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CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people

April 25, 2015
CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ministry of health of the United Mexican States, through the Federal Commission for Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS). The aim of the MoU...

Arriving Guyana passenger arrested at JFK with cocaine hidden in sneakers

April 24, 2015
Arriving Guyana passenger arrested at JFK with cocaine hidden in sneakers NEW YORK, USA -- A passenger arriving from Guyana at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York tried to ‘sneak’ past US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, but was stopped in his tracks. On April 7, CBP officers stopped Thenga Adams, who arrived on a flight from...

Guyana tourist arrivals up by 13.9 percent in first quarter

April 23, 2015
Guyana tourist arrivals up by 13.9 percent in first quarter GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The ministry of tourism and the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) have reported a record high of 46,369 arrivals in the first quarter, or a13.9 percent increase over last year’s first quarter arrivals. “It is clear that the country’s interest in tourism is very aggressive...

On tenth anniversary, CCJ boasts of high quality of court's jurisprudence

April 18, 2015
On tenth anniversary, CCJ boasts of high quality of court's jurisprudence PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) celebrates ten years since it began its operations as the exclusive court for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy and as the court designed to replace the British Privy Council as the final court of appeal...

Guyanese author featured in 'Autumn Years' magazine

April 18, 2015
Guyanese author featured in 'Autumn Years' magazine NEW MILFORD, USA -- Prize-winning Guyanese-American author Christopher H.K. Persaud was featured recently in “Autumn Years” a Bergen County, New Jersey, USA, recreational magazine about notable Bergen County residents and their pastimes and achievements. Persaud immigrated to...

Carter Center to observe Guyana elections

April 17, 2015
Carter Center to observe Guyana elections GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Carter Center has launched an international election observation mission for Guyana’s May 11 elections at the invitation of the government of Guyana. The core team of experts will be joined this week by six medium-term observers, together representing nine countries.

OAS electoral observation mission makes preliminary visit to Guyana

April 16, 2015
OAS electoral observation mission makes preliminary visit to Guyana GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS), headed by the former foreign minister of Belize Lisa Shoman, arrived on Wednesday in Guyana to learn about the preparations for the May 11 general and regional elections.

Suriname airline offered 'lucrative concessions' to make Guyana one of its hubs

April 15, 2015
Suriname airline offered 'lucrative concessions' to make Guyana one of its hubs GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Dilip Sarjoe, owner of Fly All Ways Airline of Suriname, a sister company of Suriname’s Blue Wing Airlines that has been blacklisted by the European Union, was promised lucrative concessions to make Guyana one of its hubs, according to people familiar with the development.

Commentary: Eusi Kwayana: A Guyanese political legend turns 90

April 13, 2015
Commentary: Eusi Kwayana: A Guyanese political legend turns 90 On April 4, 2015, Eusi Kwayana turned 90. It is difficult to properly analyze modern Guyanese politics without taking into consideration Eusi Kwayana’s wide ranging contributions. His political career has spanned the seven decades that mirror the period normally referred to as the modern phase...

Writ issued in Guyana over 'racist remarks' by former president

April 10, 2015
Writ issued in Guyana over 'racist remarks' by former president WHIM, Guyana -- On Thursday, a summons was issued in Whim, Guyana, by magistrate Charlyn Artiga to be served to former president Bharrat Jagdeo to appear personally in court and plead to a criminal charge of “racially divisive remarks” he made on Sunday, March 8, at a public meeting.

Guyana and Suriname invited to participate in Islamic foreign ministers meeting

April 10, 2015
Guyana and Suriname invited to participate in Islamic foreign ministers meeting JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Guyana and Suriname have been invited by Kuwait’s first deputy prime minister and foreign minister, Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, to participate in the 42nd session of the Ministerial Council of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), scheduled for...

Commentary: Guyana wants judicial settlement of border issue with Venezuela

April 10, 2015
Commentary: Guyana wants judicial settlement of border issue with Venezuela On March 3, the Guyana government announced its intention to opt out of the United Nations Good Offices process – a mechanism anticipated to assist in resolving the renewed claim that Venezuela had made on a portion of the Essequibo region of Guyana.  In explaining the country’s decision...

Leaders of the Guyanas to take part in historic Summit of the Americas

April 9, 2015
Leaders of the Guyanas to take part in historic Summit of the Americas PANAMA city, Panama -- The seventh Summit of the Americas to be held in Panama City from April 10-11, is shaping up to be a historic event, and which will be attended by the leaders of Guyana, President Donald Ramotar, and Suriname, President Desi Bouterse, to witness the much anticipated...

OAS and Guyana sign agreement for mission to observe May 11 elections

April 9, 2015
OAS and Guyana sign agreement for mission to observe May 11 elections PANAMA CITY, Panama -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, and the permanent representative of Guyana to the Organization, Bayney Karran, on Wednesday signed the agreement by which the institution will send an electoral...

