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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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Guyanese fishermen arrested in Suriname

Five Guyanese have been arrested by Surinamese authorities for allegedly illegally fishing in the waters of that former Dutch colony. Suriname’s news service, Starnieuws only identified the men as 58-year old Ricky E., 24-year old Jason, D., 47-year old Orrin B, 31-year old Mahindra T. and the captain 36-year old Sunil, P. The news service reports that they were arrested ...

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President to address nation on elections; claims and objections begins Oct. 1

President David Granger is expected to address the nation on Wednesday. This follow’s Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting at which the issue of holding of credible General and Regional elections in Guyana at the earliest possible time was high on the agenda. Government’s Department of Public Information says the time of Granger’s address to the nation will be made known. Meanwhile, police ...

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Coalition will accept general election results and won’t tolerate political unrest- Granger

Granger reacts to heckling: “I hope that the intellectual authors of the disorder would be able to stop what they have started.” Jagdeo to Granger: “ I don’t give a damn about your threat.” President David Granger on Thursday promised that the governing coalition would accept the results of the next general elections now widely expected any time after February, ...

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President to discuss GECOM February 2020 election readiness with Cabinet; rejects foreign diplomats’ claim of breached constitution

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh on Thursday informed President David Granger that that elections management authority would be in a position to conduct general and regional council elections by the end of February, 2020. Opposition People’s Progressive Party elections Commissioner Sase Gunraj confirmed this to News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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US, UK, Europe say Granger gov’t breached constitution

The United Kingdom, United States and the European Union said the government has breached the constitution by not calling general elections before September 18. “We deeply regret that, by surpassing September 18, the Government is currently in breach of the Constitution following its failure to adhere to the decisions of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on 18 June and ...

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International condemnation of terror-plot convict motion adoption pushes gov’t to mull over future recognition of MPs – Ally

As international pressure mounts on the Government of Guyana’s parliament for honoring convicted terrorist, Abdul Kadir, government Chief Whip Amna Ally said a policy decision might be taken to guide how such situations should be handled in the future. “Except we take a policy decision, we have to reexamine and look at it ” she said when asked whether the ...

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Carter Centre team meets GECOM, APNU delegation

The US-based Carter Center has dispatched a fact-finding mission to Guyana at a time when the Government, the Opposition and their election commissioners are at a stalemate over giving the go-ahead to prepare for general elections. Earlier Monday, the Carter Center mission met with the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, James Patterson and the ...

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