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US, Guyana defence forces discus readiness for security threats

Top officials of the United States (US) army and the Guyana Defence Force met over the past two days to discuss their readiness to address security threats, according to the American Embassy here. “The U.S. and Guyana defense forces discussed upcoming engagements to include strategic planning sessions and processes to enhance both countries’ military readiness and capabilities to respond to ...

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OPINION: Guyana-Venezuela developments: two concerns

by GHK Lall The President and Vice President are talking a good game about where Guyana stands against Venezuela’s ambitions.  To their efforts, I lend a shoulder of support.  Care has been taken to support the national cause, even when there are disagreements with approaches and actions, even attitudes.  But those misgivings are withheld in deference to the national interest.  ...

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Stern safety warning to aviators as Guyana prepares for international ‘safety check’

Ahead of next year’s planned audit of Guyana by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the Guyana government on Monday warned aviators against indulging in any action that would compromise safety in the sector. Public Works Minister II, Deodat Indar identified the need to address not only the availability of the necessary safety equipment but also “the people side” issues ...

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Planned E-Gates at Cheddi Jagan Int’l Airport to be integrated with digital ID cards- Indar

Public Works Minister Deodat Indar on Monday said arrival automatic electronic gates for arriving passengers would soon be implemented at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and would be integrated with the digital identification card system. He made the announcement at the opening of an aviation safety seminar that was held by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), saying that National ...

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GMSA launches first manufacturers’ summit

The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) on Monday launched the inaugural “GMSA IMPACK Manufacturers’ Summit”, scheduled for March 2024. The association said that landmark event will bring together major Caribbean players to address challenges and explore opportunities in various manufacturing sectors, with a focus on enhancing Guyana’s competitive edge in the region’s manufacturing landscape.  Among the attendees were the ...

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Venezuela’s seizure of Essequibo will dent domestic aviation operations- Public Works Minister

Guyana’s Public Works Minister, Juan Edghill on Monday said if Venezuela seizes Essequibo, the domestic aviation sector would nosedive because most of the traffic is to and from that county. “If Venezuela is allowed its false and disruptive plan to take Essequibo by force and the use of unlawful means, it means that significant disruption to our aviation business because ...

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Cathy Hughes prepares High Court, Inter-American Human Rights Commission complaints against Jagdeo’s “low-life” remark

High Court action looms to compel govt to establish Human Rights Commission The Guyana government is being called upon to establish the constitutionally required Human Rights Commission (HRC) to allow people to seek redress for violation of their rights, and to seek an advisory opinion from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on whether Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo’s calling ...

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OPINION: President Ali wooing international community, Guyanese must manage their expectations

by GHK Lall President Ali has been busy, burns up a tremendous amount of energy in getting out Guyana’s side of the story in its now heated border controversy with neighboring Venezuela.  Credit is due for effort, and I give it.  The president has appealed to, and leaned on, CARICOM and the wider international community.  The UN Security Council has ...

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OPINION: No referendum needed in Guyana

By Dr. Randy Persaud, Professor Emeritus International relations are different from international politics. The former is concerned with the routine matters in interstate interactions, and managed mostly by bureaucrats who follow standard operating procedures. The latter, however, are in the domain of high politics. At this level, the issue of power looms large, and the conduct of foreign policy ranges ...

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Former Foreign Affairs Minister Rudy Insanally dies

Guyana’s former Foreign Affairs Minister Samuel Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Insanally died on Sunday after a prolonged illness, sources confirmed. He was 87 years old. He was the brother of former Guyanese broadcaster, Vic Insanally. Foreign Affairs Minister Hugh Todd said he has since spoken with Mrs Insanally and expressed his condolences. The Foreign Affairs Ministry was later Sunday night expected to ...

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