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Daily Archives: June 5, 2018

Auditor takes control of information from Guyana Public Service Coop Credit Union; ousted committee members booked for Trinidad confab

As a government-appointed interim management committee of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU) seeks to unearth how millions of dollars have been spent, most of the ousted committee members have been booked to travel to Trinidad for a conference. Though airline tickets were purchased for seven of the eight now former committee members before government moved in late ...

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Venezuela to join Guyana at World Court over Essequibo for “procedural issues”

Venezuela has announced that it will be going to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, along with representatives of Guyana regarding the border controversy over the Essequibo region of Guyana, over which Venezuela claims sovereignty. Venezuela’s Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs said its decision to participate in the ICJ court proceedings followed an ICJ communication it received on June 4, ...

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Oil sector’s local content includes garbage disposal, professional services, Bourda market purchases

Just in case you did not know, local content from the oil and gas sector does not only include big, sophisticated and high-tech goods and services or high-paying jobs. Trinidad and Tobago Geophysicist, Anthony Paul, who has been advising Guyana on developing its Local Content Policy, said as far back as 2011 that local content is “income received by locals, ...

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GECOM meeting breaks down as PPP’s Robeson Benn, Chairman clash over racial composition

A meeting of the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Tuesday collapsed after People’s Progressive Party (PPP) representative, Robeson Benn and GECOM Chairman, James Patterson clashed over the racial composition of the election management authority’s staff. Patterson objected to Benn’s public statement last month that about 90 percent of GECOM’s staff are Afro-Guyanese, a situation he said was either racist or ...

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Barbadian ship to purchase Guyana’s produce

Reproduced from Barbados Nation by Sherrlyn Toppin MY MID-JUNE, the schooner Ruth should be making its maiden voyage to Guyana to purchase the first set of produce and possibly seafood for sale on the local market. For almost a decade, the massive vessel was a landmark behind the old fish market on Bay Street, St Michael. “Ruth is in the ...

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