Caribbean & International

Government recalls Charandass Persaud as High Commissioner to India over cuss-out of woman in India

One day after a video surfaced on social media of Guyana’s High Commissioner to India, Charandass Persaud verbally abusing a female Indian Professor outside his official residence in India, President Irfaan Ali has announced his recall from the diplomatic post. In an announcement this morning, President Ali said he had a chance to review the […]

CARICOM and African Export-Import Bank sign partnership agreement

CARICOM and the African Export-Import Bank have signed an agreement for the establishment of a partnership between the bank and the regional body. The agreement was signed on Tuesday at the Cheddi Jagan Airport between Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hugh Todd and the President of the bank, Professor Benedict Oramah. President Irfaan Ali and […]

ExxonMobil announces two new oil discoveries offshore Guyana

The ExxonMobil company today announced two discoveries at the Sailfin-1 and Yarrow-1 wells in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, taking discoveries in the Stabroek block to more than 30 since 2015. The company said it has ramped up offshore development and production at a pace that far exceeds the industry average. “Our unrivaled exploration success […]

CCJ overturns Guyana Court of Appeal’s decision to hear Election Petition case

The Caribbean Court of Justice today ruled that the Guyana Court of Appeal had no jurisdiction to entertain the appeal in Elections Petition No.99 which was dismissed by Acting Chief Justice, Roxanne George last year on the grounds of technicality.  The ruling effectively means that Petition 99, which the Coalition saw as the base of […]

President urges citizens not to abuse British visitor’s visa lift

Moments after the announcement by British High Commissioner to Guyana, Jane Miller, that Guyanese will no longer require a visitor’s visa to travel to the UK from next month, President Irfaan Ali urged Guyanese not to the abuse the system. The President said today’s announcement culminates lots of hard work and negotiations and Guyanese must […]

Haiti begs CARICOM for help to address humanitarian and security crisis

CARCOM Heads of Government have received a letter from the Prime Minister of Haiti, Dr. Ariel Henry, calling for solidarity and requesting assistance to alleviate the deepening humanitarian, security, political, and economic crises in Haiti. In a statement this afternoon, the CARICOM Secretariat noted that the actions of criminal gangs have resulted in the complete […]

Guyana writes Facebook and Twitter over Venezuela’s disinformation and use of incorrect maps on their platforms

The Government of Guyana through Foreign Secretary, Robert Persaud, has written to social media sites Facebook and Twitter, requesting that all illegal maps by Venezuela laying claim to Guyana’s territory, be removed from their social media platforms. The Foreign Secretary penned the letters in light of what is being seen as a renewed disinformation campaign […]

1899 Arbitral Award establishing Guyana/Venezuela land boundary must be respected -US Asst. Secretary of State

The United State Government has indicated that it is in support of a peaceful resolution to the ongoing border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela. As Guyana quietly observed the 123rd anniversary of the signing of the arbitral award between Guyana and Venezuela which set the land boundaries, the US  Assistant Secretary of State for the […]

Guyana maintains its commitment to a peaceful process in border controversy row with Venezuela

Venezuela is not too pleased with statements made by President Irfaan Ali, during his recent UN General Assembly speech and has dispatched a Communique with its dissatisfaction During his address President Ali said the Guyana Government will make the most of every diplomatic tool for a peaceful settlement of the border controversy as set out […]