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Poor economic performance, increased prices for food, clothing and medicines- PPP’s Irfaan Ali

Opposition Shadow Minister of Finance, Irfaan Ali on Monday kicked off debate on the 2019 National Budget, saying that Guyanese are being burdened with more taxes and reduced foreign exchange earnings due to poor performance of the traditional exports. “These are the realities of the economy and that the Honourable Minister of Finance skillfully maneuvered out of his speech,” Ali ...

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PNCR Chairman Volda Lawrence apologises for offensive remarks

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Chairman, Volda Lawrence on Monday apologised for remarks in which she advocated and preferred her party supporters to get jobs and contracts. “The rhetoric attributed to me over the last few days, is not reflective of who I am as a person or leader. I have learned that as a leader I must be cognizant ...

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ExxonMobil makes 10th oil discovery offshore Guyana

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil said today it made its 10th discovery offshore Guyana and increased its estimate of the discovered recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block to more than 5 billion oil-equivalent barrels. The resource estimate, up from the previous estimate of more than 4 billion oil-equivalent barrels, is a result of further evaluation of previous discoveries and includes a new discovery at the ...

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Flights to and from Cheddi Jagan International Airport delayed, but runway was never closed

Hundreds of Caribbean Airlines passengers destined for Guyana were up to Sunday night stranded in Trinidad, and hundreds others suffered delays in departing from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) but officials maintained that the airport was never closed. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field stressed that the Cheddi Jagan International Airport was ...

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AFC Leader defends Volda Lawrence over her controversial remarks

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Raphael Trotman Sunday night defendes controversial remarks by People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Volda Lawrence that she prefers jobs and contracts be awarded to her party’s supporters. “The Chair, I as Leader, have known and worked closely with for 25 years has never shown racial or political partisanship, but in fact, has worked ...

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Reputed wife allegedly kills husband

Guyanese police are investigating tthe alleged murder of Victor Roberts,38, self employed of 41 Prince William Street,Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. Neighbors identified the alleged perpetrator as 25-year old Melissa Playter, a housewife and shopkeeper. The incident occurred at about 12:40 OM  at their residence allegedly. His reputed wife has since been detained and a knife has been recovered by investigators. “Investigations ...

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Govt bans Marriot beach front parties, other loud music sources on Kingston foreshore

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has banned beach parties and other activities involving loud music on the Kingston Foreshore which stretches from aback Marriott Hotel to Police CID headquarters. “Approvals will not be granted for the use of the Kingston Foreshore between Fort Groyne and Camp Street as a venue for entertainment, social and other events which are likely to ...

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Volda Lawrence calls for “equality for all” ; orders ministers, PNCR leaders to “get out of their offices” to do political work

The Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform, Volda Lawrence on Saturday called on government ministers and party leaders to engage in outreach to the grassroots and dealing with their problems in the equal provision of good and services. “If this means that Ministers and party leaders must get out of their offices and work regularly within these communities, we ...

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TV journalist shoots bottle-hurling labourer

A labourer was Sunday morning shot and injured after he allegedly lobbed several bottles at well-known television journalist outside his girlfriend’s home, police said. Twenty-eight year old Jimmy Ramgobin was shot in his lower right leg and taken to hospital for medical attention. Police said they have since seized the licensed firearm as part of the investigations. The Guyana Police ...

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Volda Lawrence’s remarks unhelpful to coalition winning the 2020 general elections- political scientists

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform, Volda Lawrence’s recently stated preference for giving jobs to her party’s supporters seemed a feeble response to its defeat at last month’s local government elections due to its own neglect of its Afro-Guyanese support base, but now the coalition risks losing the 2020 general elections as a result of her utterance. “As reassuring ...

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