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Daily Archives: September 25, 2015

PetroCaribe statement supporting Venezuela is bogus; Jagdeo believes Caricom’s support intact but criticises GDF’s manoeuvres

Guyana on Thursday said it had no part to play in the crafting of a purported statement by the PetroCaribe participating member states in support of Venezuela’s territorial sovereignty. For his part, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo downplayed any fracture in the Caribbean’s support for this country on the border controversy with its western neighbour. Director General of the Ministry of ...

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Foreigners refused entry for lack of cash; Felix says credit/debit cards cant be verified

Citizenship Minister Winston Felix has revealed that Immigration Officers at Guyana’s main ports of entry have denied several foreigners from Haiti and the Dominican Republic because they did not have sufficient amount of liquid cash. Felix at a press conference on Friday disclosed that seven Haitian and three Dominicans were denied entry in the past few weeks for the very ...

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New American ambassador arrives

Ambassador Perry Holloway arrived in Guyana Thursday, September 24th after having been confirmed by the Senate in August, the American embassy here said. He was sworn in as Ambassador to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on September 18, 2015. Hollaway takes over from Ambassador Brent Hardt with whom the former Guyanese administration had had unhealthy relations that ended up with ...

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“War”-ready Guyanese soldiers told to “define aggression”

“War” was the collective response by hundreds of soldiers Friday morning when they were asked “Ready for what?” By Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Brigadier Mark Phillips at a Battle Muster at Base Camp Stephenson, Timehri. He quickly reminded them that their task was to “define aggression on our borders.” Phillips told Demerara Waves that such a task ...

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Section of Georgetown Prison wall ripped off; security beefed up

Police and prison service personnel were Thursday night guarding a section of the Georgetown Prison following the breakaway of a part of the southern wall and dislocation of the fence. Sources said the damage was caused after water tanks, which were connected to the bathroom area, fell at about 7PM. The wooden wall at the south-western end of that decades-old ...

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