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Cabinet Committee finalizing Diaspora Engagement Action Plan—Harmon

A Cabinet sub-committee has been established to finalize the Government’s Diaspora Engagement Strategy and Action Plan’ in order to give policy direction with regards its engagement with ‘Guyana’s Region 11.’ Minister of State Joseph Harmon Monday (May 22, 2017) made the announcement as he addressed the opening ceremony of a one-week confab at the Guyana Pegasus aimed at facilitating a 10-man ...

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Opposition parliamentarians, supporters on GYD$300 million fraud-related charges at GRDB

Two opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarians and four other supporters were Friday each granted GYD$500,000 bail for allegedly omitting from the general ledger of the Guyana Rice Development Board a total of GYD$362 million while they were board members of that entity. The prosecution’s case is that they committed the offences during each of the calendar years of 2012,  2013, 2014 ...

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Govt drug bond employee admits to stealing medical supplies

One employee of the drugs bond at Diamond Hospital has admitted to stealing GYD$100,000 worth of supplies from the East Bank Demerara facility and one has resigned with immediate effect, the Ministry of Public Health said in a statement. The ministry added that several others, who were released from police custody , have not reported for duty. “They are on strike” ...

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Construction of oil refinery in Guyana will be a political decision

Minister of  Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman Wednesday night said the Guyana government would have to consider the social benefits of the construction of a US$5 billion refinery or a smaller facility like in neighbouring Suriname. He said Cabinet would have to study the findings and recommendations contained in the desktop feasibility study conducted by Director of Advisory Services at the New ...

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Building a US$5 billion oil refinery in Guyana unprofitable — expert

The cost of building a brand new 100,000 barrel per day oil refinery in Guyana can cost up to US$5 billion with a negative rate of return on investment at between US$2 billion and US$3 billion, a consultant said Wednesday. Director of Advisory Services at the United States-based Hartree Partners, Pedro Haas’ findings and assumptions were based on Guyana’s daily ...

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Clerk charged with multi-million dollar fraud

Twenty-four year old Naipaul Beharry appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court charged with embezzlement. Beharry stood before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore where the charge read that on may 1, 2015 and July 31 2016 while being a clerk at a firm, he fraudulently embezzled GYD $4.9 million dollars in the name of his employer, Ramgobin Mohanlall. He pleaded not guilty. ...

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Guyanese small farmers to get improved Climate Services

  Guyanese farmers may soon be able to make better decisions if all goes well with a Participatory Integrated Climate Services of Agriculture (PICSA). A workshop is currently being facilitated by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Hydro-meteorological Department, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Programme for Building Regional Climate Capacity in the Caribbean Programme (BRCCC Programme). The Ministry ...

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ExxonMobil awaits key approvals before Final Investment Decision ; elections will not determine production start-up

The United States (US) oil giant, ExxonMobil, is yet to make its Final Investment Decision (FID) to engage in commercial production offshore Guyana because local regulatory agencies are still reviewing applications, officials said Tuesday. They are the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) being reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the granting of a production license by the Guyana Geology and ...

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