US Senators call on President David Granger ‘ to honour the will of the Guyanese people and concede’

US Senators call on President David Granger ‘ to honour  the will of the Guyanese people and concede’

WASHINGTON– Four Senators, members of the United States Foreign Relations Committee, in a joint statement,  last week  described as “unacceptable”, the non-release of the official results of Guyana’s disputed, March 2 election. The statement, issued by Jim Risch and Bob Menendez, Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Marco Rubio […]

Venezuela wants Guyana to negotiate border dispute

Venezuela wants Guyana to negotiate border dispute

CARACAS, Venezuela— Venezuela  has renewed its position that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) does not have the jurisdiction to hear the border dispute with Guyana and urged Georgetown to renew negotiations between themselves on the matter. The date set aside for the start of public hearings into whether the ICJ has jurisdiction to hear […]

Guyana-Venezuela border case heads to the International Court of Justice

Guyana-Venezuela border case heads  to the International  Court of Justice

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge, has noted that Guyana is appreciative that its border case with Venezuela will go before the International  Court of Justice (ICJ). The date set aside for the start of public hearings into whether the ICJ has jurisdiction to hear the case, is June 30. “We […]

Kaie Kellough wins $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize for Magnetic Equator

Kaie Kellough wins $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize  for Magnetic Equator

Guyanese Canadian poet Kaie Kellough has won the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize for his  book, Magnetic Equator. This prize – the largest in the English-speaking world – is awarded each year to two poets ( one Canadian and the other, international). Kellough was born in British Columbia and now lives in Montreal.  His maternal family […]

Congressman urges US not to interfere in Guyana’s disputed elections

Congressman urges US not to interfere  in  Guyana’s  disputed elections

NEW YORK – A high-ranking United States Democratic congressman has strongly urged US Ambassador to Guyana Sarah Ann Lynch and Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the US Department of State, Michael Kozak, not to interfere in Guyana’s disputed March 2 elections. The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is currently conducting a countrywide recount of […]

Carla James to lead Destination Guyana

Carla James to lead Destination Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA)  has announced the appointment of Deputy Director, Carla James, as Director of the tourism body beginning May 1, 2020.  She will succeed the current director, Brian T. Mullis, following the conclusion of his two-year contract on April 30, 2020, and becomes the first  indigenous woman to assume the […]

Guyana Court of Appeal rules CARICOM-supervised vote recount illegal

Guyana Court of Appeal rules CARICOM-supervised  vote recount illegal

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Court of Appeal has ruled that it would be unconstitutional and unlawful for a high-level Caribbean Community (CARICOM) team to supervise the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in a national recount of the March 2 general and regional elections. But GECOM said today that it will be requesting the return of the […]

Guyana Full Court dismisses injunctions blocking ballot recount of votes in March 2 elections

Guyana Full Court dismisses  injunctions blocking ballot recount of votes in  March 2 elections

GEORGETOWN, Guyana  – The Full Court, on Tuesday, upheld an appeal that sought to dismiss a ruling, by High Court judge, Justice Franklin Holder, that he had jurisdiction to hear an injunction that prevented the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from declaring the results of the March 2 general election. The Full Court, comprising Acting Chief […]

Hundreds of Canadians stranded in Guyana

Hundreds of Canadians stranded in Guyana

  More than 500 Canadians are now believed to be stranded in Guyana following the shutdown  on March 18 last of the country’s two major interntional airports – the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the Eugene F. Correia International Airport. About 300 of the stranded Canadians were reported to have been awaiting the arrival of […]

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