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Guyanese could get increased salaries, other improvements in 2020, the year of First Oil

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Wednesday hinted that government workers would receive salary increases when in 2020 when Guyana begins producing oil estimated to rake in about US$300 million in that year. “I foresee improvements in the social and economic status of Guyana. I foresee progressive improvements in the human, cultural and every other developmental aspect of the country,” he ...

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Hess, Exxon Mobil Prep For More exploration offshore Guyana

Velda Addison Senior Editor, Digital News Group Hart Energy Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – 12:28pm Partners Exxon Mobil, Hess Corp. and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum are making progress toward development of the hydrocarbon bounty discovered offshore Guyana. “This month a second exploration vessel, the Noble Tom Madden, arrived to accelerate exploration and appraisal activities on the block starting with the Pluma prospect located 17 ...

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Guyanese dies aboard Guyana-registered oil tanker in Grenada

Police in Grenada have confirmed that a Guyanese man died aboard the MV Ocean Trader – a Guyanese registered ship- that was docked in Grenada last weekend. Dead is 41-year old Permanand “Short Man” Permaul. The vessel departed that Caribbean island Tuesday evening following the completion of an investigation by Grenadian law enforcement agents An official from the Grenada Port ...

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EPA probes alleged noise pollution from Teleperformance’s generators

Residents of a section of Robb Street, Georgetown on Tuesday night complained to inspectors of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that a very loud humming sound from generators at Teleperformance call centre was disturbing them from resting. The EPA inspectors used noise meters to conduct almost four-hour long tests outside the Teleperformance building and the neighbourhood, in response to concerns ...

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GWI spends millions to truck water to Madewini Camp; company clearing debts to major hardware stores

The cash-strapped Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) has been spending GYD$400,000 per month for the past three years to truck water to the Madewini Youth Camp at Soesdyke in an area where residents say they have been without potable water for almost two weeks. Residents told Demerara Waves Online News that it will cost GYD$3 million in pipelines to supply water ...

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Showdown: City Inquiry Commission Chairman tells Mayor Chase-Green to “shut up and listen”; she denies being “rude”

Sparks flew at the beginning of Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green’s testimony before the Commission of Inquiry into the management of the City, eventually forcing Inquiry Chairman, Retired Justice Cecil Kennard to ask her to “shut up” and leave her attitude for City Hall. When told that, as Chairman of Council’s proceedings, she was the “captain of the ship”, Chase-Green’s asking ...

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Arrest of Tower Hotel’s owner in Jamaica signals crackdown on suspected drug lords- CANU ; Shervington “Big Head” faces extradition to US

The arrest of well-known Guyanese businessman, hotelier Shervington “Big Head” Lovell in Jamaica for alleged drug trafficking marks the start of Guyana going after the ‘big fish’ drug lords, a top official of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU). “For years and years now, the man-in-the-street has been saying that CANU only goes after the small and the medium fishes, but ...

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No minister assigned to oil and gas sector- Official Gazette

Two days after Minister of State, Joseph Harmon rebuffed a Demerara Waves Online News report on responsibilities for Guyana’s oil and gas, the Official Gazette has been changed to now show clearly that only the President and no minister is in charge of that sector. In an October 19. 2018 notice of the Official Gazette, Harmon is no longer responsible ...

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Jagdeo warns Granger’s plan to strengthen intellectual property rights legislation will make watching Cable TV expensive

President David Granger’s announcement that government would soon pass modern intellectual property legislation has been rubbished by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, saying it would make life hard for for video and music enterprises and expensive for watching Cable television. “This government, when it passes that next year, every video store in this country would have to close that sells these ...

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Police working on standardised rules for vehicle tint

Police Commissioner, Leslie James Thursday stated that the force is working to ensure the usage of tints on vehicles, “and those of the joint services” are standardised. The issue has been a contentious one, with several people raising concerns about the tinting by motorists of their windscreens. This move is seen as questionable since a driver’s vision can be impaired ...

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