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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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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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“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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December 2023