Guyana

  • Finance Minister: No effort spared to safeguard integrity of financial systems

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Chronicle – THE stability and strength of any financial system are an indispensable prerequisite for the overall health and well-being of an economy, says Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh, and the current Administration has spared no effort in safeguarding the integrity of local financial systems. Addressing the matter Monday during his Budget 2014 presentation to the House, Dr…

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  • GUYANA-POLITICS-President reiterates need for opposition to ensure passage of anti-money laundering bill

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – President Donald Ramotar has reiterated the need for the opposition parties to support the anti-money laundering legislation which he said is part of the international initiative to deal with terrorism and money laundering. The opposition parties – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC) – control 33 of the 65-seats in…

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  • An intriguing turn

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Stabroek News – Hemispheric and regional reactions to the situation in Venezuela have taken an intriguing turn. Last Friday, the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS) approved a declaration, expressing “Solidarity and Support for Democratic Institutions, Dialogue and Peace in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela” and “appreciation, full support and encouragement for the initiatives and…

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  • ST. LUCIA-MARINE-Guyanese cargo vessel quarantined as investigations continue into death of crew mem

    CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC-A Guyanese cargo vessel 'Lady Zai' remained quarantined in St.Lucia waters for the fifth day on Thursday as investigations continue into the death of a crew member, and the hospitalisation of another following the outbreak of a “communicable disease” on board. As a result none of the remaining eight crew members have been allowed to disembark, while…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Hon  MS. Jennifer Webster, Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Republic of Guyana, on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) -Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls

    Statement by the Hon MS. Jennifer Webster, Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Republic of Guyana, on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) -Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls

    I have the honour to speak on behalf of the fourteen Member States of the Caribbean Community on the priority theme: “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”. CARICOM associates itself with the statements delivered by the distinguished representatives of Bolivia on behalf of the G77 and China, and Costa Rica on…

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  • Venezuela still simmers

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Stabroek News – Contrary to what we posited in our editorial last Friday, that authoritarian regimes generally view making concessions, including being brought to the dialogue table, as a sign of weakness, the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, affirmed that same day that the Peace Conference launched by President Nicolás Maduro was not “a sign…

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  • GUYANA-POLITICS-Opposition against Trinidadian attorney on Commission of Inquiry

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The opposition grouping, A partnership for National Unity (APNU), is questioning the appointment of a senior counsel from Trinidad and Tobago to serve on a Commission of Inquiry into the killing of noted Guyanese academic and political activist, Dr. Walter Rodney in 1980. The APNU said that the Seenauth Jairam had been retained by the ruling…

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  • Natural Resources Minister and Mexican Ambassador discuss closer environmental partnership

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Chronicle – MINISTER of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud on Wednesday met with Mexican Ambassador to Guyana, Francisco Olguin to discuss closer collaboration between Guyana and Mexico with regard to environmental matters.Present also at the meeting were Commissioner of the Protected Areas Commission, Damian Fernandes and other environmental officers. Already, the ministry is receiving support from…

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  • At Mining Day forum in Canada …Minister Gopaul sells Guyana as country with immense mining potential

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Chronicle – GUYANA is open for business and its mining sector holds vast potential for investors, declared Labour Minister, Dr. Nanda K. Gopaul, as he delivered remarks at the Guyana Mining Day at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada. Minister Gopaul conveyed greetings from His Excellency, President Ramotar,…

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  • GUYANA SETS PACE ON ‘FREE MOVEMENT’ IN CARICOM….

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Chronicle – FOREIGN MINISTER, Carolyn Rodriques-Birkett was evidently quite pleased in announcing last Thursday that Guyana has become ‘the first’ country of the 15-member Caribbean Community to successfully enact legislation that guarantees free intra-regional movement of CARICOM nationals consistent with the Revised Community Treaty. Among the more high profile Foreign Ministers of CARICOM, she has been quite active…

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