GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AFP) – Guyana warned Monday it would "vigorously" resist any attempt by Venezuela to enforce a new claim over coastal waters where Exxon Mobil recently announced an important oil find. Caracas issued a decree May 27 laying claim to waters off the Essequibo, a disputed territory that borders Venezuela and encompasses more than half of Guyana. The Venezuelan action came less than a month after Exxon Mobil said it had made a "significant" discovery in an offshore concession granted by Guyana.
Guyana's foreign ministry charged that the Venezuelan decree was a violation of international law and a threat to regional peace and security. The statement stressed that Guyana would continue to access and develop its offshore natural resources.
Guyana, a former British colony, maintains that the land boundary was settled in 1899 by a court of arbitration set up after a crisis that prompted the United States to intervene in favor of Venezuela against Britain, asserting the Monroe Doctrine. Venezuela has never recognized the line, and the dispute has simmered ever since, extending in recent years to maritime rights off the disputed area. In 2013, Venezuela's navy intercepted a Malaysian-owned oil exploration vessel in an offshore concession that Guyana granted to the Texas, US-based oil company, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. V-Activists have sent in some incredible photos from their events in Guyana as well as two articles that covered the risings! A call for improved education for young girls was among a number of improvements mentioned when over 40 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) joined the international cry opposing violence against women at the One Billion Rising event yesterday. One Billion Rising, which was first held on February 14, 2013, saw one billion persons in 207 countries joining together to support women’s rights.
Dancers of the Flash Mob group come together to show their support for the One Billion Rising event held yesterday.
At yesterday’s event at Parc Rayne, Rahaman’s Park, East Bank Demerara, Melinda Janki, of the Justice Institute of Guyana, said justice demands that every woman in the land gets the chance to be the best she can be. She added that when these young girls achieve their full potential, they are capable of taking control of their lives when they become women. Janki also revealed that 29 women were murdered last year in Guyana by their husbands and partners.

Janki used the forum to note a number of shortcomings in the administration of Guyana, not only in the criminal justice system but also from social organisations such as churches.
She also called on the moral leaders of Guyana to do more when it comes to violence against women by offering protection to the abused. Imarah Radix, Executive Director of the S4 Foundation, revealed a number of planned initiatives to be embarked on by the organisation later this year. S4 will also be advocating for a missing persons’ legislation that outlines the necessary procedures so that justice can prevail.
Radix, who is also a Youth Ambassador, plans to climb Mount Roraima in August with several counterparts to generate awareness on gender equality. ACCORDING to global statistics, one in three women – about one billion – will be beaten or raped in her lifetime. Executive Director of the S4 Foundation, Imarah Radix, told Kaieteur News that a collaborative effort between several organizations helped to make the second enactment of ‘One Billion Rising’ movement in Guyana a success. Participating entities in last Friday’s event included SASOD, Help and Shelter, ChildLink,  Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre, Food for the Poor, Peace Corps (Guyana), the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association , (GRPA)  Caribbean youth environment network,  the Justice Institute of Guyana  and the Ministry of Health. The WICB advised that the Third Test between West Indies and New Zealand will be played at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. The WICB thanked the Barbados Cricket Association and the Government of Barbados for their commitment in ensuring that the match is successfully hosted following the rescheduling. The Test will be a bonus for cricket fans in Barbados who witnessed three enthralling Twenty20 Internationals between the West Indies and England in March this year. The Third Test was originally scheduled to be played at the Guyana National Stadium but was relocated following the Board and the Government of Guyana not being able to find a mutually agreeable resolution relating to the Cricket Administration Bill.
The abolition of slavery led to black settlement of urban areas and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. 11, 2001, the focus on terrorism has rippled from the United States across the world not only in large and influential nations but also in small and geopolitically nonstrategic countries.
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Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. Guyana’s involvement in the event was organised by the Stella’s Sisterhood of Support and Service (S4) and was backed by a number of NGOs in solidarity, including Food for the Poor Inc, the Peace Corps, and ChildLink. She stressed that there is need for more safe havens to provide abused women with a place of refuge. This farm, she said, will provide women with a source of income and meaningful skills that will improve their lives.
Now Guyana, a poor South American country of 700,000, has introduced the concept of terrorism into its laws. In case of trademark issues please contact the domain owner directly (contact information can be found in whois). Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published. They brought their banners, information and equipment to give people an idea of what they do and how they can get involved or get help.” Radix noted that textbooks, DVDs (movies), as well as brochures containing information about sexual harassment and domestic violence were also distributed to those in attendance. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence.
After his death five years later, his wife, Janet JAGAN, became president but resigned in 1999 due to poor health.

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