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Thousands of Haitians leaving Guyana illegally for Brazil -Felix

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Winston Felix.

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Winston Felix on Monday said thousands of Haitians are leaving Guyana at several unofficial crossings to neighbouring Brazil.

Felix said “to be booked out you have to present yourself to an immigration officer”, even as he indicated the length of the border where they are crossing at Lethem, Karasabai, Aishalton. “You’ll understand what you are dealing with so to ask me why they don’t book out, you are not understanding the reality,” he told Demerara Waves Online News.          Continue reading

America’s Homeless Working Poor – Video

The Most Revolutionary Act

The Working Poor and Homeless in the US

Four Corners (2017)

Film Review

This Australian documentary challenges whether job growth in the US (25 million new jobs in ten years) really represents economic recovery. The film makes three important points: 1) the vast majority of new American jobs are minimum wage part-time jobs, 2) well-paid middle class jobs continue to vanish, and 3) approximately one-half of US workers live in poverty.

The film follows three families. The first, in Orlando Florida, consists of a single mother of three who works 70 hours a week for Dunkin’ Donuts and MacDonald’s. Earning $8 an hour, she and her family live in a cheap motel because they can’t afford rent. She sleeps 1-2 hours a night, and her mother-in-law provides childcare while she works.

The second family is a couple with two children who live in a homeless camp in the parking lot…

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Barbados wants to rear Blackbelly sheep in Guyana, Suriname

Barbados Blackbelly Sheep

Government is exploring the possibility of rearing Barbados Blackbelly sheep in CARICOM’s two largest member states, Suriname and Guyana, as top civil servants prepare for a mission to South America next week.

Paramaribo and Georgetown have offered land to Barbadian farmers for sheep rearing, said Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Indar Weir.

“We are sending out a team now to look at Suriname and then Guyana to make sure we have a suitable arrangement and type of land that we can raise the blackbelly sheep in Suriname and possibly Guyana.        Continue reading

Criticism does not necessarily equate to disloyalty – By Mohamed Hamaludin

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

From the time I learned about the United States of America, I became enchanted by this magical nation that was so vastly different from my native Guyana that it could have been on another planet. Much of my impression came from movies and, to a less extent, newspapers and magazines as I grew older; there was no television in Guyana at the time.

That impression strengthened after I was selected a fellow in the now long-defunct work-study-travel Foreign Journalist Project sponsored by the State Department.        Continue reading

USA: ‘Life-threatening’ Tropical Storm Barry grinds toward New Orleans Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS,  (Reuters) – City officials warned New Orleans residents yesterday to secure their homes, stock up on supplies and prepare to huddle indoors with Tropical Storm Barry poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.

Barry’s maximum sustained winds were clocked at 65 miles per hour (100 kph) as it churned through the northern Gulf of Mexico toward Louisiana. Meteorologists warned that torrential rains – as much as 2 feet (60 cm) in some places – are likely to unleash severe flooding.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: PPP denounces PNCR claims on house-to-house registration

Stabroek News- July 06, 2019

In a statement, the PPP said the Constitution of Guyana must be respected and elections must be held within the three-month timeframe stipulated by Article 106 (7) of the Constitution.

An abridged version of the PPP statement follows:        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: GECOM’s chairman Justice (ret’d) James Patterson has resigned

Kaieteur News – 26 June 2019

Less than two years ago after being sworn in, Justice (ret’d) James Patterson has demitted office.
His decision to step down came after a ruling from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) last week which found that the process leading to his selection was flawed.

Photo: Demitted office: GECOM’s chairman, Justice (ret’d) James Patterson being sworn in back in October 2017.

Yesterday, the Ministry of the Presidency made it clear that the decision was in keeping with the court order.

It was disclosed that Justice Patterson resigned on Monday June 24, 2019.   Yesterday, (Tuesday June 25, 2019), President David Granger met the former Chairman.

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Guyana Police: Deputy Police Commissioner Lyndon Alves suspended

President David Granger meets the newly sworn in police leaders last year. At left is Commissioner Leslie James while at right is Deputy Commissioner in charge of Law Enforcement, Lyndon Alves.

It heralded the dawn of a new era after a painful inquiry, ordered by Government, that stemmed from an alleged assassination threat against the president.

The shortcomings of the police force, from the report that came, called for new leadership– a new-look police force.
Less than a year has elapsed and one of those deputies, Lyndon Alves, who is heading Law Enforcement, has been sent on leave.    Continue reading

Guyana Medical Relief (GMR): Dinner Dance – Carson CA – September 21, 2019

TICKETS:  call 855-466-5887 – Make checks payable to Guyana Medical Relief.

Read about GMR Projects in Guyana… below:          Continue reading

A Lesson for Politicians: Mexican Minister delays plane – Resigns

Mexican minister resigns after causing flight to be delayed

Josefa González Blanco asked Aeroméxico executive to ground plane to wait for her

Mexico’s environment minister has been forced to resign after causing a flight she was about to miss to be delayed by 38 minutes, in direct contravention of her president’s populist promises to rule for the people.

According to Mexico’s leftwing president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the minister then asked an executive from the country’s flagship carrier – with whom she was reportedly friends – to ground the flight while she scrambled to arrive.        Continue reading

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