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Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 05:44 UTC

UK, US and Canada welcome elections announcement by Guyanese president

President Ramotar’s announced national elections will be held in Guyana on 11 May, 'a critical first-step towards the return of a fully functioning Parliament'

The United States of America, Canada, and the United Kingdom have welcomed Guyana's President Ramotar’s announcement that national and regional elections will be held in Guyana on May 11, 2015. Elections are a critical first-step towards the return of a fully functioning Parliament.

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 05:57 UTC

Cameron announces draft bill that will transfer more powers to Scotland

“The Scottish parliament will have more control of its tax and spending, making it one of the most powerful devolved parliaments in the world,” he said.

The British government has begun a historic transfer of powers to Scotland, keeping a pledge it had given to persuade Scots to reject independence as renewed nationalist support surges.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 05:24 UTC

Falklands' invasion in 1982, prevented an 'irreversible' solution for Gibraltar

Ambassador Cuenca recalls that on 3 April the Sintra statement on Gibraltar was to be signed with UK, but on 2 April Argentina invaded the Falklands

Had it not been for the 1982 Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands, and the war that followed, Spain would have achieved through negotiations an 'irreversible solution' to the Gibraltar dispute with Great Britain, revealed Spanish diplomat, scholar and academic Jose Cuenca in his recently launched book, “From Adolfo Suarez to Gorbachev; an ambassador's testimonies and shared secrets”.

Saturday, January 17th 2015 - 08:17 UTC

UK visa applications in Uruguay will be decided in Bogotá

The announcement becomes effective January 26

As of 26 January 2015, applications for visas for the United Kingdom made in Uruguay will be decided in Bogota. United Kingdom Visas and Immigration, which has the responsibility for issuing UK visas overseas, is introducing a change to its network as part of a broader change program.

Friday, January 16th 2015 - 05:58 UTC

We won't let the voice of freedom be muzzled

UK Prime Minister Cameron is on a two-day visit to the US where he is scheduled to meet President Obama, congressional leaders and business people

By David Cameron and Barack Obama - Two hundred years ago this month, Britain and the United States fought each other at the Battle of New Orleans. It was the last major battle where our nations met as enemies. In modern times, our special relationship as allies and partners has been the firm foundation of our shared security and prosperity.

Thursday, January 15th 2015 - 08:45 UTC

Guyana dismisses warning of Commonwealth action for suspending Parliament

“It looks to me like some members of the diplomatic corps are becoming more and more involved in our internal affairs”, said minister Clement Rohee.

Guyana's ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) dismissed a warning from Britain that Guyana risks being referred to the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group after the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country suspended Parliament in November last year.

Tuesday, January 13th 2015 - 07:39 UTC

Goldman Sachs forecasts oil price close to 40 dollars for most of fist half of 2015

The oil price has now fallen by more than half since June, when the price stood at 110 per barrel.

The price of a barrel of the North Sea benchmark dropped on Monday by 5.5% to 47.36 dollars, its lowest level since early 2009. US crude oil was also at its lowest level since that time, down by 5% to 45.90 a barrel.

Saturday, January 10th 2015 - 07:27 UTC

Falklands unveil bronze bust dedicated to Baroness Margaret Thatcher

The bronze bust and stone plinth is placed in front of the Secretariat and on the edge of Thatcher Drive

Falkland Islands residents will gather this Saturday afternoon next to the 1982 Liberation Monument for the unveiling and dedication of the Falkland Islands Government commissioned bronze bust of Baroness Margaret Thatcher.

Friday, January 9th 2015 - 07:44 UTC

UK calls for resumption of Unasur-member Guyana parliament and local elections

The suspension of Parliament means that “an essential element of a functioning democracy has been put on hold” said FCO minister Tobias Ellwood

The United Kingdom again called on the Guyana government for the earliest possible resumption of Parliament as required by the country's constitution and Commonwealth charter, and urged the government to name a date for long-delayed general elections. Guyana is a member of Unasur, Celac and associate member of Mercosur.

Monday, December 29th 2014 - 00:23 UTC

London concerned as Russian military jets available to Argentina

Russian-built Sukhoi Su-24 jets made available to Argentina.

Putin reportedly offered them in exchange for beef and wheat during his last trip to Buenos Aires. 'Sunday Express' cites UK defence sources.

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