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Trinidad: Airport arrival misery to end in 2020: By elimination of arrival forms

Flashback to 2017: Passengers line up to be processed by Customs and Immigration officers after arriving at the Piarco International Airport.

Flashback to 2017: Passengers line up to be processed by Customs and Immigration officers after arriving at the Piarco International Airport.

(Trinidad Express) From 2020 travellers will have shorter waiting times at the airports.

Finance Minister Colm Imbert has announced the elimination of arrival forms at this country’s two international airports, the Piarco (Trinidad) and ANR Robinson (Tobago) airports.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Former Minister of State Joseph Harmon applies to give up USA citizenship:

“I believe there is a certain quality which I have that can help the President in running this country in a proper way” – Harmon

Joseph Harmon

Joseph Harmon, who resigned earlier this year from his position as Minister of State because he is the holder of dual nationalities, says he has already applied to give up his United States (US) citizenship.

He told reporters on the sidelines of a People’s National Congress Reform 62nd anniversary rally in Linden that he more than one month ago finished all the paperwork and paid a hefty sum of cash to relinquish his American citizenship.    Continue reading

We’ve already uncovered the key to long-term happiness and fulfillment.- By Patrick Ewers

Want a Happier, More Fulfilling Life? 75-Year Harvard Study Says …. Focus on This ONE Thing

We’ve already uncovered the key to long-term happiness and fulfillment.

By Patrick Ewers

Positive Alacrity is the art of creating micro-experiences that have an emotionally uplifting impact on others. But I’m getting ahead of myself …

A quick Google search for “secret to happiness” brings up over 7,500,000results.

That’s a lot of people writing about and searching for something that, according to a groundbreaking Harvard study, has already been found.

That’s right: Thanks to Harvard’s Grant and Glueck studies  –  which tracked 724-participants from varying walks of life over the course of 75 years  –  we’ve already uncovered the key to long-term happiness and fulfillment.            Continue reading

The Writer’s Life: Juggling Priorities – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Since entering the world of book publishing, marketing and sales, I’m now engaged in a daily battle of juggling priorities. My focus has become so scattered that I’ve fallen behind with my writing projects. Hopefully, I’ll come up soon with a new working schedule that would provide some balance and reduce my stress.

It’s not all bad, though. At our writers’ critique group meeting on September 4th, I presented a copy of my novel to the owner of Gloria’s Café. For the past five years, our group has been meeting once monthly at Gloria’s where we enjoy their Mexican and Salvadoran cuisine.

Rosaliene presenting copy of novel to Gloria, owner of Gloria’s Café
West Los Angeles – Southern California – September 4, 2019

My thanks go out to blogger, Larry “Dutch” Woller On The Path Least Traveled, for purchasing my novel.

Blogger Larry “Dutch” Woller
Photo Credit: On…

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No optimal health without good Mental Health – By Caribbean Voice

No optimal health without good Mental Health

By Caribbean Voice – www.caribvoice.org

In 1984 the World Health Organization (WHO) defined optimal health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. With  Guyana’s elections around the corner, The Caribbean Voice urges all political parties to inform the nation about their mental health plans, especially where they stand with respect to the following:

Caribbean Voice Suggestions:     Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Elections: Recent voter registrants to be posted for claims/objections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has decided that a list of persons whose fingerprints were captured in the July-August house-to-house registration exercise will be posted up at a later date during the claims and objections period, an elections commissioner said Friday.

The claims and objections period began on October 1 and will last for 49 days.

The fingerprints of 370,000 persons have since been sent to the United States to be cross-matched with those on the existing National Register of registrants to pick up any duplicates.      Continue reading

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

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