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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Bar Association calls for “speedy” activation of Judicial Review Act, despite Attorney General’s objections

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) on Thursday urged the Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams to heed an order by Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire to activate the Judicial Review Act, a move that could pave the way for ordinary citizens to seek redress against the State easily. “The implementation of the Judicial Review Act is of vital importance to good ...

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Marriott Hotel Guyana going solar

The Marriott Hotel Guyana in Georgetown will soon benefit from an eco-friendly, sustainable and cost-efficient energy supply, the mee co Group said in a statement. “The leading five-star hotel in Guyana has concluded an agreement on a solar power installation with the global clean energy provider The meeco Group, to reduce its dependence on expensive diesel and shave off its energy costs ...

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GuyOil selling gasolene at lower prices

The Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) is holding the line with its gas price despite crude oil reaching four-year highs, government’s Department of Public Information said. As an importer, Guyana has historically been vulnerable to oil price shocks. World prices have shot up in recent weeks mainly due to the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. Impending ...

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Calypsonian Mighty Rebel dies

Well-known Guyanese calypsonian, Mighty Rebel, died Thursday morning after a prolonged illness, relatives confirmed. Rebel, whose real name was Geofrey Phillips, was 72 years old. His grandson, also named Geofrey Phillips, confirmed that the one time controversial singer passed away at about 6 AM at the Georgetown Public Hospital. The younger Phillips said he and his grandfather were “very close” and ...

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BREAKING: Berbice fisherman charged with murder in Suriname piracy attack

A well-known Berbice fisherman, who is already facing two armed robbery charges, was Wednesday arraigned for the murder of a Guyanese fisherman off the coast of Suriname late last month. Guyana’s Anti-Piracy Act allows for persons to be charged and prosecuted for such related offences they are accused of committing in other countries. Nakool “Fyah” Manohar of 43 Joppa Dam ...

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ExxonMobil tight on cyber security… no USBs, no personal email accounts on company computers

ExxonMobil runs a very tight cyber security regime, including a ban on the use of USB ports, to minimise breaches that can potentially lead to an attack on its pipelines and other production facilities, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Darren Woods official said Wednesday. Responding to a question from the floor at the company’s shareholders’ meeting in the United States ...

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Birth registration, secondary education major challenges for Amerindians- UNICEF study

Although Guyana has the single largest number of Indigenous Indians in Latin America and the Caribbean, a recent United Nations-sponsored study has found they are doing poorly in the areas of birth registration and accessing secondary education compared to national averages. Guyana’s indigenous population is about 76,000. The study on Indigenous Women and Children, which was officially handed over by ...

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Amerindian Lands project nears end 25% complete; will require another 10 years—VP Allicock

Four and a half years into a five year Government Amerindian Land Titling Project, its work programme only 26 per cent completed. The project life comes to an end in October 2018, having stared in 2013 and, according to Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Vice President Sidney Allicock, the work programme will require another decade work before it could be ...

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Attorney General Williams questions Chief Justice’s order to activate Judicial Review Act; Nandlall ready for appeal courts

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams and Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall- the man he took over from in 2015- may soon battle at the Guyana Court of Appeal over whether the High Court enjoys the right to order the Executive to activate the Judicial Review Act. Williams wants more time to hold consultations and possibly amend the Act ...

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Surgeries resume at National Ophthalmology Hospital

After an almost three-year hiatus the National Ophthalmology Hospital at Port Mourant, East Berbice-Corentyne is once again functioning. Laser cataract surgeries as well as those for normal cataracts are currently being done. Region Six’s Director of Regional Health Services Jevaughn Stephen,  noted however that the operations have not yet fully resumed. “Work has not picked up to the full pace ...

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