President tells UN that Guyana will spare no effort to defend territorial integrity

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly this afternoon, President Irfaan Ali zeroed in on the latest threats and territorial claims from neigbouring Venezuela. He said the Bolivarian Republic must desist from threatening Guyana. The President said though the threats have persisted for several decades, they have intensified in recent times. President Ali […]

OAS slams Venezuela’s latest “intimidatory” tactics against Guyana

Hours after Venezuela raised an objection to Guyana’s auctioning of new oil blocks on Tuesday, the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) Luis Almargo, decried what he described as the “intimidatory tactics” by Venezuela, and said Guyana must preserve its territorial integrity. “We vehemently decry imtimidatory tactics that seek to undermine the […]

Guyana informs international community of Venezuela’s latest threat against Guyana’s territorial integrity

The Government of Guyana has informed the international community of Venezuela’s latest statement claiming Guyana’s territory, describing the statements as a threat not only to Guyana, but also to regional and international peace and security. Venezuela has rejected Guyana’s move to auction off additional oil blocks which are located in Guyana’s own exclusive economic zone. […]

Education Minister worried about learning loss for students as hundreds of teachers continue sick-out

-by Svetlana Marshall- With additional teachers taking up their sick days and emergency leave as part of a protest to press the Government to begin salary negotiations, Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand today expressed concern that the nation’s children could lose critical hours of learning as many teachers withhold their service. “So, we are just […]

EPA monitoring flaring levels via satellite

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started the use of  an Independent Satellite monitoring  system that is allowing the agency to monitor flaring levels and the amount of produced water being dumped into the ocean by oil companies operating offshore Guyana. In a release this afternoon, the country’s environmental watchdog said it has been monitoring […]

Teachers could face disciplinary action for sending children home over hairstyles -Manickchand warns

Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand today warned that any teacher who sends a child home from school because of their hairstyle could face disciplinary action. The Education Minister sounded the warning hours after it was alleged that a South Ruimveldt Secondary School student was sent home for having natural twists as a hairstyle, although it […]

Guyana partners with OAS to tackle Trafficking in Persons

The Ministerial Taskforce on Trafficking In Persons along with supporting agencies and the Organisation of American States (OAS) held a roundtable discussion on issues related to Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling, particularly migrants from Neighboring Venezuela. The initiative, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs, is being supported through a project titled “Supporting OAS Member […]

Venezuela rejects Guyana’s auctioning of new oil blocks

One week after the Guyana Government announced that it has received bids for eight of the country’s oil blocks which are located offshore Guyana, the Venezuelan Government is objecting to, and rejecting the move. In a statement released on social media this morning, the Venezuelan Government stated that the Government of Guyana does not have […]

Opposition calls for Jagdeo to be relieved of oil and gas porfolio over Exxon audit controversy

The Opposition APNU and AFC are demanding that the Oil and Gas Government Portfolio be immediately taken away from Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo after the Petroleum Unit at the Natural Resources Ministry slashed the US$214M in questionable expenses incurred by ExxonMobil for its exploration of the Stabroek Block, to US$3M. An international audit company and […]