CARICOM Summit : US immigration policy for discussion

CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque (Delano Williams Photo)

leaders to strategise ways to engage Trump

AS the United States’ (US) foreign policy on immigration continues to change, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders will this week examine implications for the region before it attempts to engage the Donald Trump administration. Discussions will be held on the issue at the 28th Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, on February 16-17 in Georgetown. This is according to Secretary-General of the community, Irwin LaRocque who briefed members of the press conference at the CARICOM secretariat in Georgetown Monday.

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CARICOM and Cuba sign new trade agreement

THE Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat says the 15-member regional integration movement has reached an agreement with Cuba on the expansion of preferential access to each other’s markets.In a brief statement, the Secretariat said that the agreement was reached during the 10th meeting of the Joint Commission established under the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between CARICOM and Cuba held here late last month. “A significant number of items from the Community, including beer, fish and other agricultural products, and manufactured goods, have been approved for entry into the Cuban market, free of duty once both sides formalise the agreement.


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Deepened regional integration is critical to CARICOM economic development

The Caribbean Community serves as one of the longest surviving integration movements among developing countries and seeks to promote economic integration and cooperation among its members. Guyana is home to the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters and was
among the four founding member states of CARICOM which was established in on July 4, 1973 under the Treaty of Chaguaramas. In the years since its establishment, CARICOM has made significant strides in promoting regional cooperation in areas of education, health, culture and security.

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Guyana and the Caribbean Community

Ambassador Ronald Austin

THE Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is one of the oldest regional integration movements, which is supported by a complex of institutions and staffed by competent professionals. Now multilingual in nature and relatively mature in existence, the integration Movement, after renewing itself, is pressing towards the mark of serving the needs and interests of the peoples of the Region.

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Greenidge knocks ‘offensive’ Huffington Post article

…says Guyana capable of handling emerging oil sector

GUYANA’S Foreign Affair’s Ministry has refuted the recently publicised Huffington Post article, which seems to highlight Guyana as incapacitated and unprepared for its upcoming oil sector.Speaking out on the matter for the first time, Minister Carl Greenidge described that article as an attack on the dignity of the country, and one with many “erroneous” statements. In an invited comment, Greenidge explained to the Guyana Chronicle how misleading the article by the Greenpeace USA blogger was to state that the US State Department has “oversight” of Guyana and will be writing oil and gas regulations for the country.

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President Granger accredits new Ambassadors

Non-Resident Ambassador of the Republic of Egypt to Guyana, Alaaeldin Wagih Roushdy, introduces himself to President Granger, flanked by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carl Greenidge and Director General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Audrey Waddell


PRESIDENT David Granger on Wednesday received Letters of Credence from two foreign ambassadors at State House. Credentials were presented by non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of Egypt to Guyana Alaaeldin Wagih Roushdy and Ambassador designate of Switzerland to Guyana, Mr. Didier Chassot.Ambassador Roushdy thanked Guyana for its support for membership to international organisations and specialised committees. He said that although the trade and economic policies are not to expectations, the political environment enjoys greater satisfaction.

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Security boosted at border….as Venezuelan drug gang threatens violence

SECURITY has been increased at the border village of Paruima and nearby Kamarang in the Cuyuni /Mazaruni region, following threats by Venezuelan drug gangs to persons living there.
Police sources told the Guyana Chronicle on Saturday that several ranks were dispatched to the Region Seven villages to boost the numbers in the area. Some nine ranks were sent to the border community of Paruima, sources in the area said Saturday.

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