GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CARIBUPDATE/DEC 16, 2016) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) has welcomed the passage of the United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act which is aimed at consolidating Washington’s  engagement with the Caribbean.

Minister of State Joe Harmon

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CARIBUPDATE/DEC 14, 2016) - The National Assembly resumed its sittings on Monday to consider the estimates in the proposed 2017 Budget and approved unchanged in excess of $6 billion for the Ministry of the Presidency.

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres was sworn in Monday as Secretary-General of the United Nation

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CARIBUPDATE/DEC 13, 2016) -There is a new UN Secretary General in place and Guyana is still awaiting word from the now former Secretary General Ban Ki Moon about his assessment of the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CARIBUPDATE/DEC 14 2016) -The Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Development Fund, Rodinald Soomer, signed a Loan Agreement this morning which will effectively see 175 farmers from communities in Regions 4 and 5 benefit from improvement to agricultural infrastructure.

Opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo

GEORGETOOWN, Guyana (CARIBUPDATE/NOV 29 2016) - Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, has described the 2017 National Budget as “ominous” and believes it has done nothing to add growth to the economy.

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