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Guyana to approve Tullow’s sale of Orinduik Block stake to Eco Atlantic

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 August 2023, 17:12 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government would be approving United Kingdom oil company, Tullow’s sale of 60 percent stake in the Orinduik Block to the Toronto-headquartered Eco Atlantic (Oil and Gas) Limited, Guyana’s Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo announced on Thursday. While Tullow had announced on August 11, 2023 that it was selling ...

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Examine all options for continued free and fair elections- US

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 August 2023, 15:29 by Denis Chabrol The United States (US) believes that Guyana should examine all options, including biometrics, to guarantee free and fair elections, outgoing American Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann-Lynch said Thursday. “I think it’s important to explore all tools that Guyana has access to, in order to again ensure that elections continue ...

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OPINION: Roysdale Forde S.C, M.P owes President Ali no apology. President Ali owes Guyanese an apology for his uncouthness and mismanagement of the state

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 August 2023, 14:23 by Denis Chabrol by Roysdale Forde S.C, M.P  Hereunder is a response to Professor Emeritus Randy Persaud who opined “APNU’s Roysdale Forde A. Forde owes President Ali an apology,” as published in Demerara Waves on 30th August 2023. A government that picks fights with the citizens, is devoid of vision and bankrupt of ...

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US in aggressive push-back against Chinese expansion in Caribbean

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 August 2023, 13:32 by Denis Chabrol The United States (US) is on a multi-pronged push-back against China’s expanding financial footprint here and the rest of the Caribbean, outgoing United States Ambassador to Guyana Sarah-Ann Lynch said Thursday. “We’ve tripled the bilateral trade over the last few years so I think we are here we are ...

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Pres Ali shuns US willingness to facilitate talks with opposition

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 20:03 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday virtually ruled out a role for the United States (US) in facilitating talks with the opposition, a day after the US offered to help broker bipartisan talks on Guyana’s development. “I don’t know why there needs to be brokerage of any conversation. I don’t ...

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Striking Berbice sugar workers take protest for money to Georgetown; GAWU, AFC differ on interpretation of court ruling

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 11:31 by Denis Chabrol At least 100 striking sugar workers early Wednesday morning descended in front of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), demanding that they be paid severance after the Rose Hall Estate had been closed, but the union maintained that the workers were merely transferred and never severed. “Because ...

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British NGO-funded UG-affiliated biodiversity research centre isn’t about exporting science- co-founder

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 9:54 by Denis Chabrol The University of Guyana (UG) on Tuesday formally announced the establishment of a not-for-profit biodiversity research centre in the Essequibo River near the Mazaruni and Cuyuni rivers with an assurance by the British non-governmental organisation that the aim is not to export scientific information from the area. Co-founder of ...

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Teenage gold miner dies in mining pit collapse

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 7:22 by Denis Chabrol A teenage gold miner died Tuesday afternoon when a gold mining pit at Cowpen Backdam, Puruni River in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) collapsed on him, police said. The victim has been identified as Anthony Richard of Parika, East Bank Essequibo. Police said the incident occurred at about 3:30 PM Tuesday. ...

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OPINION: APNU’s Roysdale A. Forde owes President Ali an apology

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 6:52 by Denis Chabrol By Dr Randolph Persaud Professor Emeritus, American University, Washington DC The CARICOM Reparations Commission advanced the following Ten Point Reparation plan in 2014 –  Full formal apology; Indigenous peoples development programmes; funding for reparations to Africa; the establishment of cultural institutions and the return of cultural heritage; assistance in ...

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Former UK Prime Minister appeals for financing, “practical solutions” at COP 28

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 20:25 by Denis Chabrol Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair on Tuesday urged Developed Nations at the next United Nations Climate Change Conference to inject large amounts of financing to shift from fossil fuels to cleaner energy by poorer nations. “I hope that this COP (Conference of the Parties) comes up with ...

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