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Energy Department Director’s responsibility for oil and gas sector doesn’t diminish its importance – Harmon

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, in response to whether his responsibilities were being reduced, has reiterated that he only has reporting functions on the oil and gas sector to the National Assembly but that does not diminish government’s priority on the emerging industry. He sought to assure companies that they were not being treated with less importance because they would ...

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Suspected thief shot in poultry farmyard

A 22-year old man, who was previously charged with break and enter and larceny, was shot dead at after he allegedly attacked a guard and a poultry farmer in the farmyard, police said. Police said the security guard shot the intruder twice. The guard has since been arrested and a licensed shotgun seized. Dead is 22-year old Jarrel ”Dumb Boy” ...

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20 percent of Public Procurement for Small Businesses from January 2019

The government’s Small Business Procurement Programme is set to be implemented by the Ministry of Business by January 01, 2019. This programme will ensure that small businesses have their fair access to government procurement activities through a transparent and efficient process, government’s Department of Public Information reported Friday. Section 11:1 of the Small Business Act of 2004 provides for at ...

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Millions needed for drainage in former Guysuco estate areas; GY$2.4 billion for workers’ severance

With the closure of several sugar estates and the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation no longer responsible for drainage in those communities, government on Thursday asked the National Assembly for GY$350 million to finance additional works by the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA). Government is also seeking parliamentary approval for GY$2.451 billion to pay the final tranche of severance to ...

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Granger takes charge of oil and gas sector; Harmon not required to meet with oil company executives

Minister of State Joseph Harmon,  whose gazetted portfolio now includes oil and gas after that responsibility was shifted to the Ministry of the Presidency, is not required to meet with representatives of oil companies, multiple officials confirmed. “The Minister of State in the Ministry of the Presidency is responsible only for such matters as I delegate to him with respect ...

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Jagdeo refuses to provide his calculations on Berbice Bridge tolls but says no need to increase tolls; agreement obtained

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday refused to offer his own calculations on what the increased tolls to cross the Berbice Bridge should be, but he deemed the controversy over the Berbice Bridge Company’s proposed exorbitant increase in tolls a political gimmick by the Alliance For Change (AFC). “You don’t have to ask me. This is in the contract so ...

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Minister Cathy Hughes says will not participate in Cabinet’s oil, gas discussions over pending advice on conflict of interest concerns

Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes on Wednesday disclosed that she would not participate in cabinet meetings whenever oil and gas issues are discussed pending legal and Cabinet advice , in the wake concerns about perceived conflict of interest by Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI). “Cabinet has not given me advice yet and they are aware that we are ...

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Three held with guns, stolen items following Parika robbery

Prompt action by Police ranks stationed in ‘D’ West Demerara Division following a robbery under arms committed on three persons at Parika, East Bank Denerara Wednesday  night,has resulted in the apprehension of the perpetrators and the stolen articles recovered, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators said one of the suspects was found in possession of two unlicensed handguns and seven ...

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