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 […]

Guyana to deploy additional troops and equipment to border regions in response to Venezuela’s armed forces build up if need arises

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) could deploy additional troops and equipment to the border region Guyana shares with Venezuela  in light of a display of force by the Venezuelan armed forces, if the need arises. Speaking to media operatives at the President’s Office on Wednesday, Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Mark Phillips […]

Government of Guyana urges citizens near Venezuela border to remain alert and within Guyana’s boundaries

In a statement on Tuesday evening, the Government of Guyana has urged citizens of Guyana living close to the bordering regions with Venezuela to remain alert and avoid crossing over into Venezuelan territory. The statement said “Guyanese citizens close to the border with Venezuela are urged to be alert to this development and are further […]