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Invest oil revenues in job creation- US Ambassador

Although ExxonMobil says that oil production offshore Guyana is expected to directly employ less than 200 persons, United States (US) Ambassador, Perry Holloway says job creation will depend heavily on how this poor Western Hemisphere country spends its oil revenues. “The real significant job creation will come about from the revenue generated from the oil find. The government, in consultation ...

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Joining global anti-corruption natural resources watchdog will help improve Guyana’s rating- Trotman

Reeling from decades-old international concerns about little transparency and accountability, Guyana hopes that its eventual joining of the global watchdog- Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)- will help attract more investors in the natural resources sector. “EITI will bring many benefits to Guyana: an improved investment climate, a signal to international investors that the government has a clear commitment to transparency ...

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Dragga blocking Mazaruni River to be removed “by any means possible”

The floating gold mining dredge called a ‘dragga’ that has been blocking the free flow of jet boat traffic on the Mazaruni River would be destroyed at a cost of GYD$24 million dollars, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said Friday. Patterson said he has already informed Crown Mining, the owner of the dragga, that the vessel would be removed, cut ...

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Ogle Airport needs an ambulance, says Labour Dept on explosion at Roraima Airways’ hangar

The Guyana government has called on authorities of the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport to acquire an ambulance, after a Roraima Airways aviation technician, who was badly injured in an explosion earlier this year  had to be transported in a car The  recommendation is contained in a report by the Occupational Safety and Health Department of the Ministry of ...

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Carter Centre is back to help Guyana join global extractive industries transparency watchdog

The United States (US) is injecting US $297,000 is injecting in helping Guyana to prepare to become a member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and ensure good governance. American Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway said the 12 month project by thr Carter Centre is aimed at advancing transparency and accountability by assisting Guyana to develop its EITI candidacy ...

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University of Guyana budgets for higher salaries, new buildings next year

The University of Guyana (UG) is asking government for  a GYD$5.2  billion subvention  in next year’s National Budget, a large chunk of which Vice Chancellor , Professor Ivelaw Griffith said Thursday would be used to pay higher salaries to local and foreign academic staff. “A significant priority for our educational service delivery is increasing the salaries of lecturers on staff. We ...

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Joe Singh to probe corruption allegations at Broadcast Authority

The Terms of Reference (TOR) for the investigations into the allegations of corruption and misconduct made by Mr. Kenwin Charles against members of the Guyana National Broadcasting Association (GNBA) Board were Thursday handed over to Major General Ret’d Joe Singh, MMS, by Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, at his office, at the Ministry of the Presidency. The Ministry of ...

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Commission of Inquiry acquires expert testimony from former US-based Guyanese pilot

The Commission of Inquiry into the illegal twin-engine Cessna plane that was found in southern Guyana last month has tapped into the expertise of Guyanese aviator Michael Brassington. He said he was summoned by Inquiry Commissioner, Retired Brigadier Edward Collins to appear under oath at the probe in Lethem, Rupununi. “I was summoned. I was more or less ordered to ...

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Govt engineers “lost confidence” in Chinese company to complete Cheddi Jagan Airport expansion on time

Serious concerns are being raised about the apparent lag and quality in the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), prompting calls for an urgent meeting with top officials of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC). Demerara Waves was told that government’s team of engineers have “lost confidence” in CHEC to complete the US$150 million project by December 1, 2017 Ministry ...

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