Daily Archives: September 17, 2020

Briefing With Senior State Department Official On Mike Pompeo’s visit to Guyana and Region

US Secretary of State to highlight “inclusive and transparent governance” in Guyana

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

The United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to stress the importance of “inclusive and transparent governance” in Guyana during his two-day visit this oil-rich South American nation.

“We stand together with diverse population of Guyana, as inclusive and transparent governance will be key to building a sustainable future,” the State Department said in a fact sheet issued ahead of Mr. Pompeo’s two-day visit to Guyana.          Continue reading

DRUG SMUGGLING: Crashed plane with cocaine and another at Issano Mazaruni – one dead. 3 arrested

  Sep 16, 2020  News      Crashed cocaine airplane… – seized drugs weighed 390 kilos

The 206 Cessna Aircfaft which was escorted to the city

The unidentified body of a male, seized cocaine and one of the planes along with the three suspects found at Nine Miles, Issano, Middle Mazaruni, Region Seven, have all arrived in Georgetown as investigations continue.

Interpol to assist with probe

This newspaper has also been reliably informed by police sources that the International Police (Interpol) will assist the Guyana Police Force (GPF) with the investigation in identifying the dead male and ascertaining who the detained foreign nationals are.    Continue reading

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Pre-Election Diplomatic Offensive Glosses Over Awkward Realities – Opinion

The ‘Abraham Accords’ merely make public once-furtive friendships between Israel and Gulf monarchies, while bigger problems remain 

Julian Borger | The Guardian UK

The White House was festooned with the flags of four nations. There were trumpet blasts, multiple signatures on various pieces of paper, and much weighty talk about blood and history – everything you might expect from a peace deal.

AND NOT JUST ANY PEACE DEAL. The agreements signed in Washington on Tuesday were titled the Abraham Accords, implying an epochal reconciliation between Judaism, Islam and Christianity, three faiths with shared Middle East ancestry.                 Continue reading

Caribbean: Barbados to become a Republic in 2021

Barbados Nation Newspaper – 15 September 2020

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Barbados’ first prime minister, Errol Walton Barrow,

Barbados’ first prime minister, Errol Walton Barrow, cautioned against loitering on colonial premises. 

    • Barbados will become a Republic by next year.
This announcement was made by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason as she delivered the Throne Speech during the State Opening of Parliament at Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St Michael on Tuesday.

“Barbados’ first prime minister, The Rt. Excellent Errol Walton Barrow, cautioned against loitering on colonial premises. That warning is as relevant today as it was in 1966.          Continue reading