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 […]

Guyana government legislators with dual citizenship resign

Guyana government legislators with dual citizenship resign

GEORGETOWN, Guyana  — Four government legislators, including Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, have submitted their resignations to President David Granger, with the government saying it is in keeping with the ruling of two courts in Guyana. A brief government statement said that President Granger had “received and accepted” the resignations on […]

Guyana on the verge of sharp economic growth -CDB

Guyana on the verge of sharp economic growth -CDB

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says Guyana is on the verge of a sharp increase in economic growth but immediate prospects partly depend on ending political uncertainty. It said that the coalition government is targeting 4.6 per cent gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2019, with all major sectors contributing. But the […]

Guyana named world’s best ecotourism destination

Guyana named world’s best ecotourism destination

Guyana has been named the number one “Best of Ecotourism” destination in the world. The award was presented to the Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority, Brian Mullis, at the ITB global travel trade fair in Berlin, Germany last week. The second annual “Best of Top 100” Awards is a selection of the finest destinations […]

Mr. Jane and Finch, a dedicated Black community leader

Mr. Jane and Finch, a dedicated Black community leader

REVIEW Mr. Jane and Finch, a dedicated Black community leader By Tashia Antoine Mr. Jane and Finch, a dynamic documentary that was aired on CBC Television last Friday evening, shines a light on dedicated black leader, Winston LaRose, a man with a big vision for the people of his community in Toronto. At 80 years […]

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