Guyana to sign MOU with Trinidad and Tobago in coming days

first_img Scenes from the Heads of Government Meeting You may be interested in… Nov 9, 2017 Coordinated approach necessary to manage external relations… “The MOU itself is usually followed by more concrete arrangements between the relevant sectors, it is not by itself a binding instrument,” he stated. Minister Greenidge said the MOU and Framework Agreement that will be signed are no different from any other, reminding that under the previous government an MOU was signed with Trinidad in 1999. “It was a ten-year MOU, it was signed and no riot occurred, no sector was destroyed, there was no apocalypse and I am sure this will not happen on this occasion either and the same thing applies to the MOU in relation to the Belt and Road Project,” Minister Greenidge added. In response to a question posed by the media, Minister Greenidge said the agreement between Trinidad and Venezuela, which has laid claims to Guyana’s territory, has no implications for Guyana, boundary-wise. The location of Venezuela’s Dragon oil Field and Trinidad’s Hibiscus Field, which form the subject of the agreement between those two countries, Minister Greenidge pointed out, “lies well north of any areas that have been the subject of any controversy.” Notwithstanding the relationship between Trinidad and Venezuela, commercial and otherwise, the minister does not believe this will hinder Guyana’s relation with Trinidad. Further, Minister Greenidge said the magnitude of resources Guyana possesses is enough to satisfy the commercial interest of all its neighbours and potential partners. He expressed that “you [Guyana] have enough in terms of volume, in terms of the range of resources so that means we have the opportunity for collaborating with others without somehow being constrained.” By: Stacy Carmichael – DPI Guyana Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… President Granger accepts resignation of four MPs who hold… The Government of Guyana, within the coming days, will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a Framework Agreement with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for mutual cooperation in a number of areas. This was today announced by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, during a press conference. In light of the recent misinterpretations in sections of the media, the minister clarified that MOUs, are statements of intent, which deal with general principles and understanding that the countries will collaborate on general trade matters or to establish a platform on which cooperation will be undertaken.center_img Sep 28, 2018 Feb 27, 2018 Prime Minister Rowley and President Granger Sign Energy MOU(Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago) Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley and President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana His Excellency Brigadier David Granger signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Sector Cooperation today Wednesday 19 September, 2018 (at State House, Georgetown, Guyana). Prime Minister…September 19, 2018In “Business”Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados Sign Energy MOUOPM, Trinidad and Tobago:  Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley and Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon Mia Mottley witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two countries today (Saturday 24 August, 2019) in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Hon.…August 24, 2019In “Barbados”Neighbours partner for oil spill readiness(Guyana Chronicle) GUYANA is working along with Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname for the development of a Technical Working Group and other agreements for a clear plan of action on oil spill readiness. This was relayed by Senior Foreign Service Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Donnette Streete on…September 17, 2019In “Business”Share this on WhatsApp Apr 3, 2019 UNGA – Statement by Guyana’s Vice-President Carl… last_img read more

Wigan law firms merge

first_imgLong-standing Wigan firms Alker & Ball and Healds Solicitors are to merge to create a seven-partner firm ABH Law, offering commercial, personal injury, conveyancing, employment, wills and probate, and family services.last_img

Fast-track pilot scheme causes ‘chaos’ at RCJ

first_imgA pilot scheme to test block-listing of fast-track civil cases threw the Central London County Court (CLCC) into ‘chaos’ this week, lawyers have told the Gazette.The scheme, which will run until 11 September at the Royal Courts of Justice, caused lengthy delays when it was launched on Tuesday, with many parties waiting all morning for their cases to be heard.The scheme block-lists fast-track civil cases on an unassigned list in the CLCC in order to ‘maximise’ the number of cases that can be heard in a day. The unassigned list means that no judge is assigned to a case in the hope that one will become free, for example if another case settles.The pilot covers cases from all London county courts as well as suitable cases from some county courts in the south-east.The Gazette understands that on the first day of the pilot scheme 28 cases had been placed on the unassigned list rather than the usual total of around six. One barrister said there was ‘utter chaos’ in the morning as there were ‘nowhere near enough’ judges to hear the unassigned trials. He said that some cases were sent to nearby courts with capacity, such as Clerkenwell, while his case was eventually heard at 2.30pm.Jasmine Murphy, a barrister at Hardwicke, said her one-day hearing which had been listed for 10am was not heard until 4pm when it was adjourned at the request of the opposing side.While there have been some delays in the past due to the unassigned list, there have never been delays to this extent, she said.HM Courts and Tribunal Service said that all cases were ‘dealt with’ by the end of the day. It confirmed that ‘dealt with’ cases include those adjourned. It added that the scheme was run at this time to utilise the spare courtroom capacity at the Royal Courts of Justice during the summer vacation.HMCTS plans to review the pilot at the end of the pilot and get user feedback, but said it was too early to say whether the scheme will be rolled out to other courts if it proves successful. The experiences left some lawyers concerned about how the system would work if it were to be used more regularly.‘I don’t think it’s an efficient system, nor a costs-saving system and it puts unfair pressure on judges, court staff, parties, witnesses and their legal representatives,’ Murphy said.last_img read more

