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Venezuela Stages Military Exercise to Counter U.S. 'Threat'

According to several in the Venezuela media, the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) of Venezuela has denounced “dangerous US military exercises, called Tradewinds, with the participation of Caribbean countries.”  and “that means an imminent danger for us, so we have to use the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) as part of our constitutional mission to guarantee independence and sovereignty."

Venezuela’s Expanding Claims to Guyana’s Territory - Dr. Odeen Ishmael

Dr. Odeen Ishmael

Venezuela’s decree of May 26, 2015, projects yet another extension of that country’s claim to Guyana’s territory. Previously, the Spanish-speaking republic had generally restricted its spurious territorial assertion to the actual land area—except in the declaration of a previous decree in 1968—but now that is extended into Guyana’s maritime waters as far as the 200-mile limit in a north-easterly direction to abut the maritime Guyana-Suriname boundary. This enlargement of the Venezuelan claim is obviously a blatant contravention of international law and will not be condoned in any way by the international community.

Venezuela's President Nicolas Madura at the helm of greatness or a victim of Déjà vu

The recent decree by President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela laying claim to Guyana’s territory is setting the stage for a scenario that played out in the 1990s.

In 1990 Iraq accused Kuwait of using advanced drilling techniques" to exploit oil from a shared oil field. Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein decided to claim portions of Kuwait and justified its invasion by claiming that Kuwait was a natural part of Iraq carved off as a result of British imperialism.

Statement by the Cooperative Republic of Guyana regarding the issuance of the Presidential Decree by Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Georgetown, Guyana
June 7, 2015

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has issued a Presidential Decree purporting to annex maritime spaces pertaining to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana under the relevant rules of International Law.

PPP Issues Press Statement Rejecting Venezuela’s Claim to Guyana’s Territory

People's Progressive Party
Freedom House
Monday, June 8, 2015

Amidst all of the issues facing Guyanese on the change in Government after 23 years of the People Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), come the news, belatedly so, of the decree by the Bolivian Republic of Venezuela that essentially converts Guyana to a land locked country.

New Venezuelan Decree Claims Ownership Over Guyana’s Continental Shelf

June 6, 2015 - Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on May 27 issued a decree creating the “Atlantic coast of Venezuela&rdq

First Meeting of the India-CARICOM Joint Commission, Georgetown

The long anticipated inaugural meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-India Joint Commission was held on Tuesday 2 June at the Georgetown, Guyana, Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat.

Letter and PETITION to Harvard School of Public Health asking that they sever their affiliation with Mr. Leslie Ramsammy

Julio Frenk, Dean
Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
677 Huntington Avenue,
Boston, MA 02115

c/o Ms Linda McDonald Brady, Chief of Staff
brady@hsph.harvard.edu; 617-432-5522

Re: Concerns about HSPH’s affiliation with Mr. Leslie Ramsammy- current Richard L. and Ronay A. Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow

Muslim Organizations Congratulate Newly Elected President of Guyana David A. Granger

Anna Catherina Islamic Complex (ACIC)

The Anna Catherina Islamic Complex (ACIC) & The Guyana United Sadr Islamic Anjuman (GUSIA) on behalf of the wider Muslim community express our heartfelt congratulation to Mr. David A. Granger, as the 8th elected President of the Republic of Guyana. In choosing you, the Guyanese people have chosen the path of change and optimism.

Press Statement from British High Commissioner Greg Quinn to Congratulate H. E. David granger

British High Commissioner Greg Quinn

Let me take this opportunity to congratulate the people of Guyana following the formal declaration of results of the 2015 general and regional elections. This was a hard fought campaign and the high level of participation is to be commended.

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