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City Council hopes to hammer out tax debt deal with Guyana Revenue Authority

A delegation of Georgetown City Councillors, Treasurer, Town Clerk and other officials were Wednesday morning hoping to negotiate with Commissioner of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Godfrey Statia the settlement of an almost GY$2 billion debt. “We have to show them that out of the meeting we had at the Finance (Committee) level, from the Council’s perspective what we can ...

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David Patterson blocked from leaving Guyana to meet US officials

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) parliamentarian David Patterson said immigration officers blocked him from leaving Guyana for the United States (US) where he and other opposition parliamentarians were due to meet with American congressmen and other officials on the political and economic conditions in Guyana. He said he had already cleared customs and immigration and was in ...

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Brazil calls for peaceful, ICJ-driven solution to Guyana-Venezuela territorial controversy

South America’s economic and military powerhouse, Brazil on Tuesday reiterated the need for a peaceful solution to the territorial controversy between Guyana and Venezuela through diplomacy and the International Court of Justice (ICJ). “Normally,what we are in favour is that we need a peaceful solution and especially that both sides recognise the jurisdiction which Venezuela doesn’t do, but anyway the ...

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Oct 5 is City’s Budget Day

The Georgetown City Council will be presenting its 2023 budget on Thursday, October 5 after the Finance Committee meets on October 2 to finalise details for the package of expenditures. The decision was made at Tuesday’s statutory meeting of the Mayor and City Councillors. After exchange of views by People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Councillor and A Partnership for National ...

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Forbes Burnham’s son-in-law picked as Ambassador to Venezuela

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) member,Dr Richard Van West Charles has been selected to become Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela, Foreign Affairs Minister Hugh Todd said Tuesday. He told Demerara Waves Online News that about seven weeks ago, Guyana formally asked Venezuela to accept Dr Van West Charles as Ambassador. That process can take up to 12 weeks in some cases. ...

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City Council adjourns meeting due to heat, “activities”

In a rare instance of almost bipartisan agreement, Georgetown City Councillors on Monday agreed to postpone the statutory meeting, citing the extremely hot conditions of the upper flat of the Kitty Market and post Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 cricket “activities”. The major public event on Monday was the Cricket Carnival Parade through sections of Georgetown. “Today might have been ...

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Guyana govt summons Venezuelan Ambassador over threat of use of force, as international support for Guyana grows

Venezuela’s Ambassador to Guyana, Carlos Amador Pérez Silva was Saturday summoned to a meeting and handed a protest note over his country’s recent threats of the use of force against Guyana and Caracas’ planned holding of a referendum on the territorial controversy, officials said on Sunday. Mr Perez Silva met with Guyana’s Acting Foreign Minister Anil Nandlall, but the latter ...

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President briefs Opposition Leader on Venezuela’s threat of use of force

As Venezuela continues to face increasing international isolation over its threat to use force against Guyana, President Irfaan Ali on Saturday briefed Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on the latest issues related to the territorial controversy. This latest spat was triggered by Venezuela’s claim that Guyana was auctioning oil blocks located in that Spanish-speaking nation’s territory. Guyana maintains that blocks are ...

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CARICOM urges Venezuela to abort threats to Guyana

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Friday said Venezuela’s recent pronouncement on Guyana’s bid round for offshore blocks amounted to a “threat” to use force. CARICOM backed Guyana fully in its quest to develop its natural resources. “The Caribbean Community reiterates its full and unequivocal support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, including its ...

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PPP UK branch complains to TV station, broadcast regulator about host’s treatment of Pres Ali

The United Kingdom (UK) branch of Guyana’s governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has formally protested the manner in which the host of Good Morning Britain (GMB) treated President Irfaan Ali during a televised interview. According to the formal complaint dispatched to ITV and copied to OFCOM, the UK’s broadcasting and telecommunications regulator, the PPP UK branch expressed its deep concern ...

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