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Venezuela cannot ‘blow hot and cold’ on ICJ’s jurisdiction on border controversy with Guyana

Venezuela cannot accept and reject the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in settling the border controversy with Guyana, a legal and security expert said Tuesday. “There is an interesting and powerful nuance – because the Geneva Agreement named the ICJ as a means of resolution of the controversy, Venezuela has, for all intents and purposes, recognised and ...

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Bandits tie up pensioner in bedroom, steal car, other items valued GY$3.5 million

Armed bandits early Tuesday morning invaded a couple’s home and tied up a pensioner before they loaded his car with several items, all valued GY$3,540,000, and fled the scene, police sources said. The incident occurred at about 1:45 AM at the Kuru-Kuru, Soesdyke-Linden Highway residence of 61-year Frederick Mc David and his 57-year old wife, Denise Mc David. Mrs. Mc ...

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Husband beaten, wife raped during home invasion, robbery

Bandits early Tuesday morning invaded a home at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo where they beat a man, raped his wife and threatened to kill their screaming two-year old son, police and other sources said. Two prime suspects have since been arrested, after they fled to further into Zeelugt. One of the perpetrators is still at large. The 34 year old ...

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Barrick pulls out of Guyana gold project

(From Mining Journal) Alicanto Minerals will go it alone at the Arakaka gold project in Guyana after Barrick Gold withdrew from a joint venture. Barrick had spent US$7.1 million on exploration at the project, just shy of the $8 million it was required to spend to earn 65% under a March 2016 earn-in agreement. Alicanto will retain 100% of the ...

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Guyana plans to ask ICJ to rule in its favour

Guyana intends to ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to rule that a 119-year old award of its border with Venezuela is final, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. That decision by Georgetown follows Venezuela’s announcement earlier Monday that it told the Hague-based World Court that it would not be contesting Guyana’s case there because that court does not ...

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GDF officer involved in fatal accident failed alcohol level test; unlicensed gun, ammo found on victim’s person- police

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) confirmed that a senior military officer struck down a pedestrian and killed him Sunday night. Lieutenant (Coast Guard) Eson Trim is “currently assisting the police with their investigations” into an alleged fatal accident which resulted in the death of 35-year Roopchand Ramkellowan, the army said. The Guyana Police Force said the 28-year old member of ...

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New policy will compel public schools to reintegrate teenage mothers

Government-run schools will no longer be allowed to shun adolescent mothers and will, instead, be required to abide by a policy that provides for their reintegration into the school system to continue studies, Minister of Education Nicolette Henry said. “Policies are not optional so if you do get an opportunity to go through the policy, you would see that it ...

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Venezuela will not participate in World Court case on Essequibo border controversy

Reproduced from Telesur  Venezuela will not participate in proceedings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in relation to the territorial controversy with Guyana over the Essequibo, its Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday. “The Venezuelan delegation has informed the president of the court, through a letter signed by the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros, of its ...

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Dr. Prem Misir resigns as Vice Chancellor of University of Fiji

Vice-Chancellor of The University of Fiji Professor Prem Misir resigned amid drama in senior management, the Fiji Sun newspaper reported. Misir resigned on June 7, 2018, about three years after  taking up the post. He resigned as the University of Guyana’s Pro-Chancellor on June 2,2014, ahead of his contractual period that would have expired on October 31, 2015. In making ...

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