By Alicia Nicholls and Leisel Juman By the time the World Trade Organization (WTO) holds its Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) in November this year, Members hope to have finally reached a multilateral agreement to discipline harmful fisheries subsidies. Fisheries subsidies negotiations have been on-going at the WTO since 2001. Should an agreement be reached among the organisation’s 164 members, it […]

Prime Minister, Mark Phillips had denied reports that the Lethem-Bonfim border has been reopened as negotiations on the matter are still ongoing for a hopeful solution. In recent days, Brazilian traders have blocked the border on grounds of alleged discrimination as they contend that Brazilians are not allowed to cross into Lethem to do business but their Guyanese counterparts can […]

President Irfaan Ali and his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday held fruitful discussions and agreed to work closer together. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly taking place in  New York. High on the agenda is a visit by a Guyanese delegation led by Vice President, Bharrat Jagdeo, to the West African […]

In the process of arresting suspected robbers, a police officer and a suspect were both shot in their thighs on Tuesday morning after a scuffle ensued between the two and the suspect grabbed the officer’s gun. The incident took place at Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown at about 10:35 hours. A video that has been circulating on social shows the suspect […]

Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn, on Monday, registered his personal disappointment over the fatal shooting of Dartmouth Businessman, Orin Boston. Boston – a father of two – was shot dead in his Dartmouth, Essequibo home last Wednesday by a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit during an anti-crime operation. According to the autopsy report, the 29-year-old […]

…other regional health leaders emphasised need for digitization of public health information, international collaboration, and equity in health for post-pandemic recovery Washington, D.C. September 20, 2021 (PAHO) – At Minday’s opening of the 59th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Director Carissa F. Etienne asserted that the “tragic march of the COVID-19 pandemic” has exposed the urgent […]

President Itfaan Ali on Monday reaffirmed Guyana’s commitment to advancing the UNGA’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), noting that his Government would strive through aggressive advocacy to ensure that Agenda 2030 remains the primary guiding framework. The Head of State made this declaration in a pre-recorded video presentation at the Sustainable Development Moment during the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) […]

Working People’s Alliance (WPA), while condemning the brutal slaying of Darymouth businessman Orin Boston by the SWAT Unit, said there are many unanswered questions surrounding the death of the father of two. Boston, 29, was shot dead in his home during an anti-crime operation on the Essequibo Coast on September 15. According to him wife, Fiona Boston, he was shot […]

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