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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Granger likely to accept Ramjattan as March elections running mate

Alliance For Change (AFC) Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday looked set to be accepted by President David Granger as his running mate for the March 2020 general elections, high-level sources said. The sources indicated that the AFC was unlikely to give up any seats in the 65-seat National Assembly in exchange for Ramjattan being accepted as the prime ministerial candidate. ...

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Jagdeo calls on GECOM Chairman to explain planned removal of names from voters list

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo wants the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Claudette Singh to explain her decision to remove more than 25,000 names from the voters list if those persons do not uplift their national identification (ID) cards within 21 days. “Right now, we are calling on the Chairman to explain her decisions. That’s all we are saying. ...

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Commercial oil production begins offshore Guyana in December, 2019

Hess Corporation, one of the partners in the ExxonMobil-controlled oil operations offshore Guyana, says commercial oil production will begin in December 2019. “In September, we announced our 14th discovery in the Stabroek Block at Tripletail, offshore Guyana and are now targeting December for first oil from the Liza-1 development,” Chief Executive Officer of Hess Corporation, John Hess was quoted as ...

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Change Guyana political party vows to renegotiate oil contracts

The newly-formed Change Guyana (CG) political party on Tuesday vowed to renegotiate all existing contracts with oil companies to get higher royalties and suspend the award of new concessions pending those talks. Addressing CG’s launch at the Pegasus Hotel, prime ministerial candidate, Nigel Hinds made known his party’s position on the issue at a time when there is lingering debate ...

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25,000 persons risk being barred from voting if they don’t collect national ID cards

The chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Claudette Singh on Tuesday ruled that more than 25,000 persons who have not collected their national identification (ID) cards will be given 21 days to do so failing which their names would be struck off the voters list and they would not be allowed to vote. Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-aligned elections ...

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Eight charged in connection with gold miner murder

Eight persons, including a medical doctor, were Tuesday charged with the gunning down of well-known gold miner, Deon Stoll. They were not required to plea to the indictable offence, and were refused bail and remanded to prison. Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan ordered them to return to court on November 15. Four of the men – Shane “Demon” Morgan also known ...

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9,500 eligible voters transfer home addresses ahead of general elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says almost 4,000 additional persons have been registered and more than 9,500 eligible voters have transferred their home addresses, as the claims and objections period winds down. Spokeswoman for the electoral management agency, Yolanda Ward says 3,924 persons have added their names to the National Register of Registrants and will be qualified to vote – ...

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Fire destroys Guinness Bar

The popular entertainment and food court, Guinness Bar, in Lodge, Georgetown, was gutted by fire, leaving millions of dollars in losses and several persons jobless, business representatives said. News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News was told that all of the stocks and furniture were destroyed. Representatives estimate the losses at GYD$15 million. Representatives of the entity believed that ...

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First Principal of President’s College dies

The first principal of President’s College, Oswald Kendall has died. He was 80 years old. Mr. Kendall’s wife, Joan Kendall, confirmed that her husband passed away Monday morning at their residence following a brief illness. She said her husband fell ill in September. Mr. Kendall was also a former Chief Education Officer under then Education Minister, Malcolm Parris. Minister of ...

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