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GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- As Guyana seeks to bring a legal end to the 50-year-old Venezuelan territorial threat to Guyana, President David Granger met with the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, on Sunday evening. Following the meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly, Maduro agreed to allow a UN delegation to visit Caracas to conduct investigations. Speaking to local journalists, Granger said he took the opportunity to…
NEW YORK, USA -- Reaffirming his country’s commitment to international law and the primacy of the decisions of the United Nations, the president of Guyana on Tuesday called on the world body to stand by its commitment to protect small states from foreign aggression, in this case, attempts by Venezuela to “unravel borders which have been undisturbed for decades.” In a statement to the UN General Assembly’s annual high-level debate, President David Granger focused solely on his country’s long-simmering territorial…
NEW YORK, USA -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) foreign ministers have welcomed Venezuela’s decision to receive a United Nations technical team that will provide recommendations to the UN secretary general on the way forward to a full and final solution to the Guyana-Venezuela territorial controversy. The Council for Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (COFCOR) met in the margins of this week’s 70th session of The United Nations General Assembly in New York, and was briefed by Guyana’s vice-president and minister…
By Wellington C. Ramos Under almost all the constitutions Great Britain wrote for their former colonies, the prime ministers and representatives serve five years if they are elected, with no term limits. This means that once these people are elected and reelected, they can remain in office until they choose to resign or die. Over the years, Caribbean countries have experienced that some of these prime ministers start to act like dictators and the representatives behave as if they are…
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor NEW YORK, USA -- Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) secretary general, Iyad Amin Madani, at an OIC reception day in New York City, expressed his desire to see more “presence” of Guyana at OIC forums. Madani also expressed a wish to visit Guyana. Madani said that the OIC "is not a religious organisation, and we are not looking for converts." Guyana’s role at the OIC has been marginal since its membership in 1995…
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana-- A decade ago, Guyana was only served by a few airlines. Today that number has more than doubled, and airlines have also increased their frequency on existing routes in recent weeks. Moreover, more international carriers are set to enter the Guyana market in the near future. Due to high demand for its superior service, Star Alliance member, COPA Airlines of Panama, which entered the Guyana market just over a year ago,…

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