Florida’s Caribbean Sun
By Gail Seeram
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During his visit to Orlando Prime Minister Hinds addressed a townhall meeng and recepon at the Timehri Banquet Hall, was guest of honor at a dinner hosted by the Guyanese owned Circa restaurant inWinter Park, toured the Guyanese owned supermarket CaribbeanSupercenter on West Colonial Drive and visited the Chelonian Ins-tute in Oviedo which conducts research and tagging of sea turtles inGuyana.
Hinds told the gathering of Guyanese at the town hall meeng thatsignicant opportunies exist for the import of non
tradional Guya-nese produce and products nong that his government had put inplace incenves and improved infrastructure including the bridgeacross the Berbice River and cold storage facilies at the main airportwhich “are helping to ensure increased producon and reliable andmely transport of products.” He said both the Guyana Governmentand the private sector at home would be open and eager to discusswith Florida business persons strategies for increasing trade betweenthe two locaons.
During his visit to Caribbean Supercenter supermarket the primeminister saw the range of Guyanese products on sale but was of theview that the range could be expanded signicantly. However, ownerof the establishment, Naraine Moonesar, explained that there wereconstraints to imporng many products from Guyana which was notthe case with imports from Trinidad and Jamaica.
The prime minister in turn argued that much of the products andproduce from Guyana were not the same as those exported fromTrinidad and Jamaica and were subject to “dierent treatment” bythe various US agencies such as the Food and Drug Administraon.He added that many of the products qualied for, and were in factbeing exported to New York but that due to Florida’s climate exportsdirectly to this State were treated dierently.
The prime minister’s program during his visit to Central Florida wasarranged by Florida’s Caribbean Sun newspaper and among thosesponsoring the program of events were Timehri Restaurant and Ban-quet Hall, Rosen Hotels, Circa Restaurant, the Law Oces of Gail See-ram, Caribbean Supercenter, Naraine’s Bakery, Laparkan Shipping,the Guyanese American Cultural Associaon of Central Florida(GACACF), Mr. & Mrs. Errol Baines, DJ Gary Osman, The HighlandAgency and Luxury Rides.
Guyana’s PM ...cont’d from page 1
resident Obama’s new immigra-on enforcement strategy hasled to a record number of crimi-nal aliens being deported last year, butremovals of other illegal immigrants fellto the lowest rate since 2007, before theBush administraon began a crackdown.
U.S. Immigraon and Customs Enforce-ment deported 392,862 aliens in scalyear 2010, slightly less than a 1 percentincrease over 2009 but short of theagency’s goal to remove 400,000 thisyear.
Sll, the administraon said its new fo-cus on immigrants with criminal recordsis paying o, with about half of thosedeported in 2010 being convicted crimi-nals. In 2009, when 389,834 immigrantswere deported, only about one
third of them had criminal records.
“This administraon takes very, veryseriously the responsibility to secure theborders and enforce immigraon laws,”Homeland Security Secretary Janet Na-politano said in announcing the num-bers recently. The scal year endedSept. 30.
The numbers come in the middle of aheated naonal debate on immigraon.Republicans and Democrats alike havecalled on the administraon to pursuemore vigorous enforcement, both onthe border and in the interior, but Ms.Napolitano said federal ocials have touse their limited resources to try to takethe biggest public safety threats o thestreets, which means focusing on alienswith serious criminal records.
She and Mr. Obama have tried to cut amiddle ground between those who fa-vor a crackdown and the immigrantrights groups who want to see fewerdeportaons.
Deportaons of criminal aliens up
:PM Hinds ( r ) receives a champagne welcome to theChelonian Research Instute by Dr. & Mrs. Peter Pritchard ( center)