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President justifies hiring contract workers; foreign trade unionists want more oil benefits for workers

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 21:55 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday said government has taken a reasonable decision to hire workers on contract, in an apparent strong rebuke of an international trade unionist who advised against the employment of workers contractually. In her feature address to the opening of the 22nd delegates’ congress of the ...

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AFC doubles down on oil block licence extensions; Govt insists there is no extension

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 19:49 by Denis Chabrol The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday insisted that the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration granted a second one-year extension due to COVID19 pandemic and failed to conduct an agreed quarterly review, but a top government oil sector policymaker rubbished the claim about an additional extension. “There is ...

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OPINION: Granger and Jagdeo with oil blocks extension

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 14:29 by Denis Chabrol by GHK Lall David Granger is the giver, not Bharrat Jagdeo.  What is surprising is that Vice President Jagdeo would step forward and actually claim ownership of the extension of the blocks that amounts to shoving forward by one year the relinquishment in October, two months hence.  I am ...

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Granger extended ExxonMobil’s licences in three blocks due to COVID; AFC confident no COVID-19 impact on oil operations

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 14:31 by Denis Chabrol The ExxonMobil-led consortium of Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) had been granted one-year extensions of its three prospecting licences in the Stabroek, Canje and Kaieteur offshore oil blocks during the latter months of the David Granger-led administration because of the COVID-19 virus, according to letters released on ...

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OPINION: Guyana and China: Reigniting an Old Flame?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 13:06 by Denis Chabrol by R. Evan Ellis, Latin Research Professor at the U.S. Army War College. Introduction The embrace of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) by Guyana President Irfaan Ali during his July 2023 visit to the country highlights a renewed wave of Chinese engagement and influence in a country that has transformed ...

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GUYSUCO hopes for managerial support from India, Guatemala

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 11:55 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday announced that talks were underway with India and Guatemala to provide technical managerial support to the State-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO). In his address to the 22nd delegates Congress of  the Guyana Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU), he said the technical support management would be ...

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Police, military leadership provided gov’t wrong intelligence reports on violent crime wave- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 7:47 by Denis Chabrol Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday has accused the military and police hierarchy during the 2002-2008 crime spree of giving the Guyana government wrong intelligence reports. “I sat with Roger, and the leadership of the army and police would bring a report to us about the situation that was ...

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OPINION: A Fanonian Analysis of the WPA

by Dr Randolph Persaud (Professor Emeritus) Frantz Fanon and Walter Rodney are two of the most formidable thinkers on problems of race and racism. Fanon, a psychiatrist from Martinique, and Rodney, a Guyanese historian, were both world class scholars, anti-colonial activists, and champions of the poor and the powerless. Anti-racism was an integral dimension of their respective intellectual and political ...

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