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69 persons set to receive National Awards; Chancellor, Chief Justice among top awardees

Thirty-one women from various fields are among those who will be conferred with National Awards on the occasion of the 51st Anniversary of Guyana’s Independence for their outstanding service and sterling contributions toward national development. The awards will be conferred by President David Granger on behalf of the Guyana government. Leading the list of 69 awardees is Acting Chancellor of the ...

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New Commercial and Deeds Registry Board appointed

The Guyana government has appointed a Governing Board of the Deeds and Commercial Registries Authority, but its full constitution will await the parliamentary approval of the law. “The previous Board expired in May 2016 and the delay in constituting the new one was as a result of the Deeds and Commercial Registries Authority (Amendment) Bill 2017 being laid before Parliament. ...

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“Kezie” wanted for seaman’s murder

Nine days after a man was gunned down, Guyanese police on Thursday issued a wanted bulletin for a man believed to be the prime suspect. Wanted is 27-year old Ezekiel “Kezie” Edward of Diamond, East Bank Demerara. Police said the man is wanted “in connection with the murder of Roy Roland” between May 16 and 17  at Marigold Street, Roxanne ...

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Govt is pro-business but “not transparent” about oil contracts ; Jagdeo “salivating” over oil revenues

Transparency and effective planning to use massive oil revenues are among the major issues facing Guyana as the country prepares for first oil by 2020, according to a senior official of a United Kingdom-headquartered independent risk consultancy. Speaking at the 26th La Jolla Energy Conference being held in California, Control Risks’ Senior Analyst for the Andean Region, Raul Gallegos praised ...

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Higher oil prices not necessarily good for Guyana- US Professor

Lower oil prices may be to the advantage of Guyana which expects to pump first oil by 2020 because  high prices for the ‘black gold’ may trigger corruption by politicians, a University of California, San Diego Professor said Wednesday. “The higher the oil prices and the more the revenues that flow into the country, the greater the risk that politics ...

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ExxonMobil injects GYD$5 million into flood relief

The Guyana government on Wednesday said it welcomes a donation of G$5M from ExxonMobil Guyana, which will be handed over to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) to assist in relief efforts for flood affected areas in Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) and Potaro-Siparuni (Region Eight). Senior Director, Public and Government Affairs at ExxonMobil Guyana, Ms. Kimberly Brasington made this commitment today to Acting ...

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Police to be deployed to West Demerara hospital to stem assault of doctors

After emergency room doctors and other health workers at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) downed tools earlier this week to protest poor security, the Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday announced that police would be permanently deployed at that health institution. “These include armed ranks of the Guyana Police Force to be a permanent feature at the hospital to beef ...

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Digicel assists flood-affected residents in Regions 7 and 8

Digicel (Guyana) on Wednesday handed over a quantity of supplies to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) which will be distribuited to flood-affected residents of Region 8 (Potaro Siparuni) and Region 7 (Cuyuni Mazarauni). The donation consists of a substantial quantity of food items from the requested list and cleaning supplies. “We empathize with those residents who have lost their livelihood ...

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Guyanese woman caught with cocaine in her hair weave at Bahamas airport

(BAHAMAS TRIBUNE242).-A WOMAN from Guyana has been arrested at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the Bahamas concealed in her hair weave. Police report that alert Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers took the Guyanese woman into custody following the seizure of just over two pounds of cocaine on Tuesday afternoon, May 23, 2017. Shortly ...

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