Caribbean & International

Guyanese music legend, Dave Martins bestowed with Honorary Doctorate degree from UG

The University of Guyana on Saturday bestowed an Honorary Doctorate of Letters degree on Guyanese musical and cultural icon, Dave Martins at its 56th convocation ceremony, adding to his already long list of accolades and achievements. Martins, known for his many hit cultural songs, including “Not a Blade of Grass”, ” We are the Champions”, […]

Ambassador Keith George accredited as Guyana’s new High Commissioner to Canada

Longtime Guyanese Diplomat, Ambassador Keith George, has been formally accredited as Guyana’s new High Commissioner to Canada. He presented his Letters of Credence to Canada’s Governor General, Mary J. May Simon, last week in Quebec City. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said High Commissioner George has an extensive foreign service career spanning […]

Guyana initiate talks with Canada and Italy for visa free travel

The Government of Guyana has initiated discussions with the diplomatic representatives of Canada and Italy for visa free travel for holders of a Guyana passport to those two countries. On the sidelines of a reception on Monday evening, Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana, Mark Berman confirmed that the Guyana Government has reached out to the […]

Guyana asks International Court to dismiss Venezuela’s objections to border case moving forward

The International Court of Justice, (ICJ) today heard closing arguments from Guyana in response to Venezuela’s application for the Court to throw out the merits of Guyana’s case on the basis of admissibility. Venezuela has argued that the Court should not entertain Guyana’s substantive application on several grounds, and one of those grounds is that […]

Venezuela argues against International Court hearing Guyana’s border case

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) began public hearings today in the case concerning the Arbitral Award of 1899 which settled the border dispute between Venezuela and the then British Guiana. The hearings which are now underway are specifically dealing with the preliminary objections raised by Venezuela in response to Guyana’s submission of its memorial […]

Guyana and Barbados to partner on development of major pharmaceutical industry for region

Guyana will partner with Barbados for a massive investment in the creation of the region’s first pharmaceutical industry, Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley announced during a press conference in Bridgetown today. The deal will also see cooperation from Rwanda, the European Union Commission, the European Union Development Bank and the World Health Organisation. Already, […]

US Ambassador warns against “bad actors” playing role in Guyana’s development process; Calls for more effort to tackle corruption

United States Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann-Lynch has encouraged the Guyana government to put systems in place to tackle corruption while warning against “bad actors” playing a role in the country’s development. Speaking on the Plaza Central podcast, the Ambassador said she is ‘cautiously optimistic’ about whether some of the vision of the government will […]

World Bank flags Guyana as having one of the highest rates of poverty in the region; Almost half of population living on US$5 per day

The World Bank has singled out Guyana as having one of the highest poverty rates in the Latin America and Caribbean region despite it having one of the fastest growing economies in the region. In its updated fact sheet on Guyana, the institution said almost half of the country’s population live below US$5.5 per day […]