Caribbean & International

SASOD launches new “Guyana Together” campaign to encourage more acceptance of LGBT community in Guyana

-by Svetlana Marshall- With support from the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GGCI), the Black Entrepreneurs Association (BEA) and the Guyana Press Association (GPA), the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), today launched ‘Guyana Together’, which has been described as a grassroots public education campaign aimed at increasing acceptance levels of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual […]

Jagdeo moves to CCJ in new effort to reverse rulings in defamation case

With unfavourable rulings made against him at the High Court, the Full Court and the Court of Appeal, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo is now taking his appeal of a multi-million-dollar defamation judgement against him to the Caribbean Court of Justice. On Monday, the Court of Appeal dismissed an application by the Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo […]

CFATF begins mutual evaluation of Guyana’s anti-money laundering regime

Financial Advisor to the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), Avelon Perry is leading the assessment team that is currently evaluating Guyana’s Anti-money Laundering regime. The Fourth Round of Mutual Evaluation forms an important part of the country’s international compliance obligations under the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Standards and Methodology. The CFATF Assessment Team […]

Cheddi Jagan Airport passes TSA audit with flying grade

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the United States Department of Homeland Security has successfully audited the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). In a statement, the Cheddi Jagan Airport indicated that the audit was conducted from July 31 to August 4 and was aimed at evaluating the security measures implemented at the airport, as well […]

US Ambassador urges strengthening of Guyana’s electoral system

With Guyana’s next General and Regional Elections just two years away, the US is urging the country to take the necessary steps to strengthen its electoral system and build on existing infrastructure to ensure that the country’s electoral process remains free and fair. Outgoing US Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch during her final press conference with the […]

Former British PM urges Guyana to balance development with protection of the environment

Describing Guyana’s rainforest as one of the best in the world that can be leveraged, former British Prime Minister, Sir Tony Blair, today said he believes that there must be balance between development and the protection of the country’s environment, even as he hailed Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS). The former British Prime Minister […]

US stands ready to facilitate dialogue between Government and Opposition -says Outgoing US Ambassador

Outgoing US Ambassador to Guyana Sarah- Ann Lynch has indicated the US stands ready to broker talks between the Government and the main parliamentary opposition – A Partnership For National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC). The two sides remain at loggerheads over major constitutional and development issues from the appointments of a Chancellor and […]

Family of former British slave plantation owner apologises for slavery and role in indentureship in Guyana

-by Svetlana Marshall- The descendants of a former British slavery plantation owner have traveled to Guyana, offering an apology for slavery and indentureship. Charles Gladstone , who is a descendant of slave plantation owner John Gladstone, apologized to the people of Guyana for the enslavement of their African ancestors, who for centuries, endured harsh and […]