Guyana Equality Forum (GEF) Hosts Successful Human Rights Documentation Workshop

On Friday April 12, 2013, representatives from several Guyanese civil society groups which make up the Guyana Equality Forum (GEF) gathered at the Moray House Trust for a training workshop on Human Rights Documentation. This workshop was made possible through a partnership between the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) and the Equal Rights Trust (ERT) with support from the European Union (EU), through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) and the United States Embassy (USE) in Georgetown, Guyana.

Statement by a Group of Concerned Caribbean Citizens Calling for Full and Public Review of the Cariforum-EC Economic Partnership Agreement

We note with interest the recent statement by President Bharrat Jagdeo of Guyana in which he observed that the Caribbean stands to gain little from the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) recently negotiated with Europe. President Jagdeo stated that the agreement was concluded against the backdrop of a threat that tariffs would be imposed on Caribbean exports of sugar, bananas and manufactured goods to the European community as of January 1st 2008 if the region did not meet the timeline of December 31, 2007 -- the date when the Cotonou Agreement was set to expire.