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Daily Archives: November 26, 2016

Pres Granger rubbishes NY-based Guyanese claims that he’s “elitist”

President David Granger on Saturday rejected claims by a group of United States-based Guyanese that he is elitist and has repeatedly avoided meeting with ordinary Guyanese in New York. “My reaction is that those descriptions are erroneous,” he said when asked by Demerara Waves to respond to claims by several overseas-based Guyanese. Several “concerned Guyanese” including members of the North American ...

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Guyanese soldiers off to Barbados for its 50th independence anniversary celebrations

Several Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers have flown to Barbados to help that sister Caribbean Community (Caricom) member state celebrate its 50th Independence Anniversary, Chief-of-Staff Brigadier George Lewis confirmed Saturday. Lewis said 21 soldiers are there for paratroop and fireworks display, and five more are expected to join their colleagues. “We were asked by Barbados to support their anniversary activities. ...

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Guyana’s High Commissioner to India recently summoned home– Foreign Minister

Guyana’s High Commissioner to India, David Pollard was recently recalled to Georgetown for consultations and he has since returned to Delhi, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said Saturday. “It is not unusual to ask Ambassadors to come and consult…If you call an Ambassador to come and speak to you, normally there will be something specific. Sometimes, it’s a crisis; it ...

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Govt poised to clear Shamir Ally for Kuwait Ambassadorship

The way is almost clear for Guyana’s Ambassador-designate to Kuwait, Dr. Shamir Ally to present his credentials to authorities there, now that Georgetown has almost finished its probe into his past legal troubles in the United States (US). Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge said Saturday that the probe into Ally’s past legal woes with the United States Securities and Exchange ...

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Guyana heightens aerial surveillance of sea space; “more boots” on land

Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier George Lewis and President David Granger on Sunday said further measures are being taken to crackdown on criminal activities across the country with increased aerial surveillance and ground operations. Addressing troops at D’urban Park at the end of a rout march to mark the end of the army’s 51st anniversary celebration, Lewis said ...

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Granger, Jagdeo mourn passing of Cuba’s Fidel Castro

President David Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday joined world leaders in mourning the passing of Cuba’s former President, Fidel Castro. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of President Castro. His life was of significance not only to Guyana and the friendship that he had with Guyanese leaders but also to the entire Western Hemisphere and to ...

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies at 90

REUTERS: Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday, his younger brother announced to the nation. He was 90. (Guyana and Cuba established diplomatic relations in 1972. Since then, that Spanish-speaking nation has provided thousands of scholarships to ...

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