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Guyana’s president announces new Order of Democracy award

Guyana’s president announces new Order of Democracy award


Georgetown – President Irfaan Ali has announced a new national award to be bestowed on those who defended Guyana’s democracy following last year’s elections. In a statement issued on the first anniversary of the controversial March 2, 2020 vote, A...

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Jamaica govt plans to help quick-service industry

Jamaica govt plans to help quick-service industry


Kingston – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that a Cabinet sub-committee is working with the Private Sector Association of Jamaica (PSOJ) to develop a model through which the quick-service industry may be able to operate during curfew hour...

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Trinidad’s Opposition Leader chided over letter to India’s PM

Trinidad’s Opposition Leader chided over letter to India’s PM


Port of Spain – Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Dr Amery Browne has chided Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar for what he said was an inappropriate approach to the Prime Minister of India for COVID-19 vaccines. “This Leader of the O...

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Schools in Guyana to remain closed in March

Schools in Guyana to remain closed in March


Georgetown – Minister of Education Priya Manickchand says schools will remain closed for face-to-face interaction during March, for every grade except Grades 10, 11 and 12. During an update on the ministry’s social media page on Sunday, Manickchan...

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Cuts to education budgets in region, report says

Cuts to education budgets in region, report says


Washington – A new joint report by the World Bank and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has found that Caribbean and other countries are cutting their education budgets due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pan...

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Illegal Haitians, Cuban arrested in Brazil

Illegal Haitians, Cuban arrested in Brazil


BRASILIA – Twenty six Haitian nationals and one Cuban, all of whom left Guyana and entered Brazil have been arrested by members of the Brazilian Federal Police. According to a release from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) the interception oc...

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Grenada reopening for tourism in April

Grenada reopening for tourism in April


ST GEORGE’S – Grenada’s tourism sector is expected to be more active in another two months, with the resumption of commercial passenger flights from the United Kingdom (UK) and the reopening of Sandals Resort and other hotel properties. “The UK ai...

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US Coast Guard returns five to Cuba

US Coast Guard returns five to Cuba


MIAMI – The United States Guard earlier this week, repatriated five Cubans to their homeland after stopping their sea voyage. “A good Samaritan reported to Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders that a raft with five people aboard was drifting, Sa...

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CARICOM Heads call for equitable distribution of vaccines

CARICOM Heads call for equitable distribution of vaccines


The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is dissatisfied and deeply concerned about the inequitable access to vaccines for Small Developing States like those of the Community. CARICOM called for equitable access to vaccines in order to curb the impact of...