Guyanese police and soldiers are being deployed countrywide to combat crime, prepare to counter terrorism and strengthen border security ahead of Venezuela’s elections later this month, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Wednesday.
In an effort to promote a green economy and environment the government of Guyana is to ban the importation and use of closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam, popularly known as Styrofoam, as of January 1, 2016.
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday stayed clear of any direct reference to the border controversy with Guyana, but instead said the recent troop deployment had more to do with is country’s fight against drug trafficking.
NEW YORK, New York, September 28, 2015 - Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro and the President of Guyana, David Granger, yesterday held talks in the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York as they try to settle a border dispute which threatens military action between the two countries.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, August 29, 2015 - Guyana's Foreign Ministry says a United Nations (UN) team arrived in Guyana on Friday night, to begin a mission to explore another way of settling the decades-old border controversy with Venezuela.