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Scotiabank Guyana Sells to First Citizens in T&T

  By Sue-Ann Wayow SCOTIABANK has sold its banking operations in Guyana to Trinidad and Tobago’s First Citizens Bank. News Room Guyana reported on Wednesday that Scotiabank announced it reached an agreement which was subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. Scotiabank’s current operations in Guyana consists of four branches and approximately 180 employees. […]Read More

Earthquake Hits Guyana, Brazil

  AN earthquake with its epicentre in Boa Vista, Brazil was felt in Guyana on Sunday afternoon. The Civil Defence Commission CDC reported that Region Nine was affected by the 5.7 earthquake with a shallow depth of 10 km at 3.05pm.  Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the […]Read More

Guyana Strengthens Ties with India

  GUYANA is seeking to strengthen its ties with India, with India committing to assisting Guyana with infrastructural development, scholarships and the provision of technical services. The Guyana Chronicle reported that Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hugh Todd said in the past, Guyana had a strong relationship with India and government was attempting […]Read More

US-Guyana Relations Not Going Down Well with Venezuela Ver la

By Sue-Ann Wayow THE strengthening ties between the United States and Guyana is weaking Guyana’s relationship with Venezuela. On Monday, Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez at a news conference criticised joint naval exercises conducted by the US and Guyana which she said was an attempt by the outgoing Trump administration to “create provocations, threats,” US […]Read More

UAE Looking at Investing  in Guyana Livestock

  GUYANA’S oil is not the only thing that has been attracting international attention recently. The livestock industry has caught the attention of investors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the livestock sector contributes to almost 13.6 % of Guyana’s agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The Guyana Chronicle reported that Minister of Agriculture Zulfikar […]Read More

Guyana Gets €7.9 M from EU

  GUYANA has become a recipient of Euro 7.9 million from the European Union (EU). The EU in a media release said that Guyana and the EU will be working together to enhance development in Guyana. The money will be spent on mutually agreed projects and will be disbursed through the Guyanese government, including the […]Read More

Belgian Authorities Seize 11.5 Tonnes of Cocaine Found in Scrap

  BELGIAN authorities have discovered 11.5 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of over €900 million hidden in scrap metal transiting from Guyana with Belgian authorities describing it as the “largest overseas drug bust.” Demerara Waves reported that the Head of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) James Singh said the containers left Guyana on […]Read More

Telecommunications Monopoly Ends in Guyana

  THE telecommunications monopoly in Guyana has ended and already three licensed service providers are going ahead with expansion plans. On Monday, Prime Minister Mark Phillips announced the end of GTT’s 30-year-monopoly the Starbroek News reported. On Tuesday, he handed over licences to GTT, Digicel and E-Networks at a ceremony at his Camp Street office. […]Read More

Ramnarine: Pompeo’s Visit Shows Guyana’s Value to the US

  By Sue-Ann Wayow THE visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Guyana indicates that the Caribbean country is becoming more valuable to the world leading economic power. This is according to Kevin Ramnarine, recently appointed advisor to the Guyanese government and former minister of energy. Pompeo is the first US Secretary of […]Read More

Guyana Defence Force Gives Support to President Ali

  EVEN as Guyana gets a new president, military personnel are reminded that the Guyana Defence Force remains an apolitical national institution. The statement came from Chief of Staff Brigadier Godfrey Bess on Monday, a day after former housing minister Dr Irfaan Ali was sworn into office. This is paid political advertisement   Since the […]Read More