Granger to UN: No more sterile good officer process regarding Venezuela

President David Granger
President David Granger

[] – President David Granger says that the message he will be taking to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly next week remains unchanged, as it relates to Guyana’s position on Venezuela.

“My message will be that Guyana settled this territorial matter 116 years ago and right now the Venezuelan claim is affecting our development in a serious way. It is scaring away investors and it is creating an atmosphere of tension and suspicion,” the President said during a visit to Linden on Friday, September 18, 2015.

The President is slated to meet with UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki-Moon and possibly, Venezuela’s Head of State, Nicholas Maduro during the UN General Assembly’s 70th Session in New York.

According to a release from the Ministry of the Presidency, Granger reiterated that Guyana is no longer interested in the sterile good officer process. Instead the country will be seeking to resolve this matter permanently through juridical means. He said, “We will be going to court [to] settle this matter. It is affecting our development…50 years is too long.”

In early June, President Maduro issued a Decree, claiming most of Guyana’s territorial waters on the Essequibo Coast. That Decree was subsequently withdrawn and replaced with a new one that supports and justifies the actions of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) in defending the newly created Integrated Defense Maritime Zones and Island, which encompasses most of Guyana’s exclusive economic zone, including the Stabroek Block, offshore Essequibo, where exploratory works are being conducted by Exxon Mobil, a major oil company from the United States.

Last month, President Granger met with a special UN envoy to discuss this matter with the view of finding the way forward. However, on Wednesday, President Maduro announced that talks with Guyana, regarding the appointment of a new Ambassador, have been suspended indefinitely.



  1. This cockroach is stuck in one gear,PARK,DK tell this nation knowing you are a freedom house idol,what happened to ROGER KHAN AR15s and all the guns he claimed he used to do the police job. Blog and tell us when all his dogs like S Hinds the tv star and security watch dog for F,,,,om house, ottis a former dog for khan send them to guard the border, go beg for roger to come home,

  2. Only an unpatriotic dodo bird would come up with such an asinine idea. Maybe you should become fluent in Spanish and live there. I suppirt the Presidents position this matter was settled a very long time ago if Venezuela was not happy with the initial decision they should have taken it up wirh the British back then. They need to get to hell off our backs so that our Government can get on with the business of development for all Guyanese.

  3. Granger to UN: No more sterile good officer process regarding Venezuela.
    Granger must send in our big our bad our mighty our powerful our powerhouse GDF. Get back those weapons that was loaned to PNC. Get back those weapons that were so called stolen from GDF and go get em Granger once and for all.
    Most barefaced installed rat saying Venezuela affecting development.
    Yeah it’s Venezuelans that done raid the treasury for your inauguration and your birthday jump ups and our obsession with building arches and monuments.

  4. Yes! Mr. President, Make every effort to settle this matter once and for all. Let the Courts decide and free the Guyanese people from constant fear of looming threat. I am 72 years old and I have been hearing about this threat since I was an active young man. Good luck and best wishes my friend.

  5. Give Venezuela the land, All the PPP supports live there. don’t you see you wil never loose the election again. if you do that


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