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Haiti: The nasty criticisms and attacks have died down but the issue of whether Guyanese authorities are deliberately bringing in plane loads of Haitians to rebalance the racial make up of the country and to pad the voters list for upcoming general elections remains a hot political potato as the silly season gets into high gear. Comment
Brooklyn: Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke says she and her Democratic colleagues in the US House of Representatives and the Senate are doing everything in their power to fight the “racist and inhumane” immigration policies of the Trump administration. “As we are all aware, this administration has attacked the hard-working immigrants in our communities here in Brooklyn and throughout our nation,” said Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, in addressing a town hall meeting Tuesday night at Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY). Comment
National: Brooklyn Democratic Congresswoman, Yvette D. Clarke on Monday condemned United States President Donald J. Trump’s broadened assault on Caribbean and other immigrants by issuing new regulation aimed at legal immigrants who wish to remain in the US but whose dearth of financial resources are deemed likely to make them a burden on US taxpayers. Comment

Garifuna’s painful experience visiting motherland

St Vincent: From the time our people were forcefully removed from Baliceaux, St. Vincent & The Grenadines where they were imprisoned, tortured, killed and buried in 1797 to Roatan, Honduras their lives have never been the same in the countries of Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize and the United States of America where they live today. This act of genocide that was committed by the British against us has never been addressed and forcefully challenged by our government in St. Vincent and The Grenadines. Comment
Haiti: Several Haitian-American legislators in New York have led outrage over a Guyanese publication critical of what it describes as the influx of Haitians migrating to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state. Comments (9)

Environmental migration a global challenge

Environment: UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 6, 2019 (IPS) — The Atlas of Environmental Migration, which gives examples dating as far back as 45,000 years ago, shows that environmental changes and natural disasters have played a role in how the population is distributed on our planet throughout history. Comment



Haiti: With general elections expected in months and with racial politics always at the top of life in Guyana, authorities moved with alacrity this week to defend the integrity of hundreds of Haitian nationals transiting the country to French Guiana and Brazil saying racist attacks against the Haitians from the opposition and other quarters are unwarranted. Comments (1)

Myrie hosts rapid response to ICE

Brooklyn: Brooklyn State Sen. Zellnor Y. Myrie, in collaboration with Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and City Council Member Carlos Menchaca, on July 17 hosted a rapid response session for community leaders working to protect immigrant communities and keeping families together. Comment
Haiti: Barbados’ decision to lift immigration restrictions on Haitians and accord them full rights to visa-free entry has backfired and caused a reversal thanks to human traffickers who gouged money out of many by misleading them into believing that they were also free to work on the island. Comment

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