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Daily Archives: January 25, 2018

GDF to undergo major restructuring

President David Granger on Thursday announced that the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) will undergo a significant restructuring programme in the coming days to allow for a greater level of efficiency in the execution of its mandate and to ensure maximum development within the Force. Granger, who is also Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, made the announcement  at the opening ceremony ...

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GRA sticking to principles for assessing GTT’s tax debt; govt free to negotiate settlement

As the liberalisation of Guyana’s telecommunications sector awaits the settlement of a US$44 million tax dispute, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Thursday vowed to stick to tax principles and said it was still awaiting more information from the telecoms provider. “As far as I know, GT&T has submitted information to me; I am now going through the information. I ...

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Bulkan botches City Mayor’s green spaces plan

Central government has blocked the Georgetown City Council from using open spaces in the City for business or housing purposes, in the wake of a High Court ruling that outlaws such activities. Minister responsible for Local Government, Ronald Bulkan said the David Granger-led administration expects that local government councils should instead “maintain and improve such areas for the benefit of all ...

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Broader Petroleum Commission, reduced ministerial powers in Commission likely

More representatives of the political opposition and civil society are likely to be included in the Petroleum Commission’s Board and ministerial powers reduced, based on local and international advice, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman said Thursday. Following inputs from the Commonwealth, International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Trotman said the recommendations for the amendment of the ...

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Brazilian prison escapee caught in Guyana

A Brazilian, who was among 100 prisoners who escaped from a jail in his home country, was Wednesday arrested in southern Guyana, Guyanese police said. Police said he has been “positively identified” as Roger Batalha Rodrigues. He has since been handed over to law enforcement officials in Brazil. “Police ranks of the Mounted Branch stationed in Lethem, whilst on patrol yesterday ...

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Guyana yet to decide on cheap oil products for domestic use

The Guyana government is yet to ascertain whether domestic consumers of oil fuels will pay less, although ExxonMobil will be required to satisfy the country’s daily oil consumption, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman said Thursday. He told a news conference that Guyana’s premium quality oil will be sold to ExxonMobil with a specific amount of 13,000 to 15,000 barrels ...

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GDF engaged in “gross disrespect” of media -Press Association

The Guyana Press Association on Thursday said it stands firmly with media workers who walked out of the Guyana Defence Force Headquarters earlier in the day following what can be described as gross disrespect for those in the profession. The Media were initially invited to cover the opening ceremony of the GDF Annual Officers Conference on the 23rd January 2018 ...

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Media workers walk out of GDF officers conference

Media workers Thursday morning walked out of the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) annual officers’ conference in protest over disrespect and discourtesy meted out to them. Led by Guyana Press Association (GPA) Vice President, Zoisa Fraser and executive member, Denis Chabrol, the 19 media workers left and bluntly refused efforts to encourage them to return to the Officers’ Mess to cover ...

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