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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

US Imposes More Visa Restrictions on Guyana

    THE United States is putting pressure on Guyana as it imposes more visa restrictions on what it says are “individuals responsible for or complicit in undermining democracy in Guyana.” This was announced by the US Department of State Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Ambassador Michael Kozak, on Thursday. Restrictions were first […]Read More

42 New Cases of Covid-19 in Guyana

  GUYANA has recorded 42 positive Covid-19 cases since July 12. This was confirmed by the country’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle, on Monday. She announced that 84 new tests were done out of which only one case was recorded. This brought Guyana’s total tally of corona virus cases to 337. Gordon-Boyle said […]Read More

Economist: Covid-19 Could Impact Caribbean Tourism, Taxi Drivers

  ST AUGUSTINE – ANY impact the Covid-19 virus has on the tourism sector of Caribbean economies will also negatively affect other sectors. This according to Director of Economics of the Caribbean Development Bank Dr Justin Ram speaking at The University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor forum on Caribbean response to Covid 19 at […]Read More