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CARICOM | Heads of government start busy week for CARICOM

CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana - Thursday, 14 January 2021  -  Heads of Government set the stage for an active start to 2021 for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) when on Tuesday they continued their discussions towards initiating the economic recovery of the Region which has been devastated by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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GUYANA | Guyana Defence Force, US Dept.of Defense sign logistics agreement

GEORGETOWN, January 14, 2021 - The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Tuesday signed an Acquisition and Cross-Service Agreement with the United States Department of Defense. The Agreement will facilitate reciprocal logistical support between the two countries that caters for combined exercises, deployment, training and other cooperation efforts.
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Trump impeached for historic second time after Capitol insurrection

WASHINGTON DC,  AP January 14, 2021 - Of the 45 presidencies in America's nearly 245-year history, only Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton suffered impeachment. You may now add Donald Trump who was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time, charged with "incitement of insurrection" over the deadly mob seige of the U.S. Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.
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GUYANA hires US lobby firm to focus on business, democracy, regional stability

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, January 13, 2021 - Eyebrows are being raised and questions asked, over a revelation by Demerara Waves that the Irfaan Ali administration has hired a US$25,000 dollars a month Washington DC based consulting firm, The Cormac Group LLC, to lobby the US Congress, other key US agencies, and international financial organisations, to impress upon them the importance of doing business with Guyana and preserving democracy.
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GUYANA | APNU/AFC defends Guyana's territorial stance against Venezuela, but.....

GEORGETOWN, Jan. 13, 2021 – Guyana’s Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs Amanza Walton Desir has warned the Irfaan Ali administration, that despite the need for unity in support of Guyana’s territorial integrity, national unity is being eroded by suppression and de-humanisation of Afro-Guyanese and victimization of persons seen as supporters of the main opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC).
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CARICOM disappointed and concerned over Venezuela statement

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, January 12, 2021 - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  says it is deeply disappointed and concerned at the decree and subsequent statements by Venezuela with respect to that country’s border controversy with Guyana, including intimations of the creation of a strategic area of national development called “Territory for the Development of the Atlantic Façade.”
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CUBA is not a sponsor of state terrorism says Gov't

HAVANA, Cuba, January 12, 2021 -The government of the Republic of Cuba has reacted to a statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intending to include Cuba again on the United States unilateral list of countries that sponsor terrorism, calling the charac terization, Fraudulent, cynical and hypocritical.
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JAMAICA might need a foreign policy reset says 'The Observer'

MONTEGO BAY,  Jamaica Jan. 12, 2021 - The Jamaica Observer newspaper is proposing a reset of Jamaica’s foreign policy in light of the perceived shift away from the well-known course based on non-alignment, multilateralism, and regional cooperation and a tilt towards the Donald Trump regime.
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T&T | PM Rowley recouperating well after angioplasty surgery

MONTEGO BAY,  January 12, 2021- Reports out of Trinidad and Tobago says prime minister Dr. Keith Rowley is recuperating well, after having angioplasty surgery at the Westshore Private Hospital in Cocorite last Saturday. He was admitted last Friday after complaining of discomfort.
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GUYANA | Venezuela/Guyana boundary dispute flares - UN, CARICOM advised

GEORGETOWN, January 11, 2021 - Stung by the recent ruling of the Intertnational Court of Justice in favor of Guyana regarding the tribunal’s jurisdiction in the territorial dispute, Venezuela’s national assembly has announced a renewed claim over the Essequibo region of Guyana, and the establishment of  a special committee for the defense of their decision.
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Far-right activists on social media telegraphed violence weeks in advance of the attack on the US Capitol

The attack on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 was shocking, but no one following right-wing activity on social media should have been surprised. The attempt by President Donald Trump’s far-right supporters to violently stop Congress from certifying the Electoral College vote and formalizing Joe Biden’s election victory was consistent with their openly expressed hopes and plans.
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A scholar of American anti-Semitism explains the hate symbols present at the US Capitol

One of the many horrifying images from the Jan. 6 rampage on the U.S. Capitol shows a long-haired, long-bearded man wearing a black “Camp Auschwitz” T-shirt emblazoned with a skull and crossbones, and under it the phrase “work brings freedom” – an English translation of the Auschwitz concentration camp motto: “Arbeit macht frei.”
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CARICOM concerned over violent siege of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, January 6, 2021 -  The Chairman of  the Caribbean Community, CARICOM, Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has commented on  the storming of the United States Capitol building by supporters of president Donald Trump in an effort to prvent President Elect Joe Biden from assuming the presidency on January 20.
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GUYANA | Auditor General wants probe into multi-million lawyers’ fees for political court cases

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, January 4, 2021 - Demerara Waves - Auditor General Deodat Sharma says procurement procedures were not followed by the then A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) administration to hire local and foreign lawyers to fight a series of political court cases from December, 2018 to July, 2020, as well as other cases for a number of government agencies in the total bill of GYD$170,828,203.
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JAMAICA | PM Holness extends condolences on the death of "Butch" Stewart

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, January 5, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reacted to the news of the passing of legendary Jamaican hotelier and Chairman of the ATL Group, Gordon "Butch" who died last night after a brief illness at the age of 79. Stewart, founder of Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts, and their parent company Sandals Resorts International, as well as The ATL Group and The Jamaica Observer, was a recipient of the Order of Jamaica and the Commander of the Order of Distinction. He was born on July 6, 1941. In a statement from Jamaica House the prime minister said "It is with deep sadness that I learnt of the passing of one of Jamaica’s most brilliant, innovative and transformative business minds, the Honourable Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart OJ, CD, Hon. LLD."Butch Stewart is a Jamaican icon and businessman of the highest order. He was a nationalist who truly and deeply loved his country. He is known for his strong business acumen and legendary philanthropy. "Indeed, he was a towering figure in Jamaica. He created the globally recognised Sandals brand, impacted local and regional tourism, contributed significantly to brand Jamaica through his involvement in tourism, his leadership of Air Jamaica, and his contribution to business and the economy."Butch was a man way ahead of his time, he had an eye for details and his ability to market and deliver world class service in any endeavor was tremendously distinctive. He was an extraordinary human being with an unwavering commitment to the social good. He has left his unmistakeable mark across the region and the world and we shall miss him dearly. "I send heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and the thousands of employees whose lives he no doubt personally impacted. This loss is not just Jamaica’s, it is the Caribbean’s."
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JAMAICA | Opposition wants Gov't to put more Thought in Children’s Education

KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 4, 2021: Shadow Minister of Education and Training, Dr Angela Brown Burke, has taken note of the statement by the Minister of Education, Fayval Williams, regarding the reopening of schools for January 2021. Dr Brown Burke is however concerned that the Minister’s statement ignores the socio-economic climate within which we now operate. 
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