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From Guyana to Canada, and Back Again - By Allison Lawlor

“I decided to come back home to help,” says the 43-year-old specialist in information systems. “I thought it was a great opportunity to do some hands-on work.”A Guyanese diaspora volunteer ventures back home to help rural farmers market new products locally – and beyond.

After two hours of travelling by speedboat along riverways into the depths of the rainforest, Clive Gobin finally arrives at a tiny community near Mabaruma, in northwest Guyana, bordering Venezuela.

Guyanese born Sharon Clarke is Brooklyn's newest Civil Court Judge

Hon. Sharon Clarke

Guyanese born Sharon Clarke is Brooklyn's newest Civil Court Judge. On Tuesday September 09, 2014 she won with over 53% of the votes after the Brooklyn residents rallied behind her.

Back in July, Clarke collected the required signatures to become a Civil Court Judge and led a strong campaign that enabled her to win in the September elections.

Baltimore Customs and Border Protection Finds Destructive Pest in Rice Shipment

CBP agriculture specialists discover 40 dead Khapra Beetle larvae on Pakistan rice

BALTIMORE— U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the port of Baltimore discovered that a shipment of rice from Pakistan was infested with Khapra Beetle larvae on Wednesday.  The CBP agriculture specialists did not find any live larvae but immediately collected specimens of the dead larvae and sealed the container. 

Video about the Palestinian Crisis in Gaza

Spare the children and their families.

 

Facebook Scam about employment with Marriott Hotel of Canada

Facebook Scam

There is an employment scam that is circulating on Facebook from an individual using the name Elisha Persaud and email address marriotthoteltorontocanada@hotmail.com about new Employment opportunity at Marriott Hotel Canada.

We have contacted Marriott Hotel corporate division and their response was:

Advice About Possible Loss of U.S. Nationality and Seeking Public Office in a Foreign State - U.S. Department of State

Section 101(a)(22) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)) states that “the term ‘national of the United States’ means (A) a citizen of the United States, or (B) a person who, though not a citizen of the United States, owes permanent allegiance to the United States.”  Therefore, U.S. citizens are also U.S.

US authorities seize haul of marijuana on Guyana-flagged cargo ship in Caribbean Sea

Coastguardsmen and federal law enforcement authorities load 3,591 pounds of marijuana for transportation to secure facility

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Coast Guard seized more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of $3.5 million during a drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sea.

Customs and Border Protection at JFK arrest Guyanese for Cocaine in Handrails

Cocaine in Handrails of Suitcase

JAMAICA, N.Y. — Smugglers of illegal narcotics will try almost anything to get their dangerous drugs into the United States.  Fortunately, U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport are aware of their concealment methods.

Guyanese woman and two chldren found dead in Maryland, USA

Guyanese woman and two chldren found dead in car in Maryland, USA

A Hagerstown, Maryland (USA)mother and her two young children were found dead in a car in a parking lot outside Western Heights Middle School late Monday afternoon, according to police.

18 pounds of cocaine discovered In custard powder at JFK Airport

Champion Custard Powder

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered nearly 18 pounds of cocaine concealed among powdered custard in the suitcase of a man coming from Guyana at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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