Caribbean Travel News And Deals This Week

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 9, 2024: Here are the top Caribbean travel news and deals this week in 60 seconds.

Canada is warning nationals to exercise a high degree of caution if travelling to or in the Bahamas due to high rates of crime, especially in Freeport and Nassau.

Jamaica’s prime minister has slammed a US travel advisory on the island, telling Travel Weekly that “it runs counter to the story of Jamaica in the last five years (and) is not supported by the trend in (crime) statistics.” Three million Americans traveling to Jamaica last year, and 52 crimes reported, added Sandals Resorts CEO, Adam Stewart.

Delta Air Lines says it is returning to Barbados with scheduled flights out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airports. Effective November 23, 2024. Delta will provide a seven-day-a-week service from Atlanta, Georgia, and provide once-weekly services on Saturdays from New York, commencing December 21st, 2024.

Montserrat, known as the “Emerald Isle of the Caribbean,” is gearing up for its 42nd annual St. Patrick’s Festival, set to take place from March 8 to 18, 2024. The festival will feature a myriad of exciting events, including the highly anticipated All White Affair, the thrilling Leprechaun’s Revenge, the pulsating Emerald City Reggae Fest, Scriber’s Adventure Hike and Boat Cruise, as well as the iconic St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Heritage Feast.

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Canadian Born, Jamaican Roots Actor Returns In ‘The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live’

News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Thurs. Feb. 8, 2024: Canadian-born Jamaican heritage actor, Andrew Bachelor, famously known as King Bach, is making his comeback in AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live.’ This upcoming American post-apocalyptic television series, created by Scott M. Gimple and Danai Gurira, is set in the aftermath of the original The Walking Dead series. It features Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, and Pollyanna McIntosh reprising their roles, with Bachelor joining the cast for the premiere this week.

(L-R) Terry O’Quinn, Jamaican roots King Bach, Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Breeda Wool and Craig Tate attend the premiere for AMC+ “The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live” at Linwood Dunn Theater on February 07, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Scheduled to debut on February 25, 2024, on AMC, ‘The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live’ promises to be an epic love story. It sees Lincoln and Gurira returning to their roles as Rick Grimes and Michonne, respectively, with both also serving as executive producers. The series explores the journey of long-lost lovers striving to reunite in a world still overrun by zombies.

Canadian born Jamaican roots star, Andrew King Bach Bachelor, attends the premiere for AMC+ “The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live” at Linwood Dunn Theater on February 07, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images)

Bachelor, known for his portrayal of Bailey in ‘The Walking Dead’ and its spin-off, joins the cast for what is expected to be a captivating performance.

A native of Rexdale, Toronto, Bachelor has a diverse background, with Jamaican parents and a Christian upbringing in West Palm Beach, Florida. His journey to stardom includes significant success on platforms like Vine, where he amassed millions of followers, as well as roles in various films and TV shows.

Now, with his return to ‘The Walking Dead’ universe, Bachelor is poised to captivate audiences once again with his talent and versatility.

ExxonMobil Plans Offshore Oil Exploration Despite Venezuela’s Past Incursions

News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thurs. Feb. 8, 2024: ExxonMobil, the US oil and energy giant, announces intentions to explore for oil offshore the Essequibo region, where Venezuelan gunboats previously chased seismic research vessels in oil concessions granted by Guyana six years ago.

Alistair Routledge, President of ExxonMobil Guyana, reveals plans to drill two exploration wells west of Liza and Payara. Despite tensions, Routledge assures that the exploration activities will proceed as planned.

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro unilaterally extended the maritime boundary in 2015, leading to naval interceptions of research vessels in 2018. Despite concerns, Routledge affirms the legality of ExxonMobil’s agreement with Guyana under local and international law.

ExxonMobil plans to invest approximately US$60-70 million in each exploration well, with potential cost escalation for additional data gathering and stem drill tests.

Routledge welcomes the Argyle Declaration between Guyana and Venezuela, emphasizing collaboration between the US and Guyana in defence, diplomacy, and energy supply.

US Air Force Major General Evan L. Pettus recently visited Guyana to discuss air domain awareness and strengthen collaboration on airspace security.

Navigating The Job Market: A Guide For Immigrants

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Feb. 8, 2024: Relocating to a foreign country can be a life-changing experience for anyone. It mostly comes with great opportunities as well as difficulties, particularly when trying to find a new employment opportunity. As an immigrant in the United States, you can experience difficulties when trying to find employment, especially if you lack the necessary guidance and appropriate information that can help you find a substantial job. Therefore, it is important to understand what is required of you in order to secure a legal employment opportunity.

Gaining a Deeper Understanding of the US Job Market

Firstly, to succeed in securing a job in the US market, it is essential to understand the operations and activities that usually take place in this market. Having insight into how the job market operates can aid you in navigating its complexities and succeeding in your employment as an immigrant. The US labor market is often defined by an extensive diversity of employment opportunities. Researching to understand the job market can assist you in identifying positions that align with your qualifications and that require your services. Immigrants find work in a variety of industries. A recent study showed that 17.1% of Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles worked in education, health care, and social services, while 3.9% worked in finance, insurance, and real estate. It can also help you know what industries to avoid, particularly the ones that require skills that you lack. However, with the extensive opportunities available in the US job market, you cannot fail to find an industry that requires your services or skills.

Pathways for Legal Employment as an Immigrant

As an immigrant seeking an employment opportunity in the US, it is crucial to note that you should have a legal right for you to be able to work, as required by the US’s labor market regulations. There are several pathways that you should be aware of when looking for an employment opportunity.

One requirement is having a work visa. If your qualifications and circumstances meet certain conditions, you can get a work visa that can allow you to work in the US temporarily. There are several visa categories used for ordinary employment in the United States. Firstly, the H-1B visa is mainly given to skilled immigrants to work in this country. Secondly, the L-1 visa is mostly utilized for intra-company transfers. Lastly, immigrants with exceptional achievements and abilities can be given the O-1 visa.

An employment Authorization Document (EAD) is also among the legal pathways that enable an immigrant to work in the US Based on their immigration status or if they have a green card holder. As an immigrant, you can be given an opportunity to apply for an EAD or in other terms a work permit. With a valid EAD, you can be allowed to legally work in the United States for a certain period.

Being legally granted an asylee or a refugee status can allow you to work in the US. Asylees and refugees are allowed to apply for an EAD and seek jobs like any other citizen in the US or living there through a permanent visa.

Notably, obtaining a permanent residence or becoming a green card holder allows you to live freely in the US and secure a permanent employment opportunity there. There are various ways you can utilize to obtain green card opportunities including diversity visa lottery, family sponsorship, and

employment immigration.

Tips for Success for Immigrant Job Seekers

After finding that you are legally qualified to work in the US after considering the above, it is crucial to start pursuing ways you can utilize to succeed in this market as an immigrant. The initial step should involve crafting a powerful CV that talks about your related experiences, qualifications, abilities, and strengths. You should also mention your language proficiency, relevant certifications, and education, as these can help you captivate the hiring personnel.

Notably, networking in the US job market is essential for an immigrant hoping to succeed in his or her employment in a new country and environment. Therefore, you should ensure that you connect with like-minded people who can assist you in growing in your profession. These individuals can help you identify job opportunities that have not been advertised and help you apply for them. You should also prepare yourself for the interview by searching online for common interview questions related to your job sector.

As an immigrant in the United States, you can experience challenges when trying to navigate the American job environment. However, with commitment, dedication, hard work, and the needed resources and legal documents, you can find a job that satisfies your work needs. Using these recommendations as a guiding tool can serve as a career-changing endeavor for you.