Tag Archives: Venezuela

UN to send another border fact-finding mission to Guyana

Guyana remains optimistic that United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon will refer the border controversy with Venezuela for a juridical settlement, even as he prepares to dispatch another fact-fining mission to Georgetown. Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge said a United Nations team would shortly visit Georgetown and Caracas. “The SG will at some point in the near future send ...

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Guyana on red alert for Zika

The Guyana government has launched a multi-sectoral approach to minimize the chances of the mosquito-borne Zika virus from spreading to Guyana, the Ministry of Tourism announced Wednesday. Though not deadly, scientists say the virus has caused pregnant mothers to deliver babies with small or under-developed brains. Scientists also say the virus may be spread by sexual intercourse. Authorities say one Guyanese ...

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Guyana among Caricom countries considering reducing reliance on T&T’s Petrotrin for oil supplies

Guyana is currently contemplating joining a list of other Caribbean countries in search of another fuel supplier in order to reduce reliance on Trinidad and Tobago, now that Venezuela’s PetroCaribe has dried up as a fuel sources. Speaking at the induction of the Board of the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) on Thursday, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said he ...

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Decomposed body of missing Venezuelan soldier found in Cuyuni River

The decomposed body of a missing Venezuelan soldier was Thursday morning found in the Cuyuni River in Guyana near the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) location and handed over to the military of that neighbouring Spanish-speaking nation, the Ministry of the Presidency said. On Thursday, January 21, 2016 at approximately 8:10 hours, Private W. Zamora, an enlisted rank of the Venezuelan ...

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Authorities probing report of boat mishap in Venezuela

Guyanese authorities were Tuesday night probing reports that three Guyanese drowned after the boat they were returning in from Venezuela capsized and sank. Residents and Coast Guardsmen said information was sketchy, but they learnt that the incident occurred either late Monday or Tuesday afternoon in Venezuelan waters in the vicinity of the Orinoco bar. “The boat went down,” one official ...

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Google Maps erases Spanish names from Essequibo Coast streets

Google has heeded Guyana’s call for the removal of Spanish street names from its mapping service that indicate that ties the Essequibo Region to Venezuela, according to Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl  Greenidge. Speaking with Demerara Waves Online News on the sidelines of last Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly, he said after government dispatched a lawyer’s letter to Google and ...

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