Caribbean & International

Family of former British slave plantation owner apologises for slavery and role in indentureship in Guyana

-by Svetlana Marshall- The descendants of a former British slavery plantation owner have traveled to Guyana, offering an apology for slavery and indentureship. Charles Gladstone , who is a descendant of slave plantation owner John Gladstone, apologized to the people of Guyana for the enslavement of their African ancestors, who for centuries, endured harsh and […]

Caribbean Airlines cancels over two dozens flights as Pilots stay away from work

Regional carrier, Caribbean Airlines was forced to cancel over two dozen flights on Sunday across its destinations, as many of the airlines’ pilots did not report for duty. While the airline has officially described the reason behind the cancellations as “cockpit crew constraints”, it is suspected that the pilots have quietly started a protest action […]

Government temporarily halts all mining activities at Chinese Landing in Region One

The Government has announced that it has taken a decision to stop all mining activities temporarily in the Chinese Landing area in response to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ precautionary measures that were issued to Guyana on the 21st July. The Ministry of Governance said the decision will allow for a more conducive environment […]

US SouthCom Commander to visit Guyana this week

The United States Embassy has announced that the Commander of the US Military’s Southern Command, Army General Laura Richardson, will return to Guyana for an official visit from July 25-27. General Richardson was last in Guyana in 2022. During her visit, she will meet with the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), U.S. Embassy, and Caribbean Community […]

AFC calls on Guyana to issue travel advisory in wake of monkey pox cases in Trinidad and Tobago

In wake of neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago confirming two cases of the monkey pox virus, the opposition Alliance For Change (AFC) wants the Guyana Government to issue a travel advisory for persons leaving Guyana for Trinidad and those coming from Trinidad, with clear established protocols. The Health Ministry in Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday confirmed […]

Cow tissue used to reconstruct patient’s heart in life-saving surgery in Guyana

In a ground-breaking surgery locally, a team at the Caribbean Heart Institute (CHI) led by its Chief Executive Officer, and Guyanese born heart surgeon, Dr Gary Stephens, has successfully conducted an open-heart surgery utilising cow tissue to reconstruct a patient’s heart. In a statement today, CHI said the procedure, is the first-ever open-heart surgery of […]

Opposition Leader presents dossier to US Secretary of State on concerns related to governance, democracy and economic discrimination in Guyana

Just after his meeting with President Irfaan Ali and a joint press conference, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken met with Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton at the US Embassy today. At that meeting, Mr. Norton said that in addition to raising a number of national issues with Mr. Blinken, he also presented him with […]