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Daily Archives: August 8, 2015

Handing over Essequibo to Venezuela not automatic

Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge on Saturday said even if Venezuela makes a legally acceptable challenge to the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal Award of the land border between the two countries,  the mineral and forest-rich Essequibo Region would not be handed over to its Spanish-speaking automatically. “If it is able to make its case, it would not follow that it would ...

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AG, Public Security Ministry reviewing files following GPL Board director, Dep CEO cash pay out

by Zena Henry  The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has sent the file involving possible misappropriation of state funds (PetroCaribe) by Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) to the Attorney General and the Ministry of Public Security for advice. This update was given by Minister David Patterson as he held a press conference at his office ...

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CJIA project to recommence in a week, will not exceed initial US$150 M price tag

by Zena Henry Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson says an amicable solution has been reached with China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC) over the Cheddi Jagan International Airport expansion project that will not see the project exceeding the initially proposed US$150 million. Patterson, during a press conference Saturday August 8 at the Ministry’s headquarters, said that last Tuesday Cabinet provided ...

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Woman burnt to death, two buildings destroyed

Fire destroyed two buildings and killed an elderly woman at Bella Dam, Pouderoyen, eyewitnesses said. A Citizen Reporter on the scene told Demerara Waves Online News that the fire engulfed the wooden house that was occupied by the woman, who was there alone, and quickly spread to Puran’s Waste Disposal Services’ office building. Police identified the dead woman as Princess Tinnamon, ...

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Time to focus on health and well-being of Indigenous Peoples- UN Chief

United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon is calling on the international community to help improve the health and well-being of  Indigenous Peoples across the world. He listed them as inadequate sanitation and housing, lack of prenatal care, widespread violence against women, and high rates of diabetes, drug and alcohol abuse, youth suicide and infant mortality. Ban issued the call ...

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Caricom Chairman, Venezuelan Vice President discuss border controversy

Reproduced from Barbados Advocate Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Freundel Stuart, met yesterday with His Excellency Jorge Arreaza, Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The Vice President was in Barbados as part of a regional tour to discuss Venezuela’s territorial and maritime claims in the region. During their discussions, Prime Minister Stuart emphasised the need to maintain peace ...

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