Guyana

Guyana's Finance Ministry concerned about Republic's acquisition bid of Scotiabank

The Ministry of Finance in Guyana says the decision by Scotiabank to agree to an acquisition by Republic Bank's, is of concern and is regrettable at this time.
 
The Finance Ministry issued the following statement in light of this morning's announcement.
 
"The Ministry of Finance notes the announcement today of the agreement for control of Scotiabank by Republic Bank in nine Caribbean territories including Guyana.
 

CCJ rules Guyana's cross-dressing law "unconstitutional"

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that a law in Guyana, which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of the opposite sex for an “improper purpose”, is unconstitutional.

The law, Section 153(1)(xlvii) of the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act, is to be struck from the laws of Guyana.

CCJ rules tomorrow on Guyana public cross-dressing case

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will on Tuesday deliver its decision in the case of McEwan and others vs Attorney General of Guyana which challenged the constitutionality of a law that criminalizes wearing attire of a different gender in public for an “improper purpose.”

The decision will be delivered at the CCJ headquarters in Port of Spain.

The CCJ is Guyana's final court of appeal.

Opposition Leader talks to Guyana private sector on energy

Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar will speak to the Guyanese pri­vate sec­tor on lessons Trinidad and To­ba­go has learned on man­ag­ing oil and gas rev­enues when she at­tends a func­tion in Guyana to­mor­row.

Per­sad-Bisses­sar will give the pre­sen­ta­tion as the fea­tured speak­er at the 23rd Awards Pre­sen­ta­tion and Din­ner host­ed by the Guyana Man­u­fac­tur­ing & Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion’s (GM­SA) at the Pe­ga­sus Ho­tel, George­town.

Energy Chamber welcomes TT-Guyana energy signing

The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago says it warmly welcomes the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago and congratulates both governments on this positive step towards strengthening regional economic and social integration.

The MOU recognizes that the development of the energy sector contributes significantly to the strengthening of economic and social development while improving the quality of life of the citizens of both countries.

PM off to Guyana tomorrow

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will meet with Guyana's President David Granger when he travels to Guyana for a one-day visit which tomorrow.

The Office of the Prime Minister says bilateral discussions between the countries will focus on a number of issues including cooperation in the areas of agriculture, energy and security.

Dr Rowley returns on the morning of Thursday 20 September, 2018 and will proceed to chair his weekly Cabinet meeting at the Diplomatic Centre, St Anns.

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