Adamson, UST co-champs in UAAP girls’ basketball

first_imgMANILA – Following the cancellation ofthe rest of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP)Season 82’s high school events due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)pandemic, Adamson University and University of Santo Tomas (UST) have beendeclared as co-champions in girls’ basketball. Players of the Baby Lady Falcons and the Junior Growling Tigresses in action before their championship series was suspended by the University Athletic Association of the Philippines. The Baby Lady Falcons and the JuniorGrowling Tigresses were supposed to clash for the winner-takes-all championshipgame after splitting the first two battles. The Ford Grajales-mentored UST, on theother hand, is composed of twins Erika and Nicole Dagangan, sisters Brigetteand Claudine Santos, Rachel Lacayanga, Mickaela Sison, Chille Serrano, JaneAraza, Gabrielle Rivera, Jazly Estudillo, Francesca Eroles, and Nicole Tubog.De La Salle-Zobel (3rd, 2-4) and Ateneo High School (4th, 0-6) also competed inthe league’s first staging.center_img The Junior Growling Tigresses drew firstblood, 73-68, before the Baby Lady Falcons forced a rubber match with a 79-74second game victory.Members of the Baby Lady Falcons are Crisnalyn Padilla, Joan Camagong, CharleneCarcallas, Kat Agojo, Mia Miguel, Abegail Amdad, Trina Roy, Nina Pohen, JaniceBrutas, Erica Reyes, Kristel Villarba, and Beatrice Bautista. Their head coachis Ewon Arayi. The National University Bullpups,meanwhile retained the championship in the boys’ basketball division aftersweeping all of their matches, which includes a 2-0 beating of the Far EasternUniversity Baby Tamaraws.last_img read more

“Manchester City” and “Lyon” duel will end the Champions League semi-final…

first_imgManchester City, England’s most titled team in recent years – four golds and three runners-up in the last nine seasons – has not yet reached the coveted Champions League title. Pepa Guardiola’s team was closest in 2016, when in the semi-final with 0: 1 in the sum of two games he lost to the next champion of Real Madrid. It faced it this season as well, with the teams meeting in the eighth final. “City” was superior in both fights with 2: 1. In the group tournament, the team won four victories and made a draw twice.If “City” can be called natural in the semi-finals, then “Lyon” entry into the top eight teams is a surprise. Before the eighth final matches against Turin “Juventus”, only a few allowed to predict the victory of “Lyon”, but the 1: 0 victory in their field was very valuable. Although the guests were lost by 1: 2, the away goal allowed them to move on. The loss was fatal for Juventus head coach Maurīcio Sarri – he was fired the next day.In the second match, the pendulum was realized by Memphis Depay, whose first duel against “Juventus” took place. The striker broke his knee cross ties in December and it was planned that the season was over for him, but a break in Covid-19 gave Depay a chance to return and help the team. Lyon is also a semi-final experience of the Champions League, but it was gained ten years ago, when Munich “Bayern” lost 0: 4. The winner of this quarterfinals will fight directly against Bayern next Wednesday.Manchester City will have to do without injured striker Serhio Agvero. On June 22, the Argentine knee suffered in the first half with a 5: 0 win against Burnley, and Agvero has stopped playing as the season continues. In Lyon, several footballers are under question. Including the promising midfielder Husem Avars, who suffered in team training yesterday but was able to get up and leave the pitch.“I think the victory over Juventus will give us extra confidence. Appetite grows when we eat. It is clear that City is the pair’s favorite, but the quarterfinals so far have shown that favorites do not always win,” said Rudi Garcia, Lyon’s head coach. Gvardiola, meanwhile, gave words of praise to his opponents: “Incredibly well-organized team, without free zones, aggressive and fast attackers, high-quality outfielders, masterful standard setters. It is top team. “Champions League 1/4 finalsDateThe gameThe resultAugust 12Atalanta (Italy) – PSG (France)1:2 (1:0)August 13RB Leipzig (Germany) – Atletico (Spain)2:1 (0:0)August 14Barcelona (Spain) – Bayern (Germany)2:8 (1:4)August 15Man City (England) – Lyon (France)Champions League 1/2 final calendarDateThe gameAugust 18RB Leipzig – PSGAugust 19City/Lyon – Bayernlast_img read more