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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Bulkan justifies “guidance” to City Mayor Chase-Green; seeks to stop public “ridicule”, “protect the image” of govt

Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan on Monday rejected accusations by Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green that he was meddling in Council’s affairs and instructing Council, through her, to adopt a new decision-making procedure in violation of the municipal laws. “We can’t be fossilised with any legislation. We are in a new era now. We are in a new democratic environment and ...

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City Mayor accuses Local Govt Minister of interfering in Council’s work

Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green on Sunday lashed out at Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan, accusing him of interfering in the Council’s work without understanding the law. “The Minister cannot sit in Kingston and direct what happens. He is taking over where the old administration left off,” she told reporters after a meeting in Alexander Village, Georgetown. The Mayor said the ...

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Commission of Inquiry into 1,000-odd extra-judicial killings to be named this week

A Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the extra-judicial killing of more than 1,000 persons during a six-year period will be named this week, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said just days after top opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) officials said they were ready for the wide-ranging probe. Harmon told Demerara Waves Online News that the Commission would be named “before ...

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Guyana got “low” royalty, signing bonus from ExxonMobil – US energy analyst. Trotman: “best arrangement” in the circumstances

Guyana has been short-changed in the amount of the important royalty on oil sales and the controversial US$18 million signing bonus from ExxonMobil but overall the 2016 Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) is quite a routine deal taking into consideration the risk factors, says a United States (US) energy industry analyst. “The thing to focus is the royalty rate is low. ...

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Virtually naked, mutilated body found on East Coast Demerara road

Hours after a man left his home in the company of several female friends, his wounded and virtually naked body was found in a pool of blood, the Guyana Police Force said. He has been identified as Hemchand “Rakesh” Dalchand. Police sources said detectives suspect foul play. Relatives told police he left Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara home at about ...

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Two shot at Mahaica; shooter on the run

Two East Coast Demerara residents are currently hospitalized at the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital in stable condition nursing several gunshots wounds while investigators are making stringent efforts to apprehend the alleged shooter who is known by the victims, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators said that about 9:40 Saturday night the victims Marlon Browne,33,a farmer of Helena, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara ...

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Major food, beverage companies wary of diabetes-linked “sugar tax”- Banks DIH Chairman

Banks DIH Saturday night said it was among major food and beverage companies taking steps to reduce the risks its products might pose to diabetes or risk facing a “sugar tax”, according to Chairman of the company, Clifford Reis. He told shareholders at Thirst Park that Banks DIH would continue working with all international companies with which it has partnerships ...

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Jagdeo slams GAWU President’s position on sugar talks with govt

General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday publicly rejected positive statements by the President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand about talks with President David Granger. While Jagdeo insisted that the PPP “has no rift” with GAWU, he appeared to send a strong signal that he would not mind ...

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Pepsi Cola, other investors interested in Guyana’s sugar estates

The United States (US)-headquartered Pepsi-Cola is among several companies interested in investing in the Guyana Sugar Corporation, Public Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes announced Friday. “We got some big companies like Pepsi Cola…,” she told a meeting of former sugar workers at Enmore. SPU Privatisation Specialist, Sean Persaud was not keen on speaking about Pepsi Cola because of confidentiality reasons, but ...

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