Friday, March 9, 2012

The Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology & Innovation (CADSTI)

The Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology & Innovation (CADSTI) is an international body of professionals who have an interest in the development of the Caribbean region. CADSTI recognizes that there is a vast talent pool within the larger Diaspora whose skills gountapped by the Caribbean community. Structurally, CADSTI is organized as a network of branches in various cities throughout the Diaspora. One of its goals is to facilitate the networking that will bring resources from the Diaspora to the Region for the mutual benefit of all parties.

Friday, March 2, 2012

High rates of denial for U.S. Visas

The National Foundation for American Policy just released a brief highlighting data from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. There has been a recent decrease in the number of H-1B visas awarded by the U.S. government. Click here for the report.

Trinidad and Tobago has seen a very small change in the number of H-1B from 2007 to 2010. Data from the Human Development Group - a consulting company in the U.S. - indicate that the 1,288, 1,183, 1,133, and 1,285 U.S. H-1B visas were awarded to Trinidad and Tobago nationals in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 respectively.