Caribbean Life News Update – 08 January 2016

Caribbean Life News Update – 08 January 2016   Caribbean Life

PASSPORT SCHEME IN SPOTL­IGHT

BY BERT WILKINSON | CARIBBEAN

The larger Carib­bean trade group count­ries such as Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica and Trinidad have so far kept their distance from the scheme but a new light is now being shone on the cash for passport and citize­nship program which has been embraced by several nations in the Eastern Carib­bean Sub Grouping follo­wing the airing of a piece on CBS’s 60 Minutes Program last Sunday.

Trave­llers leaving Guyana face new fee

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | CARIBBEAN

After enjoying the festive season with family and friends in their homeland, thous­ands of Guyanese passe­ngers were slapped with an increase in Depar­ture Tax, named a Security Depar­ture fee of GYD$1000 (USD$5.00), leaving Cheddi Jagan Interna­tional Airport (CJIA) on January 1, 2017 when the measure went into effect.

Trinidad invest­igates finan­cing of terro­rist activ­ities

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

The Trinidad and Tobago Financial Unit (FIU) has reported that 182 T&T nationals may be involved in financing the activities of terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State (ISIS).

Connors, Carn brought the year in with a bang

BY ROZ NIXON | MUSIC & FASHION

There was laughter, tears and lots of “singing a long” on New Year’s Eve 2016 in Harlem, New York as Norman Connors and the regal Jean Carn perfo­rmed the love sound track of a gener­ation or two

Bedford-Stuyv­esant bistro bounces back from newbie woes

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | FOOD

Meet the owners of a vibrant bistro based in Bedford-Stuyv­esant.

Trump’s big immigr­ation war may focus on visas: Reports say

BY NELSON A. KING | NATIONAL

With just a few days before he is sworn in as the next United States presi­dent on Jan. 20, Donald Trump’s big immigr­ation war to deport Carib­bean and other immig­rants may focus on visas, accor­ding to reports.

Resolve to show resolve

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE | CARIBBEAN

Once again millions of people are attem­pting to restart or improve on life-enhan­cing goals by making resolu­tions.

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