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Fresh showdown looms over City vending as landowner insists on no extension

The man responsible for the plot of land where Stabroek Market vendors were relocated has disputed claims by Town Clerk, Royston King that the municipality was likely to get a three-month extension fpr the vendors to continue selling. Instead, Mr. Hareshnarine “Chiney” Sugrim said he never had any such discussions with King and that come early August, 2016 the vendors ...

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Coalition supporter BK Tiwari says he swore allegiance to PPP to prevent airline’s eviction from Ogle hangar

In what appears to be an intensified tit-for-tat, former President Donald Ramotar on Friday released a letter from Brian Tiwari to refute the prominent businessman’s claim that he had abandoned the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) long before  last year’s  general elections and supported the coalition. However, Tiwari said he had felt compelled to write the letter for fear that ...

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6,000 solar systems for State House to become political football in Amerindian communities

The installation of about 6,000 solar panel systems at State House, the President’s Official Residence, is set to become a political football match between the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) and the incumbent APNU+AFC coalition-led administration. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said most of the GYD$48.6 million was spent on the purchase and installation of the solar panel systems ...

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Inquiry launched into unauthorised departure of planes from international airport

An inquiry has been launched into the unauthorized departure of two light aircraft from the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport almost one week ago, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Thursday. He said Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson advised Cabinet that an inquiry has been launched as part of government’s efforts to ensure there is no repeat of ...

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ExxonMobil says second well offshore Guyana confirms significant oil discovery of 800 million to 1.4 billion barrels of high-quality oil

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today said that drilling results from the Liza-2 well, the second exploration well in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, confirm a world-class discovery with a recoverable resource of between 800 million and 1.4 billion oil-equivalent barrels. “We are excited by the results of a production test of the Liza-2 well, which confirms the presence ...

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Sweeping changes required to effectively monitor natural resources- civil society organisation; Guyana to apply for EITI membership in November

With Guyana expected to apply to the global transparency watchdog for extractive industries in November for membership, the newly-formed civil society organisation, Policy Forum Guyana, says effective monitoring of open and accountable management of Guyana’s natural resources will require a drastic changes in the existing system. “If we are going to manage extractive resources, there is a whole range of ...

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More than G$14.5m raised during Education Resource Ambassadors Conference; academics call for govt to provide emergency funding

Contributions of cash, scholarships and pledges totaling over US$70,000 dollars or 14.5 million Guyana dollars were among the major outcomes of the first University of Guyana (UG) Education Resource Ambassadors Conference, and participants say it is now time for government to provide emergency funding. “Be it resolved that the University of Guyana Educational Resource Ambassadors hereby call on the Government of ...

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Guyana laying ground work to become oil producer

Guyana is preparing to pass new legislation, tighten existing regulations and establish a new oversight body to govern the still lucrative oil and gas sector, according to a well-placed source. The proposed regulatory board for oil and gas is expected to include representatives from civil society, the opposition and government, rather than just the minister responsible for petroleum. “There is ...

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