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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Granger defends hiring of former, current GDF officers…“I don’t discriminate against them …”

President David Granger on Thursday defended his decision to appoint a number of  current and former Guyana Defence Force officers to top government positions and head Commissions of Inquiry. He said when he was elected President in May 2015, there were already 10 officers who had been appointed by the then People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration. “These are human ...

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Woman who knocked down St. Lucian scouts in Guyana fined, jailed

The woman, who drove up a one way and struck down three St. Lucian scouts who are here for a Caribbean Cuboree, was Thursday fined and jailed for 10 months. Tracy Fordyce, of Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and breach of a one-way. Magistrate Renita Singh at Court seven of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court sentenced Fordyce ...

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CXC launches Green Engineering syllabus in Guyana

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on Thursday launched its Green Engineering Syllabus in Guyana Giving an overview of the syllabus at the launch held at the Theatre Guild, Parade Street, Kingston, Georgetown, subject panel member, Dr. Paulette Bynoe said the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Green Engineering subject has two units- Introduction to Green Engineering and Application of Green Engineering ...

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Hundreds stranded aboard grounded Essequibo ferry vessel

Hundreds of passengers travelling from Supenaam and Wakenaam to Parika were Thursday morning stranded after the ferry vessel, MV Makouria, ran aground. Among the vehicles aboard is an ambulance with a patient who was injured in a motorcycle accident. Sources said the vessel encountered difficulties at a place named Sting Ray due to very low tide coupled with numerous vehicles. ...

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Natural gas production not immediately feasible- ExxonMobil official tells parliamentary committee

Although “associated” natural gas has been found along with an estimated 1.4 million barrels of oil offshore Guyana, a top official of ExxonMobil on Wednesday said because of the comparatively small gas find it would not be immediately feasible to exploit that fuel. Country Manager for Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL)- ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary- Jeff Simons explained that ...

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Bai Shan Lin grinds to a halt, Region 10’s small loggers have no buyer

The operations of the Chinese logging company, Bai Sha Lin, have ground to halt and the livelihoods of numerous Guyanese who sold logs to that company have been disrupted, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said Wednesday. “The company’s operations are at a standstill right now,” he said. Briefing the bipartisan parliamentary committee on natural resources, he said Bai Shan ...

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Environment separated from Natural Resources Ministry to remove conflict

Government is moving to remove any potential conflict between the extractive industries sector and the management of the environment by stripping the environment portfolio from the Ministry of Natural Resources and putting it under the Ministry of the Presidency. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said there would now be a Department of the Environment of the Ministry of the Presidency. ...

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Poor fire prevention, emergency management at Children’s Drop-in Centre

A Commission of Inquiry into the fire that killed two young brothers at the Ministry of Social Protection’s Drop-In Centre has found that there was a lapse in fire prevention and fighting systems. “The preliminary report pointed to some issues of bad policy arrangements for fire,” Minister of State, Joseph Harmon told a post-cabinet news briefing. Antonio and Joshua George, ...

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