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Date: 18 Jan 18 08:08pm
In wake of the infamous case of Shanique Myrie v. Barbados, where theImmigration Officers yesterday at the (CTCP) Component 300issues of discrimination, inhumane and degrading treatment, and refusal of entry of a CARICOM national into a CARICOM Member State arose, it was deemed necessary that immigration personnel be educated on boundaries of their authorities, and the rights of CARICOM nationals.Under the CARICOM Trade and Competitiveness Project (CTCP) Component 300, a series of training seminars are to be conducted in six Member States; Belize, Dominica, Cheap Jerseys, Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.The Police Officer’s Training Complex, Camp Road and Young Streets, yesterday facilitated the informative exercise. The activity saw CARICOM Secretariat’s Technical Coordinator, Technical Service Unit, Melbour Phillip, and Legal Officer O’neil Francis addressing 31 members of the Immigration Department of the Guyana Police Force.The seminar was in keeping with all that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has been fighting for, through the provisions laid down by the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC), and the concept of Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME).The immigration officers were told that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) decision in Myrie’s case, explicated that immigration authorities have very little discretion to exercise, with respect to denying CARICOM nationals entry into another Member State.This, Francis said, is by virtue of Article 45 of the RTC, which states that Member States commit themselves to the goal of free movement of their nationals within the Community.The provision was solidified by a decision which was made at the 2008 CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting, which declared the right of automatic entry of nationals to other Member States. The officers were informed that CARICOM nationals are to travel hassle free when entering and leaving another CARICOM jurisdiction.However, this freedom of movement and promised hassle-free travel, does not allow a CARICOM national to stay in another Member State of an indefinite period of time. The general rule is that CARICOM nationals be allowed a stay of six months within another CARICOM jurisdiction, exceptions being made for special circumstances.An example of special circumstances would involve persons who are employed on contracts lasting longer than six months, in which case the CARICOM national will be allowed to stay for the term specified under the contract. The contract may be renewed or extended, and that CARICOM national will be allowed to stay until the new arrangement ends.The group of 31 were warned against acts of discrimination of nationals from other Member States, and the serious legal complications that they can commit their country to, if found guilty of such acts.The CARICOM legal officer went on to explain the importance of adhering to community law which has been laid down by the provisions of the RTC, and the precedential nature of Community Decisions made at the Heads of Government Meetings.In doing so, he told the officers that Member States are expected to change, amend or repeal any legislation which conflicts with Community law.With respect to their roles and what they can do, the officers were informed their first priority and original job, is to ensure the security interest of their state. However, while executing this role, they are expected to respect principles of CSME, and the right of nationals to move freely to exercise their individual rights.In keeping in touch with today’s reality, Francis touched on the fact that in many cases, foreigners from third states (such as U.S.A, Canada, and England etc.) are afforded much better treatment, whenever passing through immigration, than our own CARICOM nationals.In discussing the grounds upon which an Immigration Officer might deny a CARICOM national entry to another Member State, Francis told the group that issues related to terrorism threats, protection of public health, morals, human and animal life qualifies. He added that a national may be denied entry, if they fail to present to immigration officials, evidence of sufficient funds to support the duration of their stay.However, the abovementioned, according the Francis, are not easily proven as sufficient grounds for refusal of entry. He emphasised that credible information or evidence MUST be presented, in other words convince the relevant authorities that the refusal of entry is valid.Francis said that there must be a “genuine, present and sufficiently serious threat to one of the fundamental interest in the society”. He went on to explain that “while the test is to examine whether the visitor is posing to do something which is prohibited under Guyana’s law, it is also important to note that Guyanese nationals must have been actively prosecuted for the same thing in Guyana.”Finally, with respect to the procedure which is to be followed when denying a CARICOM national entry, the officers were informed that they are tasked with informing the detainee (national being refused entry) that they have the option of filling out a complaint form.The Legal Officer explained that many immigration officers within Member States were completely unaware of the existence of a complaint form, and as such were unable to pass them on to nationals who were denied entry to their state.Additionally, Francis informed the officers that any refusal of a CARICOM national MUST be put into writing and should include the immigration officer’s name and badge number.The officers were also told of their duty to inform a CARICOM national who was denied entry, of his/her right to challenge the immigration’s decision to refuse them. The national also has the option of consulting an attorney-at-law, the consular official to their country, and or a family member.
