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Health Minister says Guyana on alert for Brazilian COVID variant

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony on Friday said Guyana is on high alert for the Brazilian coronavirus variant of concern that could spready much faster and pose serious problems for the country. He said health officials in Region Nine (Upper Takatu/ Upper Essequibo), which is much closer to the border with Brazil, are monitoring the situation in that Portuguese-speaking nation. ...

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Ali promises Region Ten 1,000 houses; APNU+AFC takes credit for announcement, vows to ensure promise is kept

President Irfaan Ali on Thursday promised that his administration would build 1,000 houses in Region 10, 50 of which will be for young professionals by this October, and already A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has said the announcement was in response it its call and that it would ensure government keeps its promise this time, The plans, ...

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Guyana hires US lobby firm to focus on business, democracy, regional stability

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has hired an American lobbying firm to target a United States Congress, other key American government agencies, including the National Security Council, and international organisations and financial organisations to impress upon them the importance of doing business with Guyana and preserving democracy. According to the filing with the United States (US) Department ...

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CARICOM, OAS supporting Guyana against Venezuela’s latest aggression

As Guyana relies heavily on diplomatic pressure to again force Venezuela to withdraw a decree that unilaterally takes in  marine space and resources offshore the Essequibo Region, Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Godfrey Bess said already major regional and international organisations are supporting his country. He indicated that the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the 34-nation Organisation ...

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US not planning military bases in the Western Hemisphere- SOUTHCOM Commander

The United States Defence Department on Tuesday ruled out establishing a military base in Guyana or elsewhere in the Americas, but maintained that it would work with other nations to preserve democracy, promote human rights and fight transnational crime. Commander of the Defence Department’s Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Admiral Craig Faller told a joint news conference with Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana ...

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More police officers challenge promotion bypass

Several more Guyanese police officers have moved to the High Court to challenge their being bypassed for promotion because of pending disciplinary proceedings against them. Added to Senior Superintendent Calvin Brutus  are now Inspector Prem Narine, Deputy Superintendent Ravindra Stanley, Assistant Superintendent Shevon Jupiter, officers Dennis Stephen, Hugh Winter and Monica Washington. However, Attorney General Anil Nandlall told the Chief ...

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Global Witness withdraws report on Guyana due to lower oil prices; Raphael Trotman says organisation interfered in elections

Citing reduced demand for oil due to the coronavirus and a slump in international prices, the United Kingdom (UK)-based non-governmental organisation, Global Witness, has withdrawn its report titled Signed Away  that had estimated that Guyana would lose at least US$55 billion from the oil deal with ExxonMobil. “Moreover, since publication, oil prices have dropped by more than a third. As ...

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Canada concerned about Venezuela’s extension of maritime boundary

Canada on Monday expressed  concerned about Venezuela’s decision to unilaterally extend its maritime boundary to include all of sea and submarine resources offshore the Essequibo Region “Venezuela’s recent claim that it has sovereignty over the area adjacent to Guyana’s Essequibo coast is concerning,” the Canadian government said in a tweet. Canada urged Venezuela to stick with the International Court of ...

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GDF officers were unprepared for Public Accounts Committee meeting; GYD$8 million repairs to vehicle flagged

Top officers of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) were Monday grilled about glaring discrepancies concerning the use of vehicles and high maintenance costs, including GYD$8 million that was spent on repairing one vehicle every month during 2016. “Additional time would definitely give us an opportunity to peruse all documents and even interface a little bit more with the State auditors ...

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House Foreign Relations Committee to meet on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

Guyana’s bipartisan House Foreign Relations Committee will Monday meet to be briefed by government on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy, despite a brouhaha over the venue. Minister of Governance and Parliamentary  Affairs, Gail Teixeira said the meeting would go ahead at 1 PM. “We are not rescheduling the meeting. It will go on at 1 pm,” she said. This was after ...

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