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Brazil should “mirror” Guyana to explore the Equatorial Margin – Brazil’s Energy Minister

Brazil’s Minister of Mines and Energy (MME), Alexandre Silveira de Oliveira, told CNN after his participation in CNN Talks, this Monday, June 3, that Brazil should mirror the speed with which Guyana began its exploration in the Equatorial Margin. Mr Silveira was asked about a statement, on the 27th, in which he said that Guyana would be “sucking the riches ...

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Guyana to amend laws to facilitate easy extradition to US

Attorney General Anil Nandlall has told the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) that Guyana would next week amend its extradition laws to allow for “easy” extradition of persons to and from the United States (US). “Next week we will enact a slew of amendments to our extradition laws which will make it easier for extraditions to take place from ...

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Vessels hit Demerara Harbour Bridge but traffic not affected

A trawler and a tugboat on Tuesday afternoon hit the Demerara Harbour Bridge, but vehicular traffic across the east-west thoroughfare was not disrupted, a senior bridge official said. Initial reports were that a trawler was seen heading towards the bridge, but the captain of a privately-owned tug ignored instructions not to attempt to avoid the fishing vessel from hitting the ...

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Global law enforcement standards institution accredits police training centres

Three Guyana Police Force (GPF) training centres across the country have been accredited by the United States-headquartered International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) at that organisation’s conference currently underway in the state of Arizona, the US Embassy said. The diplomatic mission, Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) and the police force made the announcement that the ...

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US citizens arrested with undeclared “virtually pure gold” at Cheddi Jagan Airport

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) said customs officers on Tuesday seized a quantity of gold jewellery from three passengers, two of whom are US citizens, who were attempting to leave on an outbound American Airlines flight for New York, USA. GRA said the 240 ounces of virtually pure gold, disguised as silver plated jewellery, is valued at more than US$560,000 ...

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Digicel’s Deep Blue One subsea fibre cable goes live

The future is here with best-in-class connectivity to French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago Kingston, Jamaica – Tuesday, June 4, 2024 – Digicel Group on Tuesday announced the activation of its subsea fibre cable, Deep Blue One. The company said that “significant investment” in international submarine capacity will supercharge connectivity across the Caribbean and South America, particularly benefiting ...

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US legal positions differ from PNCR’s ruling out compliance with Foreign Agents Registration Act

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has ruled out the need for its party groups and individual members in the United States (US) to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) because they do not seek to influence the American government or public, although legal experts in the US believe otherwise. “The defining activity has to do with the ...

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Hemispheric Human Rights Commission rules Guyana govt must compensate Amerindian village for land, health, other violations

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has ordered the Guyana government to compensate the Akawaio community at Isseneru (Region 7: Cuyuni-Mazaruni) for violating their rights to land, mining by themselves and health services. “Such reparations should include compensation, satisfaction and any other measures that may be appropriate in accordance with Inter-American standards, including the provision of the required health ...

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Former prominent GPSU Vice President Dr Anwar Hussain dies

Former firebrand trade unionist with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), medical doctor Anwar Hussein has died, his employer, the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) said on Monday. The NIS described Dr Hussain, its Medical Advisor, as someone who was “an invaluable part of our organization, whose dedication and commitment left a lasting impact on all who worked with him.” He ...

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Guyana gearing up to export more prawns

Guyana is preparing to boost the production of Vannamei prawns for export, with financing from US$100 million that have been set aside by a Trinidad-headquartered bank to develop agriculture in the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Agriculture Minister, Zulfikar Mustapha has said. He said the aim is to produce 3,960 tonnes of prawns annually for export to the United States and ...

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