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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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CDB funds food traceability system in Guyana to boost exports

November 20, 2023 – BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: To further its mission to promote sustainable agriculture and enhance food production, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of USD280,906 to implement a food traceability system in Guyana designed to boost the export of leafy greens and pineapples. The pilot will lay the foundation for a traceability system throughout the agro-food ...

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Vendors outside Muneshwer’s may have to remove by Jan 15- City Mayor

Georgetown Mayor Alfred Mentore on Monday told vendors, who ply their trade outside Muneshwer’s Store on Water and Commerce Streets that he was negotiating for them to remain there until January 15. “Ideally, from what I’ve gotten and from the discussions I’ve had, I’m pretty sure that you vendors will be able to remain there at least to January the ...

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Drought major reason for spike in ‘greens’ prices

President Irfaan Ali on Monday said sharp increase in fruits and vegetables was due to the prolonged drought that has damaged and destroyed produce, prompting government to attempt the cushion the impact of the dry season by providing fertiliser to farmers and cash grants to thousands of Guyanese. “Our famers are faced with a prolonged dry season- drought conditions. Yield ...

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President woos Guyanese private sector, European trade mission to do business

President Irfaan Ali on Monday urged Guyana’s private sector to take advantage of business opportunities with European companies that are participating in the European Union’s (EU) first ever trade mission here, even as he urged Europe to “reset” its business relations with this South American country Addressing the opening of the mission’s two-day engagement here, the Guyanese leader explained that ...

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PNCR’s overdue General Council meeting focussed on party unity; Norton says ‘no’ to year-round internal campaigning

The People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) long-awaited General Council at the weekend focussed on the need for party unity, with party Leader Aubrey Norton saying that now was not the time for internal campaigning for the leadership. “Our party has always been a democratic party. We’ve always had elections and when a Congress is announced, one expects that those who ...

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US-based man wanted for alleged gun-running in Guyana

A United States (US)-based man is wanted for alleged trafficking of firearms and ammunition that were discovered in a barrel at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) wharf, Lombard Street, Georgetown. Wanted is 56-year old Andrew Marcus Llewelyn Fraser of 1582 Larkspur Trl, Conyers, Georgia 30012 Police said the guns and ammunition were found in November 17.  The Guyana Police ...

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Former Colombian President appeals for international help for Guyana amid Venezuela’s threats

Former President of Colombian President Ivan Duque on Sunday appealed to the international community to assist Guyana, amid Venezuela’s military aggression as part of a wider plot to claim Guyana’s  Essequibo County. “The dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro is mobilizing troops and threatening the Democracy of Guyana. Their idea is to claim the territory of Essequibo in a Referendum and use ...

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