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Granger rejects second list of GECOM nominees ; Jagdeo warns of “other consequences for which the President will be responsible”

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says President David Granger has rejected a second list of nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. Jagdeo reiterated his warning that legal action and other steps would be taken if Granger goes ahead and names a Chairperson unilaterally. “The Leader of the Opposition hereby assures that should the President proceed along ...

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Shake-up at CANU looms now that Commission of Inquiry Report is in

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday signaled that a major shake-up at the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) is likely, but he refused to say whether the substantive Head, James Singh would be returning to head that law enforcement entity. Harmon declined to divulge details of the report of a Commission of Inquiry into the arrival of  shipping vessel in ...

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No decision on referendum to scrap buggery law – Harmon

The Guyana government has not discussed or decided to take the scrapping of buggery laws to a referendum, a move that appears to have allayed some fears by one of Guyana’s gay rights organisations. “This is not an issue that has been ventilated at Cabinet and Cabinet has made no decision on that matter and so the question of a referendum, when ...

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Govt drops charges against Chenapau residents arrested for illegally mining at Kaieteur National Park

The Ministry of Natural Resources on Friday announced that government has decided to drop charges against 20 persons arrested for alleged illegal mining at the Kaieteur National Park. “It has been decided that as an act of good faith Government will not prosecute the charges against the more than 20 persons arrested on Sunday May 28, 2017 for mining within ...

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Royalty on ExxonMobil-produced oil doubled; Guyana assures production licence will be granted this month

  In the wake of a prolonged wait by ExxonMobil for various regulatory approvals before making its Final Investment Decision (FID), the Guyana government Thursday publicly assured the company that it would be granted a production licence this month. “Following reviews of the technical and environmental aspects of the Liza Project – Development Plan that was submitted by Esso Exploration ...

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Two marijuana busts at Bartica ferry stelling

An unemployed woman and a man have been arrested in Region 7 in two separate marijuana busts in less than 24 hours. The Guyana Police Force said at about 5PM Wednesday they acted on information and arrested a 21-year old unemployed woman of Parika, East Bank Essequibo after she was found in possession of 1.3 kilograms of cannabis in a ...

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Guyana hosts regional partners for Climate Change confab

Guyana will over the next three days play host to sister Caribbean countries and another nine International agencies as part of a Climate Change National Adaption Plan (NAP) training workshop for public officials. Guyana’s Permanent Secretaries of the Ministries of Communities and Public Infrastructure have been identified to represent the host country in Regional conference aimed at strengthening the capacity ...

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Canada’s former ambassador to several Caricom countries dies

Simon Wade, a former Canadian envoy to Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, died earlier this month after a 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer, his country’s foreign service said. “It is with great sadness that the High Commission of Canada in Port of Spain wishes to announce the passing of Simon A. Wade, former Canadian High commissioner to Trinidad and ...

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GRA Drug Enforcement agent, motor racers among four remanded to prison on cocaine trafficking charge

A Guyana Revenue Authority Drug Enforcement Unit agent and two motor racers are among four persons refused bail on a joint charge of trafficking in 84.9 kilogrammes of cocaine. The Drug Enforcement Unit agent is Sherwayne De Abreu. The others are racers Stephen Vieria and Nazim Gafoor as well as his father, Tazim Gafoor. They all pleaded not guilty to ...

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