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Monthly Archives: September 2018

T&T backs Guyana on border controversy with Venezuela

Trinidad and Tobago- which historically enjoys close economic and political relations with Venezuela- will support Guyana in its border controversy with their Spanish-speaking neighbour, Prime Minister Keith Rowley said Wednesday. Asked whether Trinidad and Tobago would be willing to amend the 1990 Maritime Boundary Delimitation Agreement with Venezuela  that has resulted in an overlap of maritime boundaries with Guyana, he ...

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Oil and gas contracts can be renegotiated- Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister

Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Keith Rowley on Wednesday said his country has successfully renegotiated contracts with international oil and gas companies, even as he cautioned that  deals are developed based on the conditions at a particular time. “We respect the sanctity of contracts, while not accepting that contracts are written in stone. Contracts are engagements made at least between ...

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No takeover, no sellout to Trinidad- Pres. Granger, T&T PM Rowley on energy cooperation MoU

Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Keith Rowley and the President of Guyana, David Granger on Wednesday dismissed concerns by sections of the Guyanese private sector that a memorandum of understanding in energy they signed would see businesses from the twin-island nation taking over the business landscape. In clear references to concerns  that were flagged by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce ...

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Illegal miners killed in pit cave in

A mining pit Tuesday afternoon collapsed and killed two miners at Mowasi Backdam, Konawaruk, Potaro, police “On the date and time mentioned above, the two deceased along with other persons were working at the pit wall, when rain was falling heavy at the time. Suddenly, a large portion of the pit wall break off and fell on both deceased, covering them ...

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No political motive behind Commission of Inquiry into Mayor and City Council

The Local Government Commission (LGC) on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that the Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the Georgetown Municipality could be seen as timed to coincide with upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE). With the LGE slated for November 12, 2018 and the announcement of Commission of Inquiry made less than one week ago, questions were raised about whether ...

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APNU had considered parties contesting Local Govt Elections separately- sources; Granger stresses importance of strong political organisations

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) had toyed with the idea of each of the five parties under its umbrella contesting the 2018 Local Government Elections separately to test their strength on the ground, but APNU Chairman, David Granger has brushed aside the question. “I’m not aware of the veracity of that second statement. As far as I am concerned, ...

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Public Infrastructure Minister submits statement to police about Demerara River Bridge feasibility contract

The Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) has launched an investigation into the award of a GY$148 million contract to a Dutch company for the development of a feasibility study and design of a new Demerara River bridge,  a senior police officer said. “The matter was referred and we (police force) are investigating the matter,” the official told ...

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New Amsterdam doctor pioneers surgical research

Dr. Tameshwar Algu, who works out of the New Amsterdam Regional Hospital (NARH), has managed to conduct extensive research on hernia procedures which has now been published in Caribbean medical journals. Dr. Algu, MBBS, Dip Surg, ChM, FCCS, who completed medical school in 2007 and completed a post-graduate diploma in Surgical Anatomy in 2012, is now recognised as a Fellow ...

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City Hall’s awarding of contracts, handling of no-confidence motion against Town Clerk on agenda for City Hall Commission of Inquiry

The award of contracts  by the City administration and how Town Clerk Royston King escaped a no-confidence motion are among items topping the agenda for a Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the municipality, the Local Government Commission (LGC) indicated Monday afternoon. “Several of the complaints that have occasioned this step include a reported failure of the City Council ...

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