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Monthly Archives: August 2019

PPP lawmaker, former GRDB official freed of fraud charges

Three of seven former officials of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) and the Ministry of Agriculture were Friday freed of fraud charges totalling GYD$362 million, and already defence lawyers are asking the Magistrates’ court to dismiss similar charges against the four others. Freed are former GRDB Director, Nigel Dharamlall, then Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Prema ...

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First Oil: Liza Destiny arrives in Stabroek Block

The Liza Destiny, Guyana’s ‘First Oil’ production vessel has arrived in the Stabroek Block after traveling nearly 11 thousand nautical miles from the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore, ExxonMobil announced Thursday. The floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel journeyed for 42 days, after a June commissioning ceremony at which First Lady, Sandra Granger renamed it “Godmother”. After clearing customs, the ...

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GTT awards bursaries to 11 grade sixers

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) says it has awarded 11 bursaries to children of its employees who performed exceptionally well at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA). “It is a great honour to give back to our employees and their children. I encourage you all to continue doing your best to maintain good grades,” GTT’s Director of ...

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GECOM divided on merging voter registration data; Jamaican assistance sought on fingerprint verification

Guyana’s electoral commissioners representing the governing coalition and the opposition were Wednesday at odds over whether the names of about 300,000 persons collected during the month-long house-to-house registration exercise can be merged with the existing National Register of Registrants (NRR). The governing A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC)-nominated elections commissioner Vincent Alexander said after listening to arguments ...

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BREAKING: House-to-house registration to end on August 31

The Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh has ordered that the now more-than-one-month-old house-to-house registration will come to an end on Saturday, August 31 and the data would be merged. “Cognizant of all that has transpired over the past months, GECOM has an obligation to produce a credible Official List of Electors (OLE) in the ...

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OPINION: A poll that Guyana could have done without

by GHK Lall I am perplexed about that poll making the media rounds. Was it really needed? What purpose served? What difference does it make? Still, it is there and a few words (few only) are spared in recognition of its existence. First, was it really needed? Speaking for myself only, it restated the boring, and confirmed far and wide, ...

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No direct impact of Amazon fires on Guyana -Natural Resources Minister

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman has assured that the ongoing wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, though troubling, will have no direct impact on Guyana. The minister told journalists recently that the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) has increased its monitoring of this country’s forest. “As a government, of course, we are concerned. The Forestry Commission will be monitoring our own ...

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Over 100 pupils benefit from GBTI’s annual back-to-school program

More than 100 primary and nursery school pupils from the Crabwood Creek and Moleson Creek areas in Berbice were outfitted with back-to-school gears for the new school term on Saturday, August 23 at the Crabwood Creek Community Centre popularly referred to as “ballfield”, the bank said Monday. The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) says its Corriverton Branch partnered ...

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Most PPP supporters reject Irfaan Ali; Granger will face tougher battle against Nandlall, Anthony -opinion poll

The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali is being rejected by most party supporters who instead favour Anil Nandlall or Dr. Frank Anthony, according to an opinion poll conducted by the little-known Turkeyen Research and Polling Institute. TRPI, which is headed by United States (US)-based Political Scientist, Dr. Baytoram Ramharack, said the David Granger-led governing A Partnership for ...

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