Caribbean & International

Government operations must be transparent to hold officials accountable -says US Ambassador

The international community will mark Anti-corruption Day on Thursday and in a statement to mark the observance, United States Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch said the US government is looking forward to seeing the Guyana government’s initiative to fight corruption while noting that government operations must be transparent so that citizens and the media can […]

Guyana donates 7000 Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccines to Barbados

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has announced that her island will receive 7000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine from Guyana today. This is the second vaccine donation to Barbados from Guyana. It was Barbados that made the first donation of vaccines to Guyana to kickstart Guyana’s vaccination drive earlier this year. The Prime […]

WHO-approved vaccines to be recognised for travel to the US; Sputnik still not approved

When the United States implements its COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all international arriving passengers from the 1st November, it will only recognise vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation or the US Food and Drug Administration. The Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine which has been administered to over 175,000 persons in Guyana is still awaiting WHO […]

Guyana reiterates call for Venezuela to respect 1899 Arbitral Award on anniversary of the ruling

One hundred and twenty-two years since the signing of the Arbitral Award which settled the border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hugh Todd is reflecting on the settlement and the need for it to be respected. In a statement, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said Venezuela initially accepted the award, but […]

IDB inks deal with GBTI to offer more products and services to small and medium enterprises

The International Development Bank (IDB) is partnering with the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) to support the local bank as it diversifies its network of correspondent banks to offer trade products to more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and clients in Guyana. This IDB and GBTI in a joint statement said the deal […]

Jamaican woman wins wrongful detention lawsuit against the state of Guyana; Awarded $3.1 Million

Jamaican National Sandra Russell, who was kept in local police custody for an additional eight months after she completed her three and a half months for trafficking 70 grams of marijuana was today awarded $3.1 Million in damages by Chief Justice, Roxane George. Russell sued the State of Guyana for false imprisonment and being subjected […]

Guyana raises Venezuela’s latest claim with OAS

Venezuela’s latest claim to Guyana’s Essequibo region formed part of discussions yesterday between President Irfaan Ali and the Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States when they met in New York. Two weeks ago, the Venezuelan Government and Opposition agreed to maintain the neighbouring country’s claim over Essequibo, triggering an immediate response and rejection of […]

Guyana rejects Venezuela Government and Opposition agreement on claiming Essequibo

The Venezuelan Government and Opposition have taken an official decision to unite around the country’s claim of Guyana’s Essequibo region, prompting the Government of Guyana to again reject the claim. There are reports that the Venezuelan Government and Opposition have signed an accord maintaining the neighbouring claim over Guyana’s Essequibo region, a claim which has […]