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Government & Politics

President Granger Tells New Diplomats "Our Territory is Not Going to be Bargained Away"

President Granger (ctr), Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greenidge (left) and D. G. Foreign Affairs, Audrey Waddell (right)

Georgetown, Guyana – (July 25, 2016) President David Granger, earlier this evening, issued a strong charge to the newly appointed diplomats to make Guyana's interests and that of its people their first priority, as they take up their new posts. Among these national interests is the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy.

President Granger meets with Dominican Prime Minister ahead of CARICOM Meeting

President David Granger exchanges a handshake with Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit at the Pegasus

Georgetown, Guyana – July 3, 2016:  His Excellency President David Granger, this morning, sat down for a breakfast meeting with the Right Honourable, Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, who is in Guyana for the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) Thirty-Seventh Regular Meeting of the Heads of Government.

Two Billion Strong Commonwealth Stands Resolutely Behind "Diamond in the Region"

President David Granger presents a token gift to Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, Baroness Patricia Scotland

Georgetown, Guyana – (May 25, 2016) Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, Baroness Patricia Scotland, this morning, during a courtesy call on President David Granger, at the Ministry of the Presidency, said Guyana is a diamond in the Region and that the Commonwealth stands resolutely behind this country in the face of Venezuela's claims on its territory.

President Granger Charges New Mayors, Deputy Mayors to Serve Without Fear or Favour

President David Granger, Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo & Minister Mr. Ronald (sixth from left) and the new Mayors

Georgetown, Guyana – (April 6, 2016) President David Granger, today, charged the newly sworn-in Mayors and Deputy Mayors, who were elected at the March 18 Local Government Elections (LGEs) to put aside politics and personal vendettas and work to develop their communities, towns, regions and the country as a whole.

President Granger Meets UK Parliamentarian Here to Engage Local MPs on Democracy

President Granger is flanked by Mr. David Lammy and Ms. Dellon Adams from the Parliament Office of Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana – (March 31, 2016) President David Granger, today, received a courtesy call from Mr. David Lammy, a parliamentarian from the United Kingdom (UK), who is currently in Guyana as part of a delegation from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) to engage local Members of Parliament (MPs) in workshops on democracy.

Government Optimistic For a Speedy Resolution of Border Issue With Venezuela – Foreign Affairs Minister

Government is optimistic that Venezuela’s challenge to Guyana’s internationally accepted territory will soon be resolved by the United Nations. Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, told the Government Information Agency that except for the normal conduit of communication via the embassies on routine matters, dialogue is taking place, “via the Secretary General of the United Nations.”

Argentina's Political Change can Influence Changes in UNASUR's Strategies

Dr. Odeen Ishmael

By a relatively slim margin, conservative opposition challenger Mauricio Macri of the Commitment to Change party won Argentina's presidential election on November 22, bringing to an end to more than a decade of leftist rule and with a promise to open up the ailing economy to investors.

Guyana Commits to Working with Indonesia to Ensure the Survival of Small States

Republic of Indonesia His Excellency, Dominicus Supratikto, presents credentials to President David Granger

Georgetown, Guyana – (October 7, 2015) President David Granger says his administration will be looking  forward to working with the Representative of Indonesia to ensure that global solutions are found for the problems of developing nations, including problems that affect the security and survival of small states.

Venezuela Rejects US Interference in Essequibo Dispute

On Tuesday, TelesurTV announced that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rejected declarations from the new U.S. Ambassador Perry Holloway, regarding the dispute over the Essequibo region.

According to TelesurTV President Maduro said:

Guyanese In Washington Protest at Venezuelan Embassy

Guyanese Protesting outside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC

Numerous Guyanese from in and around Washington DC braved inclement weather today to protest Venezuela's claim to two-thirds of Guyana’s territory on the anniversary of the arbitrary award which settled the border between the two countries in 1899.

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