Guyana’s first oil lift – tanker arrives to make history

Guyana’s first oil lift – tanker arrives to make history

GEORGETOWN– The Marshall Islands-registered crude oil tanker, Yannis P, has arrived in Guyana as the country will soon lift the first one million barrels of crude from the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. Production in Guyana commenced on December 20, last year, less than five years after the first-ever commercial discovery in the South American country […]

Asafa Powell’s statue to be unveiled in Jamaica on Feb 9

Asafa Powell’s statue to be unveiled in Jamaica on Feb 9

  The statute of Olympian and former world record holder over 100 metres, Asafa Powell, is to be unveiled at Independence Park at the National Stadium in Kingston on Sunday, February 9. That’s according to the Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange who has said all is on track for next month’s unveiling. She gave the […]

BVI on high alert for earthquakes

BVI on high alert for earthquakes

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands — The Government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is now on high alert following the recent increase in earthquakes in the region. According to the information and education manager with the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel , the organisation is keeping a close eye on all earthquake-related activity. […]

Barbados PM says US seeking to divide region

Barbados PM says US seeking to divide region

BARBADOS Prime Minister and Caribbean Community (Caricom) Chair Mia Mottley, in a stinging rebuke of the Donald Trump Administration, says her Government will not participate in upcoming multilateral round table discussion between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and selected Caribbean leaders. The meeting, she said, serves to divide the region. “I am conscious that […]

Caribbean Diaspora Entrepreneurs Network launched

Caribbean Diaspora Entrepreneurs Network launched

The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs ( CoP) has launched its global network and map for diaspora entrepreneurs, their peers in the Caribbean, affiliates in host countries, and venture capitalists. The Caribbean Diaspora Entrepreneurs Network  and map will allow members to share information about the products and service they offer, talents or skill […]

Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter’s book launches on Martin Luther Day

Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter’s book launches on Martin Luther Day

By Stephen Weir The A Different Booklist Cultural Centre (ADBCC), in conjunction with Penguin Random House is marking Martin Luther King Day with a superstar evening book signing.  On January 20th, Nompumelelo (Mungi) Ngomane, the granddaughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be launching her new book “Everyday Ubuntu” in Canada. “This book will […]

Trinbago sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye banned for two years

Trinbago sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye banned for two years

PARIS, France — Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye, an Olympic sprint finalist, has been banned for two years after “whereabouts failures”, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has announced. Ahye, sixth in both the 100 and 200m at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and again sixth in the 100m at the 2017 London world championships, is suspended […]

Marley Berot’s “Faces On The Wall” exhibit at the People’s Residence

Marley Berot’s “Faces On The Wall” exhibit at the People’s Residence

by Stephen Weir It is just her second art show and sale, and the show has only been open for an hour, and already a painting has been sold and taken home by a happy buyer. Marley Berot, a 19-year old painter, is happy but also a little worried she might run out of replacement […]

Guyana celebrates 166 years of Chinese Arrival

Guyana celebrates 166 years of Chinese Arrival

January 12, 2018 marks the 166 years since Chinese arrived in Guyana in 1853. In commemoration of this event a ceremony was held at the Windsor Forest Primary School on the West Coast of Demerara. While delivering brief remarks, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo underscored the importance of the contribution of the Chinese towards national development. […]

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