Caribbean News Now!

About Us Contact Us

Advertise with us

Reach our daily visitors from around the Caribbean and throughout the world. Click here for rates and placements.

Contribute

Submit news and opinion for publication

Subscribe

Click here to receive our daily regional news headlines by email.

Archives

Click here to browse our extensive archives going back to 2004

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here.

Climate Change Watch

The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming. Read the latest news and information here...

Follow Caribbean News Now on Twitter
Connect with Caribbean News Now on Linkedin



News from Guyana:




Guyana

Next

Youth organisations agree to establish Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs for Caribbean

December 17, 2014
Youth organisations agree to establish Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs for Caribbean BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Youth entrepreneurship organisations from thirteen Commonwealth countries across the Caribbean and including Canada have agreed to form a regional alliance of young entrepreneurs. The group will be called the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs...

InselAir adds Trinidad to route network

December 17, 2014
InselAir adds Trinidad to route network WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- On Monday, Curacao airline InselAir relaunched Trinidad as its 20th destination with an festive early breakfast at Curacao International Airport followed by the inaugural flight to Piarco International Airport in Port of Spain. The flight was operated with a Fokker 70.

Trinidadian investors assessing agricultural lands in Guyana

December 16, 2014
Trinidadian investors assessing agricultural lands in Guyana GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Minister of Agriculture Dr Leslie Ramsammy and other officials met last Thursday with a 15-member team of investors from Trinidad and Tobago at which presentations were made on land availability, investment incentives, trade logistics, and ongoing investments.

CARICOM chair criticised for comments on political crisis in Guyana

December 15, 2014
CARICOM chair criticised for comments on political crisis in Guyana NEW YORK, USA -- The New York-based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) said the assertion by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) chairman, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda, that CARICOM “respects the right of Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar to prorogue...

Caribbean banks urge regional governments to sign FATCA agreements with US

December 13, 2014
Caribbean banks urge regional governments to sign FATCA agreements with US CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) has strongly urged governments in the region, which have not yet completed the process towards a signed intergovernmental agreement (IGA) under the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) with the US to do so speedily.

US$10 million set aside for eighth cycle of CDB's Basic Needs Trust Fund

December 13, 2014
US$10 million set aside for eighth cycle of CDB's Basic Needs Trust Fund BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank has approved US$10 million from the Special Development Fund for the eightth cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF 8). This decision was made at the 264th meeting of the Board, held on Thursday in Barbados.

Guyana's nominee appointed new secretary general of ACP group

December 12, 2014
Guyana's nominee appointed new secretary general of ACP group BRUSSELS, Belgium (ACP) -- Ambassador Dr Patrick Gomes of Guyana has been appointed as the new secretary general of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. Gomes’ appointment took place during the 100th session of the ACP Council of Ministers in Brussels.

Guyana to go to the polls in early 2015, says president

December 9, 2014
Guyana to go to the polls in early 2015, says president GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana will vote in general and regional elections to elect a new government in early 2015, according to President Donald Ramotar. Speaking to the local media on Saturday, the president said this will be his next step following his prorogation of parliament.

Critical matters on the agenda for 100th ACP council meeting

December 9, 2014
Critical matters on the agenda for 100th ACP council meeting BRUSSELS, Belgium (ACP) -- The Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group will devote its landmark 100th session to tackling major issues for the organisation, including its future perspectives as an international coalition. The meeting, scheduled for 9 – 12 December...

Guyana president cancels attendance at UNASUR summit in Ecuador

December 4, 2014
Guyana president cancels attendance at UNASUR summit in Ecuador QUITO, Ecuador -- Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar will remain at home due to political turmoil after he suspended the national assembly last month to avoid a vote on a motion of no confidence brought by the combined opposition parties, as well as controversy over his use of a private jet that...

Guyana government says all flights followed procedures, after private jet seized in Puerto Rico

December 4, 2014
Guyana government says all flights followed procedures, after private jet seized in Puerto Rico GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- In responding to speculation over the government’s link to the jet operated by Exec Jet Club LLC that was seized by Puerto Rican officials last month, minister of public works Robeson Benn said that all of the charter company’s flights have taken place in accordance with...

Guyanese-Americans ask US representatives to help restore democracy in Guyana

November 28, 2014
Guyanese-Americans ask US representatives to help restore democracy in Guyana NEW YORK, USA -- A delegation of Guyanese-American leaders met on Tuesday in New York with US members of congress Yvette Clarke and Hakeem Jeffries to discuss the political situation in Guyana. The delegation decried Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar’s November 10 prorogation of Parliament.

Press association welcomes protection for journalists in Guyana

November 28, 2014
Press association welcomes protection for journalists in Guyana MIAMI, USA -- The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has welcomed precautionary measures issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in favour of journalists with the Kaieteur News newspaper in Guyana. The protection requested to the Guyana government is for...

Guyana pilot detained in Puerto Rico with US$600,000 undeclared cash

November 28, 2014
Guyana pilot detained in Puerto Rico with US$600,000 undeclared cash SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The pilot of an executive jet on a flight to Guyana was detained when it stopped to refuel in Puerto Rico on Saturday and agents from US Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security Investigations searched the aircraft and discovered more than US$600,000 in undeclared currency.

