The CCJ won’t set elections date, but Guyana Gov’t must be caretaker only

The CCJ won’t set elections date, but Guyana Gov’t must be caretaker only

GEORGETOWN, Guyana  – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) says it cannot set a date for elections in Guyana, throwing the ball back into the court of the government which lost a no-confidence motion seven months ago. Despite ruling last month that the no-confidence motion passed against the government in December was valid, the CCJ […]

Guyanese Appointed to Senior UN Post

Guyanese Appointed to Senior UN Post

NEW YORK, USA – Guyanese national Catherine Pollard has been appointed  the next United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance. She was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to succeed Jan Beagle of New Zealand. A statement from the UN said that Pollard brings to the position over three decades of […]

Ghana’s President Given Guyana’s Highest National Award

Ghana’s President Given Guyana’s Highest National Award

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has been given Guyana’s highest national award – the Order of Excellence. It was presented by President David Granger hours after Akufo-Addo arrived in the country for a two-day visit. The Order of Excellence, which can be conferred on individuals of national and international significance, was given to […]

Guyanese in Toronto celebrate Independence anniversary with flag raising ceremony

Guyanese in Toronto celebrate Independence anniversary with flag raising ceremony

Scores of Guyanese in Ontario, Canada, flocked the Mel Lastman Square on Yonge Street in  Toronto, on Friday May 24, to celebrate Guyana’s 53rd Independence Anniversary in a moving flag raising ceremony held under the auspices of the Consulate General of Guyana in Toronto. Among the dignitaries at the ceremony, which featured an address by […]

New Foreign Affairs Minister named in Guyana

New Foreign Affairs Minister named in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana– A junior minister in David Granger’s Cabinet has been chosen as the new Foreign Affairs Minister, following the resignation of Carl Greenidge over his dual citizenship without a replacement being named. Dr. Karen Cummings, who had been serving as Minister within the Ministry of Public Health since 2015, took the oath of office […]

Regional trade ministers recommend measures to make rum industry more competitive

Regional trade ministers recommend measures to make rum industry more competitive

GEORGETOWN, Guyana– CARICOM Trade Ministers have approved a range of recommendations aimed at positioning the region’s rum industry to better take advantage of the global market. The measures address a host of domestic and international issues that affect the competitiveness of the industry, which is considered the region’s premier export sector and its largest foreign […]

Cabinet Changes in Guyana As Resignations of Ministers with Dual Citizenship Take Effect

Cabinet Changes in Guyana As Resignations of Ministers with Dual Citizenship Take Effect

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, on Friday President has announced replacements for three of the four ministers who resigned from his Parliament over their dual citizenship. In an address to the nation, he said the resignations offered earlier this month by Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge, Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin, Minister of State in the Ministry […]

Guyana President Urged to Take it Easy After Radiotherapy Treatment

Guyana President Urged to Take it Easy After Radiotherapy Treatment

President David Granger is back in Guyana after successfully completing radiotherapy treatment for cancer in Cuba, but he has been advised to avoid a heavy workload. Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba Halim Majeed issued a statement over the weekend giving an update on Granger, who is suffering from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and had previously undergone several rounds […]

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