Caribbean & International

OAS Permanent Council to meet on Venezuela’s actions against Guyana

The Organization of American States (OAS) has expressed its worry and concern over the aggressive stance of the Maduro regime of Venezuela towards Guyana, which has escalated to a point of significant concern for regional security and constitutes a matter that threatens the stability and territorial sovereignty within the hemisphere. In a statement on the […]

Emergency CARICOM Meeting on Venezuela’s threats against Guyana set for Friday

CARICOM Heads of Government will gather virtually on Friday for an Emergency meeting on the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy and the latest acts of aggression against Guyana by its western neighbour. CARICOM has already issued a number of statements on the controversy and recent decisions of the International Court of Justice. However, the Emergency meeting has […]

Foreign Affairs Ministry briefs Foreign Diplomats on Venezuela’s latest acts of aggression

Foreign Diplomats serving in Guyana were called in to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning, where they were fully briefed on the latest acts of aggression from Venezuela and the country’s most recent moves at claiming Guyana’s Essequibo region. Among the Ambassadors who met with a Ministry of Foreign Affairs team, was recently appointed […]

Guyana rejects Venezuela’s “unsettling” move to begin enforcing results of referendum claiming Guyana’s Essequibo

By Svetlana Marshall Hours after the Nicholas Maduro Government announced its plans to move ahead with making Guyana’s Essequibo region, a Venezuelan state, President Irfaan Ali rejected the position and the series of measures announced by Maduro seeking to enforce the outcome of the the December 3 referendum. In a late night address to the […]

Surinam Airways to begin schedule service between Georgetown and Bridgetown this month

Suriname’s national airline, Surinam Airways has announced that it will begin schedule flights between Guyana and Barbados from the 20th December. In a statement, Surinam Airways announced that as part of an expansion plan, it will be rolling out a number of new destinations and additional routes. The Georgetown-Barbados service will operate twice per week, […]

Guyana to lead Commonwealth Living Lands Action Group

Guyana will champion the Commonwealth Living Lands Action Group on sustainable green cover and biodiversity, committing itself to lead coordinated efforts across the 56 Commonwealth member countries. The announcement comes after a Commonwealth event in Dubai over the weekend during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28). During the event, the Commonwealth Secretariat launched a […]

Guyana remains on “solid rock” in border row -President Ali assures

As Venezuelas voted in favour of the questions asked in a national referendum on Sunday claiming Guyana’s Essequibo region, President Irfaan Ali reminded that the referendum is non-binding and the questions asked were in violation of international law. The President addressed thousands of citizens who turned up at the National Stadium at Providence for a […]

President urges Venezuela to show “maturity and responsibility” as its citizens vote in referendum claiming Guyana’s Essequibo

By Gordon Moseley In an early morning address to the nation from Essequibo, President Irfaan Ali this morning called on neighbouring Venezuela to show maturity and responsibility. President Ali’s Sunday morning statement was made as Venezuelans prepared to head to the polls in their homeland to vote on a referendum that the Venezuelan government hopes […]

Commonwealth, OAS and CARICOM call on Venezuela to respect ICJ’s Ruling on Provisional Measures

The International community is reacting to the decision of the International Court of Justice to grant provisional measures in Guyana’s case against Venezuela. The Court has ordered Venezuela to refrain from any action on Guyana’s Essequibo region.      In a statement this afternoon, the 56-nation Commonwealth still raised concern about the upcoming Venezuelan referendum on […]

President welcomes ICJ’s decision to block Venezuela from taking any action that would modify situation in the Essequibo region

President Irfaan Ali has welcomed the unanimous ruling by the International Court of Justice, granting provisional orders that prohibits Venezuela from taking any action that would modify the situation that currently prevails in Essequibo region. In a statement, President Ali said the Court has made clear that Venezuela is prohibited from annexing or trespassing upon […]

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