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GuySuCo calls for release of funds as production falls to 90,000 tonnes

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) on Thursday called for the release of much needed funds to halt a further decline of the state-owned industry that produced a mere 90,246 tonnes of sugar last year due to mechanical problems, bad weather and strikes. “The industry will continue to face challenges to achieving reliability in the factories if operation capital investments continue ...

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Granger-led coalition “likely” to win next “close” election -US Congress report

The United States Congressional Research Service (CRS), a think-tank for the United States (U.S.) Congress, says some analysts believe that the David Granger-led coalition is likely to win next year’s general elections. “Past general elections in Guyana suggest the 2020 race will be close, but some analysts contend the APNU/AFC’s multiparty and cross-ethnic coalition is likely to sustain the Granger ...

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Foreign Ministry wary of Venezuela’s possible arm-twisting in G-77

There are fears in some quarters of Guyana’s Foreign Ministry that Venezuela may seek to obstruct Guyana from raising the border controversy and any other bilateral matter in the Group of 77 under the chairmanship of Georgetown. The official ceremony for the handover of the G-77 chairmanship from Palestine, which served in the capacity in 2019, to Guyana, will be ...

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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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