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Venezuela seeks to block hydro power stations in Essequibo

Brazil’s plans to build hydropower stations in Guyana have apparently have hit a brick-wall as a result of Venezuela’s objections, according to Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge. Greenidge told the National Assembly that those efforts by its Spanish-speaking neighbour have been “rejected.”  “Those approaches and that insistence have been roundly rejected,” Greenidge said in a statement on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy. ...

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Updated: Chlorine leak contained at GWI’s Better Hope facility

Guyana Water Inc, GWI wishes to inform that the chlorine gas leak which occurred earlier this morning at GWI’s Water Treatment Facility at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara has been contained. A Hazmat Team located the leaking cylinder and took necessary action to contain the leak including burying the cylinder.  Nearby residents will be advised by GWI teams to return ...

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Local anti-corruption organisation elects new executive

Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc; a local associate of the global corruption watchdog – Transparency International- now has a new team to lead it over the next year or so. They are Calvin Bernard (President), Ayana McCalman (First Vice President), Aruna Budhram (Second Vice President), Dhanmattie Sohai (Secretary) and Directors Sara Bharrat, Christopher Ram, Harri Persaud Beharry, Troy Thomas and ...

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Guyana’s Aeronautical Engineering Certificate to be upgraded, accredited

A beginners training programme in aeronautical engineering being offered by a Caribbean-wide recognised school will soon be accredited nationally and upgraded to an Associate Degree, according to the Ministry of Education. The decision was made during talks between the Chief Executive Officer of the Art Williams and Harry Wendy Aeronautical Engineering School, Capt. Malcolm Chan-a-Sue and the Minister of Education, ...

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Ministers to get legal advice before decision-making

Legal Affairs Minister and Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams says Ministers and Junior Ministers will now be benefitting from legal advice before they make decisions. This is to ensure that actions taken by these appointees do not contravene the constitution or any other legislation or established principle. “I think they (Ministers who make up Cabinet) are now briefed, from the ...

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President touts rigorous environmental laws

by Zena Henry President David Granger is touting the responsible exploitation of the nation’s resources as his government intends to explore extensively the country’s natural assets. The President is adamant that the country needs to take advantage of its natural goods but in a way that creates a “Green Guyana.” During his address at the recent re-opening of Parliament Wednesday ...

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100 day-VAT, tax reduction promises stand, President says no increases this year

by Zena Henry President David Granger has promised that his government will ensure for this year, the Value Added Tax (VAT), National Insurance contributions and income tax rates will not be increased. He is adamant that promises of certain reductions within the 100 days in office still stands. The President during his address to Parliament at its recent reopening Wednesday ...

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PM Nagamootoo performing duties of President

Prime Minister and First Vice President Moses Nagamootoo took the oath as acting President this morning, being sworn in by Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary Justice Carl Singh. This is because President David Granger left for the United States early this morning Friday June 12. Nagamootoo is expected to perform duties that fall under the purview of the President until ...

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Guyana asks UK for support against Venezuela’s aggression

Guyana’s President, David Granger Thursday night appealed to the United Kingdom (UK) to support his country in staving off Venezuela’s increasingly aggressive claim to Essequibo and the coastal waters off that mineral and forest rich region. “We call on all states, particularly the United Kingdom during the regime of which the territorial issue arose and was resolved peacefully by international ...

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