News from Guyana:
November 27, 2015
MONTREAL, Canada -- On Tuesday, Guyana and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed an open skies agreement allowing Emarati carriers, Emirates, Etihad, Fly Dubai and Air Arabia unrestricted access of Guyana's airspace. Few details of the agreement were released; however, the agreement...
November 26, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Guyana, a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the second largest multilateral organisation after the United Nations that consists of 57 members, can raise the Guyana-Venezuela territorial controversy to win solidarity at the next OIC foreign ministers...
November 24, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Guyana government has indicated that it will give its full support to Antigua and Barbuda nominee, Sir Ronald Sanders, for the post of Commonwealth secretary-general when leaders of the 53-member association meet at the biennial Commonwealth Heads of...
November 21, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Following the recent visit of Guyana's President David Granger to Saudi Arabia to attend the Arab-South American Summit (ASPA), Guyana will initiate cooperation with several Arab nations, mainly Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar.
November 21, 2015
During this year (2015) two major territorial and border issues flared up between Venezuela and its neighbours to the east and west. In May, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro issued a decree claiming almost all of Guyana’s maritime space as well as portion of Colombia’s offshore waters.
November 19, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Following a strong showing across all classes in the final round of the 2015 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at South Dakota on Sunday (November 15), Team Guyana has won the Country Championship for a third straight year.
November 18, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The Commonwealth continues to stand behind the government of Guyana in the border controversy with Venezuela. In addition to stating its wholehearted support of Guyana in several communiqués since the resurgence of the issue, by Venezuela...
November 14, 2015
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- During his first visit to the Middle East as president, to attend the fourth Arab South America Summit (ASPA), and the first head of state from Guyana to visit Saudi Arabia, President David Granger reiterated his government's support of Palestinian statehood and his country’s...
November 12, 2015
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Guyana’s President David Granger on Tuesday held bilateral discussions with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the sidelines of the fourth summit of Arab and South American Countries (ASPA) in Riyadh, when they “discussed a number of issues...
November 12, 2015
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- On Wednesday, President David Granger of Guyana, on the sidelines of the fourth summit of Arab and South American Countries (ASPA) in Riyadh, held discussions with the secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani.
November 10, 2015
Maduro, the ex bus driver, the man without the proper credentials to be a president of a credit union, least of all a country. He could never have been elected of his own accord and ability; it took the death wish of Hugo Chavez to launch him into the position of president. Even that appears to be some...
November 9, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- President of Guyana, David Granger, will lead his country’s delegation to the Arab-South American Summit (ASPA) which begins on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia. The vice president and minister of foreign affairs, Carl Greenidge, will also be part of the presidential delegation.
November 9, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Competitors from across the region are making ready to head to the South Dakota circuit in Guyana for the final round of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) next weekend (November 14/15). The finale of the CMRC’s first four-round season promises to...
November 6, 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Rice farmers in Suriname and Guyana could be offered a new opportunity to finance their business rather to wait idle for delayed payment by millers and exporters. FactorPlus, a financing company based in Curacao, according to business development manager Paul Dijkhoffz...
November 6, 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbados and Guyana have engaged in several successful initiatives over the years and are keen to maintain and expand on their collaborative efforts. That was the consensus when vice president and minister of foreign affairs in Guyana, Carl Greenidge, and Barbados minister of...
November 5, 2015
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (GINA) -- A recent visit to the Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Mexico City, Mexico, by Guyana’s Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Governance Minister Raphael Trotman afforded the opportunity to hold bilateral talks with Samantha Power...
November 3, 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbados and Guyana have signed a third joint commission, which is intended to foster cooperation in tourism and other sectors. The agreed minutes of the third joint commission; a memorandum of understanding between the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. and the Guyana...
October 31, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A statement from the Ministry of the Presidency confirmed on Thursday that the new government of Guyana “is currently considering becoming a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)." To this end, two senior officials from the Islamic Bank, Dr Salman Syed Ali and...
October 31, 2015
During September 2015, when Venezuela flexed its military muscles near the border with Guyana, that country’s military patrol boats blatantly breached Guyana’s sovereignty by traversing the Cuyuni River at locations between its junctions with the Acarabisi River (to the east) and the Wenamu River...
October 30, 2015
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- The fourth Summit of South American and Arab Countries (ASPA) will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from November 10-11and will bring together leaders of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the Arab League amidst mounting tensions between two...
October 29, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Attendees at the Commonwealth heads of government meeting (CHOGM), scheduled for November 27 to 29, 2015, in Malta, will be apprised of the new developments in the Guyana-Venezuela border matter. Guyana’s minister of foreign affairs and...
October 26, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana-- A decade ago, Guyana was only served by a few airlines. Today that number has more than doubled, and airlines have also increased their frequency on existing routes in recent weeks. Moreover, more international carriers are set to enter the Guyana market in the near future.
October 24, 2015
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Regional carrier LIAT has announced reduced fares between Trinidad and Guyana, along with relaunching its Santo Domingo service. Passengers travelling between Trinidad and Guyana can benefit from a 10 percent discount on return fares ranging from the basic to fully flexible.
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.