Caribbean & International

President Ali and US Principal Deputy Security Advisor discuss security and stability in the region

Regional Security and Stability came up for discussion on Wednesday during a telephone call between the U.S Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer, and President Irfaan Ali. President Ali is also the current Chairman of CARICOM. In a statement, the White House said the US Government official also spoke about ways to deepen bilateral […]

Banking sector and local companies urged to adopt to new ways of doing business

As the oil and gas sector in Guyana expands and more businesses become involved in the sector, President Irfaan Ali is urging commercial banks and local companies to adopt new model of doing business, and expand their reach to regional and international markets. The President made the statement while addressing the opening of the second […]

UN Security Council urges Guyana and Venezuela to exercise maximum restraint

The members of the United Nations Security Council have urged Guyana and Venezuela to exercise maximum restraint, reminding the two countries of their obligations to comply with the Order of Provisional Measures issued by the International Court of Justice in December 2023. Last week, the UN Security Council met and discussed Venezuela’s latest actions to […]

The Commonwealth, OAS and CARICOM roast Venezuela over latest actions claiming Guyana’s Essequibo

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has expressed concern over the recent enactment of a new legislation in Venezuela for the Defence of the Essequibo region. Under the new law, Venezuela purports to exercise control over two-thirds of the sovereign territory of Guyana, creating a new Venezuelan state out of Guyana’s Essequibo region. The Secretary General reminded that in December of last year, […]

UN Security Council to discuss Venezuela’s latest actions to claim Guyana’s Essequibo region

The United Nations Security Council is set to discuss and address Venezuela’s recent moves to declare Guyana’s Essequibo region a new Venezuelan state. President Irfaan Ali made the request for the matter to come up before the UN Security Council, according to Foreign Secretary, Robert Persaud. In a statement on the social media platform, X, […]

Guyana prepares to host Caribbean Investment Forum in July

The third edition of the Caribbean Investment Forum (CIF) will take place in Guyana in July. It is expected to focus on the green economy transition, agri-tech, and innovation, digitalization and technology.  At the launch of the Investment Forum at the Guyana Marriott Hotel on Wednesday, the Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency […]

Guyana Opposition rejects Venezuela’s new law claiming Essequibo as null, void and of no legal effect

As the Government of Guyana moves to rally the support of the international community against Venezuela’s latest move in its plans to annex Guyana’s Essequibo region, Opposition Member of Parliament with responsibility for Foreign Affairs, Amanza Walton-Desir has declared the new Venezuelan law to be null, void and of no legal effect. When contacted by […]

Guyana slams new Venezuelan law and latest plan to annex Essequibo

The Government of Guyana has put Venezuela, the Caribbean and Latin American region, the international community on notice that it will not countenance the annexation, seizure or occupation of any part of its sovereign territory. The warning from Guyana comes in wake of the Venezuelan President, Nicholas Maduro, signing into law legislation for the defence […]

Director of CIA met President Ali and security officials during brief closely-guarded Guyana visit

In a closely guarded visit to Guyana that lasted a few hours on Thursday, the Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, William J. Burns met with President Irfaan Ali and top Guyana Security Officials. The visit to Guyana was secretive, as there were no announcements of the visit before the CIA Director arrived, and […]

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