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Guyana without Ambassador to Venezuela

Foreign Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge on Friday confirmed that several of Guyana’s Ambassadors and High Commissioners, including the key post of Venezuela, have been sent home. Mr. Greenidge says Cheryl Miles will be serving as Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela until December 31, 2019 after which she and others would be let go from the Foreign ...

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United States financing humanitarian aid to Venezuelan refugees in Guyana

The United States (U.S.) says it has provided nearly US$4 million in humanitarian assistance to Venezuelan refugees in Guyana since fiscal Year 2017. “Funding includes increasing Venezuelans’ access to legal status, promoting social integration in host communities, and improving support and access to social services,” the American embassy in Georgetown said in a brief statement. The U.S. disclosure coincides with ...

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United States disassociates itself from political scientist’s dated, private comments on Guyana

The United States on Tuesday disassociated itself from dated, private comments by American Political Science Professor Robert Evan Ellis who has forecast a likely victory for the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) at the next general elections. The diplomatic mission said Ellis’ comments “in no way reflect an official position” and he had written those “last April before his employment ...

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PPP “likely” to win next elections but tighter anti-corruption efforts needed – US expert

The United States (US) will have to ensure that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) sticks to its promises to keep a lid on corruption, with the likelihood of that party winning next year’s general elections, a senior advisor at the US State Department asserts in a recent assessment of the political and security situation. “At the same time, given ...

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Angolan succeeds Guyanese as ACP Secretary General

(Kenya Broadcasting Corporation) Ambassador Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, from Angola, is named the new Secretary General Designate of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. Ambassador Pinto — who was picked from among three candidates: an Angolan, a Zimbabwean and a Mozambican — is succeeding Mr. Patrick I. Gomes, a former deputy from Guyana. Ambassador Pinto will be ...

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Jardine-Waddell removed as Foreign Ministry Director-General; several ambassadors to be recalled

The Guyana government on Monday announced that Audrey Jardine-Waddell has been removed from the post of Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and that the post is scrapped and replaced by a Permanent Secretary. The new Permanent Secretary of the Foreign Ministry is Charlene Phoenix who has been appointed from 2nd December, 2019. Phoenix, who joined the Foreign Ministry ...

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Guyana to seek international help to relocate Venezuelans from river dam

Guyana would be asking the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for assistance to relocate the more than 150 Venezuelans, including 30 children, who are residing on the eastern dam of the Demerara River, government said Thursday. Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix said government wants to relocate the Venezuelan migrants, who ...

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Guyana’s asking World Court for border judgement as possible step to UN Security Council

Guyana is seeking a judgement from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the validity of the Guyana-Venezuela boundary agreement, a move that could leverage Guyana to go to the United Nations (UN) Security Council if Caracas refuses to abide by that decision, Foreign Secretary Carl Greenidge said Saturday night. “We are not after an advisory opinion. It is a ...

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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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