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ExxonMobil oil exploration served up 1,700 Guyanese jobs, GYD$36 billion to local businesses; gov’t crafting Guyana local content policy

ExxonMobil (Guyana) on Wednesday played up the local benefits of its operations in Guyana over the last few years, even as government’s Energy Department said it was crafting a local content policy that is relevant to Guyana. Addressing the opening of the Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit & Exhibition (GIPEX 2019) at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, ExxonMobil’s Senior Vice ...

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“Honest” and “efficient” government needed; no need for noise or deadlines – Granger on APNU-AFC talks

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), President David Granger on Wednesday said he is keen on selecting an “honest government” to run Guyana should he win next year’s general elections, even as he flayed the Alliance For Change (AFC) for setting a deadline for ending negotiations for a revised political agreement between the two sides. “The negotiations are ...

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APNU agrees to parliamentary seat allocation formula, says Guyana’s constitution will “guide all future discussions” with AFC

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) at a meeting of its five partner political parties Monday evening said it decided on a formula for allocating parliamentary seats after next March’s general elections and a source close to the internal meeting ruled out that smaller party getting 40 percent of the parliamentary seats. “That can’t work… They lost whatever they had,” ...

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Cash-strapped Troy Resources gold mining company fires hundreds of workers in Guyana

Financially-crippled by six weeks of closure that government had ordered following the death of a geologist in a mining pit, the Australian gold mining company, Troy Resources Limited, on Monday said it would send home almost 400 workers in Guyana. In an internal one-page memorandum seen by News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News, the company told employees that ...

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No APNU+AFC talks today

After thumping its chest that it will pull out of the talks and contest the general elections alone if there is no agreement with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Monday, the AFC has apparently asked for more time. None of the top AFC executives responded to enquiries from the media about whether the negotiations with APNU for a ...

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Beheaded Brazilian found on Lethem roadway

A feud between two Brazilian cousins has left one of them dead at Lethem in Rupununi, police said. They are both from the neighbouring Brazilian border town of Bonfim in the State of Roraima. Guyanese police say the headless body of 22-year old Dico Davi Roberto Moreira was found lying on the road at Tabatinga, Lethem. Investigators said the body ...

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Demerara Offshore launches with eyes on local content development

Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), through its subsidiary Demerara Contractors and Engineering Limited (DCEL) and  Caribbean Welding Supplies Limited (CWSL) have established an oil and gas services joint venture, Demerara Offshore Incorporated. Demerara Offshore will be providing a wide range of services to the oil and gas sector that include the development of a world-class shore base facility, welding and fabrication, ...

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Guyanese dominate Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition

Two Guyanese earn the top prizes for the Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition at the Turks & Caicos International Film Festival Sunday, 17 November 2019, Castries, St. Lucia – The Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition, as part of the inaugural Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, announced the winners of the competition. Open to amateur filmmakers across the Caribbean, ...

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Spices mixed to perfection on show at GuyTIE

by Gwen Evelyn Lakiraj Singh and his three sons have carved out a special niche in the local spice market, and for a very good reason. They don’t just crunch herbs and spices into bags and churn them out for a quick payback; the Singhs’ approach is much more precise and attentive. They prepare the finest Guyanese spices by using ...

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