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Guyana recommits to peaceful resolution of border issue with Venezuela

July 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Prime Minister Samuel Hinds

GEORGETOWN (GINA) -Prime Minister Samuel Hinds said Guyana looks forward to working with Venezuela in resolving the border issue under the aegis of the new mechanism employed by the ‘Good Officer Process’ of the United Nations Secretary General aimed at assisting both countries to find a solution.

Hinds was speaking at the 199th Independence Anniversary of Venezuela on July 8.

The Prime Minister said the commitment to the principle of comity among nations, non-interaction in the internal affairs of sovereign states and the peaceful coexistence of all nations remain the cornerstone of Guyana’s foreign policy. “We are pleased Venezuela is one of the countries promoting adherence to these standards which is gaining not only expressions of support but growing commitment from the international community.”

Prime Minister Hinds stated that President Bharrat Jagdeo is expected to visit Venezuela on the invitation of President Hugo Chavez and it is hoped that the discussions will provide added political impetus to the development of relations between the two countries. Guyana eagerly anticipates the convening of the Fifth Meeting of the Guyana/Venezuela high level bilateral commission which has the potential to provide the drive for a more improved program of functional cooperation, the Prime Minister said.

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TT, Guyana seek new economic ties

June 24, 2010 1 comment

RIME MINISTER Kamla Persad- Bissessar welcomes President of Guyana Bharat Jagdeo to the Office of the Prime Minister, St Clair, where they held talks on economic cooperation. Author: AZLAN MOHAMMED

By: CLINT CHAN TACK (Trinidad & Tobago’s Newsday)

PORT OF SPAIN/ GEORGETOWN -Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago -Kamla Persad-Bissessar and President of Guyana Bharat Jagdeo yesterday announced that both countries will be building new bridges of economic cooperation. Addressing a joint news conference with Jagdeo at the Office of the Prime Minister in St Clair, Persad-Bissessar observed that Guyana’s economy was “very buoyant” in terms of its tremendous natural resources.

With Guyana embarking on a major oil and gas exploration thrust later this year, Persad-Bissessar suggested to Jagdeo that, “TT may be able to lend some expertise in that regard because we are well poised with that kind of expertise when it comes to oil and natural gas.”

Disclosing that Jagdeo will return to TT in September with a team to meet with local business persons and other investors, the Prime Minister said TT stands to benefit from the strides which Guyana has made in the area of food production “over a relatively short space of time.”

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T&T PM scolds media on false publication on Guyana President

June 23, 2010 Leave a comment

PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar

By: Richard Lord

President Bharrat Jagdeo

President Bharrat Jagdeo was appalled and concerned about a newspaper article that appeared in the Trinidad Daily Express which claimed he was expected in T&T yesterday to discuss the relocation of an aluminum smelter plant from La Brea in T&T to Guyana.

This is according to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who spoke with reporters about the issue, during a news briefing at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, yesterday. “The headline is totally false, totally, totally false,” she stressed.

“In fact, President Jagdeo, through his representative here, was very concerned when he saw that headline, because there was no such agenda. “He was very appalled because he has only just recently received an award that has to do with the environment and it has placed him in a very difficult position in his own country—on something that has been totally false in a Trinidad newspaper.”

Click here to see the article in question.

BREAKING NEWS: AFC willing to partner with any interested party for upcoming elections

June 22, 2010 1 comment

By: Alex Holder Sr.

GEORGETOWN -The Alliance for Change (AFC) today announced that it is opened to any partnerships for the upcoming regional and general elections in Guyana.

The announcement was made at a press conference earlier today.

According to reports the party has had talks with members of the ruling PPPC, who would have signaled their interests in switching sides.

The strength of this the coalition, irrespective of its combination, was challenged by the PPP General Secretary in an interview, where he said there was no way any AFC alliance could beat the PPPC in an election.

The party’s announcement comes on the heels of strong internal disagreement on the issue of leadership rotation.

Latest media reports suggests that the AFC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) will recommend Khemraj Ramjattan as the presidential candidate at the party’s National Conference in October.

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Research and Markets: Guyana – A Political Risk Forecast 2010 Follows a Standard Format That Includes both the Details and Executive Summaries

June 22, 2010 Leave a comment

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Guyana – A Political Risk Forecast” country profile to their offering.

This 60-page report forecasts the climate for international business under three most likely regime scenarios in the country over the next 18 months and over the next five years. Data includes Political Risk Forecasts for Turmoil, Financial Transfer, Export Markets and Direct Investment for both forecast periods. A Political Risk Services Country Report helps you evaluate the international business climate. They are the perfect starting point before you invest, alerting you to potential risks in the future.

Revised annually with updates issued as warranted, these reports follow a standard format that includes both the details and executive summaries. They include political and economic risk forecasts, 10-year time series for 52 economic and social variables, as well as giving you independent risk ratings that help you assess the risks of doing business in a country.

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Problems with opposition parties in Guyana – PPPR may continue to govern

June 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Oscar Ramjeet is an attorney at law who practices extensively throughout the wider Caribbean

By: Oscar Ramjeet

Opposition parties in Guyana, inspired by the merger of forces in Trinidad and Tobago, which now form the government of the twin island republic, and the coalition in Suriname, are hopeful that, if there is unity, the Bharrat Jagdeo government can be defeated at next year’s general elections. However, instead of co-operation there is further division and chaos.

Like the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), there is leadership problem in the relatively new and upcoming force, Alliance for Change (AFC), since one of the leaders, Khemraj Ramjattan, an attorney and former People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) member of parliament, is keeping away from the party he formed with Raphael Trotman, also an attorney, who broke away from the PNCR. The reason being is that Ramjattan was sidelined a week ago in a promised agreement for him to lead the party.

Reports from Georgetown state that Ramjattan, who hails from the Corentyne in Berbice, but has been living in Georgetown for two decades, has been boycotting meetings of his party, obviously disenchanted because his party failed to keep its promise. Under a commitment to revolving leadership, Ramjattan was to have taken over last week from leader Trotman. It is understood that the rotating agreement has been set aside because Trotman is touted to be the AFC’s presidential candidate for next year’s elections

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