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Daily Archives: September 16, 2020

Guyana, US to activate Shiprider agreement for air, maritime antidrugs fight

Guyana and the United States (US) would be activating a 19-year old Shiprider Agreement that would allow the two countries to interdict drug traffickers, the US State Department said ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit. “Following the Secretary’s visit, a bilateral Shiprider Agreement will come into force, enabling joint maritime and airspace patrols to interdict narcotics,” according to ...

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US Secretary of State to highlight “inclusive and transparent governance” in Guyana

The United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to stress the importance of “inclusive and transparent governance” in Guyana during his two-day visit this oil-rich South American nation. “We stand together with diverse population of Guyana, as inclusive and transparent governance will be key to building a sustainable future,” the State Department said in a fact sheet ...

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No compromise of Guyana’s territorial sovereignty, says Jagdeo ahead of Secretary of State Pompeo’s visit

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday sought to assure Guyanese that the country’s territorial sovereignty would not be compromised, but he acknowledged that the Guyana government was concerned about the political situation in Venezuela. “We have grave concerns. We support democracy everywhere. We have grave concerns about democracy anywhere where it is violated including in Venezuela but we will defend ...

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Labour Ministry’s Co-ops Dept; Scotiabank’s main branch closed due to coronavirus infections

The  Ministry of Labour’s Cooperatives Department and the main branch of Scotiabank (Guyana) have been closed due to the coronavirus, COVID-19, infecting one staff member at each entity, officials said. Labour Minister Joseph Hamilton confirmed said after the Health Ministry confirmed that one Coops Department staff member has tested positive for the virus, the list of names and contact information ...

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Food sickens parliamentarians, staff

House Speaker Manzoor Nadir on Wednesday said several government and opposition parliamentarians as well as Parliament Office staff were sickened by food supplied to them on Monday, but that steps were being taken to avoid a recurrence. He told the sitting on Wednesday that the Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs and a parliamentarian had a “long discussion” with ...

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Coronavirus infects 14 Parliament Office staff members

The potentially deadly coronavirus, COVID-19, has infected 14 staff members of the Parliament Office and they are being provided the necessary support, House Speaker Manzoor Nadir announced Wednesday. Before debate on the 2020 National Budget began, Mr. Nadir said of the 126 staff members and parliamentarians, 14 workers were tested positive. He said the Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock ...

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