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‘Shell’ Mohamed hires US firm to push for American visa approval; contrasting views weren’t pursued

A Washington DC-based lobbying firm on Tuesday said the United State Department and the American Embassy here have been told that there was no evidence to support allegations of gold smuggling, terrorism or homicide against well-known city businessman, Nazar ‘Shell’ Mohammed and so he should be granted an American visa, but said no one locally with potentially adverse views were ...

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Better to offer Brazil an oil block- Professor Kirton

Guyana should be more strategic and offer neighbouring Brazil an oil block as part of its border strategy, according to International Relations Professor Mark Kirton. He was speaking at the launch of his most recent publication titled ‘Building Bridges in The Amazon- Guyana Brazil Relations Into the 21st Century”. “I argue in the book for consideration to be given for ...

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Woman arrested for threatening words against President, racial slurs

A woman has been arrested in connection with her alleged desire to see Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali assassinated, Head of the Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department, Assistant Police Commissioner Wendell Blanhum said Monday. “The president needs to be assassinated,” she said when asked by an unseen and unidentified person to repeat what she said. In the same video on the ...

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Guyana govt’s petroleum website hacked apparently by Venezuelans

The Guyana government’s petroleum website was hacked and replaced with a Venezuelan map that includes Guyana’s Essequibo Region, shortly after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) dismissed Caracas’ position that Britain is an indispensable party to the case. Minister of Natural Resources Vickram Bharrat confirmed that was hacked and said the incident was being addressed by the National Data ...

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GTT partners with Bartica Committee for Regatta 2023

GTT has signed on as partners for Bartica Regatta 2023. The event which commenced last Saturday with a sashing ceremony for the Miss Bartica Regatta  pageant, will conclude on April 10 with grass track races and the pageant finals. Chief Operations Officer (COO) of GTT Mobile, Randall Hewitt, received a courtesy call from the Regatta Committee at the company’s corporate ...

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GTT announces support for Rupununi Rodeo 2023

GTT Inc, Guyana’s leading telecommunications company, last Friday announced its support for the upcoming Rupununi Rodeo 2023. The company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO)- Business Solutions, Orson Ferguson, donated GY$ 500,000 to Director of the Rupununi Livestock Association, Christina Edwards. The company’s contribution will go towards prizes for the male and female categories of barrel races in the annual display of ...

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Digicel in Easter connections with communities

Digicel Guyana says it continues to connect Communities throughout Guyana and more so during Easter Celebrations. Digicel announce its sponsorship of Bartica Regatta, Rupununi Rodeo and Linden Town Week. The telecommunications company is investing $2.5 million in the events and celebrations scheduled for Easter Weekend and the end of April in an effort to unite communities and celebrate the occasion. ...

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Guyana should seek stronger Latin American support to ensure Venezuela obeys ICJ’s final ruling- Professor Kirton; Brazil’s support solid- Jagdeo

Guyana will continue to rely on Brazil for support in ensuring Venezuela complies with the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) final ruling on the border controversy with its western Spanish-speaking neighbour, authorities said. International Relations Professor Dr Mark Kirton, at the same time, advised that Guyana should stiffen its lobby of Latin American nations to convince Venezuela that it should ...

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WORLD COURT: Venezuela loses preliminary point that Britain is an indispensable party to border case with Guyana

The International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court, on Thursday ruled that the United Kingdom (UK) is not an indispensable third party to consider Guyana’s case that the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal Award is a full, final and perfect settlement of the boundary between the two neighbouring South American nations. This ruling potentially clears the way for the ...

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December 2023