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Dec 31, 2017 was not D-Day for UN decision on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy- Foreign Ministry

Old Year’s Day, 2017 was not the deadline the United Nations Secretary General was expected to decide on whether he would be sending the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy to the International Court of Justice, a senior Foreign Affairs Ministry official said Tuesday. Director-General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Ambassador Audrey Jardine-Waddell told Demerara Waves Online News that after the Personal Representative ...

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Top PNCR and govt official passes away

Coordinator of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) in Linden and the wider Region 10, Sandra Adams died Tuesday morning as a result of a heart attack, government said. Adams was also the Assistant National Director of the Community Development Council (CDC) and CDC Head in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). The Ministry of the Presidency issued a statement, saying that ...

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Govt ready to work with political parties, not abusers of public institutions- Granger

President David Granger, in his New Year’s message, said his  government was ready to work with political parties to bridge divides, but he said there was no place for vulgar and abusive behaviour. “We extend open arms of friendship to all political parties, social organisations and religious groups to collaborate in order to contribute to creating a more cohesive society,” ...

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Central govt to intervene to address Stabroek Market vendors’ concerns- Granger

President David Granger on Sunday signaled that central government would intervene to address concerns by vendors who have been displaced on the fringes of Stabroek Market, more than one year after they had been removed ahead of Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary. After several vendors outside the old Guyana National Cooperative Bank (GNCB) and the Guyana Fire Service told him that ...

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Guyana joins global defiance of US’ recognition of Jerusalem despite threat of aid cut

Guyana was Thursday among seven member-nations of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) that defied the United States’ (US) recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), despite  threats by American President, Donald Trump to cut aid to opponents. Guyana voted along with Belize, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname to support the ...

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CDB funds improvement of Guyana’s local government system

The Caribbean Development (CDB) is giving Guyana US$218,020 to build capacity in key areas of local government to facilitate de-centralisation of public service delivery, and greater local involvement in social and economic development, consistent with the sustainable development goals. The Project will assist the Government of Guyana in building the capacity of the Ministry of Communities to better support the ...

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No election rigging, promises Granger

President David Granger on Friday said categorically that he has no intention of rigging elections, even as he explained his commitment to his People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) late founder-leader, Forbes Burnham. “I have never rigged an election in my life. I have no intention of ever doing so,” said Granger who has been a PNCR member for more than ...

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President lets go of three presidential advisors

President David Granger announced that he has gotten rid of his three of his advisors, including two former army chiefs, and has offered them executive positions. At his first press conference in just over two years, the Guyanese leader said Presidential Advisor on Youth Empowerment, Aubrey Norton; Presidential Advisor on Security; Retired Brigadier Edward Collins and Presidential Advisor on the ...

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‘Heal Guyana’ formed to treat “fractured country”

A new civil society organisation, Heal Guyana, has been formed to help the “fractured country” deal with growing social and political mistrust by promoting positive behaviour and attitudes. “Heal Guyana will be an inclusive platform meant to offer positive insights and solutions towards racial unity, political impartiality, gender balance, sexual orientation inclusivity and public accountability,” the grouping said in a statement. ...

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Foreign Minister says signing bonus disclosure poses risk to border controversy battle

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge on Thursday defended government’s more than one year secrecy of a US$18 million signing bonus from ExxonMobil, saying that publicity about the deal could potentially have serious implications for Guyana in relation to the border controversy with Venezuela. He told reporters that now that details about the signing bonus have been disclosed, Venezuela was ...

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