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Daily Archives: June 10, 2015

Guyana to tell UN it’s time for legal settlement of border controversy with Venezuela- Greenidge

Guyana will be asking the United Nations (UN) to take steps to settle the border controversy with Venezuela legally, days after that Spanish-speaking neighbour decided to claim all the territorial waters off Essequibo as hers, Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge said Wednesday. In a statement to the National Assembly on the issue, Greenidge said the only alternative that Guyana has at ...

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PPP candidate challenges Broomes’ instruction to Public Service Commission

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) candidate, Attorney – at – Law Euclin Gomes is moving to the High Court to challenge an alleged instruction by Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, Simona Broomes, to the Public Service Commission (PSC) for it to temporarily cease interviews. Court documents seen by Demerara Waves Online News today, show that Gomes, who is ...

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Venezuela blames Exxon Mobil for row with Guyana over disputed waters

CARACAS, June 10, 2015 (AFP) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday blamed Exxon Mobil for strains with neighboring Guyana over disputed territorial waters, and said diplomacy should ultimately win out. A decree issued by Caracas on May 27 lays claim to waters off the Essequibo River region, a disputed territory that borders Venezuela and encompasses more than half of Guyana. The Venezuelan ...

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Dr. Barton Scotland confirmed as House Speaker

Veteran Guyanese legal expert on the Law of the Sea, Dr. Barton Scotland has been confirmed as the new Speaker of the 65-seat National Assembly. A usually reliable source in the coalition administration confirmed that Scotland, a former Guyanese diplomat, would be taking up his seat after he is voted into office by government parliamentarians who enjoy a one-seat majority. ...

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