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City Constable on the run after allegedly shooting Lance Corporal

Members of the Guyana Police Force were Tuesday evening on the manhunt for a City Constable who allegedly shot and injured a Lance Corporal while they both were on duty at the Bourda Outpost, Regent Street, Georgetown, well-placed sources said. Injured is Lance Corporal Jemmanie Saul who was up to 8:30 Tuesday night receiving emergency treatment at the Georgetown Public ...

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Guyana takes united stand against Venezuela’s attempt to scare investors from new oil blocks

The Guyana government and the parliamentary opposition Tuesday strongly rebuffed Venezuela’s attempt to scare investors who have bid for eight offshore oil blocks by claiming ownership to those areas. Reacting sharply to Venezuela’s strong rejection to Guyana’s “illegal bidding round” for oil blocks on the basis that Georgetown does not enjoy sovereignty over that area, President Irfaan Ali warned that ...

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Congressional Black Caucus stays clear of Guyana’s domestic politics

The United States (US) Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has made no mention that Guyana’s political issues were discussed last week with President Irfaan Ali, in contrast to a separate statement issued by Minority Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries. The CBC said President Irfaan Ali, Mr Jeffries, CBC Chairman Steven Horsford and other Members of the Congressional Black Caucus “had a productive ...

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Norton publicly proposes agenda for political talks with Ali

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton has identified a number of major issues he would like to discuss with President Irfaan Ali, outside of constitutionally required consultations. Speaking on Caribbean Showtime TV in Toronto, Canada, he put discrimination, the need for a clean voters list and biometric verification of voters at polling stations at the top of his agenda should the Guyanese ...

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CFATF “favourably” reviews Guyana’s anti-financial crimes regime, but recommends ‘unified’ law enforcement

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) has identified several areas that Guyana needs to tighten up as part of the global fight against money laundering and fighting terrorism, even as that regional organisation is satisfied with steps that have been taken so far to bring the country into legal compliance. While Guyana was using formal and informal mechanisms such ...

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OPINION: President Ali’s One Guyana is about human security

By Dr. Randolph Persaud, Professor Emeritus In 1994 the UNDP for the first time introduced the concept of Human Security. An overarching concept, human security has revolutionized how policy makers, scholars, NGOs and INGOs think about both domestic and global governance. Human security is built around three major shift, namely (1) that mitigating threats to human life and well-being should ...

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US Congress members raised concerns about economic inclusion with Pres Ali, to mount mission to Guyana- Jeffries

United States Democratic Minority Leader, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries on Saturday said he and other members raised with President Irfaan Ali the need for Indo and Afro-Guyanese to benefit from economically. “During the meeting we discussed several critical issues, including regional and energy security, the climate crisis and the importance of an inclusive society in Guyana that involved full economic participation ...

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Guyana, US talk about supporting Haiti

President Irfaan Ali and United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Friday held talks about supporting Haiti, the American official’s office said. “During the meeting, National Security Advisor Sullivan also thanked President Ali for his support for a Multinational Security Support mission to Haiti and discussed regional support for the people of Haiti,” according to a readout issued by ...

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Haiti must fix political impasse before peace restoration, elections- Ali tells OAS

Guyana’s President, Irfaan Ali on Friday emphasised to the Organisation of American States’ (OAS) Permanent Council the need for Haiti to set up a transitional government to make way for peacekeepers and eventually the holding of elections. Echoing the need for a viable political solution, he said if there was no transitional government that enjoys the endorsement of the majority, ...

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December 2023