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Daily Archives: November 16, 2018

United States shifts position on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

The United States (US) on Friday confirmed that it has shifted its official position on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy by asking that a more than 100-year old award of the land boundaries between the two neighbouring South American countries be respected. Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Guyana, Terry Steers-Gonzalez  said American Ambassador, Perry Holloway played a ...

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AFC “still a credible force” in Guyana, but sugar estate closure caused some “fallout”

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Friday conceded that it lost some political support due to the necessary closure of a number of loss-making sugar estates, but claimed that its 10 percent share of the popular vote  at last Monday’s Local Government Elections still makes it a “credible force”. “What is irreplaceable in the analysis is that if you call it ...

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APNU+AFC confident all MPs will vote against Jagdeo’s no-confidence motion

The governing coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Friday said it was extremely confident that all of its 33 parliamentarians would vote down an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion against the government. Hours later, government called off Friday’s sitting of the National Assembly and prepared for a meeting of government parliamentarians. AFC Executive Member, David Patterson vowed ...

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GECOM, APNU+AFC haggle over responsibility for voter education amid low turnout

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday announced a”meagre” 36 percent turnout at Monday’ Local Government Elections, saying the Ministry of Local Government failed to sufficiently educate voters about local elections. Official results show of the 573, 923 voters, only 208,534 cast ballots. GECOM’s claim has since been rejected by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) from which Local Government ...

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Oil sector a reason for American Airlines choosing Guyana; carrier staying “for many years to come”

American Airlines (AA) , which Thursday night began scheduled flights between Guyana and the United States (US), says the country’s emerging oil and gas sector is one of the reasons for choosing this South American destination. “It’s all part of it but I think even before the announcements were made about the oil and gas sector we were looking at ...

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