Caribbean & International

Barbados, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago among 17 countries blacklisted by EU as tax havens

(BBC)  The European Union has published its first blacklist of tax havens, naming 17 territories including Saint Lucia, Barbados and South Korea. A “watchlist” of 47 countries promising to change their tax rules to meet EU standards has also been issued. The “grey list” includes several with UK links, including Hong Kong, Jersey, Bermuda and the […]

Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago agree to renew and enforce major trade and investment agreement

Guyana and the Twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are moving to renew and enforce a dormant framework agreement which will allow for, among other things, bilateral cooperation in trade investment and petroleum extraction. The 1999 agreement which had been renewed over the years was never enacted. However, President David Granger and Trinidad’s Prime Minister […]

CARICOM Commission told of reasons to support decriminalization of marijuana in Guyana

A Regional Commission on the use of Marijuana established by the CARICOM Heads of Government on Monday heard of a need to not only decriminalize the use of marijuana,  but also the need for legislative reform that will make marijuana fully legal for religious and medicinal purposes. During a public consultation surrounding the use of […]

Guyanese students snag most Top CXC Awards for CSEC and CAPE

The Ministry of Education has announced that that seven Guyanese students will be receiving awards from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) for their exceptional performance in the May/June 2017 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). The Caribbean Examinations Council has informed the Ministry that Guyana’s top CSEC student, […]

President warns world leaders of region’s peace being at stake over border controversy with Venezuela

  On Wednesday morning, President David Granger once again used his address to the United Nations GeneraI Assembly to raise concern over Venezuela’s continued claim of Guyana’s territory. Mr. Granger told the World Leaders that Venezuela’s claim to Guyana’s territory has not diminished or been diverted and Guyana remains imperiled. According to the President, the […]

President to raise UN efforts to address border controversy with UN Secretary General

Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge on Wednesday said Guyana intends to press the United Nations (UN), during the 72nd General Assembly, to move forward with the aim of bringing an end to the ongoing border controversy with neighboring Venezuela. He did not indicate any interest on Guyana’s part to support any […]

Guyana ready to assist Hurricane ravaged Caribbean states

President David Granger has committed Guyana’s support for Caribbean States, which have been affected by Hurricane Irma.  Reports indicate that there has been severe destruction and at least 10 dead across the Region.  “The Government of Guyana stands in solidarity with the people of the hurricane-ravaged territories of the Caribbean and President Granger expresses condolences […]

Hurricane Irma batters St. Martin as it barrels towards Puerto Rico

(BBC)  Hurricane Irma has caused considerable damage on French island territories in the Caribbean, and casualties are expected, France’s president says. The impact of Irma on St Martin and St Barts would be “hard and cruel”, Emmanuel Macron added. His overseas affairs minister later confirmed at least two people dead and another two seriously injured. […]