President of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger will lead a delegation, including Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Carl B. Greenidge, to the Ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) in St. Michael Barbados, Wednesday 5 September.
Georgetown, Guyana – (September 15, 2018) Villages such as Shulinab, located in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region (Region Nine) must strive to realise their economic potential, President David Granger said today at this year’s Indigenous Heritage Day celebrations.
The President focused his speech on economic prosperity even as he presented $5 million dollars to the village’s Toshao, Nicholas Fredericks for the enhancement of his village.
Thank you very much. First of all I want to thank the invitation to participate as a panelist in this important parallel event. The presentations that preceded me were very interesting and illustrative, and I promise that mine will be brief.
First of all, I would like to point out that it is not possible to examine the issue of poverty and its relationship with Human Rights, separate from the problem of inequality and income polarization.
The longstanding border controversy between the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela arose as a result of the Venezuelan contention that the Arbitral Award of 1899 about the frontier between British Guiana and Venezuela is null and void. In the Geneva Agreement of 1966, Guyana and Venezuela conferred upon the Secretary-General the power and responsibility to choose a means of peaceful settlement from amongst those contemplated in Article 33 of the Charter of the United Nations.
It has come to the attention of the Government of Guyana through amedia report in the Venezuelan publication El Nacional of 15th March 2017 that a resolution of the Energy and Petroleum Commission of the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela entitled ‘Approved Agreement to Reject Oil Operations in the Essequibo’ has called for the immediate cessation of on-going offshore oil exploration and exploitation activities under Guyanese license in the Stabroek concession block well wit
Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, has emphasized that a zone of peace is at risk of destabilization if the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy is not expeditiously resolved. Mr. Greenidge made these remarks during a lecture that he delivered at the University of Havana last Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
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