Caribbean & International

Banks DIH sets $5Billion target for profits by 2022, as it eyes more Caribbean markets

Guyana’s leading conglomerate, Banks DIH Limited, has recorded profits of $4.2 billion for 2017 and is now making moves to get its products on more of the Caribbean markets. At the company’s annual general meeting on Saturday, shareholders were told that Banks DIH products can now be found across the United States, particularly in New […]

Caribbean Nations Security Conference opens in Guyana with focus on cooperation

Army Generals along with Defense and Public Security Leaders from across the Caribbean Region and beyond are currently meeting in Guyana for the annual high-level Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC). The Conference, now in its 16th year, will seek to examine threats to the region’s stability, share information about operations and strategies, and define avenues for […]

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 […]