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CCJ judge cites need for consultations between President, Opposition Leader on GECOM Chairman appointment

Trinidad and Tobago Senior Counsel, Douglas Mendes on Wednesday urged the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to find that President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo should have consulted before submitting nominees for the post Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). And already one of the CCJ Judges, Winston Anderson, has indicated that there should be some form ...

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Suspected marijuana-in-blue soap smuggler arrested at Lusignan Prison

A woman, who allegedly attempted to smuggle marijuana in soap to her fiancé inside the Lusignan Prison, was Tuesday arrested, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said. She has been identified as 20-year old Althea Douglas. Samuels said the woman was arrested shortly after 3:30 pm after “her efforts to smuggle marijuana in blue soap failed.” He said the woman was ...

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US gives Guyana more money to fight crime; ex-cop faces extradition for alleged cocaine trafficking

The United States (US) on Tuesday announced increased funding to help Guyana fight crime, even as Washington asked for the extradition of a former Guyanese policeman to face prosecution for alleged drug trafficking. “The Embassy notes the work of the Government of Guyana to ensure the security of its citizens, counter transnational crime, and increase effective and timely prosecutions, and ...

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Illegal miners at Marudi Hill, Tassawini ordered to remove

34 gold miners occupying Mazao Hill and engaging in “dangerous and illegal” mining at Marudi Mountain in Region 9 (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), southern Guyana, were being removed because they breached a 2016 agreement, the Ministry of Natural Resources said Sunday. Authorities said the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) decided to bring a halt to illegal mining in that area ...

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Remaining off the blacklist key to oil sector – former Caribbean anti-financial crimes boss

Former Executive Director of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), Calvin Wilson on Saturday cautioned that if Guyana does not maintain a clean bill of financial health, oil companies and staff would encounter bottlenecks in sending their profits and earnings overseas. He told a media workshop organised by the Guyana Press Association (GPA) that if Guyana does not satisfy ...

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ExxonMobil to proceed with Liza Phase 2 offshore exploration

IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil said Friday it has funded the Liza Phase 2 development offshore Guyana after it received government and regulatory approvals. Liza Phase 2 will produce up to 220,000 barrels of oil per day and further capitalize on the significant development potential of the Stabroek Block, where ExxonMobil estimates producing more than 750,000 barrels of oil per day ...

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New Public Service Minister intends to take WPA positions to Cabinet; getting oil cash transfers to poor a priority

Newly-appointed Public Service Minister, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley says she plans to take the positions of her party, the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), to Cabinet and among her priorities is cash-transfers from oil revenues to the working poor. She said, as WPA Chairperson, she would help to bridge the gap between her party and the coalition government of A Partnership for National ...

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Junior Health Minister now Foreign Affairs Minister; Patterson-Yearwood reassigned “in the public interest”

Junior Health Minister Dr. Karen Cummings was Thursday elevated to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs, following Carl Greenidge’s resignation because he is a Guyanese-Briton and the Courts of have ruled that it is unconstitutional for dual citizenship holders to be parliamentarians. Cummings took the oath of office before President David Granger at the Ministry of the Presidency. “I ...

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Guyana-born New York policeman dies in car accident

Reproduced from News Day (New York) An off-duty New York City police officer killed Wednesday morning in a two-car accident in Lynbrook has been identified as Vincent Persaud of West Babylon, authorities said. Persaud, 31, who was stationed in the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway, was on his way to work, driving west on Peninsula Boulevard at 6:45 a.m. when ...

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