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Four arrested for chicken, liquor, beer smuggling- GRA

Four persons were arrested at Annandale, East Coast Demerara in connection with two minibuses and a large wooden boat laden with suspected smuggled liquor, beers and chicken, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) said Thursday. The arrests and seizure were made on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. The GRA said spiritous liquor, Heineken beers and Rockingham chicken were found at the scene ...

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Guyana refuses to pay gas-to-energy contractor for delayed handover of worksite

The Guyana government is rejecting a US$50 million demand by American joint venturers, CH4/LINDSAYCA, for a three-month delay in the installation of electricity generators as part of the 300 megawatt natural-gas fired power plant because other contractors took too long to complete related works. He said CH4/LINDSAYCA wants more time to install four gas turbines of 57 megawatts each — ...

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Guyana to hire Turkish barge to ease blackouts

The Guyana government is finalising a deal with a Turkish company to rent a 36 megawatt barge, in an effort to satisfy peak electricity demand at a time when several generators are giving trouble, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday. Peak electricity demand in the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS) is just over 170 megawatts but existing generators are pushing just ...

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French company to supply GDF with offshore patrol vessel; Venezuela condemns deal as “threat” to regional peace

A French company has sealed a deal with the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to build a US$42-million military offshore patrol vessel (OPV), a move that has triggered a sharp rebuke by Venezuela. “The price of the vessel includes the cost of the vessel and its equipment and the integrated logistics support services inclusive of training for a five-year period,” the ...

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UN Security Council supports respect for territorial integrity, international law- Guyana

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday unanimously supported respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity and international law, at a closed door meeting that Guyana requested to address Venezuela’s moves to possibly seize the Essequibo Region. “I think Venezuela found it hard to find a friend,” a source told Demerara Waves Online News on condition of anonymity. “I think the ...

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Truck driver charged for accident that left Traffic Chief injured

The driver of a truck belonging to an Indian construction company, which slammed into a police vehicle and injured the current Guyana Police Force’s Traffic Chief, Superintendent Mahendra Singh last year, has been charged with dangerous driving. The driver, 29-year old Romel Benjamin of  15 Lovely Lass Village West Coast Berbice, was charged and arraigned on January 10, 2024, five ...

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UN Security Council to discuss Venezuela’s increasing moves to seize Essequibo; CARICOM worried about “unworthy aggression”

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is Tuesday set to discuss Venezuela’s latest effort to lay claim to the Essequibo Region, a move that the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is worried that could lead to physical action against Guyana. CARICOM said that in its adoption of “the Organic Law for the Defence of Guyana Essequiba”, the Venezuelan government has acted ...

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High Court orders Trevor Benn-led Public Service Coop Credit Union management team to take office; Van Sluytman vows to take legal action

The High Court on Monday ordered the recently-elected 12-member Management Committee of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU) to take up office and so replace the Karen Van Sluytman-Corbin-led previous committee. “We are addressing that with our lawyers,” she told Demerara Waves Online News when asked if an injunction would be sought along with a new court case. ...

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Submission of main arguments to ICJ doesn’t mean recognition of court- Venezuela

The Venezuelan government on Monday defended its decision to submit its main arguments to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the border dispute with Guyana, saying it does not change its position of non-recognition of that United Nations (UN) judicial body. “The delivery of this document does not imply the consent of Venezuela or the recognition of the jurisdiction ...

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Venezuela submits key arguments to ICJ in border case with Guyana

Despite last year’s questionable referendum that rejected the International Court of Justice as the means of settling the border controversy, Venezuela has submitted arguments to the World Court. The Guyana government on Monday welcomed Venezuela’s decision to do so. “Guyana has repeatedly called on Venezuela to participate fully in the judicial proceedings and comply with the Court’s rulings, and therefore ...

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