOD in Our Lifetime

Atlas Pro – Some places are more threatened by rising sea levels than others, but in the end we’ll all be paying a price. Alternate titles include: “Where You Shouldn’t Invest in Real Estate,” “Places You Should Vacation to Before They’re Gone,” and “Oh Man We’re In A Lot Of Trouble On This One Aren’t We?”

USA Immigration: America NEVER Wanted the Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses – The Atlantic

The U.S. is a diverse nation of immigrants — but it was not intended to be, and its historical biases continue to haunt the present. 

Caitlin Dickerson | The Atlantic 

When David Dorado Romo was a boy growing up in El Paso, Texas, his Great-Aunt Adela told him about the day the U.S. Border Patrol melted her favorite shoes. Romo’s aunt was Mexican and had a visa that allowed her to commute into South Texas for her job as a maid. Every week she had to report to a Border Patrol station, in accordance with a program that ran from 1917 into the 1930s requiring most Mexican immigrants to bathe in government offices before entering the United States.          Continue reading

OPINION: Dying to reach America – from Bimini. Bahamas – By Indranie Deolall

They had left land secretly that night, watching the little light along the Bimini shoreline fade away fast, and with it any final choice of changing their minds, thinking of the short voyage ahead and the dangerous chances they were about to take, like countless others searching for the elusive better life, so far from home.      Continue reading

Short Stories: Immigrants – Chapter 7 –  By Geoff Burrowes

 By Geoff Burrowes

Just when we figured we had made it as New Canadians fate threw us a curve!

I n my previous life I didn’t know what a curve was!  For all of you, who like me, come from a Cricket playing nation I’ll explain. In Baseball, like in cricket the pitcher (bowler) tries to get the ball past the batter (batsman) prevent him from making good contact. To do this the pitcher throws different pitches, fastball, straight and fast, changeup, same action as fastball but approximately 10 miles per hour slower, causing the batter to swing before the pitch arrives.      Continue reading

U.S.A. — Migrant crackdown by Western nations is rooted in centuries of racist science – By Mohamed Hamaludin

  Immigration policy is usually regarded as a political matter but a much more sinister motive has existed for centuries due to studies by scientists and others who, starting in the 1700s, have strived mightily to prove that foreigners are less than human and, if allowed to immigrate, would pollute the nation.

Journalist and author Sonia Shah,in her book “The Next Great Migration,” traced the work of scientists who pursued such research, including French naturalist George Luis Leclerc Comte de Buffon: “As people and species migrated from the Garden of Eden, Buffon theorized, new diets and climates ‘degenerated’ them.      Continue reading