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CARICOM not happy with Domincan Rep. ruling on nationality

(CARICOM Secretariat)    The Caribbean Community is deeply concerned by the ruling of 23 September 2013, of the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic on nationality which modifies retroactively legislation which bestowed citizenship on persons born in the Dominican Republic during the period 1929-2010. As a result of the ruling, which considers migrants entering the […]

LIAT celebrates 57 years

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua– The acting head of the Caribbean airline, LIAT, in a message to staff, declared the comfort and well-being of passengers will be her overriding priority. “At the new LIAT, we are working to build an airline which places the customer, our loyal passengers, at the center of our focus,” stated Julie Reifer-Jones, who […]

Consultant contract signed for SWAT Unit

The Government of Guyana on Tuesday evening signed a contract with the consultant group, The Emergence Group of the United States for the setting up of the SWAT unit for the Guyana Police Force. The Emergence Group has worked across the globe to set up Law Enforcement and Justice Sector Reform programmes. The new SWAT team […]

Hassle free travel could attract criminals -B’dos

Barbadian Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart is expressing concern about the automatic six month stay for CARICOM nationals visiting Barbados saying that the policy could attract the unemployed and criminals to the island. Under the CARICOM Free Movement Rights of Establishment, CARICOM nationals visiting member states would be entitled to an automatic six month stay upon […]

Venezuela releases U.S vessel seized in Guyana waters

(Global Post)  Venezuela has released a US-operated oil exploration ship and all 36 crew members, its Malaysian owners said Tuesday, five days after it was detained in disputed waters off its coast. SapuraKencara Petroleum said in a statement the vessel it had contracted out to Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum which was conducting a seabed survey on […]

Govt. wants more help for small businesses

Government officials rallied greater support on behalf of local small businesses even as financial institutions at home and abroad assure that their approaches to lending have been more cautious than negative.             At the launch of the Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) programme today, Minister of Tourism Industry and Commerce (ag) Irfaan Ali argued against perceptions […]

Trinidad meeting for Guyana and Venezuela Foreign Ministers

(Reuters) – Venezuela and Guyana will meet on Thursday to resolve the fate of a ship and crew hired by a U.S. oil exploration firm that Venezuela seized in waters disputed for more than a century by the South American neighbors. The foreign ministers of both countries have spoken on the phone and will meet in Trinidad and Tobago […]

Sophia youth kills step dad who abused his mom

A young man in Sophia brought an end to years of abuse that his mother suffered at the hands of her common law husband when he slit the man’s throat during another argument. The dead man has been identified as Lance McDonald. Reports indicate that McDonald and his common law wife were having an argument […]

Man who survived police shooting dies suddenly in hospital

19-year- old Albouystown resident Mario Gouveia who was shot to the face by the Police on Saturday night passed away just after 10 am on Monday at the Georgetown Hospital. Two other young men were killed on the spot on South Road in Georgetown when the police opened fire on them claiming that they were […]

GGMC official dies in river mishap

The Guyana Police Force on Monday morning reported that the body of official of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission Patrick Kellewan was recovered in Lower Pomeroon river. The man went missing on Saturday after the boat he was travelling in slammed into another boat.  According to the Police statement, investigations revealed that Patrick Kellawan […]