Caribbean & International

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 […]

ExxonMobil announces two new oil discoveries in Guyana; Total discoveries now more than 25

The ExxonMobil company has announced that it has made two new discoveries offshore Guyana to the southeast of the Liza and Payara developments in the Stabroek block. The company said the discoveries at Seabob and Kiru-Kiru are the sixth and seventh in Guyana this year, with the total number of discoveries in Guyana now numbering […]

President Ali and US Secretary of State agree to look at areas for additional cooperation

President Irfaan Ali has pledged to further deepen relations with the United States, in areas where both nations can equally benefit. On Monday, the President met a number of high-ranking US government officials including U.S Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken. During that meeting, the issue of food and energy security, climate change, and debt, among […]

Foreign plane found on Mahdia Airstrip with over 600 pounds of cocaine; Two in custody

Two foreign nationals, a Colombian and a Brazilian, are in Police custody after illegally landing their small aircraft on the Mahdia airstrip. The Police found over 600 pounds of cocaine and 120 pounds of marijuana in the aircraft. The Police were called to the area after the small one-engine plane with registration number N5470z landed […]

Guyana seeking establishment of Saudi Arabia Embassy in Georgetown as Saudis eye investment opportunities

The Government of Guyana is pressing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to establish an embassy in Georgetown as the two nations seek to boost their diplomatic and trading ties. On Saturday, just after the arrival of a high-level Saudi Arabia Government and Business team led by Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister for Investor Outreach, Badr Al […]

CARICOM to engage US on dropping sanctions against Venezuela as member states eye new PetroCaribe deal

Several CARICOM countries, led by St. Vincent and the Grenadines have agreed to revive the Petro Caribe deal with Venezuela, a deal that began back in 2005 and saw countries in Central America and the Caribbean purchasing oil directly from Venezuela on conditions of preferential payment. The deal collapsed when the United States imposed tough […]

CARICOM Heads disappointed at “slow pace” of CSME implementation

CARICOM Leaders are not happy with the slow pace of the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and at the just concluded Heads of Government Meeting, the leaders expressed their disappointment during discussions. They have now taken immediate steps to move the process forward. According to the Communiqu´´é issued at the conclusion […]

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