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Guyana formally protests Venezuela’s fighter jet incursion

Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Hugh Todd on Wednesday summoned Venezuela’s Ambassador to Guyana, Luis Edgardo Diaz Monclus and handed him a protest note concerning the incursion of  this country’s airspace by Venezuelan fighter jets. The Foreign Affairs Ministry said Mr. Todd also expressed “Guyana’s condemnation of the recent violation of Guyana’s sovereignty” on Tuesday at about 1:20 PM when the ...

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Opposition MP Tabitha Sarabo-Halley accuses Minister Kwame Mc Coy of assault; Mc Coy denies

Opposition parliamentarian Tabitha Sarabo-Halley on Wednesday alleged that Minister of Public Affairs Kwame Mc Coy assaulted her just outside the dome where sittings of the National Assembly are being held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC). Ms. Sarabo-Halley said she has reported the matter to police and statements have already been taken from her and two witnesses. The Clerk ...

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Venezuelan fighter jets invade Guyana’s airspace- officials

Venezuelan fighter jets overflew Guyana’s police and military installations Tuesday afternoon, but there was no other incident, officials confirmed. The incident occurred at Eteringbang, a mining area near the border with Venezuela, at about 1 PM. “Two Venezuelan fighter jets flown over Guyana air space at Eteringbang landing and circled over the Eteringbang police station and GDF (Guyana Defence Force) ...

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New Bell helicopter for GDF arrives this weekend- Teixeira

The US$9.5 million Bell412Epi helicopter that Guyana purchased late last year is due to arrive on Saturday, Minister of Governance and Parliamentary Affairs Gail Teixeira said Tuesday. “The Bell helicopter that we had in the supplementary last year will be arriving on Saturday in Guyana,” she said. She made the disclosure while responding to questions by Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon ...

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Tighter election laws to target GECOM staff

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall on Monday said election laws would be amended to hold the staff of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) accountable. “Of course a slew of amendments will be done to our election laws, to make the electoral process more credible and transparent and to hold the staff of the Guyana Elections Commission ...

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Money allocated to start City Hall rehabilitation

At least GYD$100 million have been allocated in the 2021 National Budget to help restore the dilapidated City Hall, Local Government Minister Nigel Dharamlall said during ongoing debate on the 2021 National Budget. “One hundred million dollars have bee set aside  for the restoration of City Hall and we are going to do it. The People’s Progressive Party Civic is ...

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Opposition offers political unity with government to confront ExxonMobil

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Friday pledged critical political support to confront ExxonMobil on key issues facing the oil and gas sector. Contributing to the 2021 National Budget debate, APNU+AFC frontbencher, David Patterson publicly pledged political support to the governing People’s Progressive Party Civic in get the best from the burgeoning sector. “We are ...

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Demerara Harbour Bridge urgently needs critical repairs- Indar

Junior Public Works Minister Deodat on Thursday painted a bleak picture of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, saying that it could cease working if there is no weight restriction until a new span is purchased at a cost of GYD$1 billion. “Span night might collapse soon, the spans that open- span nine and span ten-span nine is troublesome,” he told the ...

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Cathy Hughes’ laptop goes “missing” from National Assembly

Opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) parliamentarian, Cathy Hughes’ laptop was Wednesday allegedly stolen from the Chamber of  the National Assembly located tentatively at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre. House Speaker Manzoor Nadir called the incident a “very serious development” in the Centre’s Dome before giving Ms. Hughes an opportunity to relate what transpired. She said she ...

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Opposition challenges govt to announce public servants’ pay hike

Opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) frontbencher, Dawn Hastings-Williams on Wednesday challenged Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh to publicly state the proposed salary increase for government employees this year. In debating the 2021 National Budget, she questioned why Dr. Singh did not announce the pay hike in his four-hour long budget speech. “My question, therefore Mr. Speaker, ...

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