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GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Following a strong showing across all classes in the final round of the 2015 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at South Dakota on Sunday (November 15), Team Guyana has won the Country Championship for a third straight year. The home team’s impressive tally of 423 points rocketed them from third place to first, beating Trinidad and Tobago to the coveted title by just eight points. Guyana’s Kristian Jeffrey (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) notched up a…
By Dr Odeen Ishmael During this year (2015) two major territorial and border issues flared up between Venezuela and its neighbours to the east and west. In May, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro issued a decree claiming almost all of Guyana’s maritime space as well as portion of Colombia’s offshore waters, and instructed the Venezuelan navy to supervise control of the expansion. Subsequently the decree was replaced by another, but that did not reverse the spurious claim. Both aggrieved countries issued…
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Following the recent visit of Guyana's President David Granger to Saudi Arabia to attend the Arab-South American Summit (ASPA), Guyana will initiate cooperation with several Arab nations, mainly Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, including a joint commission to foster closer ties Engagements at the summit with Gulf states has given new impetus to put in place mechanisms to expand ties with these countries, according to the…
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Guyana, a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the second largest multilateral organisation after the United Nations that consists of 57 members, can raise the Guyana-Venezuela territorial controversy to win solidarity at the next OIC foreign ministers meeting and the heads of state summit in 2016, according to Dr Odeen Ishmael, former Ambassador of Guyana to Kuwait and Qatar. The Guyanese diplomat, in a recent interview, said that…
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor MONTREAL, Canada -- On Tuesday, Guyana and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed an open skies agreement allowing Emarati carriers, Emirates, Etihad, Fly Dubai and Air Arabia unrestricted access of Guyana's airspace. Few details of the agreement were released; however, the agreement had been in negotiation for over a year, when Emirati officials visited Guyana last May to negotiate an "open air agreement." Annette Ferguson, minister within the ministry of public infrastructure signed…
By Odeen Ishmael By a relatively slim margin, conservative opposition challenger Mauricio Macri of the Commitment to Change party won Argentina’s presidential election on November 22, bringing to an end to more than a decade of leftist rule and with a promise to open up the ailing economy to investors. Macri obtained 51.3 percent of the vote in the run-off election to 48.7 percent for ruling Peronist party rival 58-year-old Daniel Scioli. The 56-year-old Macri inherits a fragile Argentine economy…

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