STATEMENT || By Hon. Amanza Walton-Desir shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs || Today, June 24, 2022, the world celebrates the first International Day of Women in Diplomacy. The Maldives along with the core group of countries comprising El Salvador, Eritrea, Grenada, Guyana, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Malta, Qatar, Saint Lucia, and South Africa co-sponsored the resolution to establish an International Day […]

by Mark DaCosta The Supreme Court of the United States of America has, on June 24,  made a ruling overturning Roe versus Wade. The 5-4 decision means that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion in the US.  The ruling overturns 50 years of precedent. The ruling means that going forward, abortion rights will be determined […]

By Dr. Graham King Commodity-rich developing countries can suffer terribly from Dutch Disease. Commodity wealth bolsters imports, making them relatively cheaper and more readily accessible to the population. Local products can struggle to compete as labour rates climb and it is more profitable for the businesses to import and resell than to create, grow or process indigenous offerings. Money flows […]

OP-ED Dr. Gillian Smith, FAO Guyana Representative  Food prices have continued an upward trajectory over the past two years. In March 2022, the global monthly Food Price Index of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recorded its highest value. The FAO Food Price Index tracks monthly changes in commonly traded international food commodities – cereals (including […]

President Ali went to Bartica and the worst in him came out.  It was of the real man emerging from behind his determined attempts at civility, refinement, sophistication, and a man of the people.  I regret to state that he is none of these things, as was emphasized in one enlightening instant in Bartica.  Instead, our own dear leader sounded […]

(By Lear Matthews) Some concerns may be emerging in Guyana as a result of the stream of refugees from Venezuela and the related uptick in the “Squatting situation”. This is compounded by the entry of immigrants from other countries, many under government contract or unclassified Entrants. In light of anticipated changes that will emerge in the dawning of the gas […]

Open Letter 7 June 2022 Mr. Bharrat Minister of Natural Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown. Dear Minister, Re: Submitted EIA/EIS for Gas-to-Energy (GTE) pipeline project at EPA – Process and Procedural challenges. Greetings of wellbeing. Further to the submissions of the EIA/EIS for the GTE pipeline project on April 20,2022 I write to    raise the following […]

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