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  • Thursday, June 13th 2024 - 10:31 UTC

    Several companies trying to replicate Guyana's oil boom success in Suriname

    Suriname is a former Dutch colony in the north of South America, with a long history of corruption and drug dealings, but oil could make a vast transformation.

    Will Suriname become another oil boom province as neighboring Guyana? Wood Mackenzie hydrocarbons consultants believe it to be possible but exploration efforts have taken longer and the extraordinary Stabroek Block success and its dozen discoveries from the ex British colony has yet to be replicated.

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  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    MLAs to UN C24 conference: “Falklands have a lot to give the world in fisheries and science”

    MLA Barkman is meeting delegates from Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua to strengthen relationships, as well with other small islands and developing states.

    The Falkland Islands lawmakers, MLA Teslyn Barkman and MLA Gavin Short will represent the Falkland Islands at the upcoming United Nations Decolonization Committee or C-24 conference in New York at the beginning of June.

  • Wednesday, April 10th 2024 - 10:17 UTC

    UN Security Council to review Essequibo controversy

    The UN Security Council needs to be the main body “to discuss Venezuela's violations as a member of the international community,” Todd said

    Guyanese authorities have requested the United Nations Security Council to review Venezuela's territorial claims over the oil-rich Essequibo region, under the jurisdiction of the former British colony since 1899, but which Caracas has annexed to all its official maps following a referendum last year.

  • Monday, February 19th 2024 - 10:27 UTC

    Venezuela announces “Ayacucho 2024” plan to transform its Armed Forces

    Padrino spoke of a “deep process” to “correct everything that needs to be corrected.”

    Venezuelan authorities have expressed their concern about Guyana's plans to reinforce its military capabilities amid ongoing tensions over the oil-rich Essequibo region and announced a plan for the transformation of its Armed Forces in response.

  • Saturday, February 10th 2024 - 11:07 UTC

    Guyana to restructure its Defense Force

    Ali acknowledged that renewing the country's defense forces does not mean overstretching “our financial resources”

    Guyanese authorities have allocated US$ 201 million to update the South American country's military equipment as tensions with Venezuela over the oil-rich Essequibo mount. Helicopters, maritime surveillance vessels, and at least one drone will be acquired, President Irfaan Ali announced. Ali said his government would focus on technology items for the Guyana Defense Force (GDF) and on cooperation with allied countries.

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    Brazil reinforcing military presence in Roraima bordering Venezuela and Guyana

    The deployment of troops and military equipment to Roraima began after tensions escalated between Venezuela and Guyana over the Essequibo

    A total of 28 armored vehicles have been deployed to the State of Roraima as the government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva takes additional precautions amid mounting tension between Venezuela and Guyana over the oil-rich Essequibo region, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Friday, January 26th 2024 - 10:23 UTC

    Brazil's President to visit Egypt, Ethiopia, and Guyana next month

    Lula will be attending the summit of the African Union, since last year a full member of the G20

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will take on a series of international engagements next month, including a Caricom Summit in Guyana, Agencia Brasil reported. He will also be traveling to Egypt on Feb. 15 and 16 to thank his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sissi for his support in pulling out Brazilian nationals and their families from the Gaza Strip.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2024 - 15:45 UTC

    Guyana and Venezuela discussing Essequibo in Brazil

    Foreign Ministers Yvan Gil (Venezuela) and Hugh Hilton Todd (Guyana) will be heading their respective delegations

    Diplomatic teams from Venezuela and Guyana are to discuss Thursday in Brazil the dispute over the oil-rich Essequibo area in control of the latter since the 1890s.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2024 - 10:34 UTC

    UK, Guyana mocking Venezuela, Maduro warns

    Maduro also said Milei wanted to turn Argentina into the new colony in South America

    In a year-ending interview with Le Monde Diplomatique's Ignacio Ramonet, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said his Guyanese counterpart Irfaan Ali was mocking his country and other regional multilateral organizations who sponsored the St Vincent and the Grenadines understanding whereby the dispute over the oil-rich Essequibo area would not escalate.

  • Saturday, December 30th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    UK says Venezuela's military maneuvers “unjustified”

    The UK sent the HMS Trent in support of its former colony “for a series of routine engagements in the region”

    The United Kingdom said Venezuelan President Nicolàs Maduro's decision to up his country's military readiness over the Essequibo dispute with Guyana was “unjustified.” The Bolivarian forces deployed over 5,000 troops in response to the arrival in the area of the Royal Navy's HMS Trent.