May 15, 2021

Guyana president attends Arab-American Islamic Summit

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By Ray Chickrie From Caribbean News Now RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President David Granger of Guyana arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday to join other world leaders for the Arab-American Islamic Summit on Sunday. The special summit, initiated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), brought together members of the Arab League, the Organisation […]

13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation throws support behind Caribbean and African countries in push for reparations

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ISTANBUL, Turkey — The 13th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit, which ended on Friday in Istanbul, Turkey, in its communiqué threw its full support behind the Caribbean community and the African Diaspora in their quest to convene an international conference to address the issue of the slave trade, slavery, colonialism, restitution and reparations. Guyana […]

Guyana becomes 57th member of the Islamic Bank

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By Ray Chickrie From Caribbean News Now GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana is now a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), after joining the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in 1998, according to a press release from the ministry of finance on Friday. Membership in the OIC is a prerequisite to joining the IDB. The official […]

Orkney flying the flag for Tanzania and the Cayman Islands

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From Occadian OIC launched the “Support a Second Team” campaign in Kirkwall today Orkney Islands Council launched its local Glasgow 2014 ‘Support a Second Team’ campaign today, Friday. Each local authority area in Scotland has been twinned with at least two other Commonwealth countries, which local people will be urged to support as their ‘second […]