Caribbean & International

President Ali pushes for increased trade relations between Africa and Caribbean at AFRI-CARIBBEAN Forum

The Afri-Caribbean Trade and Investment Forum opened this morning at the Georgetown Marriott Hotel bringing together hundreds of delegates from across the Caribbean and Africa. At the opening, President Irfaan Ali called for increase trade relations between Africa and the Caribbean, explaining that such an activity between the two regions will solidify relations and correct […]

Attorney General presses Inter Parliamentary Union to condemn Venezuela’s continuing aggression towards Guyana

Guyana’s Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senior Counsel Anil Nandlall, has asked the Inter- Parliamentary Union to condemn the actions of Venezuela in relation to Guyana’s Essequibo region, and demand that Venezuela respects the legal process of the International Court of Justice. Attorney General Nandlall who is attending the 147th meeting of the […]

CARICOM stands by Guyana and rejects Venezuela’s planned referendum on border controversy

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has rejected the move by Venezuela to hold a referendum later this year, seeking approval from its citizens to make Guyana’s Essequibo region a new Venezuelan state. In a statement on the ongoing border controversy, CARICOM today said it has taken note of two of the questions approved to be posed […]

Government and Opposition agree to spare no effort in resisting threats to Guyana’s Sovereignty

President Irfaan Ali and Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton have agreed that Guyana’s sovereignty is of paramount importance, and have condemned the flagrant violation of the rule of law by Venezuela and agreed that no effort should be spared to resist that country’s persistent endeavours to undermine Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The two leaders and […]

Guyana Government rejects Venezuela’s referendum seeking to make Guyana’s Essequibo a Venezuelan state; International Community alerted

The Government of Guyana has rejected the issuance of questions by the National Electoral Council of Venezuela in the national referendum related to Guyana’s Essequibo region.  Venezuela has set itself a December date to host a national referendum on its claim to Guyana’s Essequibo region. The Government of Guyana this evening said the questions to […]

Former Guyanese Diplomat calls on Government to lead more proactive approach on border issues

Former Guyanese Diplomat, Ambassador Ronald Austin, has warned that Guyana must not take the build up of Venezuelan soldiers in the bordering regions lightly, noting that there appears to be mixed messages from Caracas in relation to the build up of the Venezuelan military in areas close to the border with Guyana. Appearing on the […]

Chevron eyes further oil development in Guyana with US$53 Billion buyout of Hess Corporation

With its eyes set on the Stabroek Block, oil giant Chevron Corporation announced, today, that it has entered into an agreement with Hess Corporation to acquire all of its outstanding shares in an all-stock transaction valued US$53 Billion. Hess is one of three developers in the Stabroek Block with a 30 percent interest. To date, […]

Venezuelans nabbed in Region One with guns, drugs and multiple cellphones

Guyana Police ranks in North West District, Region One have arrested three Venezuelan nationals on Friday after they were found with 3 unlicensed firearms and ammunition along with cocaine and marijuana. A Police report said officers based at the Arakaka Police Outpost received information about the Venezuelan men visiting a shop in the area to […]

Jagdeo warns Opposition over entertaining “dangerous notions” on border controversy

By Svetlana Marshall One day after the Government of Guyana summoned the Venezuelan Ambassador and sought information on the build up of Venezuelan military troops in areas close to the Guyana border, Second Vice President Bharra Jagdeo today accused the Opposition of entertaining “dangerous notions” on the border controversy, which he believes could lead to […]