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Guyana, Barbados collaborating to ease shipping congestion from Trinidad- Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday announced that Guyana and Barbados were working to end difficulties in the movement of cargo from Trinidad to this South American nation. Addressing the commissioning of a US$8 million mixing plant of the National Milling Company (NAMILCO), a subsidiary of the American company, SEABOARD, the Guyanese leader said steps were being taken to maximise the ...

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OPINION: United we stand against Venezuelan bullyism

By Dr. Randy Persaud, Professor Emeritus The Special Session of the National Assembly of Guyana on November 6, 2023, will go down as a remarkable moment in our history. More than anything else, it demonstrates to Venezuela and the world, that despite our internal differences, when it comes to our national sovereignty and our core values, we will stand as ...

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Venezuela’s latest claim of US-Guyana “joint announcement” of military presence “propaganda” – Foreign Minister Todd ; La última afirmación de Venezuela sobre el “anuncio conjunto” de presencia militar de Estados Unidos y Guyana es “propaganda” – Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores Todd

La versión traducida de Google en español está debajo de la versión en inglés. The Guyana government on Wednesday denied Venezuela’s claim of a joint announcement of increased military presence in the region to protect US energy companies and deemed that latest utterance “propaganda”. “The Foreign Ministry is not aware of that. That appears to be the usual posture of ...

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US gifts Guyana solar-powered vaccine refrigerators for remote health centres

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided Guyana’s Ministry of Health with 13 solar-powered vaccine refrigerators to be used in health care centres in remote areas of the country. US Ambassador to Guyana, Nicole D. Theriot handed over the refrigerators worth US$160,000, and the embassy here said the presentation demonstrated the American government’s “steadfast commitment to Guyana’s ...

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Some Venezuela-aligned Caribbean countries’ support for Guyana appear shaky

International Relations expert, Dr Nigel Gravesande on Monday urged Guyana to be alert to possible cracks in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) solidarity against Venezuela’s claim to this country’s Essequibo County. “I’m quite concerned about some of the utterances coming from within CARICOM given ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas), given the relations that some Prime Ministers have with ...

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Local, regional military initiatives needed amid Venezuela’s aggression

Guyana’s agent to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the border case with Venezuela, Carl Greenidge and former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best on Monday cited the need for the country to do more to strengthen their local and foreign military alliances. Their positions came several hours after Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton told ...

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Guyana’s National Assembly hears call for Venezuelans to ignore referendum on Essequibo; opposition wants legislation to govern Venezuelan migrants

Guyana’s National assembly on Monday formally rejected Venezuela’s plans to seize the mineral and forest-rich county of Essequibo through a referendum that has been planned for December 3, 2023, and a government minister called on Venezuelans to ignore the vote. Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Gail Teixeira said that based on an opinion poll, 31 percent of Venezuelans do ...

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GTT signs major “smart rooms” agreement with new hotel

GTT Business Solutions on Monday announced that it has clinched an agreement with a high quality 149-room hotel to provide an integrated high-speed security and telecommunications system. The company said its agreement with Aiden Hotel by Best Western is poised to transform the hospitality experience in Guyana. The US$15 million boutique Aiden Hotel, located at Robb and Oronoque Streets, is ...

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OPINION: Chris Ram as the diplomat, then deteriorating to a doormat

By GHK Ĺall Mr. Chris Ram wrote a letter in Stabroek News that was captioned, “Erosion of accountability, rule of law and democracy” (SN November 01, 2023).  The dilemma is whether to congratulate or criticize Mr. Ram, who has now apparently added subtle diplomacy to his rich accountancy and attorney portfolios.  The best I come up with is that he ...

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Parliamentary motion denounces Venezuela’s referendum to seize Essequibo, reinforces recognition of World Court to settle border controversy

The National Assembly on Sunday released a parliamentary  motion against Venezuela’s continued aggression against Guyana. The motion is to be considered by the 65-seat National Assembly at 10 AM on Monday, November 6, 2023. The motion follows meetings between President Irfaan Ali and Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton as well as by the bipartisan parliamentary committee on Foreign Relations. Guyana has ...

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