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Daily Archives: Friday, 16 November 2018, 22:21

United States shifts position on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 November 2018, 6:42 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2018, 16:48 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2018, 15:54 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2018, 14:23 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2018, 8:11 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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