Category Archives: Emigration/Immigration

NBC’s Tom Brokaw Explains Canada To Americans. [2 VIDEOS]

Tom Brokaw Explains Canada To Americans

Fred Hodgins –  Uploaded on Feb 25, 2010 – 1M views  – 7 years ago  -6:16

Tom Brokaw explains the relationship between Canada and The United States, in a pre-recorded short film that aired on NBC, prior to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Feb. 12th, 2010.


Tom Brokaw explains his relationship with Canada

Canadian American Business Council – Published Nov 12, 2014 -17K views – 5:03

Tom Brokaw’s opening remarks at the Canadian American Business Council’s 20th Annual State of the Relationship summit.

Down Liberty Avenue 5 – “Scared of ICE” – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Down Liberty Avenue 5 – “Scared of ICE”

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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What do plants have to do with it? The vendor at 123rd Street did not mince his words. His eyes scanned Liberty Avenue and the sky and he said, “Everything.” He explained that around the first week in June last year he had sold many plants and that he had to order more.

The weather was kind, money was circulating and people came from as far as Brooklyn to buy his plants. The wiri wiri peppers were a big hit. The US has banned the small round ball of flavor, citing the smuggling of drugs to be the reason. It is difficult to see how drugs could be smuggled into those tiny peppers. But this was small comfort to the vendors.  Continue reading

Cabinet finalizing Diaspora Engagement Action Plan – Harmon

Cabinet Committee finalizing Diaspora Engagement Action Plan—Harmon
Posted by: Gary Eleazar – Demerara Waves – News May 22, 2017

Minister of State Joseph Harmon Monday (May 22, 2017) made the announcement as he addressed the opening ceremony of a one-week confab at the Guyana Pegasus aimed at facilitating a 10-man investment team from the diaspora currently in Guyana.

The ‘Go See Visit’ initiative was organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).      Continue reading

Commentary: Guyana should come first and then… – By Leonard Gildarie

The Story within the Story… Guyana should come first and then…

Leonard Gildarie

A dear friend of mine and her family are here on vacation. She has lived in New York for the past two decades, has her own small business, and a daughter in college. She is seriously thinking of coming back here.

For many Guyanese living in Queens especially, life is tough in the private sector. Several small businesses along Liberty Avenue have been forced to close because of a drop in sales and the fact that more efficient and less costly services are being offered by the deep-pocket competitors.

It would mirror what is happening in the region and in Guyana, and drives home the reality that we are not alone in the world.     Continue reading

The modernization of the East Indian Guyanese – By Freddie Kissoon

The modernization of the East Indian Guyanese

Today marks the anniversary of the arrival of the Indian indentured immigrants. It comes at a time when the majority of sugar workers will be facing a bleak future. One is emotionally lacerated at this tragedy. But let us be honest, sugar is a king that once dominated the land but its time has passed.

I was walking next to Khemraj Narine, the vice chairman of the university’s workers, in the May Day rally and I told him if we are going out of sugar, let us give the vast lands that the sugar canes once stood on to sugar workers. This country is very poor. It has endured 60 years of economic and political stagnation but one of the great human features that makes this country stand out against all others in the world is its genetically driven resilience.    Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update: USA Immigration Articles – 02 April 2017

Caribbean Life News Update: USA Immigration Articles – 02 April 2017  


Trump officially opens new immigration office
As fear pervades the immigrant community in the United States, President Donald Trump has made good on a campaign promise to open an office that deals specifically with assisting what he says are victims of crimes committed by criminal immigrants from the Caribbean and other places.

ICE nabs Caribbean immigrants in Florida, PR
United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says officers from its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) have arrested a number of Caribbean nationals among 76 criminal immigrants in Florida and Puerto Rico in what it said was an enforcement action targeting individuals who pose a threat to public safety.

Trinidad, United States sign border control memo
Trinidad and Tobago and the United States have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to establish a state-of-the art border control system.

Granger persuades UK diaspora to support Guyana’s development

Granger persuades UK diaspora to support Guyana’s development

President David Granger stated that his overwhelmingly successful engagements over the past few days in London are a clear indication that there is renewed interest and investors’ confidence in Guyana. He also said that while

President David Granger at the meeting.

there is still a lot more work to be done, the current mood of restored democracy in the country has made it an extremely attractive investment destination.

Granger said that what Guyana needs now more than ever, is a surge in entrepreneurship and for its own people to come home with their capital and technical ‘know-how’ to play their part in the local economy. He was at the time, addressing members of the diaspora at a forum in London.     Continue reading

Trump Takes Aim at the H-1B Guest Worker Visa Program

Trump Takes Aim at the H-1B Visa Program

The president signed a new executive order yesterday targeting the controversial guest worker program.

By Dwyer Gunn

President Donald Trump signs an executive order to try to bring jobs back to American workers and revamp the H-1B visa guest worker program on April 18th, 2017, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

On Tuesday April 18, 2017, at a factory in Kenosha, Wisconsin, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order calling for stricter enforcement of both the federal government’s “buy American” mandate and the rules governing the H-1B visa, the temporary, non-immigrant guest worker program.    Continue reading

US considers fee on money-transfers to help fund Trump’s border wall

US considers fee on money-transfers to Guyana, other countries to help fund Trump’s border wall

Posted by:  Demerara Waves – April 25, 2017   

United States-based Guyanese could soon be asked to pay more to send their relatives and friends a ‘small piece’ or a ‘frek’ if a Bill is passed to impose a two percent tax on all remittances sent to Guyana and several other countries to help fund the construction of a US-Mexico border wall.

Introduced to the House of Representatives on March 30, 2017, the Border Wall Funding Act seeks to amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to impose a fee for remittance transfers to certain foreign countries, and for other purposes. The US-Mexico wall, a major campaign promise by American President Donald Trump to keep out illegal aliens and other undesirables from entering the US,  is estimated to cost US$21.6 billion.     Continue reading

US State Department debunks rumours that Guyanese can now travel to the US without a visa

US State Department debunks rumours that Guyanese can now travel to the US without a visa
Published on April 8, 2017 – By Dennis Adonis – Caribbean News Now
us_visa.jpgGEORGETOWN, Guyana — For several weeks now, people apparently bent on making mischief have been posting bogus and Photo-shopped news extracts on social media that purport to show that Guyanese no longer require a visa to travel to the United States.

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