Caribbean & International

BREAKING NEWS: Guyana officially files border case application with International Court

One week after Guyana declared that its border case against Venezuela is in good hands with the legal team assembled, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the official filing of the Application to the International Court to begin hearings on the matter. The filing was done today by Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl […]

Miss Venezuela to close temporarily over corruption claims

(BBC) The Miss Venezuela beauty pageant is being suspended after allegations of sexual favours and financial corruption emerged online. Former Miss Venezuela participants have accused other contestants of receiving money from businessmen and government officials in exchange for sexual favours. Casting for Miss Venezuela and Mister Venezuela has now been suspended. The competition has announced […]

Crisis hit Peru gets new President

(BBC) Peru’s Congress has sworn in the Vice-President, Martín Vizcarra, to replace the sitting president who resigned amid allegations of corruption this week. Mr Vizcarra is expected to serve out Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s term, which ends in 2021. Speaking after the ceremony, he said tackling corruption would be a priority for his government. But he also […]

Everything is at stake for Guyana in move to the International Court in territorial row with Venezuela -Sir Shridath

Internationally recognised Diplomat and Guyana’s main legal advisor on the Guyana/Venezuela territorial controversy, Sir Shridath Ramphal, has indicated that whatever decision is handed down by the International Court of Justice on the Guyana/Venezuela controversy will be legally binding. Speaking to journalists during a break at the Oil and Gas Summit in Georgetown on Wednesday, Sir […]

Guyanese businesses challenged to step up and take advantage of oil sector

The inaugural Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit opened this morning at the Georgetown Marriott, with a call for more Guyanese businesses to prepare themselves for the benefits that the oil sector will offer. Delivering the feature address, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, told the more than 700 delegates gathered that the time is now […]

Venezuela wants continuation of Good Officer’s process as it rejects UN decision

The Government of Venezuela has rejected the decision by the Secretary General of the United Nations to refer the territorial controversy case to the International Court of Justice. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Caracas said it prefers another shot at the Good Officers’ Process. “It is worth asking the reasons that the International Court […]

Guyana welcomes UN Secretary General’s decision to refer border row to ICJ

The Government of Guyana has welcomed the decision of the Secretary General of the United Nations to refer the controversy between Guyana and Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In a statement issued this afternoon, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Guyana has always held the view that the ICJ is the appropriate forum […]

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