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Daily Archives: April 2, 2019

World Bank approves US$20m for Guyana to cope with oil and gas risks

Guyana is to receive a US$20 million World Bank loan for its Petroleum Resources Governance and Management Project to prepare the country to deal with several oil and gas risks. The loan was approved on Friday, March 29. “This Project will enhance the transparency, governance, legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks for the oil and gas sector in Guyana,” the Finance ...

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Guyana part of regional study on substituting refined sugar with “plantation white”

Guyana is among four sugar-producing Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member nations that will be the focus of a regional study on the prospects of substituting imported refined sugar with plantation white, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) said Tuesday. The Barbados-headquartered financial institution says it is collaborating with CARICOM to gather evidence to decide on the future of sugar in the regional ...

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BREAKING: Garage/bond fire raging in Bartica

Fire was Tuesday afternoon raging at the Region 7 bond/garage in Bartica, residents confirmed. Regional Chairman, Gordon Bradford, who was at the scene of the fire at First Avenue, said firefighters were trying desperately to save nearby buildings. A number of vehicles and the bond were destroyed. Bradford said the blaze was being aided by a strong and steady breeze. ...

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PPP elections commissioner plans to block house-to-house registration

Opposition-nominated elections commissioner, Robeson Benn has threatened to take Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield to court to block the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from conducting house-to-house registration. Through his Attorney-at-law, Anil Nandlall, Benn said house-to-house registration would introduce residency status as a new condition to be registered and that would result in thousands of overseas-based Guyanese being unable to vote. ...

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Gov’t dual citizenship MPs resign

Guyana’s President David Granger on Monday received and accepted the resignation of all APNU+AFC coalition Members of Parliament (MPs) who are holders of dual citizenship. The MPs are Guyanese-American Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, and Guyanese-Britons Rupert Roopnaraine, Carl Greenidge and Dominic Gaskin. These members will not be returning to the National Assembly when it reconvenes on April 11. The ...

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