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“If they think that they can rig the elections and have the kind of peace that we have now, they’re wrong; very, very wrong”- Jagdeo

Guyana’s Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday warned that the current level of peace would not prevail if the  2020 general and regional elections are rigged resulting in the David Granger-led coalition administration remaining in power. “There will be consequences if they think that they can rig the elections and have the kind of peace that we have now, they’re ...

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Roxanne Myers “fit and proper” to be GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer; evaluation is subjective- GECOM Chairman

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice James Patterson on Wednesday said he believed that his pick of Roxanne Myers over Vishnu Persaud to be the next Deputy Chief Elections Officer was “fit and proper”. Making his position known on the issue one day after the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-aligned GECOM Commissioners slammed his decision to cast ...

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Ousted Guyana Public Service Coop Credit Union managers blocked from travelling on tickets purchased with entity’s funds

Ousted Management Committee members of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU) were blocked from travelling to Trinidad this week on tickets purchased with the credit union’s funds, well-placed sources said. “We can’t have them travelling… We can’t have them go out there to represent us, given the issues that we still have with them now,” one of the ...

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Foreign Affairs Committee summons Immigration Minister over 20,000 Haitians, Cubans in Guyana

Immigration records show that more than 20,000 Haitians and Cubans are still in Guyana, the bulk of them having arrived here in 2017 and up to April of this year, raising concerns about “human trafficking”. The bipartisan parliamentary committee on Foreign Affairs decided to summon Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Winston Felix to ...

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Three supermarket robbers arrested; gun, cash recovered

Three men were arrested Wednesday morning shortly after a break-and-enter at The Number One Supermarket” , 18 Grove, East Bank Demerara, the Guyana Police Force said. Lawmen also recovered one .38 revolver and six live matching rounds as well as a quantity of phone cards that were in their possession. Police credited the breakthrough to a security guard who escaped from ...

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ExxonMobil reconfirms March 2020 for first-oil pour

ExxonMobil on Tuesday reconfirmed that Guyana will pump up its first barrel of oil in March 2020, even as the Guyana government continued to fend off criticisms of the 2016 production sharing agreement. Vice President of ExxonMobil Development Company, Lisa Walters said work was well advanced by several companies in Singapore, Brazil and the United States Gulf Coast to ensure ...

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GECOM Chairman rejects re-employment of Vishnu Persaud as Deputy Chief Elections Officer

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice James Patterson on Tuesday used his casting vote to reject the re-hiring of Vishnu Persaud as Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DECO), a move the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has condemned. “I have great fears that we cannot rely on informed rational fair judgements of the chair of the Elections ...

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UG Vice Chancellor to have greater control of UG’s day-to-day operations; interest groups to be removed from Council if governance model changes

The University of Guyana (UG) on Tuesday announced that  a proposal is on the table for a smaller Council that will be solely responsible for policy while the Vice Chancellor and team will be given greater autonomy to run the institution. UG Registrar, Dr. Nigel Gravesande said the Task Force’s proposed removal of political party, legal, medical, private sector, farmers ...

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CANU in major cocaine, marijuana haul; five arrested

Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has announced one of its single biggest drug hauls – 35 kilogrammes of marijuana and 13.8 kilogrammes of cocaine- since its establishment several years ago. Those arrested and expected to be arraigned on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, are Khamraj Lall, Marlon Lawrence, Rajendra Persaud, Cleve Thornhill, and Doodnauth Chattergoon. CANU said the drugs and men were intercepted ...

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ExxonMobil begins development drilling offshore Guyana

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Liza Phase 1 development continues to rapidly progress, with the commencement of development drilling offshore Guyana, ExxonMobil said Tuesday. Development drilling began in May for the first of 17 wells planned for Phase 1, laying the foundation for production startup in 2020. The company and its co-venturers have so far discovered estimated recoverable resources of more than 3.2 billion ...

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