Caribbean & International

Guyana concerned about impact of climate change events on food security and conflict

As the United Nations Security Council convened a debate today on Climate Change and its impact on food security, Guyana expressed concern over the increase in occurrences of extreme climate events and the challenges that they pose, not only to food security, but also to conflict and displacement of citizens in various parts of the […]

GDF Officers’ Conference examining border defence and internal stability

The Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Annual Officer Conference opened this morning with a renewed pledge from Chief of Staff, Brigadier Omar Khan to ensure that the country’s peace and stability remain high on the Force’s agenda.  Describing 2023 as one of the most challenging years for the military, Brigadier Khan said the Guyana Defence Force […]

GCCI lobbies US ExIm Bank to approve US$660 Million loan to Guyana for gas to energy project

Guyana’s oldest private sector organisation, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce has written to the US EXIM Bank in a lobbying effort to get the bank to approve the Guyana Government’s request for a US$660 Million loan facility to support the gas to energy project. In the letter signed by the President of the GCCI, Kester […]

Government in talks with UWI to move School of Medicine Campus to Guyana -says President Ali

The Government has commenced negotiations with the University of the West Indies’ School of Medicine to move its Campus from Trinidad and Tobago to Guyana, President Irfaan Ali has announced. The UWI School of Medicine falls under the Faculty of Medical Sciences, which also covers Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing. Speaking at the Commissioning […]

President leaves for official visit to Ghana

President Irfaan Ali left Guyana today for an official visit to Ghana. In a statement today, the Office of the President said that while in Ghana, the President will receive the Global Africa Leadership Award for his “strong and transformational leadership”. The President’s Office said the honour also recognises President Ali’s commitment to building ‘One […]

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 […]