Caribbean & International

Fly Jamaica lays off all staff members

It is not the departure that they might have been preparing for, but on the same day that the Fly Jamaica Chief Executive Officer issued a press statement, announcing that the airline hopes “to restart flight operations in a couple of months”, redundancy letters were issued to all of the airline’s staff members. The letters […]

Widespread protests in Venezuela against Maduro as Trump recognises Opposition Leader as interim President

There are widespread protests in Venezuela against the Nicolas Maduro administration and the protesters might now be emboldened by the decision of the US President to announce that the US will not recognize Mr. Maduro as president. US President Donald Trump announced this afternoon that he recognises Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country’s […]

Guyana among 48 countries to make improvement in democracy -The Economist Democracy Index

Guyana is among 48 countries that have made improvements towards the realization of a full democracy, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) 2018 Democracy Index. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group and and considers itself the world leader in global business intelligence. The Index ranked […]

Venezuela attempted to land helicopter on ExxonMobil research vessel -Foreign Minister

Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge today briefed the National Assembly on Venezuela’s recent incursion into Guyana’s waters to interfere with the work of an ExxonMobil contracted research vessel. In offering details on the interference by the Venezuelan Navy, the Minister explained that an attempt was even made by the Venezuelans to land a helicopter on […]

CARICOM Competition Commission monitoring ScotiaBank’s move to sell out operations in Nine Caribbean States to Republic Bank

CARICOM’s Competition Commission has pledged to monitor the developments directly related to Scotiabank’s exit from Guyana and eight other Caribbean countries. The Bank’s headquarters in Toronto announced late last month that it will be selling out its banking operations, in the nine Caribbean countries, to Republic Holdings Limited, which owns Republic Bank. The countries where […]

Barbers, Beauticians, Security Guards and Agri workers to enjoy free movement under CARICOM

Several new categories of workers in the Caribbean have been added to the list of CARICOM nationals who will become entitled to move freely and work in member states. In a statement last evening, CARICOM Leaders who wrapped up a meeting in Trinidad and Tobago yesterday, said they have agreed to include Agricultural Workers, Beauty […]