Caribbean & International

CARICOM seeks international help to address gang violence and political instability in Haiti

The 44th Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government got underway last evening in Nassau, Bahamas, and even as regional leaders are meeting to discuss the progress made since their last meeting, a number of new issues, as well as old ones are confronting the region. Central among those issues is the instability in Haiti, […]

National Intelligence Agency to increase border patrols in light of border row and oil and gas activities

The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) will be intensifying its border patrols this year as oil and gas activities ramp up offshore Guyana, Governance Minister, Gail Teixeira has announced. The agency’s budget for 2023 was increased by more than $100 million, prompting Opposition Member of Parliament, Ganesh Mahipaul to inquire about the hefty increase. […]

President urges regional financial sector to mobilize more capital to meet Caribbean’s needs

President Irfaan Ali is of the view that the Caribbean’s Financial Sector must do more to mobilize capital to fill the region’s financial gaps. He made the statement today as he addressed the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Regional Capital Market Conference. Alluding to a recent report by the President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), […]

MP Forde warns of resurgence of execution styled killings in Guyana

Opposition Member of Parliament, Senior Counsel Roysdale Forde has warned the government not to ignore signs of what appears to be a resurgence of execution style killings in Guyana. During his contribution to the 2023 budget debate, Mr. Forde said that the reappearance of street executioners and extrajudicial killings is symptomatic of socio-economic decay in […]

Jamaican companies seeking business ties with local companies; Over 75 business leaders on visit to Guyana

Leading one of the largest Ministerial Trade Missions to ever visit Guyana from Jamaica, the islands’s Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Aubyn Hill said the more than 45 businesses that form part of his delegation stand ready to build partnerships with local companies as they seek to cash-in as Guyana experiences unprecedented economic growth.   […]