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Daily Archives: December 16, 2016

BORDER CONTROVERSY: Guyana, Venezuela welcome UN Secretary General’s decision

Guyana and Venezuela Friday night welcomed the decision by outgoing United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon to give the two neighbouring South American countries one more year to resolve their border controversy through mediation. However, Guyana and Venezuela continue to differ over whether the matter should be taken to the  International Court of Justice (ICJ) also known as ...

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BREAKING: Guyana- Venezuela border controversy: UN mediation to continue for one year; World Court next if Good Officer process fails

​The United Nations Secretary General has decided to give mediation in the Guyana- Venezuela border controversy one more year. If it fails, the matter will be taken to the International Court of Justice also known as the World Court. Following is the full text of the statement from the United Nations Secretary General’s Office Fifty years ago, shortly before Guyana’s ...

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Tax Chief denies PPP members being targeted; says public officers, MPs must be held to “higher standard”

Commissioner- General of the Guyana Revenue Authority, Godfrey Statia on Friday refuted claims by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that several parliamentarians have been politically targeted by being issued property tax demand notices. “I would like to assure the Opposition Leader that if there was any political intervention, any targeting, it would not have been for those five persons because I ...

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Surinamese, Guyanese Presidents agree to appoint special envoy to help fast-track decision implementation

Suriname’s President, Desi Bouterse and the President of Guyana, David Granger on Friday agreed to appoint a high-level representative who will conduct shuttle diplomacy to resolve several areas of concern. “We have agreed to a mechanism in which the different issues that will be brought up or have been brought up per sector can be discussed and that these will ...

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“We don’t know about any dirty money”- Bank of Guyana’s Governor

Governor of the Bank of Guyana, Dr. Gobind Ganga says central bank’s figures do not show any evidence of dirty money being passed through the financial sector. “We don’t know about any dirty money,” he told a news conference when asked by Demerara Waves Online News. Ganga said the Bank of Guyana has the capacity track informal sector activities, but ...

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