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Monthly Archives: October 2018

House unanimously passes GYD$2.4 billion for Guysuco’s severance pay

The National Assembly Wednesday night unanimously approved  GY$2.451 billion to pay remaining severance to 4,723 sugar workers who have been laid off with the closure of several estates across the country. The results of a division (count) showed that 62 parliamentarians voted in favour of the amount after a spirited series of questions posed by the People’s Progressive Party’s Komal ...

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PPP govt spent almost GYD$100 million on medical expenses for ministers; no immediate answer on APNU+AFC govt’s total medical insurance payment

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration spent almost GY$100 million on medical and dental expenses from 2012 to 2014, but Health Minister Volda Lawrence could not immediately say how much her ministry was paying in 50 percent insurance premiums for ministers and their families. In response to questions by opposition PPP parliamentarian, Juan Edghill, the Health Minister said in ...

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Guyanese could get increased salaries, other improvements in 2020, the year of First Oil

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Wednesday hinted that government workers would receive salary increases when in 2020 when Guyana begins producing oil estimated to rake in about US$300 million in that year. “I foresee improvements in the social and economic status of Guyana. I foresee progressive improvements in the human, cultural and every other developmental aspect of the country,” he ...

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Hess, Exxon Mobil Prep For More exploration offshore Guyana

Velda Addison Senior Editor, Digital News Group Hart Energy Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – 12:28pm Partners Exxon Mobil, Hess Corp. and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum are making progress toward development of the hydrocarbon bounty discovered offshore Guyana. “This month a second exploration vessel, the Noble Tom Madden, arrived to accelerate exploration and appraisal activities on the block starting with the Pluma prospect located 17 ...

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Guyanese dies aboard Guyana-registered oil tanker in Grenada

Police in Grenada have confirmed that a Guyanese man died aboard the MV Ocean Trader – a Guyanese registered ship- that was docked in Grenada last weekend. Dead is 41-year old Permanand “Short Man” Permaul. The vessel departed that Caribbean island Tuesday evening following the completion of an investigation by Grenadian law enforcement agents An official from the Grenada Port ...

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OPINION: Guyana’s brain has little to nothing left to drain

By GHK Lall There was this troubling article titled, “Guyana’s brain drain at worrying levels -US State Dept. highlights shortage of even semi-skilled individuals” (KN October 20) that brought to a halt.  Though this supports existing private assessments, I do not think that the headline tells the whole story, the embarrassing story of how bad things really are. The Guyana ...

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PNCR’s women’s arm scolds Kennard over “shut up and listen” order to City Mayor; suggests gender discrimination

In the wake of the Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the administration of Georgetown, Retired Justice Cecil Kennard’s refusal to apologise to City Mayor Patricia Chase-Green for telling her to “shut up and listen”, the women’s arm of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR). The National Congress of Women (NCW) made it clear that it was not commenting ...

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EPA probes alleged noise pollution from Teleperformance’s generators

Residents of a section of Robb Street, Georgetown on Tuesday night complained to inspectors of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that a very loud humming sound from generators at Teleperformance call centre was disturbing them from resting. The EPA inspectors used noise meters to conduct almost four-hour long tests outside the Teleperformance building and the neighbourhood, in response to concerns ...

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Colombian facing extradition to US from Jamaica previously held in Guyana in connection with cocaine vessels

Former Head of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh says one of the men held in Jamaica on a United States (US) arrest warrant for alleged drug trafficking had been previously held in Guyana during the search of a vessel for cocaine which had eventually triggered a Commission of Inquiry. Current top CANU officials have said the detention of the ...

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