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Maduro has to leave, says Pompeo on South America trip

Georgetown - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used his visit to Guyana in South America on Friday to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to leave power in neighboring Venezuela.

Opposition candidate Ali sworn in as Guyana's president

Georgetown - Guyana's opposition candidate was sworn in as president on Sunday, hours after being declared winner of the disputed March 2 general election in the oil-rich, cash-poor South American nation.

OAS pulls Guyana vote count observers over 'fairness' concerns

Georgetown - The Organization of American States says it has withdrawn its observer mission to Guyana's elections due to concerns over the "fairness and transparency" of the vote count in the South American nation.

Guyana president urged not to claim election victory

Georgetown - International observers on Friday called on Guyana President David Granger not to claim victory until election results can be verified, due to "credible" allegations of fraud.

Tensions rise as Guyana awaits election result

Georgetown - Guyana's two main political parties were claiming victory on Wednesday with tensions rising as the oil-rich, cash-poor South American nation awaits the results of its general election.

Guyana polls close, results due later this week

Georgetown - Voters in Guyana cast their ballots Monday in a general election that will decide who will control the approaching oil boom in the country, one of the poorest in South America.

Polls open in Guyana elections amid oil boom

Georgetown - Voters in Guyana began casting ballots Monday in a general election to decide which of its main parties will control the country's approaching oil boom.

Coming oil wealth overshadows Guyana's election

Georgetown - Guyana goes to the polls Monday in a pivotal election in one of South America's poorest nations, where a coming oil boom is set to reshape an ethnically-divided political landscape.

US deploys 600 troops to Guyana which borders Venezuela

The US has been working with Colombia, Brazil and other regional partners to plan ways of crushing Venezuela's economy in an attempt to force Venezuelan President Maduro to step down and so as to install the US-led coup headed by Juan Guaido.

US blasts Guyana for honoring 'terrorist' convicted in JFK bomb plot

Georgetown - The United States hit out at Guyana's parliament on Monday for approving a resolution honoring "convicted terrorist" Abdul Kadir, who died in prison last year while serving a life sentence for plotting to bomb New York's JFK airport.

Guyana heads to polls after govt loses one-vote majority

Georgetown - A Guyana government backbencher who complained about "dictatorship" has triggered elections and an unprecedented political situation in the former British colony.

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 10 injured

Georgetown - Ten people were injured in scenes described as "chaos" as a Boeing airliner carrying 82 Canadians crash-landed in Guyana's capital Georgetown on Friday, skidding to a halt just before a steep drop.

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, six injured: minister

Georgetown - A Boeing jetliner carrying 126 people crash-landed at the airport in Guyana's capital Georgetown on Friday, injuring six people, the transport minister said.

European wind survey satellite launched from French Guyana

- A new satellite that will use advanced laser technology to track global winds and improve weather forecasts has been successfully put into orbit, launch company Arianespace said.

Hurricane-hit Antigua and Barbuda to vote early

Georgetown - Antigua and Barbuda, a hurricane-ravaged Caribbean tourist destination, will go to the polls next month more than a year earlier than scheduled, the prime minister said on Saturday.

Caribbean bloc condemns Trump's 'repulsive' language

Georgetown - The 15-nation Caribbean Community on Saturday condemned US President Donald Trump's use of "repulsive language" to reportedly describe Haiti and African nations.

Inmates set Guyana prison ablaze, one officer dead after riot

Georgetown - One prison officer was killed and seven others were injured during a jailbreak in South America's Guyana that saw inmates set fire to the facility and four prisoners escape, authorities said.

Caribbean leaders fret over Trump immigration policies

Georgetown - Leaders of the 15-nation Caribbean Community expressed concern that US President Donald Trump's immigration policies could lead to a slowdown in travel to a region dependent on tourism.

Why Freddie Roach favors Adrien Broner for Pacquiao's next fight

When Adrien Broner's name was floated as Manny Pacquiao's next opponent, Freddie Roach welcomed the idea of watching them together in the ring as he immediately bared his plan for a knockout win by Pacquiao.

Op-Ed: Tribe in Guyana makes drone to monitor illegal logging, mining

Georgetown - Imagine living in a rainforest, with the usual collection of corporate vandals, lunatics and morons destroying it around you. What do you do? Obviously, you get on YouTube, and learn how to build a drone to keep an eye on things.
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