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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Conflict of interest concerns hang over Bartica Regatta

Concerns were Saturday being raised about the transparency of the Bartica Regatta slated for Sunday because two of the key persons are also from a participating team, but a top organiser insisted that the annual event would be held. Stephen Belle said 10 boats, including his and those from Pomeroon, would boycott the event if Starter, Keith Woolford  and Clerk ...

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UPDATE: GDF Chief-of-Staff’s personal assistant kills reputed wife, surrenders; Officer interdicted from duty, inquiry launched

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Captain Orwain Sandy, who is the Chief-of-Staff’s Aide-de-Camp, on Saturday shot and killed his reputed wife, Reona Payne, the army confirmed. After the incident that occurred at about 11 AM at Alexander Village, he surrendered to police. Payne worked for several years at Muneshwers Travel Service as a travel agent. She lived at Haslington Village, East ...

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Good Friday murders in Demerara

  Two persons were killed in Demerara on Good Friday, the Guyana Police Force reported. Two suspects in the separate incidents-at Westminster, West Bank Demera and Kitty- have since been arrested. Dead are 20-year old Rosemary of Eccles, East Bank Demerara and 27-year old Taj Andrew Jarvis of Dowding Street, Kitty, Georgetown. Said to be in her 20’s, Rosemary of ...

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Venezuela rejects World Court settlement hopes in Guyana controversy

Caracas, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News-31st Mar, 2018 Venezuela on Friday rejected the possibility of a “judicial settlement” being brokered at the International Court of Justice over its borderdispute with Guyana. “Resorting to a judicial settlement to settle the dispute is unacceptable, sterile and inapplicable,” Venezuela’s foreign ministry warned in a statement after Guyana formally asked the ICJ to resolve the conflict. Guyana raised the request ...

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Fire damage Corentyne Water Users Association on elections eve

Fire on Friday severely damaged the offices of the Corentyne Water Users Association, one day before that entity was due to elect new office-bearers, senior officials in Region Six-East Berbice/Corentyne-confirmed. The Prime Minister’s Region Six representative, Gobin Harbhajan reportedly had requested an audit of the Number 52-74 Village Water Users Association. Smoke was see billowing from the building housing the ...

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US shifts processing of immigration of Cubans to embassy in Guyana

Cubans who require American visas will now have to come to Guyana, instead of Colombia, from June, 2018, the United States (US) embassy in Havana said. Scheduling will begin on April 1, 2018 “On April 1, we will begin transferring current immigrant visa applications and scheduling immigrant visa interviews for Cuban nationals at U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana.  Guyana will then ...

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Woman, friend sentenced to death for murder of husband

Two women, one of whom is an American citizen, were Thursday sentenced to death for the 2012 murder of a man who is also an American and the husband of one of the now convicted killers. Berbice High Court Judge, Sandil Kissoon handed down the decision after receiving probation reports.   They are United States citizen, 43-year old Hemwattie Abdulla, ...

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Guyana formally asks World Court to settle border controversy with Venezuela

Guyana on Thursday applied to the International Court of Justice seeking confirmation that the 1899 Arbitral Award of the boundary with Venezuela is legal, valid and binding. Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, who is Guyana’s Agent in the court proceedings, delivered the application to the ICJ Registrar, Philippe Couvreur. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that Guyana is banking on the ...

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ExxonMobil signing bonus for Consolidated Fund- Harmon

The Guyana government on Thursday announced that the US$18 million signing bonus from ExxonMobil would be placed in the Consolidated Fund before it is used to pay lawyers to fight the Venezuela border controversy case at the World Court. “That bonus, wherever it is would be placed into the Consolidated Fund and it is from that fund that any team ...

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