Caribbean & International

Caribbean investors urged to take advantage of investment opportunities in Guyana

Investors and business executives from across the Caribbean region are in Guyana for the Caribbean Investment Forum, and they have been urged by President Irfaan Ali to seek out opportunities in Guyana. Addressing the opening of the 3rd Caribbean Investment Forum at the Authur Chung Convention Centre on Wednesday evening, the President encouraged the delegates […]

President Ali calls for soundness and consistency in Judicial decisions at Legal Conference opening

By Svetlana Marshall A Legal Conference on Criminal Justice Reform opened at the Mariott Hotel this morning with President Irfaan Ali highlighting the issue of “predictability” in the Justice System. At the conference, which has brought together legal luminaries from Guyana and the region, the President said there must be consistency in decisions handed down […]

Fugitive Offenders Act updated to allow greater cooperation on transnational crime and extradition requests

The National Assembly on Monday passed the Fugitive Amendment Bill, with several changes that seek to increase cooperation between Guyana and other countries on the question of extradition. In introducing the Bill to the House, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, noted that the Amendments are timely and necessary to combat organized […]

Grenada receives Hurricane relief items from Guyana

Grenada has received the first shipment of relief aid from Guyana as the sister CARICOM state recovers from the ravages of Hurricane Beryl, which made landfall in the Grenadian island of Caricou on Sunday. In a statement, the Civil Defence Commission stated that the relief items included generators, water purification tablets, chainsaws, batteries, hygiene items […]

World Bank to focus on greater support of public and private sector in Guyana; Resident Representative appointed

The World Bank Group has announced the appointment of its first Resident Representative in Guyana. The appointment of senior World Bank Official, Diletta Doretti to the position took effect on the 1st July. In a statement, the bank said the appointment of a Resident Representative seeks to unify country-level leadership across the institution to better […]

US will stand with Guyana in the face of “bullies and tyrants” -Ambassador Theriot

The US Ambassador to Guyana, Nicole Theriot, has made clear the unwavering US support of Guyana in the border controversy with Venezuela.   Speaking at a reception on Thursday evening to observe US Independence Day, Ambassador Theriot said in the face of “bullies and tyrants”, the US will always stand with Guyana and the relationship […]

Government to probe and cross reference declarations by all exporters of Gold

The Guyana Government intends to widen its probe of gold smuggling to include all exporters of gold, in wake of the US sanctions against billionaire gold exporters, Nazar and Azruddin Mohamed and Permanent Secretary Mae Thomas. In announcing the sanctions, the US Treasury Department revealed that Azruddin Mohamed and Mohamed’s Enterprise evaded Guyana’s tax on […]

King Charles III renews patronage of Guyana’s Iwokrama Rainforest Conservation Centre

Guyana’s internationally renowned Rainforest Conservation Centre, Iwokrama, will continue to receive the support of Britain’s King Charles III, who will continue to serve as the Patron of the Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development (IIC) for another term. King Charles, who is well known for his work globally in supporting conservation efforts […]

AG Nandlall hints at other actions to be taken locally against sanctioned businessmen and Permanent Secretary

While rubbishing claims that Guyana’s financial system could be affected by the recent U.S government sanctions against billionaire businessman, Nazar Mohamed, his son Azruddin Mohamed and Permanent Secretary Mae Thomas, Attorney General Anil Nandlall has hinted at possible actions being taken locally against the three when a local probe is completed. During his “Issues in […]

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