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Guyana to object to Venezuelan political mediators using Essequibo controversy as negotiating tool

President Irfaan Ali on Sunday said he planned to voice his objection to the mediating nations after Venezuela’s  opposition and government united in their call for bilateral negotiations to settle the claim to the oil-rich Essequibo Region. “As far as we are concerned, if they have an engagement, whichever country believes that they have an engagement with Venezuela in resolving ...

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Conditions at Liliendaal ‘COVID hospital’ come under microscope after nurse dies but GPHC denies understaffing

The treatment of COVID-19 patients at the Infectious Disease Hospital where COVID-19 patients are sent on Friday came in for sharp criticism following the death of a nurse. Fifty-six year old Nurse Vanessa Maynard died on Thursday. September 9, 2021 after she had been taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital on August 29 at around 1 AM and then moved ...

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Guyana issues stinging rebuke to Venezuela’s govt, opposition on agreement about Essequibo

The Guyana government on Wednesday rebuked Venezuela’s government and an opposition coalition for formally agreeing to unite around their country’s longstanding claim to the Essequibo Region an oil-rich swath of neighboring Guyana. “That agreement is an overt threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana,” government said in response to the accord signed by the administration of President Nicolas ...

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Teachers Union calls strike against COVID measures; Education Ministry says ‘no pay’, GTU hijacked politically

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) Tuesday night issued a call for its members to go on a three-day strike from Wednesday to protest the lockout or removal of teachers from schools because they are not vaccinated or do not have a negative COVID test. “The Guyana Teachers Union is not against vaccination. We are against forced vaccination. We are against ...

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ANUG calls for audit of countrywide “haphazard” cash disbursements; recommends ‘oil money’ welfare

A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party on Tuesday slammed the Irfaan Ali-led administration for doling out billions of dollars in actual cash seemingly without any accountability. “Money should not be taken from the State coffers in the haphazard way that we have seen,” ANUG said in a statement. That party, which is part of a joinder seat with ...

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Venezuela’s govt, opposition formally agree to unite around border controversy with Guyana

Venezuela’s government and an opposition coalition have formally agreed to unite around their country’s longstanding claim to an oil-rich swath of neighboring Guyana, Argus Media reported. Under the first partial accord signed yesterday, the parties came together around Venezuela’s historical claim to what it calls the Guayana Esequiba, territory which includes offshore oil acreage controlled by Guyana. An ExxonMobil-led consortium is currently ...

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Region Four Chairman, Regional Executive Officer disagree over 2022 budget preparation process

The Chairman of the Region Four Council, Daniel Seeram on Tuesday morning accused the central government of imposing a 2022 budget on the region at the last minute,  but the Regional Executive Officer Donald Gajraj said there is proof that the Chairman knew two months ago that budget has to be prepared. Mr. Seeram said councillors are “always in the ...

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Educators now specifically captured in new COVID rules

The latest COVID-19 measures now indicate that educators as well as well as other employees  working in all government-owned and privately-owned buildings  being used for public purposes must now be vaccinated or have a negative PCR test within seven days. The September 4, 2021 measures, signed by Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony and published in the Official Gazette, state that ...

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Government continues to order workers to rotate staff, amid rising COVID-19 cases

The Government continues to order the rotation of staff in the public and private sectors, amid a sharp rise in the number of COVID cases and deaths, according to the latest Order issued on Saturday. “All persons employed within the Public Service, a semi-autonomous agency, statutory body or State-owned enterprise shall work on rotation unless otherwise instructed by their respective ...

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‘I have not stepped down’- PNCR Leader David Granger

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger said he has not stepped down, but has taken “temporary leave’ from the helm of his political party. “I have not demitted office as party leader. I shall spend my vacation in Guyana,” he said. In a letter to Central Executive Committee members, he made no mention of  his illness, ...

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