Guyana procures India-made planes to boosts defense capabilities

Guyana procures India-made planes to boosts defense capabilities

Two weeks subsequent to Guyana’s procurement of two Dornier aircraft from India at a cost of US$23.27 million for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), sources confirmed the arrival of the aircraft via two Boeing C-17 Globemaster military transport planes at Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Sunday. The arrival of these Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)-manufactured Dornier […]

Guyana and Venezuela agree not to use force in Essequibo dispute

Guyana and Venezuela agree not to use force in Essequibo dispute

The leaders of Guyana and Venezuela promised at a meeting on Thursday last in St. Vincent that neither side would use threats or force against the other in the dispute over the oil-rich Essequibo region. A joint commission composed of the foreign ministers of both countries and other officials will address the problem, with a […]

US Military Boosts Guyana’s Security Preparedness Amid Border Tensions

US Military Boosts Guyana’s Security Preparedness Amid Border Tensions

Georgetown, Guyana – In a bid to bolster Guyana’s readiness to respond to security threats amid growing tensions with neighboring Venezuela, top American and Guyanese military officials concluded a two-day series of talks, according to a statement released by the US Embassy in Georgetown on Tuesday. The discussions, held on Monday and Tuesday, come just […]

Does the Canadian army have a white supremacist problem?

Does the Canadian army have a white supremacist problem?

University of Alberta Andy Knight, a professor of international relations and the school’s first provost fellow in Black excellence and leadership, made a proposal to the federal department last fall in which he drew attention to racism in the military. Over the next year, he is to assess just how entrenched radicalization, antisemitism, xenophobia and […]

Antiguan law enforcement raid Russian super yacht

Antiguan law enforcement raid Russian super yacht

Security officials in Antigua and Barbuda on Saturday conducted an operation to search the multi-million-dollar Super Yacht Alfa Nero that has been anchored in Falmouth Harbour here since the start of the year. In a statement, Foreign Affairs Minister E.P. “Chet” Greene said the operation was led by officers of ONDCP and supported by a […]

Prime Minister offers apology to descendants of the No. 2 Construction Battalion

Prime Minister offers apology to descendants of the No. 2 Construction Battalion

By Lincoln DePradine Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doesn’t want the contributions of Black military men, who served the country more than 100 years ago, to be “overlooked and forgotten’’, and he has issued an apology to them for the racism they experienced during the First World War. However, for many Blacks, racism in the Canadian […]

Framed pictures of WWI all-Black battalion to be distributed to legions across Canada

Framed pictures of WWI all-Black battalion to be distributed to legions across Canada

A museum in southwestern Ontario is giving framed photos of Canada’s first and only segregated military unit to legions in an effort to bring awareness to the Black soldiers who served in Canada. The No. 2 Construction Battalion was created on July 5, 1916, following protests for the right for Black people to join the […]

The IMF, bombs and refugees go hand in hand

The IMF, bombs and refugees go hand in hand

  By Carlton Joseph Russia’s war in Ukraine, now in its fourth week, shows no signs of abating. The invasion has wreaked devastation, exacting a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure and population.  Unofficial reports indicate more than 10 million Ukrainians, or roughly 25% of the population have either been displaced inside their country or have fled as refugees […]

Thousands protest the killing of a Congolese refugee in Brazil

Thousands protest the killing of a Congolese refugee in Brazil

Beaten to death, Kabagambe’s brutal killing sparked a debate over hate violence against Brazil’s Black population. Thousands have protested across Brazilian cities, from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo, after the murder of a 24-year-old Congolese refugee who was beaten to death last month. Moise Mugenyi Kabagambe was killed on January 24, assaulted by three […]