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Harmon rules out govt asking Guyana Chronicle to revisit issue columns critical of govt

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of government asking the  State-owned Guyana Chronicle to revisit the removal of Professor David Hinds and trade unionist Lincoln Lewis as columnists in that publication. “I would not want to say that. That is a matter for the board and the Chronicle- the management of the newspapers- that’s their ...

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First continuous labour force survey pegs unemployment rate at 12 percent; employment 49.2 percent

Guyana’s unemployment rate is pegged  at 12 percent, according to the first in a series of periodic Continuous Labour Force Surveys funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). In the area of youth unemployment, that figure is 21.6 percent, of which 28 percent are young women. The survey findings for July to September, 2017, unemployed women account for 15.3 percent ...

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Update: Bartica Secondary School students injured in boat incident flown to city

Three students of Bartica Secondary School were Wednesday afternoon injured after the boat they were returning home in ran aground, officials said. They were air-dashed to the city aboard a Roraima Airways Trislander from the Bartica Airstrip. On landing at the Eugene F. Correia ‘Ogle’ International Airport,  the plane was greeted by emergency first responders from the Guyana Fire Service ...

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Guyana Chronicle columns critical of govt raised at Cabinet; Granger called out

A number of Cabinet members had raised concerns about columns in the state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper being repeatedly critical of the coalition-led administration, resulting in the final decision to remove them from the pages of that government-controlled publication, multiple sources said. One source said a high-level Cabinet member had repeatedly asked when steps would have been taken to remove Professor ...

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US ban on Guyana’s catfish species is “protectionist”- govt official

The United States’ (US) ban on catfish species from Guyana is a “big blow” to the local fishing industry and is being deemed a protectionist barrier to allow the American fishing industry to flourish after having invested huge sums of money, a senior government official said. Veterinary Public Health Director, Dr Ozaye Dodson  was quoted as saying by government’s Department ...

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Quarrel in private sector over UG Council member’s appointment

A quarrel has erupted  between two of Guyana’s leading private sector organisations over the appointment of a private sector representative on the University of Guyana’s Council, that tertiary institution’s highest decision-making body. At the centre of the controversy is Allison Butters-Grant, the head of Global Seafoods. The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has objected to her appointment while the Georgetown Chamber ...

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Jagdeo predicts 4 or 5 seat PPP election victory

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo forecasts a 50,000 vote defeat of the governing coalition if more of his People’s Progressive Party supporters are registered and go out to cast their ballots at the next general elections. Under the proportional representation electoral system, a seat is equivalent to about 5,000 votes. The A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change barely clinched a ...

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Guyana’s former sugar estate lands available for oil sector-related real estate development

Guyana is making available large swathes of former sugar estate lands for constructing upscale houses and business complexes for the burgeoning oil and gas sector, but a top government official cautions that the lands cannot be held indefinitely for speculation. “These developments will come with a time-frame so you can’t take an acre or ten acres and say you will ...

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Harmon to be parliamentary spokesman on oil

The Guyana government on Friday said the establishment of a separate ministry to govern the lucrative oil and gas sector was not on the cards and that the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon would represent the sector in the National Assembly. “Once it is in the Ministry of the Presidency, the Minister of State is the person who will answer ...

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