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Global Witness withdraws report on Guyana due to lower oil prices; Raphael Trotman says organisation interfered in elections

Last Updated on Monday, 11 January 2021, 20:22 by Denis Chabrol Citing reduced demand for oil due to the coronavirus and a slump in international prices, the United Kingdom (UK)-based non-governmental organisation, Global Witness, has withdrawn its report titled Signed Away  that had estimated that Guyana would lose at least US$55 billion from the oil deal with ExxonMobil. “Moreover, since ...

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Canada concerned about Venezuela’s extension of maritime boundary

Last Updated on Monday, 11 January 2021, 19:31 by Denis Chabrol Canada on Monday expressed  concerned about Venezuela’s decision to unilaterally extend its maritime boundary to include all of sea and submarine resources offshore the Essequibo Region “Venezuela’s recent claim that it has sovereignty over the area adjacent to Guyana’s Essequibo coast is concerning,” the Canadian government said in a ...

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GDF officers were unprepared for Public Accounts Committee meeting; GYD$8 million repairs to vehicle flagged

Last Updated on Monday, 11 January 2021, 15:31 by Denis Chabrol Top officers of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) were Monday grilled about glaring discrepancies concerning the use of vehicles and high maintenance costs, including GYD$8 million that was spent on repairing one vehicle every month during 2016. “Additional time would definitely give us an opportunity to peruse all documents ...

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House Foreign Relations Committee to meet on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

Last Updated on Monday, 11 January 2021, 11:04 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s bipartisan House Foreign Relations Committee will Monday meet to be briefed by government on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy, despite a brouhaha over the venue. Minister of Governance and Parliamentary  Affairs, Gail Teixeira said the meeting would go ahead at 1 PM. “We are not rescheduling the meeting. It ...

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