Caribbean & International

CARICOM Commission recommends decriminalisation of marijuana across CARICOM

-by Ravin Singh-  THE Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Regional Commission on Marijuana 2018 has recommended in its report the decriminalization of marijuana across member-states. The report will be presented to Heads-of-Government at the 39th conference of the regional body which will be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica from July 4-6. At a press conference on Monday, […]

BREAKING: Venezuela will not participate in International Court Case on border controversy with Guyana

The Government of Venezuela has indicated to the International Court of Justice that it will not be participating in the court case to bring an end to the decades old border controversy with Guyana. The matter was transferred to the International Court by the United Nations Secretary General. Venezuela had objected to that move. In […]

Exxon starts drilling at offshore Guyana projects

The ExxonMobil company today announced that it has commenced development drilling offshore Guyana. According to a statement, development drilling began last month for the first of 17 wells planned for Phase 1, laying the foundation for production startup in 2020. The company and its co-venturers have so far discovered estimated recoverable resources of more than […]

Hope fading for full implementation of all CSME elements -St. Vincent PM

Hope is fading among regional leaders when it comes to the full implementation of all elements of the CARICOM Single Market Economy (CSME). Some CARICOM leaders believe the realization of the CSME’s full potential will not be accomplished in the foreseeable future. That is the contention of Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, […]

Venezuela wants Diplomatic Contacts rather than Judicial settlement of border controversy with Guyana

The Government of Venezuela is maintaining that the International Court does not have jurisdiction in the border controversy issue with Guyana and it therefore rejects the move to the Court for a final settlement of the controversy. One day after Guyana officially filed its application to the International Court in the Hague, the Venezuelan Foreign […]