Category Archives: Guyana

GUYANA: Elections: GECOM backs biometric system for voting

…to formally make proposal to Attorney General on May 19, 2022

 Commissioners at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) are supporting the use of a biometric system to assist with transparency when it comes to voting at elections.

The representatives of both, the current Peoples Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) government as well as the Opposition, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU+AFC), have agreed that the use of the technological system would greatly help in preventing many inconsistencies raised during the voting process at elections.              Continue reading

Caribbean Children Foundation: 18th Annual Boat Cruise – Toronto – Sunday July 3rd. 2022

VENEZUELA: US lawmakers blast change in policy towards Venezuela; oil projects could increase

Nicolás Maduro

By OilNOW –

(S&P Global Platts) Details remained scant May 18 on a US policy shift that could chart a path for US companies to again invest in and operate Venezuelan oil projects as the Biden administration has reportedly begun to ease oil sanctions on the country.

While the administration has yet to officially announce any changes to US policy towards the regime of President Nicolás Maduro, several lawmakers put out statements criticizing a policy shift they contend was aimed at restarting dialogue between Maduro’s ruling government and the US-backed, opposition Venezuelan Unitary Platform.              Continue reading

GUYANA: Moves to strengthen economic relations between Guyana & USA

The Bilateral Chamber of Commerce and the Private Sector Commission (PSC) have pledged to leverage their combined resources to strengthen economic relations between the United States and Guyana.

This is made possible through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two entities earlier this month in Houston, Texas.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources Vickram Bharrat, US Ambassador to Guyana Sarah-Ann Lynch, ExxonMobil executives Dr. John Ardill and Alistair Routledge, and CEO of Go-Invest Guyana Dr. Peter Ramsaroop.      Continue reading

CARICOM – CANADA POLICY FORUM 2022 – 25 May 2022 : 11:00am – 12:30pm EST – Virtual Event

FLYER – CARICOM – CANADA POLICY FORUM 2022 – 25 May 2022 11 am

We wish to inform you that the CARICOM Heads of Diplomatic Missions in Ottawa in collaboration with the Canada-Caribbean Institute and the Latin America and Caribbean Study Group of the Canadian International Council will be hosting a Policy Forum on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 11:00am – 12:30pm (EST) via zoom platform under the theme “Shaping a New Partnership for Recovery and Resilience.” 

The Event Flyer is attached above for ease of reference.

Please note that there is no limitation on participation in this event. Participants can register using the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canada-caricom-shaping-a-new-partnership-for-recovery-and-resilience-tickets-331539442397

GUYANA: A LOOK AT INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY – May 18, 2022 – By Keith Easton – For BFMACC

BFMACC logo

BUXTON/ FRIENDSHIP MUSEUM, ARCHIVES & CULTURE CENTER (BFMACC)
(Supported by The Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc., a 501 C 3 non-profit organization in the USA )
LOT 35 BUXTON MIDDLE STREET (Lower Level)
BUXTON VILLAGE, EAST COAST, DEMERARA, GUYANA,

EMAIL: BUXFSHIPMACC@GMAIL.com
Tel: 502-1970 Cell:659-967 – The Museum is currently open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 1 pm- 5pm.

By Keith Easton– For BFMACC

As we acknowledge “International Museum Day “Wednesday May 18th 2022, the BUXTON / FRIENDSHIP MUSEUM, ARCHIVES & CULTURE CENTER (BFMACC) joins all museums around the world in celebrating another milestone of such an important day which theme is “ The Power of Museums” reflecting on (a), “The power of community building through education.” (b) “The power of innovating on digitalization and accessibility.” (c).”The power of achieving sustainability.”              Continue reading

GUYANA: Police ranks’ firefighting training helps contain blaze at CID headquarters

The Narcotics Branch building in the CID compound where the fire erupted

The fire, which is still being investigated, occurred just after 10:00hrs at the Narcotics Branch building located in the northwestern side of the CID compound.

The fire, which was contained to that building, was quickly extinguished by some members of the Force who were in the facility at the time.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Cash grant for hinterland communities; free fertiliser for farmers; home-ownership assistance

President Infaan Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Monday May 16, 2022 announced that there would be a special one-off cash grant of G$25,000 to households in riverain and hinterland communities as well as the purchase of GY$1 billion in fertiliser for free distribution to farmers.

The cost of the one-off cash-grant would amount GY$800 million because they have been “particularly affected by the cost of living,” he said.    Continue reading

Guyanese Creole: language and identity – A Conversation with John Rickford  – 18th May 2022 – ZOOM event   

Title:                Guyanese Creole: language and identity. A Conversation with John Rickford.            

Date:                Wednesday 18th May 2022

Time:               4.00 PM Guyana/New York/Toronto
                         9.00 PM London

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GUYANA DIASPORA: Guyana Police Force – ZOOM webinar – 17th May 2022 @ 6.00pm EST

You are invited to a webinar to engage with the Commissioner of Police (ag) and other senior officials of the Guyana Police Force on 17th May 2022 at 6pm EST. The zoom ID number and passcode are stated on the flier to join the meeting.        

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