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Daily Archives: October 25, 2017

Structure Petroleum Commission properly or risk oil sector becoming “political football”- Ramkarran

Political analyst and prominent Attorney-at-Law, Ralph Ramkarran on Wednesday recommended more broad-based representation on the proposed Guyana Petroleum Commission and less ministerial involvement to remove deep-seated suspicions about narrow political involvement in the oil sector. “Once you have a commission that is not respected by a section of the Guyanese people, the oil industry will be forever one in which ...

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Canadian charged with attempting to steal raw gold from mining camp

A Canadian man, who allegedly went to a mining and demanded five ounces, 15 pennyweights of raw gold, was Wednesday charged with attempting to steal. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan granted 54-year old Elson Bettencourt GYD$100,000 bail on the condition that he lodges his passport with the Magistrates’ Court Office. He was ordered to return to court on November 8, ...

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Policemen, prison officer face jail for escape of prisoner

Three policemen and one prison officer are to be charged in connection with the escape of a rape accused from the Lusignan Prison earlier this month, the Guyana Police Force said. The law enforcement agency said  a probe has been completed into the escape of Dellon Blake, and legal advice states that the four personnel, who were performing duties on ...

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Guyana joins global natural resources transparency watchdog

Guyana is now officially the 53rd candidate country of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). Guyana’s application to become a candidate country was deliberated upon during the 38th Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Board Meeting which is being held in Manila, Philippines from October 25 to 26, 2017. Guyana was invited to the meeting as observers. “This is a signal achievement ...

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Granger’s govt being increasingly isolated after Joe Singh, Christopher Ram’s resignations from all govt jobs

The resignation of Retired Major General, Joseph Singh and Chartered Accountant and Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram from all government jobs marks the continued isolation of the President David Granger-led administration that increasingly appears confident that it will regain power at an unfair election, Political Scientist Freddie Kissoon said Wednesday. “I think the isolation is coming. There have been too many mistakes ...

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Updated: Foreigners among nine suspected pirates held in North West District

Guyanese soldiers and police believe they have made a breakthrough in smashing a group of heavily armed pirates, including foreigners, who have been operating in the North West District. The Guyana Police Force said nine persons-including one Cuban, one Venezuelan and one Jamaican- were intercepted in a boat on the Barama River Tuesday afternoon with two rifles, ammunition and 1.5 ...

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