CNW) Dominica-born Baroness Patrica Scotland has retained her position as Commonwealth Secretary-General narrowly defeating challenger Jamaican Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith. Voting took place at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda on Friday. Scotland won by a 27-24 margin. Following the announcement of the results, Johnson Smith congratulated Baroness Scotland via Twitter, writing, “Thanking all the countries and […]

(AP News) Scientists have discovered the world’s largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp. Most bacteria are microscopic — but this one is so big it can be seen with the naked eye. The thin white filament, approximately the size of a human eyelash, is “by far the largest bacterium known to date,” said Jean-Marie Volland, a marine biologist at […]

Gender-based violence (GBV) is harmful acts directed at an individual based on their gender. GBV is not only rooted in gender inequality, the abuse of power and harmful norms, but is also a serious violation of human rights, life-threatening to health, and a protection issue. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that about 1 in 3 (30%) women worldwide have been […]

The Government signed a US$106.4 million contract with Ashoka Buildcon, an Indian company, to build the Ogle/Eccles Road. Yesterday’s signing ceremony, which was held at the Parking lot of Rucamel Shopping Plaza, at the Rupert Craig Highway and Ogle Road intersection, will see Buildcon constructing the first phase. The 7.8 kilometers (4.8 miles) four-lane highway will be constructed with sidewalks […]

An Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest and IDB Lab study reveals that 62% of representatives of major institutions and entities in the digital ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean think the digital gender gap is a problem in their respective countries. The same proportion believe that women have little participation in digital transformation processes because of a lack […]

June 24, 2022 (Georgetown, Guyana) – 33 Guyanese entrepreneurs from several industries have successfully completed a 2-day capacity building training on pricing and marketing for micro-enterprises. The training, which was held on Thursday and Friday, was a collaborative effort between the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly – Guyana (IDPADA-G) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture […]

Dr. Henry Jeffery, political scientist and former minister in the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) government, came out swinging against the manner in which President Irfaan Ali established the Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the 2020 General and Regional Elections.  Jeffery, along with Mr. GHK Lall, who recently appeared on Dr. David Hinds’ Politics 101 Programme condemned the government’s decision and approach in […]

With results in from the Grenada Election, held on Thursday, former Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, of the New National Party (NNP) was ousted by newcomer, former teacher and Attorney-at-law Dickon Mitchell, of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Dr. Mitchell, Grenada’s longest serving Prime Minister, NNP won six of the 15 constituencies. The NDC which garnered 52% of the votes […]

Protesting what is seen as an unfair deal between ExxonMobil and the People of Guyana, the Article 13 group and other citizens staged demonstration in front of the Ministry of Natural Resources. Calling for the contract to be renewed, Yog Mahadeo, one of the leading members of the group, pointed out that this is not only a matter of fairness […]

An unbeaten half-century and a three-wicket haul from skipper Hayley Matthews coupled with four wickets from Aaliyah Alleyne gave Barbados an easy victory (Duckworth/Lewis/Stern method) over Trinidad and Tobago to earn them a spot in the CG United Women’s Super50 Cup. The match, played yesterday, was reduced to 33-overs per side after rain prevented an on time start. Barbados’ bowlers […]

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