Daily Archives: January 4, 2019

Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations Luncheon – Toronto – February 24, 2019

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University of Guyana (UG) Renaissance Newsletter – June-September 2018

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A power struggle at this time will be disastrous for Guyana — Mohamed Hamaludin

A power struggle at this time will be disastrous for Guyana — MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

An intense drama is unfolding in Guyana, the former British colony on the northern shoulder of South America, where huge oil discoveries will transform the economy and propel its 750,000 citizens into an era of wealth.

The government of President David Granger, ruling with a thin majority, was stunned Dec. 21 after a member of a junior coalition partner backed a no-confidence vote in the first-ever such political development in the nation which was granted independence on May 26, 1966.

Meanwhile, the Venezuelan navy menaced two oil exploration vessels doing work for ExxonMobil, the main oil company searching Guyana’s waters nearly 200 miles off the Essequibo region, escalating a border dispute more than a century old.                   Continue reading

Brazil farm lobby wins as Bolsonaro grabs control over indigenous lands – Reuters

Jair Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA,  (Reuters) – New Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued an executive order yesterday making the Agriculture Ministry responsible for deciding on lands claimed by indigenous peoples, in a victory for agribusiness that will likely enrage environmentalists.

The temporary decree, which will expire unless it is ratified within 120 days by Congress, strips power over land claim decisions from indigenous affairs agency FUNAI. It says the Agriculture Ministry will now be responsible for “identification, delimitation, demarcation and registration of lands traditionally occupied by indigenous people.”       Continue reading

Former US Ambassador Holloway now working with Guyana Goldfields

Stabroek News – 03 January 2019.

Perry L. Holloway

Guyana Goldfields Inc. today announced the appointment of  former US Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Affairs, effective as of January 1, 2019.

The appointment comes just days after Holloway completed his tour of duty in Guyana, and went into retirement.       Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Speaker refuses to review no-confidence decision

Stabroek News – 03 January 2019  [ DPI Video of Parliament below ]

His declaration came this afternoon at a scheduled sitting of the National Assembly which was boycotted by the opposition PPP/C.

Scotland said that the issues arising from the passage of the motion must “cause us to look outside of Parliament for answers”.

He recommended that the matter be taken to court for a final determination.       Continue reading

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