Caribbean & International

Government plans to make agriculture more “fashionable” to attract women and youths -Pres. Ali

There is a need to attract more women and young people into the field agriculture, according to President Irfaan Ali. During his virtual address to the Science Summit of the United Nations General Assembly, the President said the government is formulating a strategy which includes the increase use of technology to make agriculture fashionable for […]

President Ali calls on international community to re-examine financial gap and debt portfolio of developing states

President Irfaan Ali addressed the UN General Assembly today and called for an immediate re-examination of the financing gap and the debt portfolio of developing countries. The President made the call as he spoke about the hardships being faced by many developing states as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. He said a reopening of […]

British Airways officials in Guyana ahead of March launching of service

With British airways preparing to begin its schedule service between Georgetown and London from next March, several officials from the company are currently in Guyana to lay the ground work for the March 2023 take-off. Today, the officials met and held discussions with Minister of Public Works, Juan Edghill who holds responsibility for the aviation […]

Guyanese jurist sworn in as new Chief Justice of Belize

Distinguished Guyanese-born Jurist, Justice Louise Blenman today vowed to improve the Belizean Justice System moments after being sworn-in as the Chief Justice of Belize. “I shall use my best efforts to improve the administration of justice in Belize. I am committed to ensuring that the most important court users, mainly the litigants, are provided with […]

US Southern Command Commander underscores importance of continued peace and security in the Western Hemisphere

The Commander of the US Military Southern Command, US Army General, Laura Richardson is in Guyana on a two day visit. Today, she attended the opening of the Women Peace And Security conference, which is a regional conference being hosted by Guyana and the Florida National Guard. It has brought together senior military leaders from […]

Tone of engagement between Government and Opposition on Constitutional matters too confrontational – Acting Chief Justice

While handing down her decision in a recent case brought against the Government by the Opposition, Acting Chief Justice Roxane George said the tone of engagement between the Leader of the Opposition, Aubrey Norton and the Government on constitutional appointments leave much to be desired. “The process has become confrontational,” the Chief Justice (ag) said […]

Guyana passes legislation to allow cultivation of industrial hemp with strict rules

The cultivation of industrial hemp will commence in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall announced as the National Assembly passed the Industrial Hemp Bill last evening in a historic move. Hemp is part of the marijuana family, but is mostly grown for […]