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  • Photo of CARICOM pledges support for Guyana on its 54th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM pledges support for Guyana on its 54th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to the Government and People of Guyana as the country celebrates its 54th Anniversary of Independence on 26 May 2020. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a congratulatory message to Guyana’s President HE David Granger said the people of Guyana should be proud of this milestone in their history. He noted that the…

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  • Photo of Statement By CARICOM Chair Ref Guyana Elections

    Statement By CARICOM Chair Ref Guyana Elections

    The Caribbean Community calls on the electoral officials in Guyana and the representative political parties to work together to achieve a peaceful and lawful completion of the electoral process in Guyana by ensuring the tabulation of the results in all Regions using the Statement of Polls in a transparent manner in the presence of the representatives of the political parties…

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  • Photo of Statement on the Venezuelan interception of a research vessel in Guyana’s Exclusive Economic Zone by the  chairman of the Conference  of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) the Most Honourable Andrew Holness Prime Minister of Jamaica

    Statement on the Venezuelan interception of a research vessel in Guyana’s Exclusive Economic Zone by the chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) the Most Honourable Andrew Holness Prime Minister of Jamaica

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) views with grave concern the reported interception by the Venezuelan navy on Saturday, 22 December 2018 of a seismic research vessel flagged by the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. Such acts violate the sovereign rights of Guyana under international law, its entitlement to…

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  • Photo of Solar farm in Guyana to be commissioned soon

    Solar farm in Guyana to be commissioned soon

    (Department of Public Information) Very soon, residents of Mabaruma, Region One (in Guyana) will benefit from an improved power supply when the new solar farm is added to the generation mix. The construction and installation of the $264Million solar farm is now complete and the contractor is currently completing work on the automatic switching from the generator to the solar…

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  • Photo of Ministers responsible for CARICOM Affairs meet in Georgetown

    Ministers responsible for CARICOM Affairs meet in Georgetown

    Ministers responsibly for #CARICOM Affairs in Member States are meeting in Guyana today. This forty-second Meeting of the Community Council – CARICOM's 2nd highest organ – is deliberating on matters which will go before Heads of Government at their 4-6 July meeting in Montego Bay #Jamaica. The meeting is being chaired by HE Mr Antonio Rodrigue, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Haiti.

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  • Photo of WTO Members appoint Guyanese as new chair of Agriculture Talks

    WTO Members appoint Guyanese as new chair of Agriculture Talks

    Ambassador John Deep Ford of Guyana has taken over as chair of the WTO farm trade talks. WTO members confirmed his appointment at a meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in Special Session on 9 April. In addition to the ongoing negotiations on agricultural reform, Ambassador Ford will also facilitate the negotiations on cotton. Ambassador Ford replaces Kenya’s Ambassador Stephen…

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  • Photo of Fascinating, sophisticated displays at The Bishops’ High School CARICOM Project event

    Fascinating, sophisticated displays at The Bishops’ High School CARICOM Project event

    The Bishops’ High School in Georgetown, Guyana, hosted its annual 9th Grade (3rd Form) CARICOM Project at the school on Friday, 13 April, 2018. This year’s activity was observed under the theme, ‘Climate: Resilience and Mitigation – Safeguarding Our Physical and Cultural Integrity’ Two CARICOM Member States – Dominica, and Haiti – were featured this year. The other country featured was Puerto…

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  • Photo of Fascinating, sophisticated displays at The Bishops’ High School CARICOM Project event

    Fascinating, sophisticated displays at The Bishops’ High School CARICOM Project event

    The Bishops’ High School in Georgetown, Guyana, hosted its annual 9th Grade (3rd Form) CARICOM Project at the school on Friday, 13 April, 2018. This year’s activity was observed under the theme, ‘Climate: Resilience and Mitigation – Safeguarding Our Physical and Cultural Integrity’ Two CARICOM Member States – Dominica, and Haiti – were featured this year. The other country featured was Puerto…

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  • Photo of CARICOM making steady progress in empowering women – Guyana Minister tells UN Forum

    CARICOM making steady progress in empowering women – Guyana Minister tells UN Forum

    MINISTER of Social Protection, Amna Ally told a United Nations forum on Monday that despite the challenges affecting the region, CARICOM continues to progress in achieving regional and international goals for the empowerment and advancement of women and girls. Ally made the remarks while representing CARICOM at the United Nations, 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. She said the provision…

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  • Photo of Commonwealth SG welcomes UN decision on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

    Commonwealth SG welcomes UN decision on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

    The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, welcomes the decision of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutteres, to refer the long-standing border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Secretary-General recalled that at the September 2017 meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana, Ministers noted Guyana’s concerns that this longstanding controversy has impacted on the country’s economic…

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