Caribbean & International

Retired CCJ Judge Jacob Wit has died

Recently retired Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Judge, Jacob Wit, has died. In announcing his passing in a statement today, the CCJ said Justice Wit served the Court with distinction for 18 years.  He retired in December, 2023. A native of The Netherlands, Justice Wit was an eminent Jurist with wide legal expertise in private […]

US Department of Defense Official promises more support for Guyana Defence Force

The United States Department of Defense plans to work closer this year with the Guyana Defence Force to boost and modernize the country’s defence architecture. U.S Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Daniel Erikson made that disclosure during a two-day visit to Guyana, which ended on Tuesday. During the visit, he met and held talks with […]

Acting Chief Justice urges more use of Alternative Dispute Resolution

With the Justice System facing an increasing number of cases, Acting Chief Justice Roxane George, is urging citizens to consider the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) more.  At the opening of Law Year 2024 on Tuesday, Justice George said Attorneys should advise their clients to explore Alternative Dispute Resolution, explaining that ADR is any […]

Deputy Assistant US Secretary of Defence in Guyana for two-day visit

The U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for the Western Hemisphere, Daniel P. Erikson is currently in Guyana to advance bilateral defense and security partnership talks between Guyana and the US.  In a statement, the US Embassy in Georgetown said Mr Erikson’s visit “underscores the continued importance the United States places on the U.S.-Guyana […]

Trade Unionist Lincoln Lewis calls for removal of PM Gonsalves as Interlocutor in Guyana-Venezuela discussions

Veteran Guyanese and Caribbean Trade Unionist, Lincoln Lewis, has issued a call for St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, to be removed as the interlocutor of any discussion between Guyana and Venezuela on the border controversy. Last week, the St. Vincent Prime Minister wrote to President Irfaan Ali to explain that […]

American Airlines to add additional daily flight between Guyana and the US from June

International carrier, American Airlines, will be adding an additional daily flight to its Guyana route from June of this year. The airline currently operates two daily flights between Guyana and New York and Miami. The additional flight is likely to be added to the Georgetown-Miami route since there continues to be increased travel to and […]

Guyana officially takes up seat on UN Security Council

Guyana officially became a member of the United Nations Security Council today, and will serve one of the most important UN organs for the next two years as a non-permanent member. During the flag installation ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York this afternoon, Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Carloyn Rodrigues-Birkett, […]

President and VP offer condolences on passing of former TT Prime Minister

President Irfaan Ali and Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo have joined other regional leaders in offering condolences to the people of Trinidad and Tobago on the passing of former Trinidadian Prime Minister, Basdeo Panday. Mr. Panday, who was 90-years-old, passed away on New Year’s Day, according to a message from his family. Panday, who served as […]