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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Canada signals readiness to help with Local Government Elections,Sovereign Wealth Fund

Canada has expressed its willingness to support the Government of Guyana with the holding of Local Government Elections (LGEs), the setting up of the  Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) and the training and development of Public Servants. The Ministry of the Presidency said those committments were communicated to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon by Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana,Pierre Giroux, at ...

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High Court asked to scrap land sales at Pradoville2, hand them back to the State

Legal moves have begun for the State to repossess lands at ‘Pradoville2’ because several rules have been broken or bypassed to develop the lands using State funds and sell them cheaply to Former President Bharrat Jagdeo and other past and current government functionaries  who have then gone on to build multi-million dollar houses. In at least two cases, two former ...

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GUYANA-VENEZUELA BORDER CLAIM-Granger takes his call for a legal settlement to the UN General Assembly

President David Granger on Tuesday widened his international call for the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy to be taken International Court of Justice (ICJ) when he addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He stressed that that would be the best option to ensure that a lasting and final solution was be found in the shortest possible time and so remove the ...

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Marriott hotel to record net profit

The wholly government-owned Atlantic Hotel Inc (AHI) says the Marriott Hotel is expected to record a net profit by year-end because of a reasonable occupancy rate and other services. “Based on actual and projected performance of the hotel, Marriott management projects that the hotel will deliver a net operating profit (measured in cash flows) by year end,” said the corporation ...

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Guysuco records highest weekly production in six years

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco) on Monday indicated that production was continuing to show a marginal improvement, recording the highest weekly production for the first time in six years. “The Corporation has concluded yet another successful week of sugar production, where new records have been set on a number of estates,” the state-owned entity said in a statement. The industry ...

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Minibus driver jailed for killing veteran cyclist

A minibus driver, who struck down and killed veteran cyclist, Roy Albert Mendonca, was Monday jailed for 54 months after he was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. Sookraj Permaul,26, was convicted for committing the offence on April 2, 2015 at Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown. At that time, he was driving BNN 6492 in a manner dangerous to the ...

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PPP pressing Granger to hold news conference; declines comment on Granger- Maduro meeting

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Monday continued to pile pressure on the President David Granger-administration to report properly to Guyanese on the border controversy with Venezuela. PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee refused to react to the outcome of the meeting between Granger, his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro and the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon. Rohee first ...

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UPDATE: Venezuela agrees to restore high-level diplomatic representation; UN fact-finding mission for Caracas

In talks brokered by United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon Venezuela Sunday night agreed to accredit Cheryl Miles as Guyana’s Ambassador to Caracas and return its Ambassador to Georgetown, while the UN continues to explore ways of permanently resolving the border controversy. “The two Presidents expressed willingness to continue to engage in dialogue, and announced during the meeting ...

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Guyana lobbies Cuba for support against Venezuelan aggression

Hours before President David Granger was due to hold decisive talks with Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro and United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, the Guyanese leader welcomed that neighbouring country’s withdrawal of troops from near the border and hoped that Cuba could influence an easing of tensions. The President said he wanted Venezuela to return its Ambassador to Guyana ...

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Experts tout solar energy

As experts continue to debate whether Guyana should place greater emphasis on hydro or solar electricity, a top Guyana government environmental advisor and a solar energy company are touting the benefits of photovoltaic power. Presidential Advisor on the Environment, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best said large and small solar energy producers can use photovoltaic power in the day and fossil ...

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