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Former president says Guyana not ready for same-sex marriages.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana , Former Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo says the country is not ready for the legalisation of same-sex marriages.During a press conference on Wednesday, Jagdeo, who is now leader of the Opposition People's Progressive Party, added his voice to the reignited debate surrounding the decriminalisation of ...

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Caricom condemns bomb attack in Britain.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana , The Caribbean Community yesterday condemned the bomb attack in Manchester in Britain that left at least 22 people dead and nearly 60 others injured.In a brief statement yesterday, Caricom Secretary General Irwin La Rocque said that the 15-member regional grouping “strongly condemns the vicious ...

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Venezuela appeals to regional governments for help.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana , Venezuela's ambassador to Guyana has called on the Government of Guyana and other governments across the region to intervene as Venezuela's political crisis deepens with daily clashes between demonstrators and security forces.Ambassador Reina Diaz, during a press conference here yesterday, urged the ...

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Georgetown prof who confronted Richard Spencer at gym not shy attacking opponents: Opinion.

C. Christine Fair, an associate professor at the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown vented her anger on social media back in 2016 when she went after a former friend, Asra Nomani, a "lifelong liberal" who wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about her decision, as a Muslim immigrant, to vote for Donald ...

- Times-Picayune - US

Guyana Oil: From Rags To Riches.

The Search For El Dorado The first time I landed in Georgetown, Guyana, nearly a decade ago, the impoverished former British colony was grappling with limited economic fortunes. Covered by lush, trackless forests, and rich in bauxite and gold, Guyana was ironically one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere. ...

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6 arrested in Guyana probe of fund linked to Petrocaribe.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana " Two opposition lawmakers and four ex-officials in Guyana have been charged with allegedly mismanaging a sprawling public finance program.Justice officials with President David Granger's government on Friday...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Tourist says uncle hurt in Times Square crash.

A visitor from Guyana says his uncle was injured Thursday when a car swerved onto the sidewalk in Times Square.         


EU parliament vetoes money-laundering blacklist, again.

MEPs on Wednesday rejected a European Commission proposal for a blacklist of countries that facilitate money-laundering, tax evasion, or financing of terrorism. The list featured only eleven countries, none of which are major tax havens. The European Parliament already voted down a similar list in January. Since then, the ...

- EU Observer - EU