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Major stumbling block in charging persons who stole state assets- Ramjattan

Government has hit a major stumbling block in proceeding with criminal action against several persons who have been fingered in stealing public funds and other property because some persons have refused to give statements, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said Friday. Asked whether in the absence of statements or Witness Protection Programme, charging suspects have been put on the back-burner, ...

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NCN’s Sport Editor remains on suspension although President calls it “inhumane”

Although  President David Granger has strongly condemned the one month no-pay suspension of National Communications Network (NCN) Sport Editor, Jocelle Archibald-Hawke, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Lennox Cornette said she would remain off the job until the Board of Directors decides on the matter. The President making his position known would mean something to me. The matter is with the ...

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Digicel , Ministry of Education push reading on International Literacy Day

Digicel (Guyana) on Thursday – International Literacy Day 2016- helped to reinforce the importance of reading by providing assistance to the St. Cuthbert’s Mission Nursery School, Mahaica River. “Today we are spending some time with these little ones to show them the importance of reading. The staff members are here today to give back to the community by interacting with ...

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Removal of NCN’s pregnant news anchor “out of place,” suspension of Sport Editor “inhumane” – Granger

President David Granger on Thursday criticized the now aborted removal of a television news anchor  at Guyana’s National Communications Network (NCN) from reading the news because she is pregnant and he has described as inhumane the one month suspension of a Sport Editor without pay. “We didn’t think it would have come to do this because as I am concerned ...

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Govt buckles under pressure and calls pharmaceutical bond deal “undesirable” ; searching for new location ; recommits to transparency

In the face of threats of legal action challenging a deal to rent a pharmaceutical bond from a city businessman’s company, the Guyana government on Thursday caved into widespread public criticism and deemed it “undesirable” and said it was searching for a new facility. “Cabinet was engaged in full and thorough discussions on the issue of the storage of government ...

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ExxonMobil’s SkipJack well offshore Guyana turns up dry

Guyana has been advised that ExxonMobil’s latest exploratory well offshore Guyana named SkipJack has turned up dry, according to usually reliable sources. The Ministry of Natural Resources said that ExxonMobil, which is a major partner in the local subsidiary of Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, communicated SkipJack’s poor showing to Guyanese authorities. The Ministry of Natural Resources was informed by ExxonMobil ...

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How Larry Singh knew that govt needed pharmaceutical bond? “If I told Mr. Larry Singh? Joseph Harmon? No,”

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Thursday said he had no part to play in informing city businessman Lawrence “Larry” Singh that government needed to rent a pharmaceutical bond. “If I told Mr. Larry Singh? Joseph Harmon? No,” Harmon said when asked by Demerara Waves Online News asked him whether he told Singh that government needed a bond to store ...

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Prime Minister orders NCN’s CEO to apologise to TV news anchor for suspending her newsreading because she is pregnant

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Wednesday ordered the Chief Executive Officer of the National Communications Network (NCN), Lennox Cornette to apologise for using her pregnancy as the basis for removing her from anchoring the 6 O’clock news. “It agonises me to get involved in what is an NCN management matter but, as a journalist and as a parent, I refuse ...

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GFC scraps Baishan Lin’s forest concessions; moves to recover debts

Now that all of Bai Shan Lin’s concessions have been repossessed by the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), that regulatory agency is about to sell already harvested logs to help recover some of the debts owed by that company that claims it has registered a loss for more than 20 years. The total size of the concessions is 680,000 hectares including joint ...

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Sunken draga cuts off food, fuel and mining supplies to Middle Mazaruni ; students cannot resume classes

Mining camps in the Upper Mazaruni are running low on food, fuel and other supplies, and secondary school students have been unable to travel to Bartica to begin the new school term because a partially submerged ‘draga’ is blocking the Mazaruni River channel. The mining raft has been  stuck  at the Pirimap Falls for the past three months. Crown Mining Supplies ...

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