US Supreme Court to take up case on Trump's latest travel ban
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Supreme Court said Friday it will review US President Donald Trump's latest travel ban affecting citizens from six Muslim majority countries plus North Korea and Venezuela.The...

EU prepares sanctions against Venezuelan officials amid growing unrest
Telegraph UK

EU prepares sanctions against Venezuelan officials amid growing unrest Comment icon Comment icon ALL SECTIONS More EU prepares sanctions against Venezuelan officials amid growing unrest Venezuela's President Nicolas...

Mark Benschop’s activism and Guyana’s mistreatment of desperate Venezuelan women
Kaieteur News

Times like these I miss Mark Benschop’s brave activism. If Benschop was still living in Guyana, there is no doubt, absolutely none whatsoever, that together we would have ensured those poor Venezuelans coming to...

Venezuela orders cut off of air, sea traffic with three Caribbean neighbors
Montserrat Reporter

 by STAFF WRITER   CARACAS, Jan  7, CMC – Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has ordered a temporary shutdown of air and maritime traffic with three Caribbean neighbors, accusing smugglers there of...

Diamond Hotel raid…Two charged for trafficking five Venezuelans for sex
Kaieteur News

Two persons yesterday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for allegedly trafficking five Venezuelan women for sex work. Fiona Hopkinson and Rodwell Dempster were both...

Boat sinks in Caribbean Sea, four dead, 28 missing
Jamaica Gleaner

CARACAS (CMC): A search has been launched  in Caribbean waters after a boat filled with Venezuelans capsized  near the Dutch island of Curaçao. The Venezuelan authorities said a boat carrying 34 people has...

UPDATE: Venezuela extends trade ban with 3 Caribbean islands
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials have extended the ban on air and maritime ties with three nearby Dutch Caribbean islands, citing smuggling claims.

Netherlands to assess impact of Venezuelan blockade on Caribbean territories
Jamaica Observer

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (CMC) — The Dutch Caribbean territories of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao have asked The Hague to help determine the impact of an economic fallout based on a threat issued by Venezuela to sever...

Venezuela orders cut off of air, sea traffic with three Caribbean neighbours
Nation News

CARACAS – Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has ordered a temporary shutdown of air and maritime traffic with three Caribbean neighbours, accusing smugglers there of seeking to plunder his South American...

Venezuela took 35,000 tonnes of Guyana rice last year
Kaieteur News

By Malisa Playter Harry During last year, rice exports did well despite a major market to Venezuela was lost in 2015. A whopping 540,000 tonnes of rice was exported for 2017 from Guyana. The previous all time high was in...

Venezuela raises minimum wage 40 per cent, stoking world’s fastest inflation
Nation News

CARACAS – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a 40 per cent increase to the minimum wage as of January, a move that will foment what many economists already consider hyperinflation in the oil-rich...

Guyana/Venezuela border controversy…Year runs out; UN statement by mid-month to chart way forward
Kaieteur News

The office of the Secretary General, António Guterres, of the United Nations (UN) is set to make a statement by mid-month on the mediations of the Venezuela border controversy. Yesterday, the one year announced for...

Venezuela blames Portugal for sabotaging Christmas with ham delays as protesters urge 'pork revolution'
Telegraph UK

But on Thursday a statement by food company Raporal appeared to clarify the crux of the dispute, explaining that it and other Portuguese exporters had yet to be paid in full for last year's consignment of meat products...

Venezuelans protest over pork shortage, Maduro blames Portugal
Nation News

CARACAS - Hundreds of Venezuelans took to the streets in poor parts of Caracas overnight to protest a shortage of pork for traditional Christmas meals in the latest symptom of social discontent during...

Brazil maintains support for Guyana’s border position
Kaieteur News

The Government of Brazil maintains that the settlement of Guyana/Venezuela Border is final and must be respected. Following his attendance at the recently concluded MERCOSUR Summit held in Brazil, Minister of Foreign...

Venezuelans scramble to survive as merchants demand dollars
Nation News

CARACAS/CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela − There was no way Jose Ramon Garcia, a food transporter in Venezuela, could afford new tires for his van at $350 each. Whether he opted to pay in US currency or in...

Venezuelans scramble to survive as merchants demand dollars
Antigua Observer

CARACAS/CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela (Reuters) - There was no way Jose Ramon Garcia, a food transporter in Venezuela, could afford new tires for his van at $350 each.

Government makes offer to buy-back stake in Petrojam
Jamaica Gleaner

Energy Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says the government is written to the authorities in Venezuela making an offer to buy-back Jamaica’s stake in Petrojam as the country seeks to cauterise any further financial...

Blackout hits parts of Venezuelan capital Caracas
Nation News

CARACAS – A blackout hit parts of the Venezuelan capital Caracas as well as the nearby states of Miranda and Vargas during the afternoon on Monday, in what critics said was another sign of the oil-rich...

Venezuela's socialist tragedy is predictable - but no less horrifying for that
Telegraph UK

Venezuela's socialist tragedy is predictable - but no less horrifying for that Comment icon Comment icon ALL SECTIONS More Venezuela's socialist tragedy is predictable - but no less horrifying for that 11 December 2017...

Venezuelan Institute introduces free dance programme
Jamaica Observer

A dance programme has been introduced at the Venezuelan Institute, located at 24 Windsor Avenue in Kingston. Jamaicans now have the opportunity to learn Venezuelan folk dances, including the Joropo, free of cost. The...

New markets to push rice growth – Agri. Minister
Kaieteur News

Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder, is upbeat about the future of the rice industry as Government has five new export markets that will realize growth, although losing preferential access to the Venezuelan market. “I...

Venezuela's chronic shortages give rise to 'medical flea markets
Nation News

SAN CRISTOBAL/MARACAIBO –  Venezuela’s critical medicine shortage has spurred “medical flea markets,” where peddlers offer everything from antibiotics to contraceptives laid out among the...

Costly sanction
Jamaica Observer

OPPOSITION spokesman on energy Phillip Paulwell is urging the Government to urgently seek clarity from the United States Government on the executive order it issued in August, which imposed sanctions on Venezuela that are...

ExxonMobil offers financial assistance to settle border controversy – report
Montserrat Reporter

By STAFF WRITER   GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Dec. 3, CMC – The government of Guyana could be getting help from US oil giant ExxonMobil, in its efforts to have a judicial settlement of the border controversy with...

US$500M rice deal with Venezuela… GBTI sues Kaieteur News for $600M
Kaieteur News

  The Guyana Bank For Trade and Industry (GBTI) is suing National Media and Publishing Company, the publishers of the Kaieteur News, for a report last month which spoke of a US$500M probe involving the much-touted...

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