Caribbean & International

Former President Granger condemns assassination of Haitian President; Calls for preservation of peace in Haiti

Former President David Granger has condemned the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse. The Haitian Leader was attacked by a group of armed men who stormed his private residence in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince early this morning. In a statement, Mr. Granger, who hosted Mr. Moise, at State House when he was President described the Haitian […]

Government needs to engage Opposition on national issues -Ramjattan

Leader of the Alliance for Change, Khemraj Ramjattan has hailed the two United States Congressmen who recently publicly urged the Guyana government to ensure that every citizen benefits from the country’s oil wealth and encourage the government to include the Opposition in key decision making. On Wednesday Democrat congressman, Hank Johnson issued a call for […]

Soldier drowns as boat capsizes

A young Guyana Defence Force Lance Corporal lost his life by drowning on Saturday after a boat with soldiers capsized in the Urara Creek in Region 9. A statement from the GDF said Lance Corporal Barrington John was among a group of soldiers being withdrawn from the GDF Observation Post at Karasabai while during an […]

Venezuela accuses Guyana of making “false accusations” about fighter jets incursion

In wake of the Guyana Government’s condemnation of an incursion by Venezuelan Fighter jets over Eteringbang, Region 7 on Tuesday, the Venezuelan government is rejecting the claims and is now accusing Guyana of making false accusations. “The Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela vigorously rejects the inaccuracies and […]

Guyana dispatches protest note to Venezuela over incursion by fighter jets

Guyana has formally dispatched a protest note to the Government of Venezuela registering its condemnation of the violation of Guyana’s sovereignty with a flyover in the Eteringbang area by Venezuelan fighter jets. The Venezuelan Ambassador was summoned to a meeting yesterday with Foreign Minister Hugh Todd and presented with the protest note. On Tuesday, two […]

Release of fishermen provides political space for dialogue with Venezuela -Foreign Minister Todd

The Venezuelan Government’s decision in the past 24 hours to release the 12 Guyanese fishermen it had detained for two weeks, could provide political space for dialogue between the two countries, according to Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hugh Todd. The fishermen were released from Venezuelan custody on Tuesday and allowed to leave the neighbouring […]