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US ban on Guyana’s catfish species is “protectionist”- govt official

The United States’ (US) ban on catfish species from Guyana is a “big blow” to the local fishing industry and is being deemed a protectionist barrier to allow the American fishing industry to flourish after having invested huge sums of money, a senior government official said. Veterinary Public Health Director, Dr Ozaye Dodson  was quoted as saying by government’s Department ...

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Fire leaves teacher, family members homeless

A family of six is now counting their losses and contemplating their next move, after a fire of unknown orgin destroyed the house at 116 Block 2 Albion, Corentyne home that they were renting. The fire  which occurred on Tuesday at around 11am,  reduced the two bedroom, two-storey wooden structure to ashes Nothing was saved. According to Gangi Ganesh, 58, a ...

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CCJ dismisses land acquisition appeal but upholds GY$30 million award

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday dismissed an appeal in a matter brought by Mrs. Deorani Singh, who claimed that the Attorney General of Guyana and the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited owed her compensation for a commercial property that had been owned by her husband, Mr. Mohan Singh. The dispute arose after the Government had compulsorily ...

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Veteran Guyanese, Caribbean trade unionist dies

Long-serving trade unionist in Guyana and the Caribbean, Ann Anderson died on Tuesday at a city hospital after a brief illness. She was 51 years old. Anderson was the first female General Secretary of the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU), a position she held until her passing. She was also the Caribbean Regional Coordinator of the International Transport Workers ...

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Quarrel in private sector over UG Council member’s appointment

A quarrel has erupted  between two of Guyana’s leading private sector organisations over the appointment of a private sector representative on the University of Guyana’s Council, that tertiary institution’s highest decision-making body. At the centre of the controversy is Allison Butters-Grant, the head of Global Seafoods. The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has objected to her appointment while the Georgetown Chamber ...

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Guyana’s presidential term limits appeal hearings begin at CCJ

Lawyers representing the Guyana government in a Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) appeal case on presidential term limits on Monday sought to convince judges that they should overturn rulings by Guyanese courts that that amendment in 2001 could not have been done by Parliament but by a referendum. Attorney General, Basil Williams was asked by CCJ President, Justice Denis Byron ...

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Jagdeo predicts 4 or 5 seat PPP election victory

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo forecasts a 50,000 vote defeat of the governing coalition if more of his People’s Progressive Party supporters are registered and go out to cast their ballots at the next general elections. Under the proportional representation electoral system, a seat is equivalent to about 5,000 votes. The A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change barely clinched a ...

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Immigration Officer, man die in East Bank Demerara accident

An Immigration Officer and her male companion died Saturday night after the CBR motorcycle they were travelling on slammed into a concrete media at Houston, East Bank Demerara. Dead are pillion rider 25-year old Mauava Chase, a police constable stationed at Central Passport Office and of 187 Thomas Street,Kitty, and Stanley Junior King,24, of 116 Section ‘M ‘Campbellville. Investigators were told ...

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Guyana’s former sugar estate lands available for oil sector-related real estate development

Guyana is making available large swathes of former sugar estate lands for constructing upscale houses and business complexes for the burgeoning oil and gas sector, but a top government official cautions that the lands cannot be held indefinitely for speculation. “These developments will come with a time-frame so you can’t take an acre or ten acres and say you will ...

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Harmon to be parliamentary spokesman on oil

The Guyana government on Friday said the establishment of a separate ministry to govern the lucrative oil and gas sector was not on the cards and that the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon would represent the sector in the National Assembly. “Once it is in the Ministry of the Presidency, the Minister of State is the person who will answer ...

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