Caribbean & International

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 […]

Guyana and UK looking to strengthen ties and relations as oil sector emerges

Guyana and the United Kingdom are working to build relations and cooperation for the emerging oil sector in Guyana. Guyana’s High Commissioner to the UK, Frederick Hamley Case and the British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn, are leading a delegation to the Scottish city of Aberdeen, which is aimed at building relationships to support […]

ScotiaBank announces plan to sell operations in Guyana and eight other Caribbean countries to Republic Holdings

In a major move that is likely to shakeup the banking landscape in Guyana and across the Caribbean, Scotiabank’s headquarters in Toronto has announced that the bank will be selling out its banking operations in Guyana and eight other Caribbean countries to Republic Holdings Limited, which owns Republic Bank. According to a report from the […]

CARICOM moving to reintroduce single security check for direct transit passengers

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), will soon be moving to reintroduce the single security check for passengers coming into the region. The announcement was made on Wednesday by CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRoque at the opening of the 2018 Conference of the International Civil Aviation Organisation. Ambassador LaRoque told attendees of the conference that the region […]