Derek Budhoo of Chatrlie’s West Indian Foods has passed

Derek Budhoo of Chatrlie’s West Indian Foods has passed

Derek Kumar Budhoo was born July 11 1982 of Guyanese parents and died last Wednesday, July 21, at the age of 40. Derek was Charlie Budhoo’s only son, who declined his father’s offer to continue his college education and instead opted to intern at his father’s grocery store, the well-known Charlie’s West Indian Foods grocery […]

Former Guyana PM Sam Hinds named US Ambassador

Former Guyana PM Sam Hinds named US Ambassador

Mr Samuel Hinds, who served both as President and Prime Minister of Guyana, has assumed duties at the Embassy of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana as Guyana’s ninth ambassador to the United States of America (USA) and also as the fifth Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS). Ambassador Hinds has had a […]

The Guyana Flood Relief Drive needs your help

The Guyana Flood Relief Drive needs your help

Guyana, a country that considers itself a Caribbean nation, was reminded that it is in fact an integral part of the South American continent as rains accompanied by severe floods, which originated from the southern part of the continent, swamped the country – the worst flood in recent memory. Since mid-May, massive floods have made […]

French Red Cross rushes flood relief to Guyana Over 30,000 households affected

French Red Cross rushes flood relief to Guyana  Over 30,000 households affected

The French Red Cross’ Regional Intervention Platform for the Americas and the Caribbean has rushed 9.45 tons of various items aboard a French military vessel, Dumont d’Urville, to Guyana to assist with flood relief, the French Embassy in Suriname. The mission said the consolidated “large donation” was dispatched to Guyana “considering the recent floods and […]

Guyanese Olympian appointed head coach of NY college

Guyanese Olympian appointed head coach of NY college

Four-time Guyanese-born Olympian, Aliann Pompey, has achieved another milestone in her long athletics career. Pompey has been appointed head coach of the St. John’s Track and Field and Cross-Country program. The appointment comes after Pompey was announced as the new sprints and hurdles coach of the Red Storm in the fall of 2014 and on […]

Guyana’s president urges Caribbean people to eat homegrown agricultural products

Guyana’s president urges Caribbean people to eat homegrown agricultural products

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — President Dr Irfaan Ali on Friday urged Caribbean countries to move away from the consumption of poor quality food and called on the region’s population to eat agricultural products grown in the Caribbean Community (Caricom) region. Addressing the Regional Food Systems Dialogue, which is a precursor to the United Nations 2021 Food […]

African Union to share vaccines with CARICOM

African Union to share vaccines with CARICOM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The African Union has allocated 1.5 million doses  of the US manufactured Johnson & Johnson vaccines to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Guyana’s Health Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony announced here on Monday. Regional countries have in the past complained of their inability to secure vaccines from the producing countries because those countries have […]

Guyana-born musician dies in Toronto at 68

Guyana-born musician dies in Toronto at 68

Guyana-born musician Brentnol Elvin McPherson, popularly known as  Bonny, died at Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto on April 11 last, after a long battle with cancer. He was 68. His wife, Denise, said he was an award-winning drummer whose musical career spanned more than 40 years. “As a musician, he followed in the footsteps of his […]

Guyana will be highest-ranked team in El Salvador at FIBA World Cup Pre-Qualifiers

Guyana will be highest-ranked team in El Salvador at FIBA World Cup  Pre-Qualifiers

The Guyana men’s senior basketball team will be the highest ranked unit participating in the opening round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup – Americas Pre-Qualifier in El Salvador to be held April 14-18. The competition schedule has been adjusted to allow for the completion of the FIBA Basketball Champions League Americas (BCLA) and to […]

Guyana President thanks partners for aid in release of detained fishermen

Guyana President thanks partners for aid in release of detained fishermen

Guyana President thanks partners for aid in release of detained fishermen GEORGETOWN, Guyana  — President Irfaan Ali has expressed gratitude to Guyana’s regional and international partners for joining in calls for the release of the twelve  Guyanese fishermen who were detained in Venezuela for two weeks. The fishermen along with their vessels, Lady Nayera and […]