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Date: 18 Jan 18 08:08pm
Unlike previous trade fairs, GuyExpo 2009 will probably not win the trophy for most creative decorative lay out but the exhibits on display are commendable.Optimism is high that the best is yet to come. Starting last night and continuing for the next five days the event provides a platform for local and international businesses including importers, exporters, retailers and wholesalers.After passing the gate, patrons are welcomed by the sounds of a drumming fusion presented by the Otishna flames and the Dubraj Tassa stationed at the round about that was once used as the GuyExpo prize spot.At that location there is something for everyone at any age that will thrill, intrigue, create surprise or reinforce that it was made, Jerseys NFL Wholesale, grown, produced or manufactured in Guyana.Launched last evening to a receptive crowd in a sober atmosphere the sounds of hammering, sawing and sweeping have been replaced by those from the many stereo systems, live bands and mini documentaries.The Sophia Exhibition Site has been transformed into a place for socializing and trade where entertainment is guaranteed for at least five more nights. The atmosphere is spiked with eager chit chats of information and questions galore from patrons and exhibitors alike as they showcase the mostly local offerings.But there are also international flavours and impressive creations.Last evening, scores flocked to the location to witness the first night unfolding and then viewed the showcases of the more than 250 booths in three auditoriums. Based on the Ministry of Tourism industry and commerce predictions the numbers flocking to the site will swell beyond 70, 000 at the end of the exhibition.Last night the entertainment came from dancers who presented a middle of the road Indian inspired showcase as well as the humorous, patriot, reflective sounds of Dave martin live declaring that matters not of the circumstance “is we own” and “not a blade of grass.”The display on showcase at the Sophia Exhibition Site includes craft, paintings, and furniture. The aroma of many blended spices from more than eight countries has taken over some sections of the auditorium.Most booths were completed in time for the opening last night but some exhibitors were still adding their finishing touches. The stories of rice, sugar and craft as well as the many food flavoured seasoning and other food products abound with varying origins to educate and intrigue.Some will discover as this publication did, that footwear and leather craft done with professional finish are made right here in Guyana. Some of those who got the first jump on the exhibition are so impressed by the offerings that they have expressed pride and awe that so many things are made and produced in Guyana such as the many fabric painted designs, carvings and clothing.Most impressive last night were the many hand crafted doors and windows as well as the quality bedroom furnishings.Arguably the largest trade fair in Guyana, the event is being staged under the theme “Promoting Business in a low carbon environment” and aimed at fusing a cross section of producers of handicraft, furniture, garments, jewellery, horticulture, pharmaceuticals, tourism, information technology and specifications of the Guyanese culture.Drumming out a welcome to GuyExpo 2009 the Otishna flames and the Dubraj Tassa group are stationed at the round about that was once used as the GuyExpo prize spot.The event promises to provide opportunities for businesses to increase their competitiveness, efficiencies, foster growth and creates an atmosphere for networking.Undertaken as a partnership between the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, GOINVEST and the Private Sector; GuyExpo includes exhibitors, franchise holders, game operators, telephone service providers and telephone companies and entertainers playing major roles in the overall success of the event.Tonight local artistes will hit the exhibition stage for two hours of entertainment compliments of Digicel. A new Blackberry phone hand set will also be launched.In addition, there are many other giveaways for patrons to the event from the exhibitors.Over the next five nights there are cultural shows sponsored by GT&T, Digicel, Ansa McAl, DDL and Banks DIH while the last show will be sponsored by Hits and Jams entertainment group.Guyana’s largest trade and investment exposition – GuyExpo started nine years ago as a biennial event hosted by the Guyana Office for Investment (GOINVEST), the Guyana Manufacturers’ Association (GMA) and the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce.To ensure that patrons have a totally safe experience the GuyExpo committee is reiterating that anyone found with firearms and/or offensive weapons such as knives ice picks, etc will be prosecuted according to the law.They advised, too, that patrons purchase tickets from GuyExpo ticket booths only and the advised that patrons “beware of touts selling bogus tickets”.Anyone found reselling GuyExpo 2009 tickets “will be arrested and prosecuted”.GuyExpo became annual in 2004 as the longest sustained exhibition in the Caribbean. Noting the growth and interdependence of international trade, organizers in 2004 opened the exhibition to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and other regional exhibitor participation.
