Politics

President Granger and President Maduro meet as UN tries to ease the tension

by Gordon Moseley at the United Nations in New York President David Granger and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sat down with UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon on Sunday evening for UN facilitated talks as Guyana continues to complain about Venezuela’s ongoing threats and claim to Guyana’s territory. Both Leaders appeared serious as they headed into the […]

Guyana seeks Cuba’s help in border controversy row with Venezuela

Cuba remains one of the closest allies of Venezuela but despite that, President David Granger on Sunday still sought the help of the communist country to stave off Venezuela’s aggression in the border controversy with Guyana. President Granger and Cuban President, Raul Castro held bilateral discussions at the United Nations headquarters in New York on […]

Haitians and others refused entry after arriving with no visas and insufficient funds

Guyanese Immigration Officers have refused entry to several foreign nationals attempting to enter the country over the last week without proper documentation and visas. Speaking to media operatives on Friday, Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix reported that on September 23, some seven Haitians attempted to enter Guyana but were turned away. He explained that this was […]

Jagdeo offers no comment on Venezuelan troop build up but urges President to meet Maduro

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is urging President David Granger to ensure he makes himself available for the United Nations (UN) facilitated talks with his counterpart Nicolas Maduro in New York this weekend. Mr. Jagdeo believes this meeting is particularly important if the two neighbors are to resolve the current border controversy that has flared up in […]

President briefs India’s Prime Minister on Venezuela’s aggression

President David Granger on Thursday evening began his series of bilateral meetings with other Heads of Government attending the  70th United Nations General Assembly in New York. Last evening, the President held talks with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. After the closed door high level meeting, the President said the border controversy with Venezuela was discussed with Prime […]