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“Do not miscalculate”- Jagdeo tells Maduro from Essequibo

Guyana’s Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Sunday warned Venezuela’s President not to “miscalculate”, even as he reiterated that his country was not interested in the establishment of a United States (US) military base but would work with its defence partners to stave off any aggression by its western neighbour. Addressing Essequibo Coast residents from Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) in the town ...

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Venezuelan troops withdrawing from near the Guyana border

Venezuelan troops appear to be withdrawing from near the border with Guyana, and the X (formerly Twitter) feeds of several top Venezuelan officials have toned down their references to the Essequibo County, sources said. A usually reliable government official said “they have been told to deescalate” by a number of friendly nations. Those countries have been backing Guyana’s position that ...

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US Defence Department officials begin visits to Guyana next week; “We are not going to succumb to Venezuela’s bullyism,”- Jagdeo

United States (US) Department of Defence officials are expected in Guyana next week for a defence cooperation visit, according to top government officials who on Thursday gave veiled suggestions that their country would receive international support if  Venezuela intensifies its aggression to press its claim to Essequibo County. “We are going to plan for all eventualities,” he said, adding that ...

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Duo charged with gun running from US, remanded to prison

Two Guyanese men, one of whom has a United States (US) address, were Wednesday arraigned and remanded to prison for their alleged role in the trafficking of eight handguns and one rifle. The Guyana Police Force said 33-year old Reyon Williams, a driver of 133 GUYHOC Park, Georgetown and 56-year old Andrew Fraser, a fibre technician of  760 Parfaite Harmonie, ...

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Brutal domestic violence incidents as PAHO prepares to beef up health sector response to violence against females

As Guyanese police on Wednesday said reported two serious cases of domestic violence, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) announced that it would next week take a major step to improve the way the health sector in the Americas address violence against females. “To enable the health sector to play this important role, it is critical that staff at all ...

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Fuel leak forces Guyana-bound American Airlines flight to return to Miami

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – A fuel leak Tuesday night forced a plane back to the gate at Miami International. An American Airlines flight 1513 was set to take off for Guyana, when the crew detected the problem. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue met the jet on the tarmac. American Airlines released a statement, which reads as follows, “American Airlines flight ...

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European businesses should focus on investment opportunities in Guyana- Ali

-European Chamber of Commerce Guyana launched President Irfaan Ali has told executives of major European Union (EU) companies who participated in that bloc’s first ever trade mission to Guyana that they need to pay keen attention to major investment opportunities here. Addressing the opening of the mission on Monday, he dismissed likely reaction to his concern that the private sector ...

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Guyana should ask CARICOM, UN to send military help to deter Venezuela

Professor of International Relations, Mark Kirton on Monday recommended that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) provide military support to Guyana and at the same time take Venezuela’s intensifying aggression to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). “It can be argued that given the current unprecedented level of aggression and the statements related to possible armed intervention and annexation, Guyana should immediately ...

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Lawyer compensated, receives police force apology for her unlawful arrest

A lawyer, who was arrested more than one year ago at the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) while representing her client, has received a High Court-ordered apology and GY$700,000 in compensation. A day after Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire issued the orders in favour of Attorney-at-Law, Tamieka Clarke, the arresting officer Police Superintendent Krishnadat Ramana and the Head ...

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Several killed in mine collapse in Suriname

by Ivan Cairo Paramaribo – At least 10 people were killed and several more injured in an accident at an illegal gold mine in Suriname Monday at 3 p.m. local time. A provisionally constructed tunnel “with a considerable depth” collapsed, burying a number of gold miners under the earth. An unknown number of people believed to have been in the ...

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December 2023