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Guyana, Britain deny Russia claim of military base being constructed on Essequibo island to destabilise Venezuela

Guyana and Britain on Friday rubbished Russia’s claim that a British military base was being constructed on one of the Essequibo islands to train Venezuelan refugees to destabilise the Nicolás Maduro-led government. The Foreign Ministry here called on Russia to withdraw the statement by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Vladimirovna Zakharova, during a briefing on Thursday on the sidelines of ...

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Western diplomats laud GECOM Chair appointment

Key diplomats on Friday afternoon welcomed the appointment of retired Justice Claudette Singh as the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). British High Commissioner Greg Quinn tweeted, “I welcome this extremely positive development. I look forward to meeting the new GECOM chair. All relevant actors are to be congratulated on this agreement. #Guyana”. Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana, ...

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“Nothing negative” about Granger’s present health -Cuban medical experts

Cuban doctors, who have been monitoring President David Granger, say they are happy with his recovery from non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, and they have asked him to return in three months for another evaluation, Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba Halim Majeed said. The Guyanese leader, who Tuesday returned to Guyana from Cuba’s Centro de Investigaciones Médicas Quirúrgicas, was ...

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Venezuelan-registered chopper damaged in failed GDF mission in Essequibo region

  A Venezuelan-registered helicopter, piloted by a former Venezuelan military intelligence officer, made a fiery landing on Mount Ayanganna while on a mission for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), officials said. A GDF spokesman confirmed that the incident occurred in late May while the Alouette helicopter, bearing registration markings YV-3214, was taking a plaque and other items to Mount Ayanganna ...

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Canadian business chamber to open doors in Guyana amid oil, gold rush

Canada on Monday announced plans to established a business chamber in Guyana, as several Canadian companies step up preparations to search for oil offshore the South American nation. Canada’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Lilian Chatterjee made the announcement at a reception at the Marriott Hotel to mark her country’s 152nd anniversary since three provinces came together to form that North ...

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OPINION: What was feared already coming to a head

By GHK Lall What was feared is already coming to pass and in the worst way possible. What has been written about, and predicted about, and gone against the grain about, in more than one public forum, has unfolded in less than 24 hours since the CCJ went public. To refresh memories, the questions posed repeatedly in the last seven ...

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ANUG questions constitutionality of James Patterson as GECOM Chairman

Even as President David Granger indicated that he would be seeking the advice of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) before naming an elections date, A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party on Wednesday questioned whether James Patterson was actually the Chairman of the elections management authority. “If Mr. Patterson has not been appointed, as the Caribbean Court has found, ...

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Ghana to help Guyana’s energy sector

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has agreed that his country would help Guyana’s energy sector, Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said. Briefing the media after Akufo Addo was conferred with Guyana’s national award, the Order of Excellence by President David Granger, Harmon said the technical assistance cooperation would be provided free of cost. “This is very important ...

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Guyana, other Caribbean countries anti-corruption bodies want harmonised rules, legislation

Guyana’s Integrity Commission has joined other members of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies (CCAICACB) in identifying the need for a harmonised system of rules and legislation to tackle corruption. In a communiqué at the end of its fifth annual meeting held from June 3 to 7 in the Cayman Islands, the CCAICACB said the time ...

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Guyana rules out funding replacement ferry to Suriname

Guyana on Wednesday ruled out funding the replacement of the ailing MV Canawaima ferry, saying the jointly-owned company with Suriname must use the money to repair the 20-year-old vessel. “There is no onus on Guyana to fund the replacement of the service either temporarily or permanently. The joint company has to ensure that the monies collected by or on behalf ...

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