Daily Archives: Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 22:18

Haitians in Guyana call on Haitian Prime Minister to resign

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 22:18 by Denis Chabrol A small group of Haitians living in Guyana on Tuesday picketed outside the Marriott Hotel, venue of the summit of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders, calling for Prime Minister Ariel Henry to resign and pave the way for elections. The group said that Haitians had been promised elections three months ...

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OPINION: The global political economy of oil & gas and climate change

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 16:49 by Denis Chabrol By Dr. Randy Persaud, Professor Emeritus The global political economy has historically been dogged by North-South conflicts whereby the G-North states have used their structural economic power to shape and even determine the rules of the game. Global South leaders have consistently called for institutional reforms that would ensure ...

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UK increases lending window to Guyana govt, private sector

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 16:47 by Denis Chabrol Businesses in Guyana would now be able to access a maximum of GB£2.1 billion through UK Export Finance (UKEF), the United Kingdom’s credit agency, than those available from local commercial banks but none of the money can be used in the oil sector, the UK’s Minister for the Americas, ...

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Opposition openly endorses teachers’ strike, hints at worsening industrial unrest

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 15:20 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Tuesday openly backed the now 22-day old strike by teachers, saying it has virtually crippled several businesses and warned that the industrial unrest could spread to the public service. “It is now obvious that this impasse will continue and as such we have chosen ...

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Guyana to financially support Haiti’s peacekeeping mission

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 14:11 by Denis Chabrol Guyana has pledged to provide additional financial support to the United Nations (UN)-led peacekeeping mission to Haiti, according to United States (US) Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield. “Guyana has committed to additional funding. I don’t know what the amount is but the President has committed to providing ...

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Canadian loan to boost Guyana’s social services programmes

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 17:35 by Denis Chabrol Canada is lending Guyana CAD$120 million to support social services delivery in a number of areas, with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) co-financing the amount with US$30 million, the Canadian High Commission said Tuesday. The High Commission says the loan will be utilised to improve social protection and public ...

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