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Harmon applies to give up American citizenship: “I believe there is a certain quality which I have that can help the President in running this country in a proper way”.

Joseph Harmon, who resigned earlier this year from his position as Minister of State because he is the holder of dual nationalities, says he has already applied to give up his United States (US) citizenship. He told reporters on the sidelines of a People’s National Congress Reform 62nd anniversary rally in Linden that he more than one month ago finished ...

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Regional information card for Venezuelan migrants

Guyana has joined 32 other Latin American and Caribbean countries in signing on to the creation of an Information Card for Regional Mobility for Venezuelan migrants, the Ministry of the Presidency said Tuesday. Legal Officer, Frontiers Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dianna Khan and Officer-in-Charge of Ports of Entry, Immigration Department of the Guyana Police Force, Assistant Superintendent, Jeanette Prince ...

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SARA official immigration meeting with non-nationals in “personal capacity” – Harmon

The Deputy Director of the State Asset Recovery Agency (SARA) Aubrey Heath-Retemyer participated in a meeting with foreigners in his “personal capacity”, Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said Friday. “Mr. Retemyer is not an officer in the Department of Citizenship. What he has been doing is acting in his private and personal capacity and so he ...

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Guyana-born Canadian Muslims among those being stopped at U.S. border with little explanation

Reproduced from Radio Canada International  Immigration lawyers are concerned about the treatment some Canadian citizens are receiving at the border when they try to enter the United States. Six have been denied entry over the past two weeks. All are Muslim men. The men and their families, all of them Canadian citizens, were given little explanation about why they were ...

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Thousands of Haitians leaving Guyana illegally for Brazil -Felix

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Winston Felix on Monday said thousands of Haitians are leaving Guyana at several unofficial crossings to neighbouring Brazil. Felix said “to be booked out you have to present yourself to an immigration officer”, even as he indicated the length of the border where they are crossing at Lethem, Karasabai, Aishalton. “You’ll understand what you are ...

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Guyana Chronicle accepts blame for erroneous citizenship notices; Citizenship Ministry not responsible for publications

The state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper on Thursday accepted responsibility for a mix-up in the publication of notices by foreigners who have applied to become Guyanese. “A mix-up in the computer system at the Advertising Department of the Guyana Chronicle was responsible for the incorrect names and photographs of persons seeking naturalisation status here being published recently,” the newspaper quoted Donna ...

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Granger, Jagdeo still tussling over polling date after Carter Center proposal

President David Granger appeared to be holding out for general elections in November after house-to-house registration despite a proposal by the United States’ Carter Center that could allow for earlier polls in August. “In the circumstances, I am instructed to inform you that His Excellency the President intends to shortly name a date for general and regional elections in Guyana ...

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140 Venezuelans arrive on North-West ferry

140 Venezuelan migrants arrived in Georgetown at 0500 hours Wednesday on the MV Barima which departed from Kumaka in Barima-Waini (Region One) Tuesday, Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix has confirmed. The Minister informed that the migrants were documented, immunised and taken to the Guyana Police Force’s Eve Leary headquarters in the capital Georgetown. Of the total number of migrants, about ...

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