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Daily Archives: December 14, 2017

‘Heal Guyana’ formed to treat “fractured country”

A new civil society organisation, Heal Guyana, has been formed to help the “fractured country” deal with growing¬†social and political mistrust by promoting positive behaviour and attitudes. “Heal Guyana will be an inclusive platform meant to offer positive insights and solutions towards racial unity, political impartiality, gender balance, sexual orientation inclusivity and public accountability,” the grouping said in a statement. ...

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Foreign Minister says signing bonus disclosure poses risk to border controversy battle

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge on Thursday defended government’s more than one year secrecy of a US$18 million signing bonus from ExxonMobil, saying that publicity about the deal could potentially have serious implications for Guyana in relation to the border controversy with Venezuela. He told reporters that now that details about the signing bonus have been disclosed, Venezuela was ...

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Signing bonus for Consolidated Fund at the right time; PPP govt failed to pass CGX funds through govt accounts- Finance Minister

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan says the US$18 million signing bonus from ExxonMobil will be paid into Guyana’s Consolidated Fund whenever government decides to use the funds for the intended purpose. “The 18 million is in a special account at the Bank of Guyana. It’s there because it’s designed for a special purpose. whenever that special purpose is activated, the monies ...

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Passenger-bandits arrested; items stolen from minibus driver, others recovered

Three men, who allegedly robbed several passengers Wednesday morning, were arrested moments later as one of them pretended he was sleeping and the others were relaxing, the Guyana Police Force said. The law enforcement agency said police recovered several of the items that were stolen from passengers during the gun-point robbery that occurred at about 10 AM aboard a Route ...

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