Commentary: Venezuela in financial difficulty, will PetroCaribe survive?

November 28, 2014
Commentary: Venezuela in financial difficulty, will PetroCaribe survive? The government of Venezuela is undoubtedly disappointed with the outcome of the 166th meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) held in Vienna, Austria, on 27 November 2014.  Despite intense lobbying by Venezuela, the OPEC decided not to cut oil production.

Commentary: Let Guyana live: Stop the horse race-rat race politics

November 27, 2014
Commentary: Let Guyana live: Stop the horse race-rat race politics As one who has been very critical of the APNU for being too ready to enter into dialogue with the PPP, it is only fair that I commend the APNU for refusing to meet with President Ramotar and the PPP while the parliament remains prorogued. As we said a few days ago, any dialogue with the president...

Four CARICOM countries cut back reliance on PetroCaribe

November 26, 2014
Four CARICOM countries cut back reliance on PetroCaribe MIAMI, USA -- At least four Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member countries are taking steps to reduce their reliance on Venezuela’s PetroCaribe oil subsidy as crude prices plunge, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  The four countries are Guyana, Haiti, Belize and Jamaica.

IMF wants to know what PetroCaribe money was used for in St Vincent

November 25, 2014
IMF wants to know what PetroCaribe money was used for in St Vincent WASHINGTON, USA -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is monitoring the potential impact of Venezuela's current economic stress on PetroCaribe, the country’s oil alliance with several Caribbean islands, and it also wants to know what PetroCaribe money was used for in St Vincent.

Commentary: The thinking behind the proroguing of Guyana's parliament: What drives the PPP?

November 24, 2014
Commentary: The thinking behind the proroguing of Guyana's parliament: What drives the PPP? Calls by Dr Rupert Roopnarine and Ms Lurlene Nestor, members of the opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), for boycott of the Guyana Times and the state media and businesses that aid the PPP’s authoritarian rule respectively have drawn swift and sustaining vitriol from the PPP.

Trinidadian team expected in Guyana shortly to finalise agriculture land deal

November 20, 2014
Trinidadian team expected in Guyana shortly to finalise agriculture land deal GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Trinidad and Tobago’s agriculture minister is expected to lead a delegation to Guyana before the end of this month, with the hope of finalising the agriculture land deal between the two Caribbean nations. According to Guyana’s minister of agriculture...

Britain calls on Guyana to reconvene parliament

November 19, 2014
Britain calls on Guyana to reconvene parliament GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Britain became the first major world power to call on the government of Guyana, through its high commissioner in Georgetown, Andrew Ayre, to reconvene parliament, which he termed as the “central pillar of democracy” that “should re-sit with the shortest possible delay.”

Suriname president to attend UNASUR summit in Ecuador

November 19, 2014
Suriname president to attend UNASUR summit in Ecuador QUITO, Ecuador -- Last Friday, Ecuador’s foreign minister, Ricardo Patino, announced that nine South American leaders have confirmed their attendance at this year's Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) summit and among them will be the president of Suriname, Desi Bouterse.

No confidence crises make mockery of democratic system, say former Caribbean lawmakers

November 18, 2014
No confidence crises make mockery of democratic system, say former Caribbean lawmakers BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Former Grenada attorney general Jimmy Bristol has compared the situation of sitting governments in Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis and his own native Grenada, avoiding the tabling of a motion of no confidence. "Amazing similarities, and amazing how...

Commentary: Reopening of Guyana's parliament should be unconditional

November 17, 2014
Commentary: Reopening of Guyana's parliament should be unconditional Since the suspension of Guyana’s parliament almost a week ago the Parliamentary majority, in particular the APNU, has been making the right sounds and the right moves. They have vowed to build a national movement to restore parliamentary democracy. They have internationalized the issue.

Former president's son condemns suspension of Guyana parliament

November 15, 2014
Former president's son condemns suspension of Guyana parliament GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Cheddi Jagan Jr, the son of former president Dr Cheddi Jagan, one of the founding fathers of Guyana, in a release to the media, condemned the suspension of Guyana’s parliament by current President Donald Ramotar “as anti-democratic and bordering on dictatorship.”

First Latin American Muslim religious leaders summit opens in Turkey

November 15, 2014
First Latin American Muslim religious leaders summit opens in Turkey ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Under the theme “Building Our Traditions and Our Future,” the Office of the President of Religious Affairs of Turkey (Diyanet) is hosting the First Latin American Muslim religious leaders summit in Istanbul, which began on Wednesday and ends on Saturday.

CARICOM governments to increase quality information on CSM to nationals

November 15, 2014
CARICOM governments to increase quality information on CSM to nationals GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals in six member states are to benefit from a greater flow of tailored information on the CARICOM Single Market (CSM). This is under a new project that aims to connect nationals with the information they need to work, travel and...

Next

 



Other Headlines:



Regional Sports: