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Former Foreign Minister Jackson rescued from burning house

Guyana’s former Foreign Affairs Minister, Rashleigh Jackson was Wednesday morning rescued from his burning two-flat house at Republic Park, Greater Georgetown. He was rushed to a city hospital, unhurt but affected by the blaze, sources said. A rear section of the building was badly damaged. Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle could not immediately say what was the cause of the blaze. ...

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President no longer shows sign of cancer – Cuban medical experts

President David Granger Tuesday night returned from Cuba where his team of medical experts found that he has no trace of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, according to Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed. “The CIMEQ (Center for Surgical Medical Research) medical specialists have expressed complete satisfaction with the state of the President’s health and have explained that ...

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Foreign Minister rails against international calls for Guyana to abide by constitution

US. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks welcomes Granger’s setting of elections date Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Karen Cummings on Wednesday rubbished calls by intergovernmental organisations – the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the European Union – as well as the United States and United Kingdom for President David Granger to abide by Guyana’s constitution. “All this ...

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Russia, Guyana officials to meet on claim of British military base in Essequibo River

Guyana has written to Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov expressing concern about false information that has been peddled that Britain has set up a military base in Guyana to destabilise Venezuela. Mr. Greenidge says Mr. Lavrov has since replied. Mr. Greenidge says he expects the issue will be resolved in another couple of weeks, but he declined to say whether ...

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Regional information card for Venezuelan migrants

Guyana has joined 32 other Latin American and Caribbean countries in signing on to the creation of an Information Card for Regional Mobility for Venezuelan migrants, the Ministry of the Presidency said Tuesday. Legal Officer, Frontiers Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dianna Khan and Officer-in-Charge of Ports of Entry, Immigration Department of the Guyana Police Force, Assistant Superintendent, Jeanette Prince ...

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“Essential to ensure free and fair elections” -US, UK, EU

The United States, United Kingdom and the European Union on Friday said they were ready to support Guyana in having free and fair general elections. “It is now essential to ensure free and fair elections which we are pleased to support with elections assistance and monitoring along with other colleagues in the international community,” their top diplomatic envoys said in ...

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President to address nation on elections; claims and objections begins Oct. 1

President David Granger is expected to address the nation on Wednesday. This follow’s Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting at which the issue of holding of credible General and Regional elections in Guyana at the earliest possible time was high on the agenda. Government’s Department of Public Information says the time of Granger’s address to the nation will be made known. Meanwhile, police ...

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OPINION: When tones are sharper and temperatures higher – time to tighten and stay cool

by GHK Lall Things are getting testy. I detect impatience, exasperation, and indignation from His Excellency, President David Granger. More than frustration and, more accurately, growing anger. This is from a leader, who has a well-earned reputation for unruffled calm and the disciplined strength of stoics in his words and comportment. Thus, when even a David Granger feels compelled to ...

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Commonwealth says Guyana in unconstitutional rule; urges President to set “early election date” “without delay”

Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland on Monday indicated that Guyana has entered a period of unconstitutional rule and the only way to reverse that is for President David Granger to “immediately” name an elections date for Guyanese to go to the polls “without further delay”. “The rule of law and constitutional governance are fundamental Commonwealth values to which Guyana has subscribed,” ...

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More Cabinet talks this week on election date -Granger

President David Granger says he will this week hold another round of consultations with his Cabinet and hopes that the outcome of those deliberations will lead to his announcement of a date for general elections. “The full Cabinet will meet again on Tuesday…,” he said. He described the issue of naming an election date as “urgent”. He said Tuesday’s Cabinet ...

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