Remigrants from Venezuela claiming mineral-rich land must prove citizenship – Greenidge

first_imgRemigrant Guyanese from Venezuela claiming land in Ekereku, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) must be able to prove their citizenship to the satisfaction of immigration authorities; a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry stated.The Ministry issued a statement on Friday, stating that the claims to the mineral-rich land are not a straightforward case. The statement came following a report in sections of the local media. Cabinet has mandated the requisite Ministries and agencies to investigate the matter, the statement added. The Ministry said while the Government is committed to ensuring the rights of our Indigenous peoples are respected; none of the persons in question has been able to prove their citizenship to the satisfaction of immigration authorities.Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl GreenidgeWithout this proof, they are not entitled to enter Guyana without permission from the relevant authorities. In such a case, there can be no claim to assets in Guyana, since the Ministry is unsure whether these persons are Guyanese or whether they actually hold Venezuelan citizenship.The Ministry also cited security and other legal issues arising from the persons claiming land where gold is being mined without proper documentation.last_img read more

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Simi Valley teen pleads guilty to murdering his mother

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “He was very concerned about what his family, especially his sister and father, would have to endure if the case went to a jury trial,” he said. “Also, it was extremely important to him that he leave with the hope that maybe he could be released.” Ratner said Amico may be eligible for parole after 26 years, but there is no guarantee. The former Royal High School student was 15 when he stabbed Reina Amico, 41, multiple times inside their Blackwall Drive home. The teenager was arrested at a relative’s home in Van Nuys several hours later. — Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 [email protected] SIMI VALLEY – A Simi Valley teen pleaded guilty today to murdering his mother, admitting that he fatally stabed her in May 2004. Jason Amico, now 17, faces 26 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 19. Officials said he likely will be sentenced to a California Youth Authority facility until he is 21, when he will be transferred to prison. “He really hated his mother,” prosecutor Stacy Ratner said. “He just decided that he did not want her to be alive anymore and he didn’t want to live in the world with her so he killed her.” Deputy Public defender Randy Tucker said the teen didn’t want to put his family through the trauma of a murder trial. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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