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Govt to address opposition concerns about preparation for united parliamentary resolution against Venezuela

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 20:06 by Denis Chabrol The opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Tuesday expressed concerns about preparation for a unanimous parliamentary resolution on Venezuela’s claim to Guyana’s Essequibo county, prompting government to say it was ready to meet Tuesday night or Wednesday morning and that statistics on the ...

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Guyana asks World Court to block questions in Venezuela’s referendum

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 15:04 by Denis Chabrol Amid concerns by Guyana and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that Venezuela is about to use the December 3 referendum to seize Guyana’s County of Essequibo, the International Court (ICJ) has been asked to block certain questions from being put to a popular vote. The ICJ has already determined that ...

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Caribbean Private Sector Organisation begins preparations for CARICOM’s challenge to solve transportation problem

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 13:30 by Denis Chabrol The Caribbean Private Sector Organisation (CPSO) has almost immediately taken up a call by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments to solve transportation woes by finding a blend between public sector incentives and private sector investments with financing by the African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK), CPSO Chief Executive Officer Dr Patrick Antoine ...

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AFREXIMBANK to help fast-track payments to Guyanese oil sector contractors

Last Updated on Monday, 30 October 2023, 17:38 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese suppliers to the oil and gas sector would soon no longer have to wait for long periods before they are paid monies by contractors after the Guyana government inks a trade facilitation agreement with the African Export–Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK), President Irfaan Ali said Monday. “We’ve talked a lot about ...

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African Import-Export Bank may finance Guyanese oil exploration company

Last Updated on Monday, 30 October 2023, 17:14 by Denis Chabrol The Guyanese oil exploration company, SISPRO Inc; is likely to source some of its financing from the African Export–Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) through the local merchant bank, NewHayven, President Irfaan Ali announced on Monday. NewHayven , which is headed by United States-based Guyanese Floyd Haynes, was launched in July 2022. Addressing ...

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African Export–Import Bank announces major financing for Guyana, other CARICOM member-nations

Last Updated on Monday, 30 October 2023, 16:49 by Denis Chabrol The Egypt-headquartered African Export–Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) would be offering US$500 million to Guyana to fast-track the development of infrastructure in this South American nation and double the lending limit to US$3 billion for all Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member-nations. President and Chairman of African Export–Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK), Professor Benedict Oramah ...

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Opinion: Capping the number of  Venezuelan Economic Migrants/Refugees entering Guyana is in the interest of National Security: Unity in effort required for National Defence 

Last Updated on Monday, 30 October 2023, 6:32 by Denis Chabrol by Dr Gary Best, a Retired Rear Admiral and former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force. There is no doubt that the proposed five questions referendum (5QR) by the Venezuelan government scheduled for 03rd December 2023, poses a clear and present danger to the Territorial Integrity and ...

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Regional manufacturers preparing for major summit in Guyana

Last Updated on Monday, 30 October 2023, 5:55 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) is teaming up with the Caribbean Manufacturers Association (CMA) to hold a regional summit in Guyana to address critical issues facing manufactures across the region and prepare the country to become a major manufacturing hub in Latin America and the Caribbean, according ...

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PPPC Councillor raps Mayor for prematurely threatening legal action

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 October 2023, 22:44 by Denis Chabrol People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Councillor, Jainarine ‘Don’ Singh on Sunday scolded City Mayor Alfred Mentore for prematurely calling for an emergency council meeting and threatening legal action against Local Government Minister Anand Persaud for blocking an amnesty for rates and taxes until the council proves that it can ...

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Opposition Leader hopes to leverage influence in New York’s Guyanese diaspora to address bad governance; govt assures commitment to fairness, democracy

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 October 2023, 22:15 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton said Saturday’s meeting with a delegation from the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly was aimed at sensitising them on a range of aspects of bad governance and discrimination in Guyana, but he said they did not provide any commitment on ...

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