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American lobbyists alerting US House Foreign Relations Committee on Guyana-Venezuela border tensions

The American firm, which has been hired by Guyana to reach out to United States decision-makers, has begun laying the groundwork to seek support from the House Foreign Relations Committee against Venezuela in the wake of border tensions. CORMAC Group’s lobby comes in  the face of recent threats and incursions to Guyana by Venezuela’s Navy and the interception of two ...

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2 more die from COVID- Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday said two men died in recent days from COVID-19, pushing the total to 174. Those who succumbed are a 74-year-old man from Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Upper Berbice) and a 58–year- old man from Region Four (Demerara- Mahaica). “These persons died while receiving care at our medical facility,” the Health Ministry added. Five persons ...

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APNU+AFC takes aim at DPP Chambers

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has taken aim at the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers,  strongly suggesting that the decisions are politically motivated. Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon stayed clear of criticising the DPP Shalimar Hack directly, but he questioned the advice from her Chambers. “She is a constitutional office holder and so I would ...

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister promises to pursue early release of Guyanese fishermen

Venezuela’s Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza has promised his Guyanese counterpart to pursue the release soon of the 11 Guyanese crew members who who have been detained by Venezuelan authorities since last week Thursday, the Guyana Foreign Ministry said. The commitment was given to Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister Hugh Todd during a virtual meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart to discuss ...

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Former Minister David Patterson, former Harbour Bridge General Manager charged with fraud

Former Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson and former General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, Rolston Adams were Monday charged jointly with allegedly defrauding the Bridge Corporation of GYD$$162,635,015. They were granted GYD$200,000 bail and ordered to return to court on February 15, 2021. Mr. Patterson was represented by Attorneys-at-Law Nigel Hughes, Ronald Burch-Smith and Khemraj Ramjattan.  Mr. Adams ...

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Owners of intercepted Guyanese fishing vessels say Coast Guard not stopping Venezuelan illegal fishermen

The owners of the two Guyanese fishing vessels that up to Sunday afternoon continued to be detained  by the Venezuelan Navy have accused the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard of doing little to stop Venezuelans from fishing illegally in Guyanese waters. “They are not doing anything. All they do is sleep whole day,” said Kumar Lallbachan, the owner of ...

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Venezuelan authorities ask detained Guyanese fishermen for documents

Venezuelan authorities have asked for documents for the two Guyanese fishing vessels, captains and crew members that were intercepted last week by that Spanish-speaking nation’s navy, the owners said Sunday. The captains and crew members of the vessels named Sea Wolf and Lady Nayera are reportedly in contact with the owners in Guyana. So far, they the captains and crews ...

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Guyana’s COVID-19 deaths now total 172

The Health Ministry on Sunday said two persons died over the last few days from the coronavirus, COVID-19, pushing the country’s death toll to 172. Those, who succumbed to the viral illness, are  a 78-year-old man from Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne) and a 60–year- old man from Region Four (Demerara- Mahaica). “These persons died while receiving care at our ...

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Superbet outlet robbed- police

A Superbet clerk was robbed Saturday night of GYD$162,700 as she was about the secure the outlet at Patentia, West Bank Demerara, police said. The victim, 29-year old Shakuel Khan, a Superbet clerk who lives at Belle  West, West Bank Demerara, informed police that the incident occurred at about 6:45 PM at the outlet located on First Street, Patentia. “Enquiries ...

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