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Daily Archives: January 23, 2019

Two arrested for gunning down taxi driver

Two hospitalised men were arrested Wednesday for the gunning down a taxi driver on the East Bank Demerara Public Road as he was heading home with his wife and daughter, police said. Dead is 38-year old Kelvin Walters of 242 Forshaw Street, Queenstown, Georgetown. The incident occurred at about 7:20 Tuesday night at Eccles, East Bank Demerara. One of the men was ...

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Telecoms retirees ratchet up gov’t demands for correct pensions

The Guyana Postal and Telecommunications Workers  Union (GPTWU) and phone company pensioners, several with more than 50 years of service, on Wednesday demanded that the Ministry of Finance publicly prove that they are receiving their correct pensions in keeping with their unbroken service. GPTWU President Harold  Shepherd said the union and the pensioners’ association have given government one week to ...

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Timothy Jonas wasn’t withdrawn from Senior Counsel list for political reasons. “He just has to wait”- AG Williams

Attorney General Basil Williams on Monday denied that the withdrawal of the conferral of Senior Counsel on Attorney-at-Law, Timothy Jonas had to do with Jonas’ years of experience and not because he had entered the political arena. “I doubt that. We don’t operate like that. That might be coincidence. How do you know that he is entering the fray? It ...

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ExxonMobil still awaiting Liza 2 environmental permit; EPA examining paperwork

ExxonMobil’s  environmental permit for the Liza Phase 2 development project is yet to be approved by Guyana’s environmental watchdog as it scrutinises the oil giant’s permit application, official sources said. An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the agency was not entirely satisfied with a number of conflicting statements in the voluminous document that was ...

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