Caribbean & International

CCJ rules Guyana’s cross dressing law is Unconstitutional; Orders that it be struck from the Laws of Guyana

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that the law in Guyana, which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of the opposite sex for an “improper purpose”, is unconstitutional. In a ruling handed down this morning, the Court said […]

Six passengers injured as Fly Jamaica makes emergency landing at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan Airport

by Gordon Moseley Six passengers were injured this morning as a Fly Jamaica 757 aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan Airport. The flight with 120 passengers and eight crew members departed Guyana for Toronto, Canada just after 2 o’ clock this morning. However, less than thirty minutes into the […]

Guyana student group snags top spot at UWI’s “Culturama” event in Jamaica

Guyana’s rich culture was showcased to the people of Jamaica last Sunday at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona during a culture fest organized by one of the halls of residence. This marked the first time Guyana that Guyana participated in the event called “Culturama” through the Guyanese Student Association in Jamaica (GUYSAJ). […]

Guyana among Caribbean Countries to benefit from Digital Education initiative

Students from Guyana, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize and Jamaica will benefit from a digital education initiative which is to be implemented in one hundred schools in those five countries. Last Tuesday, the Organisation of American States (OAS) signed an agreement with the Spanish-based ProFuturo Foundation, which has one of the largest digital education programmes in […]

UWI Professor believes Jamaica should be concerned about Venezuelans fleeing their country

By Ravin Singh Although they’re 1700 kilometers away, and separated by the Caribbean Sea, Jamaicans should be concerned about Venezuelans who are fleeing political crisis and crippling recession in their country. This was according to Professor of Caribbean Sustainable Development at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Anthony Clayton. “Jamaicans should be extremely concerned. […]

Guyana and rest of Caribbean aims to make region world’s first ‘climate smart zone’

More than 25 Latin American and Caribbean countries, including Guyana, earlier this week launched the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator, which is aimed at making the region, the world’s first climate-smart zone. The Caribbean has been the region most affected by climate change over the last few decades. Recognition of this vulnerability by leaders has contributed to […]

Caribbean must take urgent action to prevent migration of nurses from the region -Health Minister

Urgent action needs to be taken to address the issue of nurses and midwives migrating from the region. That warning came from Guyana’s Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence at the opening of the Forty-Fifth Annual General Meeting of the Regional Nursing Body (RNB) on Tuesday. The event is being held at Caribbean Community (CARICOM) headquarters from August […]

CCJ President encourages Manufacturers to seek remedies in the Courts to tackle regional trade issues

Guyanese Manufacturers are being encouraged to seek remedies within the Courts for any prejudice they experience under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas when seeking to access regional markets. The advice came from the recently installed President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders and it came minutes after President of the Guyana […]

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, […]

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