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PNCR needs new vision; failed to hold gov’t accountable

Leader-hopeful for the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Roysdale Forde said a vision is needed to stem deep-seated disinterest among youths in that party who are on the other hand, induced by the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) with trinkets. “Your people are losing consciousness and when we recognise this, as a political party, we will then be able ...

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Dharamlall denies fresh rape allegation; police force goes silent

A woman on Friday accused former government minister Nigel Dharamlall of raping her almost four years ago but he hours later denied the allegations, even as the Guyana Police Force (GPF) refused to comment on whether there was such a report and what was the status of the probe. The woman, who identified herself as Sarah Aneesah Hakh, said she ...

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ExxonMobil, RAMPS Logistics plead not guilty to false customs declaration charges

Representatives of ExxonMobil Guyana Limited and RAMPS Logistics on Friday pleaded not guilty on behalf of their companies in connection with two separate charges of allegedly falsifying customs declarations to the amount of US$12.1 billion for imports of oil well equipment and other supplies. Mr Steve Gentry of ExxonMobil pleaded not guilty to the charge of having caused to be ...

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Guyana gov’t invites EU to observe 2025 elections

European Union (EU) Ambassador to Guyana, René Van Nes on Thursday announced that the 27-member bloc was likely to approve this country’s request for a mission to observe next year’s general and regional elections. “I’m happy to tell you that the government of Guyana has officially invited the European Union to observe the general elections of 2025 and we are ...

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Venezuela objects to US fighter jets flyover of Guyana

Venezuela on Thursday reacted sharply to two United States (US) fighter jets overflying Georgetown and surrounding areas as part of defence cooperation, accusing Washington and Georgetown of conspiring to provoke regional peace. “The Bolivarian National Armed Forces strongly reject these repeated provocations by the Southern Command, sponsored by the government of Guyana, which has assumed the role of a new ...

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US fighter jets to fly over Georgetown today

The United States (US) embassy said two military fighter jets, F/A-18/F Super Hornets, would fly over Georgetown on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. “Today, at 2:00 pm, with collaboration and approval from the Government of Guyana, two U.S. Navy aircraft, F/A-18F Super Hornets, embarked on the USS George Washington, will conduct a Guyana Defence Force-coordinated and approved flyover of Georgetown ...

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St. Lucia PM blames “conspiracy” for removal of CDB president

By Peter Richards CASTRIES, St. Lucia, May 8, CMC – Prime Minister Phillip J Pierre has blamed a “conspiracy” for the removal of Dr. Hyginus “Gene” Leon as president of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), who tendered his resignation earlier this month after being sent on administrative leave in January. “I want to put on record St. Lucia’s full ...

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US SouthCom providing technology assistance to GDF

The United States (US) Army’s Southern Command (SouthCom) is helping the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) strengthen its technological capacity to respond to threats and that featured in talks between high-ranking officials of the two sides, the American embassy here said. The US Marine Corps Major General, Julie Nethercot, SouthCom’s Strategy, Policy, and Plans Director held discussions with GDF Chief-of-Defence Staff, ...

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Attorney General still awaiting written High Court decision on teachers union case

Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Wednesday said the State was yet to appeal High Court Judge, Sandil Kissoon’s judgement in favour of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) because the written decision was yet to be provided, but with time running out he said the appeal would eventually have to be lodged. “You’d recall that the judge said that his judgement ...

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