Commentary: We should not allow political dinosaurs to demean or deny uplifting aspects of our identity

April 9, 2015
Commentary: We should not allow political dinosaurs to demean or deny uplifting aspects of our identity We should not allow the evil of racism, Guyana's frustrating politics and the political dinosaurs in the PPP to drive us to border on demeaning or denying some uplifting aspects of our identity. Identity is complex; it is partly who we say we are and partly how others perceive us. Identity is also a...

Commentary: According to the US government the criminal was in Bharrat Jagdeo's Cabinet

April 7, 2015
Commentary: According to the US government the criminal was in Bharrat Jagdeo's Cabinet On March 31, 2015, the Kaieteur News newspaper, in an article captioned “Police note PPP speakers’ comments on Crum-Ewing murder,” reported that “Former President Jagdeo suggested that Crum-Ewing might have been killed to boost the opposition elections campaign.” The article also stated...

Commentary: Captain, the (PPP) ship is sinking

April 6, 2015
Commentary: Captain, the (PPP) ship is sinking Desperation leads politicians to do and say strange things. These are desperate times for the once invincible PPP. We are hearing some very strange things from the PPP’s quarters. We recently heard that Moses Nagamootoo, in 2008, said that he was not Indian. That revelation by the PPP camp...

Canada supports food security, sustainable economic growth and disaster risk reduction in Guyana

April 4, 2015
Canada supports food security, sustainable economic growth and disaster risk reduction in Guyana RUPUNUNI, Guyana -- During times of flooding or drought, food security is a primary concern for the villages of Wowetta and Moco Moco in Rupununi, Guyana. The food staple in both villages is farine, a by-product of cassava, which is in short supply during periods of flooding or drought.

Saga of avarice and money laundering in the Caribbean continues

April 3, 2015
Saga of avarice and money laundering in the Caribbean continues GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- While the talk of “cold cases” is in the air after Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar’s recent admonition to the police, there is one “hot” case that is about to be concluded. It is the high-profile case from 2013 that has all the elements of an object lesson in fraud and greed.

Team Guyana USA urges Guyanese soccer players and fans to boycott Caribbean Cup tournaments

April 3, 2015
Team Guyana USA urges Guyanese soccer players and fans to boycott Caribbean Cup tournaments BROOKLYN, USA -- Team Guyana USA Soccer League has announced its complete withdrawal from Caribbean Cup Inc., (CCI) as well as from its tournaments, structure and activities. This action is in protest over what it described as discrimination against, and abuse of Guyanese players and management.

Commentary: I fear for Vanessa Kissoon's life in Guyana

March 30, 2015
Commentary: I fear for Vanessa Kissoon's life in Guyana I write in solidarity with Vanessa Kissoon. This young woman has been bearing too much on her own. I have hesitated in the past to say anything about her travails because I did not want to become embroiled in the affairs of a party to which I do not belong. And I still don’t.  From my estimation, Ms Kissoon...

Letter: Every name on the voters' list in Guyana must be validated before elections

March 25, 2015
Letter: Every name on the voters' list in Guyana must be validated before elections The APNU+AFC Coalition Party has expressed concerns about the unexplained, exponential growth of electors that constitute the 2015 Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) or the “Voters’ List.” The List grew from 475,496 in 2011, to 567,125 in 2015. This is an increase of 91,625 electors.

Guyanese circuit racing champion heads for SR3 Cup at Bushy Park Barbados

March 24, 2015
Guyanese circuit racing champion heads for SR3 Cup at Bushy Park Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Multiple Guyanese circuit racing Champion Mark Vieira returns to race at Bushy Park Barbados this weekend (March 28/29), as two exciting new one-make motor racing championships are launched at the Valvoline Glassesco John ‘Tiny’ Harrison Memorial Race Meet.

Guyana's territorial rights, diplomacy, international treaties examined in new book

March 23, 2015
Guyana's territorial rights, diplomacy, international treaties examined in new book OCALA, USA -- As a diplomat and historian, author Odeen Ishmael has been an active participant in conducting diplomatic relations between Guyana and Venezuela. In the second volume of his three-part documentary, “The Trail of Diplomacy” (published by Xlibris), he continues the history of...

Commentary: The rot in Guyana's PPP started while the Jagans were still alive

March 23, 2015
Commentary: The rot in Guyana's PPP started while the Jagans were still alive There has been quite a stir in Guyana since President Bharrat Jagdeo, in defending his sumptuous lifestyle, suggested that the party’s founder-leaders and heroes Cheddi and Janet Jagan lived well too. Ex-executive Ralph Ramkarran and the Jagan’s daughter, Nadira disputed Jagdeo’s suggestion.

Guyana political activist killed ahead of elections

March 20, 2015
Guyana political activist killed ahead of elections GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The killing of a political activist in Guyana during the current pre-electoral period has fueled fear that further violence and limitations to freedom of expression may occur. Political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing was killed on 10 March in the East Bank Demerara neighbourhood.

Guyana government rejects claims of state resources being used for elections campaign

March 20, 2015
Guyana government rejects claims of state resources being used for elections campaign GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon has rejected claims that that state resources in Guyana are being utilised for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic’s campaign for the upcoming general and regional elections.

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