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GUYANA: President Irfaan Ali skirts question about fairness of Exxon deal

When correspondent Shaun Tandon asked President Irfaan Ali whether the deal is fair, the Head-of-State sidestepped the question and proceeded to tell the Agence France-Presse (AFP) journalist about other plans his administration has for the oil sector.

President, Dr. Irfaan Ali

“The arrangement itself,” Tandon asked Ali, “Do you feel that it’s equitable? Do you feel that it’s fair for Guyana?”
Fielding questions under the Baridi Benab at State House, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the President only offered that his administration is reviewing the Payara Field Development Plan (FDP), Exxon’s third intended development.        Continue reading

US Secretary of State arrives in Guyana amid tight security, continued skepticism

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo greets Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo. Partly hidden are President Irfaan Ali and the First Lady. Also in picture are Attorney General Anil Nandlall, Foreign Affairs Minister Hugh Todd and Minister of Governance and Parliamentary Affairs Gail Teixeira.

United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Guyana late Thursday afternoon on a whirlwind four-nation  South American tour, under tight security and lingering scepticism about whether his visit is linked to plans for eventual regime change in Venezuela.            Continue reading

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, to visit Guyana this week

  Sep 13, 2020 Kaieteur News

A September 11, 2020 correspondence between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Guyana Defence Force has made its way into the public and it indicates that the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, will visit Guyana between Thursday, September 17 to Friday, September 18, 2020.

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo

He will be the highest, serving ranking US official to visit Guyana.

A meeting with President Irfaan Ali is likely, though it is unclear what the purpose of the Secretary’s visit is.  Continue reading

Guyana Elections: US calls on Granger gov’t to step aside; announces visa restrictions

Mike Pompeo
Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today announced visa restrictions on individuals undermining democracy here and said that the Granger administration must respect the results of democratic elections and step aside.

Pompeo, speaking at the State Department in Washington, said that immediate family members of these individuals could also be affected.            Continue reading

Venezuela crisis: Maduro claims victory over ‘deranged’ coup attempt

Venezuela crisis: Maduro claims victory over ‘deranged’ coup attempt

President blames Trump imperialists and ‘coup-mongering far right’ as rival Juan Guaidó calls for more protests

 National Guard armoured vehicle drives into protesters in Venezuela – video

Nicolás Maduro claimed his troops have thwarted a botched attempt to topple him masterminded by Venezuela’s “coup-mongering far right” and Donald Trump’s deranged imperialist “gang”.

In an hour-long address to the nation on Tuesday night – his first since the pre-dawn uprising began – Maduro accused opposition leader Juan Guaidó and his political mentor Leopoldo López of seeking to spark an armed confrontation that might be used as a pretext for a foreign military intervention.                Continue reading