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“Guyana Our Own” – Music Video by Blaze Anthonio on Guyana-Venezuela border dispute

“Guyana Our Own” – Music Video by Blaze Anthonio

Published on Mar 22, 2018 – by Blazeanthonio

The song released and shared with you isn’t just another song! As Guyanese, this song was produced to raise awareness concerning the controversy between Guyana and neighboring Venezuela as they try to take ownership of Essequibo!              Continue reading

Caribbean: The drivers of the region’s future – By David Jessop

Commentary: The View from Europe: The drivers of the region’s future
caribbeannewsnow.com – November 14, 2015 – By David Jessop 
In geopolitics it is the long game that matters.

It is therefore not surprising that Guyana’s president, David Granger, and Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro met separately in Riyadh with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz in Al Saud when they attended recently the fourth summit of Arab and South American Countries.

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David Jessop

 

In part, the interest of both men was in Saudi Arabia’s decision to continue pumping oil in quantities that will maintain its global market share but with the effect that world energy prices will remain low. It is a decision that touches the strategic interests of many states from Iran to Russia as well as non-state actors like ISIS.

For President Maduro, a return to much higher oil prices would not only improve his country’s economic fortunes, but also facilitate the expansion of PetroCaribe related programmes across the region. Any significant increase in the price of oil would also offer the opportunity to promote his alternative social thinking, change hemispheric relationships, and broaden resistance against what Caracas regards as ideological and economic pressure from the US and multinationals.    Continue reading

Guyana: “Essequibo Is We Own” – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Map of Guyana - Disputed Area being claimed by Venezuela

Map of Guyana: “Disputed Territory” (salmon-pink) claimed by Venezuela
Source: Caracas Chronicles

Guyana struck black gold in May 2015! American oil giant ExxonMobil estimates that their find amounts to at least 700 million barrels of crude oil, valued at US$40 billion, over ten times Guyana’s entire economy (GDP). The elation of Guyana’s newly-elected government was short-lived. Within weeks, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro issued a decree claiming sovereignty over the ExxonMobil’s drill site along with the rest of Guyana’s territorial waters off the Essequibo region. [That Guyana should keep it in the ground is another story.]

Venezuela persists in a belief that the entire region west of the Essequibo River, including the islands in the river, is rightfully theirs. With over 50,000 square miles of savanna and forest cover, the Essequibo Region makes up about two-thirds of Guyana’s total territory.

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Granger, Jagdeo hold talks

Granger, Jagdeo hold talks

Monday, 31 August 2015 19:35 – Written by   – Comments

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and President David Granger in talks at the Ministry of the Presidency.

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and President David Granger in talks at the Ministry of the Presidency.

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo earlier Monday evening, according to the Ministry of the Presidency.  They focussed on “several urgent matters which need to be addressed by all Guyanese.”

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday evening assured President David Granger that the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) would give its unqualified support to the government in protecting Guyana’s territorial integrity.
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