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GUYANA | Gov't to challenge the outcome of the No-Confidence vote

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, December 31, 2018 - The Guyana APNU+AFC Coalition Government appears set to mount a challenge to the outcome of the recent Opposition sponsored no-confidence vote which it lost as a result of a coalition member voting with the Opposition PPP.
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CARICOM: A Community on the move says Holness

KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 29, 2018 - Outgoing Chairman of the CARICOM Community, Jamaica's Prime Minister  Andrew Holness has declared CARICOM a community on the move with its renewed focus on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy and its global leadership of Small Island Developing States.
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CARICOM | New Chair of CARICOM to Focus on Single Market

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, Decermber 29, 2018 - Incoming Chairman of the Caribbean Community, St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, says he intends to to build on the accomplishments of his predecessor, Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and further advance implementation of the Single Market and Economy from what has been achieved in 2018.
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CARICOM | Dr. Arlene Laing succeeds Tyrone Southerland at CMO

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, December 29, 2018 - The Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO) has a new coordinating Director. She is Dr. Arlene Laing, a native of Jamaica who succeeds  Mr Tyrone Sutherland, long-serving Coordinating Director who retired in November.
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JAMAICA | Opposition wants delay in plastic bag ban implementation

KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 28, 2018: The People’s National Party’s (PNP) Shadow Minister of Land and the Environment, Senator Sophia Fraser Binns is calling on the Government to delay the implementation of the Ban on Single Use Plastic Bags and move expeditiously to an island wide Public Education and Awareness campaign to sensitize the public ahead of any move to replace the popular plastic bags.

JAMAICA | PNP wants Gov't to address water crisis

KINGSTON, Jamaica. December 28, 2018:The People’s National Party’s (PNP) Shadow Minister of Water and Climate Change, Mr. Ian Hayles, M.P., is calling on the Minister with responsibility for water to immediately address the water crisis being experienced by nearly one million residents in over forty communities in the Kingston Metropolitan Area, as well as, in communities in the parishes of St. Catherine, St. James and St. Mary.

Steps new government must take to get the DRC onto a sounder footing

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been consumed by conflict and instability over the past two decades. The state is weak while unemployment is rife and good health care and education are inaccessible for most people. The Conversation Africa asked Marta Iñiguez about the country’s troubles, and what can be done to turn the situation around.
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GUYANA | Granger tipped to lead the Coalition into Elections

GEORGETOWN, December 25, 2018 - Despite Guyana's President David Granger being diagnosed with the cancerous Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, there are hints that he may be asked to return as the Presidential candidate for the APNU + AFC coalition, in the upcoming Regional and General elections.
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GUYANA | Britain joins US and CARICOM in reaffirming Guyana's Sovereignty

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, December 25, 2018 - Britain has joined the United States and CARICOM in reaffirming Guyana's, sovereignty following an incident on Saturday in which Venezuela’s Navy attempted to land a helicopter on the Bahamas-flagged Ramform Tethys, a seismic research vessel that ExxonMobil hired from the Norway-based Petro Geological Services to gather data from the western end of the Stabroek Block in Guyanese waters.
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Venezuela exhorts the US to respect international law

CARACAS, Venezuela, December 25, 2018 - The Vice-minister for North America of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, Carlos Ron, has emphatically rejected the statement made by the Under Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States, Kimberly Breier, regarding the controversy that arose between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.

CARICOM made great strides in the past year says LaRocque

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, December 25, 2018 - Caribbean Community Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque says over the past year, the regional organization has made a number of significant advances that have strengthened the organization.
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CARICOM concerned over Interception of Research Vessel

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana,  December 25, 2018 - The Caribbean Community, CARICOM, has reiterated its support for the Co-operative People's Republic of Guyana, following Venezuela's  interception of a seismic research vessel in the waters off the coast of Berbice on Saturday.
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BRITAIN | Would a second referendum deliver a vote to remain? What polling tells us

With the gridlock in parliament continuing and preparations by the UK government and by Brussels for a “no-deal” Brexit being put in place, a second referendum on EU membership might well be on the cards. But it raises an intriguing question: will a second referendum deliver a different verdict from the first one? To answer this question we need to look both at where public opinion currently stands and where it stood in the past.

BRITAIN | What makes someone an ‘illegal immigrant’?

After months of negotiations and some controversy, a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was agreed by 164 countries in early December. In the final text of this agreement and in the process that led up to it, distinguishing between “legal” or “regular” and “illegal” or “irregular” migration was presented as central to a state’s sovereignty.
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BARBADOS | Airport Workers To Become Shareholders

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -  Workers at the Grantley Adams International Airport Inc. (GAIA) are being offered the opportunity to become shareholders in that company in an arrangement which will also see the airport being run by a concessionaire.
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GUYANA Protests Vezezuela Military Interception of Oil Exploration Vessell

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, December 23, 2018 -The Government of Guyana has lodged a protest with the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,  over its "latest act of illegality and blatant disrespect for Guyana’s sovereignty" following its military's interception of a Norweigan research vessel, the Ramform Tethys, that was conducting seismic oil exploration activities offshore the coast of Guyana on behalf of Esso Exploration & Production, Guyana Limited (Exxon Mobil).
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GUYANA | Gov't Topples In No-Confidence Vote; AFC MP sides with opposition

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, December 22, 2018 - Demerara Waves - Guyanese would most likely  go back to the polls in general elections before the end of March, 2019, after the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) won its no-confidence motion 33-32 Friday night when Alliance For Change (AFC) back-bencher Charrandas Persaud voted  against the government.
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US, allies slam China for economic espionage, spies indicted

WASHINGTON/LONDON, (Reuters) – The United States and three allies chastised China for economic espionage yesterday, ratcheting up tensions as U.S. prosecutors indicted two Chinese nationals linked to a spy agency on charges of stealing confidential data from American government agencies and businesses around the world.
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