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Govt shortlists 19 companies after a “detailed check” to propose selling Guyana’s oil

The Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Energy on Friday released the names of 19 companies that will be asked to submit proposals to sell Guyana’s oil. Government said the companies were shortlisted by a five member Evaluation Committee “after a detailed check” of each firm’s expression of interest for general and technical data in relation to qualifications and experience ...

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COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures extended to September 30, 2020

The Guyana government has granted a further extension to the timeline on the existing tax relief measures for affected individuals and businesses. The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) said that decision was made “having carefully assessed the impact of COVID-19 on the economy to-date.” In this regard,  relief measures that were introduced in March and were scheduled to end on June 30, ...

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British company that owned slaves in Guyana apologises for trades; pledges financial support to Black communities

Reproduced from CNN Two major British companies have acknowledged their historic ties to the slave trade and pledged new financial support to black and minority ethnic communities. Lloyd’s of London, the world’s oldest insurance market, and pub chain Greene King said in statements late Wednesday that they would take steps to make their businesses more racially inclusive and provide financial support to ...

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COVID-19: Guyana announces six-phase reopening

The National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) announces a six phase re-opening of Guyana commencing with Phase 1 starting tomorrow, June 18th and will last until July 2nd. Government says the current curfew of 6pm to 6am will remain in effect for Phase 1 in all administrative regions. The non-curfew measures will be lifted in Regions 5 and 8 which, to ...

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GDF Islander makes emergency landing

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Britten-Norman Islander, which was purchased two years ago, made an emergency landing at Bimichi, North West District Friday afternoon. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field confirmed that the pilot informed him that there was an engine failure. Field says the plane developed engine problems while travelling from Mabaruma ...

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Govt Treasury has no funds to bail out Guysuco- Finance Ministry

The Ministry of Finance Wednesday night said Guyana’s Treasury does not have any cash to bail out the financially saddled state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO). The Finance Ministry, in a carefully worded statement, suggested that monies would be facilitated from another source. The Ministry of Finance notes Guysuco’s request to the Government for a bailout,  and wishes to assure that ...

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Immigration records are for court in an election petition- ANUG; APNU+AFC maintains elections not credible

As a Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) insists that the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections are not ‘credible” in the face of the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) lead in the recount of votes, A New and United Guyana (ANUG) says the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is not geared to accept evidence such as immigration records to ...

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No total lockdown- Harmon

Chief Executive Officer of the National COVID-19 Task Force, Joseph Harmon on Saturday ruled out a total lockdown across Guyana, even as the number of infected persons and deaths continue to rise. “I want to make this clear that the National Corona Task Force has not considered a national lockdown,” he said in a statement on the government-controlled National Communications ...

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GTT to re-open Camp and Robb retail location

After re-opening several of its retail locations to facilitate bill payments and access to services, the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) will be re-opening its Camp and Robb streets retail location on June 1, 2020, to better serve its customers. The re-opening of this location will pattern itself after the social distancing guidelines implemented at the other GTT stores. ...

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Gold mining essential for economic growth, foreign exchange despite COVID-19 spread- GGDMA President

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Thursday rejected calls by several civil society organisations for the delisting of mining as an essential service, saying that the industry accounts for a huge chunk of foreign exchange earnings and a fair amount of economic growth. “Miners have a right to ply their trade even during this time. Mining contributes ...

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