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Date: 18 Jan 18 08:07pm
The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Cooperative Credit Union Society Limited has declared a $14.5M profit for last year.According to a statement from the union, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), the credit union held its 17th Annual General Meeting on Sunday at the Umana Yana, Kingston, Georgetown, which saw an attendance of some 300 members drawn mainly from entities where GAWU enjoys bargaining rights.The Report of the Committee of Management was presented by Rooplall Persaud, Secretary of the Society for the period November 23, 2009 to September 2010 highlighting the year’s activities of the Society.The report of the Auditor was also presented as well as the Report of the Supervisory Committee. The Society had made a profit of $14, 574, 223 for 2009.According to GAWU, during the AGM, five resolutions were approved relating to the disbursement of the surplus with $8.2 as Dividend Payments; $1.6 as Interest Rebates; $98, 000 to the Social and Entertainment Fund; $1.7 to the Audit and Supervision Fund and $2.85 to the Statutory Reserve.Eleven persons were elected to the Management Committee including Bevon Sinclair, Ramnarase Tiwari, Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping, Roopall Persaud, Charles Cadogan, Walter Raghoo, Indar Persaud Singh, Richard De Freitas, Gaietri Baron, Aslim Singh, Seepaul Narine and Derek Thakur.Narda Mohamed, Kavita Bishun and Ameeta Carrol were elected as members of the Supervisory Committee.According to the GAWU statement, over the past year the membership of the Credit Union grew by over 300 members to over 7, 000 currently.
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Date: 18 Jan 18 08:07pm
Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, Trevor Thomas, has said that although it is a fact that men are the main perpetrators of domestic violence, most men do not condone the act.However, at the same time, Thomas believes that the time has come for men to aggressively pursue initiatives that will stamp out gender based violence from society.“I believe that most men do not condone domestic violence…so clearly while men are the main perpetrators, most men do not support, do not agree, in fact they condemn domestic violence, ” Thomas said, yesterday.The Permanent Secretary was at the time delivering the main address at a ‘Forum for Men’, which is part of 16 days of activities for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.The event was held at the Georgetown Club on Camp Street, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security.The forum saw the participation of a number of men from some leading organisations in the country, and is basically aimed at heightening the awareness on the impact of violence among men, to provide an opportunity for open dialogue among men as it relates to the fabric of the family, to develop strategies to formulate programmes, which will further support plans for government and other agencies, in order to bring about changes.Thomas is of the view that men and women have to be equal partners in development, and as such urged for resolution to be found that can somehow form a catalyst for the way forward and how men are going to aggressively respond to violence.“I believe the time has come, when as men, we need to critically look again at the way we socialize our boys, and the kind of stereotyping that are attached to men and maybe stereotyping that sometimes gives the wrong impression of what it means to be macho, ” Thomas said.He explained that the truth of the matter is that gender-based violence is real within the society and that men need to do something about it.He alluded to the kind of music which is being portrayed as entertainment and the kind of impact that it can have on teenage boys.“We need to look again at what passes as culture, what we accept as music, and how these impact upon the very socialisation process…People underestimate the impact that music has on their lives.”According to Thomas, and what is a known fact, some music is derogatory to women, and it is being allowed to pass freely; some men say unflattering things about women, and these are being brushed off as harmless.Meanwhile, assistant representative of UNFPA, Patrice La Fleur, told the gathering that understanding the differences is essential in crafting the policies and programmes for any society, and in this context she pledged the UNFPA’s support to the Human Services Ministry.She added that the issue of masculinity needs to be addressed, as some persons are of the belief that it is the only character of a man to be harsh, rough and angry. However, Cheap NFL jerseys China, she debunked this view as she explained that there are those men who have a softer side to them.La Fleur also spoke about the underachievement of boys, as it is known that there are more young men who drop out of school than women.“Quiet recently we have seen an upsurge in murders involving men against women. UNFPA supports the need to work with men as partners and as agents of change. We cannot address the problem without the involvement of men—men and women working together to address all the issues that challenge us in our country.” (Fareeza Haniff).
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Date: 18 Jan 18 08:07pm
The Muslim Youth League of Guyana, The Guyana United Sadr Islamic Anjuman and the Anna Catherina Islamic Complex in association with the Embassy of the United States of America in Guyana will this Thursday host a lecture by renowned scholar Professor Dr. Zahid H. Bukhari.The lecture is slated for the Anna Catherina Islamic Complex from 18.00 hrs or after Maghrib Prayers.Dr. Bukhari is the Director and Co-Principal Investigator of the Project – MAPS (Muslims in American Public Square), Cheap Jerseys From China, a three-year Project funded by the Pew Charitable Trust and housed at the Center for Muslim / Christian Understanding, at the famous Georgetown University, Washington D.C. He holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Karachi and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.Dr. Bukhari has extensive experience working with Muslim organisations in the USA and further. He was one of the founders of the National Islamic Shura Council, a representative body of the American Muslims consisting of four National Islamic Organisations.He served as Secretary General of the Islamic circle of North America (ICNA) and also served as Chairman of the group’s charitable arm – Helping Hand — a non-profit relief organisation which operates national and international projects.His visit is made possible by the Embassy of the United States of America, Georgetown, Guyana, according to the Muslim organisations.
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