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US National Security Council officials, top Guyana govt representative discuss Venezuela’s referendum

Representatives of the United States’ National Security Council (NSC) this week discussed Venezuela’s December 3 referendum, with the Guyana government on Thursday saying both sides agreed t0 work closely. “The meeting addressed, inter alia, Venezuela’s December 3 referendum. Both sides committed to enhancing cooperation and coordination on this important matter, as well as other relevant issues,” government’s Department of Public ...

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United govt, opposition on Venezuela’s claim a platform for addressing other issues- Civil Society Forum

The Civil Society Forum (CSF) on Thursday praised Guyana’s government and opposition for taking a united stand against the Venezuelan government’s efforts to grab Essequibo County through the December 3 referendum, saying that this bodes well for working together to address other major issues. “Never have Guyanese on both sides of the political aisle been more  united on an issue. ...

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United Airlines announces direct flights to Guyana, but Civil Aviation yet to receive application

The United States-headquartered United Airlines on Thursday announced that it would be offering direct flights from Georgetown to Houston, Texas from April, 2024 but the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said so far it has not received an application from that carrier. United said the decision begin the four times weekly service to and from Guyana is subject to government ...

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Brazil’s Defense Ministry monitoring Venezuela- Guyana situation, intensifies defense actions on northern border

The Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday that it is monitoring the situation between Venezuela and Guyana and that defense actions “have been intensified” in the border region, to the north of the country, the highly credible newspaper reported. According to the Ministry, there was reinforcement of military personnel in the region. Senator Hiran Gonçalves (PP) asked the Ministry ...

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Guyana to strengthen its social protection with IDB Support

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $30 million loan to strengthen the protection of vulnerable populations in Guyana, the Western Hemispheric financial institution said on Wednesday. “This loan, approved by the IDB’s Board of Executive Directors, will strengthen the Senior Citizen’s Pension program by expanding electronic payments through Mobile Money Guyana and the increase of the pension’s monthly value. ...

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OPINION: The enemy must never be trusted

By Dr. Randy Persaud, Professor Emeritus For those of us who have studied international affairs extensively, and who have focused on war, there are a few core principles that must always be followed. Here are the core principles as they apply to the current Guyana-Venezuela situation. Firstly, always take threats to your national security, and especially your territorial integrity, seriously. ...

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OPINION: VP Jagdeo reaching new lows; attack Maduro, not Hughes (real men don’t attack women)

by GHK Lall New depths are plumbed, new lows reached, when words intended to demean, degrade, diminish, and denigrate are hurled.  I could have used one word, but four with the same meaning are deployed for emphasis.  When hurtful words are used by ordinary citizens they are deplorable, when leaders deteriorate to the ugly and venomous, both word and act ...

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Venezuelan communists fear Maduro will suspend presidential election over Guyana controversy

Caracas, Nov 28 (EFE).- The traditional leaders of the Communist Party of Venezuela warned of the possibility that President Nicolás Maduro could declare a state of emergency over the territorial controversy with Guyana, a move that could suspend the presidential elections scheduled for the second half of 2024. The Communists say that the government’s decision to hold a non-binding referendum ...

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US, Britain reiterate support for Guyana’s boundary

The United States (US) on Tuesday called on Venezuela to stop the intensification of its demand for Guyana’s 160,000 square kilometre Essequibo County but stayed clear of indicating what might be the consequences of refusing to do so. “We support the territorial sovereignty of Guyana, and we call upon Venezuela to do the same,” Ambassador to Guyana Nicole Theriot said ...

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High Court rules NIS must pay pension to former TPL employee

High Court Judge Damon Younge on Monday ruled that the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) must pay Old Age Pension to a man 60 years and older after he was able to prove to the court that he had worked for several years with Toolsie Persaud Limited (TPL) and that contributions had been deducted from his salaries. The decision was handed ...

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