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Politics

Mahipaul, Mustapha in fiery exchange over contract cancellation for Black Bush Polder pump

Opposition Shadow Local Government Minister, Ganesh Mahipaul and Minister of Agriculture Zulfikar Mustapha on Wednesday were at loggerheads 0ver the claims by that APNU+AFC parliamentarian that the termination of a contract to build an irrigation pump at Black Bush Polder would result in a loss of more than GY$38 million. But Mr Mustapha countered saying that his ministry’s National Drainage ...

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Guyana asks Venezuela to explain troop buildup; informs international, regional partners

As Venezuela deployed 150 soldiers near their border with Guyana, Foreign Affairs Minister Hugh Todd asked the Venezuelan Ambassador to Guyana to explain the movement of troops near the border between the two countries that are embroiled in a territorial controversy. The Foreign Affairs Ministry said though the Venezuelan Ambassador, Carlos Amador Pérez Silva claimed that the mobilisation of troops ...

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Venezuela government and opposition sign agreements

by Peter Richards BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 17, CMC – Venezuela’s government and opposition Tuesday signed agreements here paving the way for new electoral conditions in the South American country and raising the possibility of the removal of sanctions by the United States against Caracas. The signings here came following the latest round of talks mediated by Norway and after multiple ...

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APNU, AFC voice national security, electoral fears about influx of Venezuelans

Worried about a “soft invasion” of Guyana and eventual annexation of the Essequibo Region by Venezuela, the opposition People’s National Congress Reform-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) on Tuesday called on government to screen Venezuelan “refugees”. “Should they become a majority in any sizeable area of our territory, Guyana could face the threat ...

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No formal agreement with govt on reducing disputed audited costs; regrettable Gossai will be disciplined- ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil President Alistair Routledge on Tuesday acknowledged telling a parliamentary opposition delegation that an agreement had been reached with government for the reduction in disputed audited costs to US$3 million but said that was not a formal accord. “We did not have any formal agreement from the ministry and,indeed as the ministry, the minister and the Vice President made clearer, ...

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No need to panic about Venezuelan troop movement

The Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Khan on Tuesday indicated that there was no need for Guyanese to be worried about the movement of Venezuelan soldiers in areas off the border with Guyana. “If there is any need to alert on developments outside of the norm, we have a duty to make it known,” he told Demerara Waves ...

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Court dismisses charges against PNC supporters in Lethem

Two members of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), who resisted the eviction and demolition of a building housing their party’s office in Lethem, had charges against them dismissed because the prosecution could prove that the building was in possession of the State. Their Attorney-at-Law, Darren Wade, who is also a PNCR member, described the charges as “politically motivated” against ...

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ExxonMobil mum on opposition claims about agreement with govt on reduced costs

ExxonMobil on Friday remained silent amid calls by Guyana’s opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) for the company to exhibit integrity and admit that it informed the lawmakers that it had reached an agreement with government to reduce disputed costs from US$214 million to US$3 million. A company spokesman said he forwarded a Demerara Waves Online News ...

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Opposition MPs reject Jagdeo’s claim that ExxonMobil never told Patterson of “agreed” reduction in audit cost

Opposition parliamentarian David Patterson and two other colleagues Thursday night rubbished earlier claims by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo that ExxonMobil officials denied that they ever told a meeting with A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) parliamentarians that the company had agreed to reduce disputed audited costs from US$214 million US$3 million. Mr Jagdeo related that after learning of ...

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CARICOM HQ: Group protests peacekeeping mission to Haiti; demands real consultations with Haitian communities

A group of Guyanese picketed the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) headquarters on Tuesday denouncing the Kenya-led United Nations Peacekeeping mission to Haiti and calling for genuine grassroots consultations to decide on a transitional government. “What we want is for general consultations in Haiti. So, far we believe that the current consultation set up by what they call the Eminent Persons Group, ...

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