Caribbean & International

Guyana and Brazil ink treaties to cement cooperation in security and justice sectors

Guyana and Brazil today signed two treaties to develop areas of cooperation between the neighbouring states. The agreements were signed during the one-day visit to Guyana by the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonoro.    One of the treaties will see the parties offer advice on civil matters, which will include civil, labor, and administrative law, […]

Jagdeo earmarks hemp cultivation for Regions 6 and 10 to assist with unemployment; Legislation to be tabled in May

The Guyana Government will be moving to the National Assembly in May to table legislation to formalize the hemp industry in Guyana, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo announced during an outreach in Berbice. During a meeting with residents, the Vice President said the move along with other investments in agriculture will generate thousands of jobs. “So […]

CCJ President calls for substantive appointments of Chancellor and Chief justice before year-end

Declaring that Guyana’s Justice system is ably led by two forward-looking and progressive judges, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, (CCJ) Justice Adrian Saunders has expressed disappointment that Guyana has not been able to have a substantive Chancellor and Chief Justice in place for almost two decades. “There is one significant blot on an […]

Guyana abstained on vote to remove Russia from UN Human Rights Council over absence of violation report -Pres. Ali

One day after Guyana abstained from voting at the United Nations for Russia to be suspended from the UN Human Rights Council, the Government of Guyana has indicated that its decision came as a result of the absence of a full human rights violation report. On Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted to […]

Government has no control over rising prices; -VP Jagdeo warns of more cost-of-living woes

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo today acknowledged that the cost of goods and certain services have risen exponentially, and will likely rise even further.  The Vice President during a meeting in Region Two said Guyanese have already benefitted from several tax cuts from the budgets presented by the PPP government. He said as the price of […]

Guyana submits its memorial on case against Venezuela at International Court

Guyana today submitted its memorial on the merits of its case against Venezuela which is before the International Court. The submission of the documents was required by International Court of Justice (ICJ) following its December 18 2020 decision which established its jurisdiction to hear the matter. In 2018, the UN Secretary General referred the matter […]

Two US fugitives extradited from Guyana

Two American fugitives who were found hiding out in Guyana have been extradited to the United States, following cooperation between the US Embassy and local law enforcement and the government. The two fugitives Julian Yhip and Kareem Hack were successfully extradited from Guyana to the United States to face charges on separate sexual offenses. Julian […]