Guyana observes 48th anniversary of being a republic

Guyana observes 48th anniversary  of being a republic

GEORGETOWN, Guyana  – Guyana  marked the 48th anniversary of republicanism on Friday with President David Granger saying that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country has lived under the shadow of threats to its territory since Independence in 1966. “Guyana moved closer towards a juridical settlement of the territorial controversy this year. The United Nations Secretary General in […]

Guyana pastor sentenced to 40 years in jail for having sex with a 15-year old girl

Guyana pastor sentenced  to 40 years in jail for having sex with a 15-year old girl

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -A High Court judge in Guyana has sentenced a 46-year-old pastor to 40 years in jail after he was found guilty of having sex with a minor two years ago. “The victim has been grossly violated in every conceivable way. She had to face criticisms and publicity take the stand and recount the […]

Fly Jamaica summoned to meeting with Guyana Civil Aviation Authority

Fly  Jamaica  summoned  to meeting with Guyana  Civil Aviation Authority

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The management of Fly Jamaica Airways has been summoned to a meeting with officials at the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) following reports of an increase in flight cancellations and delays in recent weeks. In recent days, scores of passengers have been left stranded as the airline cancelled a number of its […]

Exxon set to begin oil production in Guyana in 2020

Exxon set to begin oil production in Guyana in 2020

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Oil and gas giant ExxonMobil says it’s likely to commence oil production in Guyana by March 2020. Exxon’s Country Manager Rod Henson made the disclosure during a recent press conference where contents of the Stabroek Petroleum Agreement between the oil company and the Government of Guyana were shared. Guyana and ExxonMobil entered […]

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared zone of peace

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared  zone of  peace

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuban leaders ended their sixth summit in Antigua on Friday reiterating calls for the region to be declared a zone of peace and urging the United States to lift the decades old trade and economic embargo on Havana. In addition, the leaders of the 15-member group and Cuba […]

‘Santa’ breaches parliament’s security

‘Santa’ breaches parliament’s security

GEORGETOWN, Guyana  -The Parliament Office here  is investigating a security breach after a woman, dressed in a Santa suit and ringing a bell,  entered the parliament chamber  on Friday as Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo was making his presentation during the debate on the 2018 national budget. After a walkout by a majority of the government […]

Guyana’s police investigating threat on President’s life

Guyana’s police investigating threat on President’s life

  GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Police in Guyana are still investigating a call from a prison inmate who threatened to assassinate President David Granger. Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels confirmed the inmate from the Lusignan Prison called the emergency 911 number last week and reportedly told the operator that when he leaves prison he will kill Granger. […]

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica: As the Caribbean looks to grow its tourism market, a senior executive of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has urged the region to look to Asia as its next frontier. UNWTO’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific, Xi Jing, himself an Asian, on Monday, outlined the tremendous potential of the market, […]

West Indies name 15 for Under-19 World Cup

West Indies name 15 for Under-19 World Cup

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) selection panel announced a 15-member Under-19 team and three reserves to participate in an 11-day camp in St Kitts & Nevis. The camp which will run from December 10-20 is the last round of preparation before they depart the region on December 28. Windies Under 19 are […]

Guyana’s Kaieteur National Park may have new species

Guyana’s Kaieteur National Park may have new species

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – More than 30 species of fish, plants and other creatures that may have been undiscovered until recently, have been found in Guyana’s Kaieteur National Park. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) made the disclosure last week as it launched its Kaieteur-Upper Potaro Biodiversity Assessment Survey Report, following the second in a series of three […]