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Monthly Archives: September 2020

“Very bad move” to support regime change in Venezuela – PNCR’s Aubrey Norton

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 September 2020, 11:02 by Denis Chabrol People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive member, Aubrey Norton has described as a “very bad move” by the Guyana government to support regime change in neighbouring Venezuela, and at the same time activating the now 19-year old Shiprider anti-narcotics agreement with the US. “If you are operating in a ...

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US- Guyana private sector-led deal does not lock out China’s investments- Pres. Ali

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 September 2020, 10:08 by Denis Chabrol Even as United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed that State-owned enterprises are not the best fit for development, President Irfaan Ali said a deal with the United States to promote the private sector does not lock out China’s investments through the Belt and Road Initiative. “There is ...

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OPINION: America came out ahead; Guyana fell farther behind

Last Updated on Friday, 18 September 2020, 14:31 by Denis Chabrol By GHK Lall US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, came, saw, and conquered Guyana in all of less than a single full day.  As an American I am proud; as a Guyanese I shrink from the implications underlying Mr. Pompeo’s successful visit.  God has blessed, again, America; he must ...

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Joint US-Guyana anti-narcotics air, marine patrols not cover for US operations against Venezuela- President Ali

Last Updated on Friday, 18 September 2020, 12:42 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Friday said the Shiprider Agreement  would not be used by the United States (US) to conduct covert operations against Venezuela through Guyana’s territory under the guise of anti-narcotics operations. Speaking with the media shortly after exchanging notes for the activation of the 19-year old Shiprider ...

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Shoemaker stabbed with his needle, robbed of cash

Last Updated on Friday, 18 September 2020, 8:07 by Denis Chabrol A bandit grabbed a shoemaker’s needle, stabbed him to his chest and robbed him of GYD$17,000 cash Twenty-five year old Michael Ramcharran told police that at about 7:30 PM Thursday, he was in the the vicinity of Beardman Gas Station, Independebce Street, West Bank Demerara when he was attacked ...

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Henry murders: No evidence found in Number 2, 3 West Berbice back lands

Last Updated on Friday, 18 September 2020, 7:03 by Denis Chabrol Police say they have combed the back lands of Number Two and Number Three Villages, West Coast Berbice but have found no evidence related to the killing of Joel and Isaiah Henry. The search was conducted yesterday by 75 soldiers and police. They were accompanied by Government Pathologist Dr. ...

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Lands and Surveys Commissioner Trevor Benn sent on annual leave

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 September 2020, 21:15 by Denis Chabrol The Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner of the Lands and Surveys Department, Trevor Benn has been ordered to  take his 42 days annual leave and hand over responsibilities to the acting head. This directive was issued to him today in writing by the Permanent Secretary of the Office of ...

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US Secretary of State arrives in Guyana amid tight security, continued scepticism

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 September 2020, 21:12 by Denis Chabrol United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Guyana late Thursday afternoon on a whirlwind four-nation  South American tour, under tight security and lingering scepticism about whether his visit is linked to plans for eventual regime change in Venezuela. Despite clear assurances by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo ...

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GWI owes GPL a GYD$7 billion electricity bill

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 September 2020, 12:22 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) owes the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) owes GYD$7 billion over the past two years and the power company hopes that the now more than one-month old Irfaan Ali-led administration would help to pay off some of that debt, a senior GPL official said ...

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 23:14 by Denis Chabrol 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, ...

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