Caribbean & International

ScotiaBank announces plan to sell operations in Guyana and eight other Caribbean countries to Republic Holdings

In a major move that is likely to shakeup the banking landscape in Guyana and across the Caribbean, Scotiabank’s headquarters in Toronto has announced that the bank will be selling out its banking operations in Guyana and eight other Caribbean countries to Republic Holdings Limited, which owns Republic Bank. According to a report from the […]

CARICOM moving to reintroduce single security check for direct transit passengers

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), will soon be moving to reintroduce the single security check for passengers coming into the region. The announcement was made on Wednesday by CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRoque at the opening of the 2018 Conference of the International Civil Aviation Organisation. Ambassador LaRoque told attendees of the conference that the region […]

BREAKING: President Granger diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; Chemotherapy treatment to begin on Thursday

Guyana’s President, retired Brigadier David Granger, has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and will begin chemotherapy treatment on Thursday. A senior official of the Government confirmed the diagnosis to News Source this evening and explained that the Guyana Embassy in Cuba will issue a full release on the development within the next 24hrs. The President, […]

CCJ rules Guyana’s cross dressing law is Unconstitutional; Orders that it be struck from the Laws of Guyana

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that the law in Guyana, which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of the opposite sex for an “improper purpose”, is unconstitutional. In a ruling handed down this morning, the Court said […]

Six passengers injured as Fly Jamaica makes emergency landing at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan Airport

by Gordon Moseley Six passengers were injured this morning as a Fly Jamaica 757 aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan Airport. The flight with 120 passengers and eight crew members departed Guyana for Toronto, Canada just after 2 o’ clock this morning. However, less than thirty minutes into the […]

Guyana student group snags top spot at UWI’s “Culturama” event in Jamaica

Guyana’s rich culture was showcased to the people of Jamaica last Sunday at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona during a culture fest organized by one of the halls of residence. This marked the first time Guyana that Guyana participated in the event called “Culturama” through the Guyanese Student Association in Jamaica (GUYSAJ). […]

Guyana among Caribbean Countries to benefit from Digital Education initiative

Students from Guyana, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize and Jamaica will benefit from a digital education initiative which is to be implemented in one hundred schools in those five countries. Last Tuesday, the Organisation of American States (OAS) signed an agreement with the Spanish-based ProFuturo Foundation, which has one of the largest digital education programmes in […]

UWI Professor believes Jamaica should be concerned about Venezuelans fleeing their country

By Ravin Singh Although they’re 1700 kilometers away, and separated by the Caribbean Sea, Jamaicans should be concerned about Venezuelans who are fleeing political crisis and crippling recession in their country. This was according to Professor of Caribbean Sustainable Development at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Anthony Clayton. “Jamaicans should be extremely concerned. […]

Guyana and rest of Caribbean aims to make region world’s first ‘climate smart zone’

More than 25 Latin American and Caribbean countries, including Guyana, earlier this week launched the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator, which is aimed at making the region, the world’s first climate-smart zone. The Caribbean has been the region most affected by climate change over the last few decades. Recognition of this vulnerability by leaders has contributed to […]