Caribbean & International

Norwegian Diplomat to serve as UN Good Officer in Guyana/Venezuela border row

(United Nations, New York)  UN Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the appointment of Dag Halvor Nylander of Norway as his Personal Representative on the Border Controversy between Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. By the Geneva Agreement of 17 February 1966, Guyana and Venezuela have referred to the Secretary-General the decision as to means […]

CARICOM Leaders renew commitment to ensuring CSME is really realised

The 15 Heads of Government of CARICOM have all renewed their commitment to work towards the realisation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). This is according to Chair of the Community, President David Granger. He made the statement following a caucus on day one of the 28th Inter-session Meeting of the Conference of Heads of […]

Dominica’s Opposition Leader in Guyana calling for the resignation of the island’s Prime Minister

Dominica’s Parliamentary Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton is currently in Guyana calling for the resignation of that island’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit. Linton’s trip coincides with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) 28th Inter-sessional meeting which is currently being held in Guyana. Speaking at a news conference at Herdmanston Lodge on Thursday afternoon, the Opposition Leader said that […]

CARICOM Secretary General calls on regional body to deliver more in less time

-by Handel Duncan- The 28th Inter-sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) opened at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown with Secretary-General of CARICOM – Ambassador Irwin LaRocque telling the gathering of Heads that the region is not delivering results as fast as it should in a number of areas. Ambassador LaRocque listed […]

CSME, Crime and Security and Correspondent Banking to top CARICOM Agenda at Guyana Meeting

The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), crime and security and correspondent banking are among the issues to be discussed at CARICOM’s 28th Intercessional Heads of Government meeting. The two-day meeting will be hosted in Guyana at the CARICOM Secretariat, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara on February 16 and 17. At a press briefing on Monday, CARICOM […]

U.S. sanctions Venezuela’s vice president as “drug trafficker”

(CBS News)  WASHINGTON — The U.S. sanctioned Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami on Monday, calling him a “prominent Venezuelan drug trafficker.” In a statement, the U.S. Treasury Department said its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated El Aissami as “a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) […]

CARICOM stands firm with Haiti as new President is sworn in

Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), President David Granger welcomes the democratic renewal represented by the Inauguration of the 58th President of the Republic of Haiti, His Excellency Jovenel Moise. The Guyanese Head of State, who just attended the Opening of the National Assembly for the Constitutional Swearing-In Ceremony of the new Haitian President, in an […]

Top Brazil Judge dies in plane crash

(BBC)  A prominent Brazilian Supreme Court judge has died in a plane crash. Two other bodies were found at the crash site in the sea near Paraty, some 250km (160 miles) south of Rio de Janeiro. Teori Zavascki, 68, was overseeing a massive corruption investigation at the state oil company, Petrobras. Dozens of politicians have […]