Guyana misses FATF deadline – International blacklisting looms

Feb 11, 2014 The Financial Action Taskforce (FATF) will today conclude its International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG) in Paris, France but Guyana has failed to debate or vote for the Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Bill. While many expected the Bill to be returned to the House from the Special Select […]

The Heist of Guyana

The Heist of Guyana

(Courtesy: The Kaieteur News, Guyana) Over the past few months we (The Kaieteur News, Guyana) brought to you a series of articles entitled The Heist of Guyana. This first series forms part of a larger sequence called Connecting the Dots in which we intend to bring to the public’s attention how certain events and decisions are linked to each […]

Guyana cops tourism award

Although Guyana is not as well known as other countries in the Caribbean as a tourism destination,  the country has been recognized for its sustainable tourism initiatives. Guyana has, for the second consecutive year, emerged as the biggest winners at the 2013 Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO)/TravelMole Sustainable Tourism Awards. It won three of the six […]

Guyana rejects US calls for Caribbean to lobby Cuba on human rights, democracy

Guyana rejects US calls for Caribbean to lobby Cuba on human rights, democracy

Guyana on Friday dismissed calls by the United States (US) for the Caribbean to tell Cuba that it must address concerns about democracy, human rights and civil liberties. “I don’t know that there is a one-size-fits-all where democracy is concerned. I see that many of the countries have partners with other countries that don’t have […]

Five Guyana soldiers charged with raid on gold mining camps

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lieutenant and four other ranks, who allegedly raided several Guyanese and Brazilian gold mining camps have been brought to the city, charged and detained for a number military offences. “At this time the Guyana Defence Force has sufficient evidence to charge the ranks under military law,” the GDF said in […]

House passes bill to repeal former Guyana Presidents' benefits

By Kwesi Isles Jan 25, 2013 – Courtesy Demerara Waves – The Guyana National Assembly Friday night passed an opposition bill aimed at repealing the Former Presidents Benefits and Other Facilities Act of 2009 without the support of the government. The Former Presidents Benefits and Other Facilities Bill of 2012 was piloted by APNU MP […]

A visitor’s impression of Guyana

Written by Dr PETER FLAHERTY, Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto, Canada Sunday, 06 January 2013 21:28 ON New Year’s Day, 2010, I shared a first-time visitor’s impression of Guyana with the readers of this newspaper. My comments then were mostly positive, since my very pleasant experiences here had contrasted so sharply with the negative […]

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