Caribbean & International

Soldier drowns as boat capsizes

A young Guyana Defence Force Lance Corporal lost his life by drowning on Saturday after a boat with soldiers capsized in the Urara Creek in Region 9. A statement from the GDF said Lance Corporal Barrington John was among a group of soldiers being withdrawn from the GDF Observation Post at Karasabai while during an […]

Venezuela accuses Guyana of making “false accusations” about fighter jets incursion

In wake of the Guyana Government’s condemnation of an incursion by Venezuelan Fighter jets over Eteringbang, Region 7 on Tuesday, the Venezuelan government is rejecting the claims and is now accusing Guyana of making false accusations. “The Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela vigorously rejects the inaccuracies and […]

Guyana dispatches protest note to Venezuela over incursion by fighter jets

Guyana has formally dispatched a protest note to the Government of Venezuela registering its condemnation of the violation of Guyana’s sovereignty with a flyover in the Eteringbang area by Venezuelan fighter jets. The Venezuelan Ambassador was summoned to a meeting yesterday with Foreign Minister Hugh Todd and presented with the protest note. On Tuesday, two […]

Release of fishermen provides political space for dialogue with Venezuela -Foreign Minister Todd

The Venezuelan Government’s decision in the past 24 hours to release the 12 Guyanese fishermen it had detained for two weeks, could provide political space for dialogue between the two countries, according to Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hugh Todd. The fishermen were released from Venezuelan custody on Tuesday and allowed to leave the neighbouring […]

Chief Justice quashes Deportation orders against Haitians for breach of natural justice

In a ruling that took less than 10 minutes, Chief Justice Roxane George this afternoon quashed the deportation order that was granted by a City Magistrate against a group of Haitian nationals who were detained by the Government of Guyana. The Chief Justice ruled that there was a breach of natural justice in the issuance […]

12 Guyanese fishermen remain in Venezuelan custody; Foreign Minister assured of respect for their human rights

Twelve Guyanese fishermen remain in Venezuelan custody after their fishing vessel was seized by Venezuela in Guyana’s Exclusive Economic Zone last week, triggering more diplomatic tensions between the two countries. Late on Monday, Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hugh Todd, held discussions with his Venezuelan counterpart. The Guyana Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the virtual […]

Guyanese fishing vessels and crew detained by Venezuelan Navy; Government calls for release

Two Guyanese registered fishing vessels and their crew have been detained by the Venezuelan Navy after being seized offshore Guyana within Guyana’s Exclusive Economic Zone. The Government of Guyana is looking for answers and wants the vessels and their crew released by Venezuela. The interception and detention of the fishing vessels, Lady Nayera and Sea […]

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