News from Guyana:
October 5, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) secretary general, Iyad Amin Madani, at an OIC reception day in New York City, expressed his desire to see more “presence” of Guyana at OIC forums. Madani also expressed a wish to visit Guyana. Madani said that the OIC "is not a religious...
October 3, 2015
Under almost all the constitutions Great Britain wrote for their former colonies, the prime ministers and representatives serve five years if they are elected, with no term limits. This means that once these people are elected and reelected, they can remain in office until they choose to resign or die.
October 2, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) foreign ministers have welcomed Venezuela’s decision to receive a United Nations technical team that will provide recommendations to the UN secretary general on the way forward to a full and final solution to the Guyana-Venezuela territorial controversy.
September 30, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta used his visit to New York attend the 70th anniversary of the United Nations to rally support from Caribbean countries to change an International Criminal Court (ICC) rule at the upcoming November meeting of the Assembly of State Parties.
September 30, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- Reaffirming his country’s commitment to international law and the primacy of the decisions of the United Nations, the president of Guyana on Tuesday called on the world body to stand by its commitment to protect small states from foreign aggression, in this case, attempts by Venezuela...
September 29, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- As Guyana seeks to bring a legal end to the 50-year-old Venezuelan territorial threat to Guyana, President David Granger met with the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, on Sunday evening.
September 28, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- On the sidelines of the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York, Guyana's new president, David Granger, is holding a number of bilateral talks with other heads of states, especially from Africa. On Friday, Granger met with Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete.
September 25, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will be hosting a workshop on the ‘Integrated Disease Management of black Sigatoka disease (BSD)’ from 28 September – 9 October...
September 24, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Guyana's President David Granger said on Tuesday that Venezuela had launched an "extraordinary military deployment" in the border area between the two countries. "We have noticed during the month of September an extraordinary escalation of Venezuelan military activity...
September 19, 2015
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (ILO) -- A series of national bipartite workshops, organized by the ILO in conjunction with the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation (CEC) and the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL), will conclude over the coming weeks in the CARIFORUM member states of Barbados...
September 16, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The third ServSafe food safety training and certification workshop facilitated by the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Technical Cooperation Division, through its programme, the Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network, is slated to take place from...
September 12, 2015
BOSTON, USA -- Diplomat and historian Dr Odeen Ishmael has released the final book in his three-part documentary charting the history of the Guyana-Venezuela border issue as well as his own diplomatic involvement in the process. “The Trail of Diplomacy - Volume Three” (published by Xlibris)...
September 7, 2015
Many supporters of Guyana’s governing coalition have been calling on the government to move more quickly against alleged instances of corruption in the previous government. Some are also dismayed that many operatives of the PPP still hold top positions in the government. This is understandable.
September 4, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- Airfares to Guyana are again at an all time high, despite promises by Caribbean Airlines (CAL), which controls over 75 percent of the Guyana market. For at least a year, advance booking summer and Christmas season airfares from New York to Guyana have remained above US$900.
September 3, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- From all indications in Paramaribo and monitoring its online booking site, Surinam Airways (SLM) will end its trial run to Orlando, Florida, from Paramaribo via Georgetown, Guyana, on October 1, and recommence service on that route in December. SLM initiated the route as...
August 31, 2015
On August 27, 2015, a commentary appeared in Caribbean News Now from one Eva Golinger, who may not be known to many Caribbean readers. However, she is extremely well-known in Venezuela, where Chavez gave her the title “Venezuela’s Girlfriend”. Born in Virginia, USA, in 1973, she is now...
August 28, 2015
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Claudia Coenjaerts, a Belgian national, has been appointed as director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, effective August 1, 2015. Coenjaerts joined the ILO in 1995 and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
August 27, 2015
It all began in 1835 when the British Empire sent a German-born naturalist and explorer to conduct geographical research in the South American territory it had colonized and named British Guiana. In the course of his explorations, a map was drawn that well-exceeded the original western boundary.
August 26, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- The Guyanese public has been using Facebook and other social media outlets to lobby JetBlue to enter the Guyana market especially, since JetBlue commenced services to Trinidad, airfares from New York and Florida to that Caribbean island are as low as US$300 roundtrip.
August 22, 2015
In her presentation to the nation's budget debate in Parliament on the evening of August 20, 2015, opposition PPP Member of Parliament, Ms Gail Teixeira, erroneously claimed that the Guyana Consulate in New York has been taken over by the APNU Group in New York. She also claimed that...
August 18, 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The current Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) points-leaders on two and four wheels, reigning Champion Driver Kristian Jeffrey and double Superbike Champion Stephen Vieira, are leading a strong Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club...
August 17, 2015
Every so often, sections of the local and foreign media propagate the erroneous idea of an existing territorial “dispute” between Venezuela and Guyana over the Essequibo region. They write and report about the “disputed” Essequibo territory, conveniently ignoring the fact that the territory was firmly...
August 13, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (GINA) -- President David Granger, in pledging Guyana’s support to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), stated that Guyana can serve as a bridge between UNASUR and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). On Wednesday, Granger, minister of foreign affairs...
August 10, 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Current chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, on Friday met with Jorge Arreaza, vice president Venezuela, who was in Barbados as part of a regional tour to discuss Venezuela’s territorial and maritime claims.
August 10, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Following local and regional media reports claiming that the president of Guyana, David Granger has changed his mind about meeting with and holding discussions concerning to the border controversy with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the government said...
August 5, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- Guyanese in the United States have commenced plans for an elaborate celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Guyana’s independence in May 2016. Guyana gained independence from Great Britain on May 26, 1966. A commemoration planning committee has...
August 1, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Providing financial and technical support for Guyana’s goal of lifting people out of poverty and unlocking the country’s full potential was the key focus of a meeting on July 29, 2015 between Brigadier David Granger, president of Guyana, and Dr William Warren Smith...