Internet Radio

Business

Charrandas Persaud willing to take lie detector test on no-confidence ‘Yes’ vote; admits negotiating gold purchase

Former government parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud, who voted for an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion that has triggered steps for early general elections, has admitted that he had been in contact with gold dealers, but said he is willing to take a lie detector test to prove that he never sold his ‘Yes’ vote to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). “Yes, I will ...

Read More »

Marijuana, hemp decriminalisation on Guyana’s election agenda

A day after the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) promised to decriminalise cultivation of marijuana and hemp, Guyanese police announced in a statement they destroyed another marijuana farm. The latest marijuana cultivation destruction also prompted criticism by a government spokesman in his personal capacity. “On the one hand small farmers in Jamaica are to begin profiting from marijuana cultivation while ...

Read More »

Guyana won’t sell subsidised crude oil to private refinery

The Guyana government ruled out selling subsidised crude oil to a privately-owned oil refinery that investors plan to build in Linden, according to officials of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Energy on Saturday. “Anyone, who wishes to open a refinery can do so but they will not receive subsidised oil from the Department. That’s the crunch,” the Head ...

Read More »

No-confidence motion-poisoned-environment forces businessman out of new political party

Co-founder of A New and United Guyana (ANUAG), Terrence Campbell on Monday announced that he has resigned from the newly-formed political party because the country’s political environment has been poisoned by the no-confidence motion. “It is like a poisoned well and since last week I had great angst,” the CAMEX Ltd Managing Director told Demerara Waves Online News. Campbell said ...

Read More »

Wind stations being installed to explore wind generation potential on Guyana’s coast

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MOPI) has begun installing four wind measurement stations along the Atlantic Coast at a cost of more than GYD$33.5 million (US$160,000) to determine the potential of this natural resource for the generation of sustainable renewable energy, the government’s Department of Public Information said. The stations, which are being mounted on towers with a height of ...

Read More »

Venezuela’s military incursion forces ExxonMobil to stop seismic data gathering

The Norwegian company, Petroleum Geo-Services, has stopped 3-D seismic oil exploration activities offshore Guyana closer to the Venezuelan border after the Venezuelan military intercepted the vessel on Saturday, ExxonMobil said. “At this time, seismic operations on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana have been paused until they can be safely continued. Our main concern is for the safety of crew members ...

Read More »

Guyana gets international help to modernise intellectual property, copyright protection

Guyana is moving to establish a “blueprint” to strengthen protection of intellectual property and copyright in a country where copying of books, movies and music and other works is almost routine, the Foreign Ministry announced Thursday. Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge said Guyana would soon be drafting the National Intellectual Property Strategy (NIPS) with assistance from the Switzerland-based World Intellectual ...

Read More »

Guyana welcomes US’ scrapping of sanctions on RUSAL; jobs at Aroaima not in jeopardy

Guyana on Thursday welcomed the United States’ (US) decision to lift its sanctions on UC Russian Aluminium (RUSAL), the majority owner of the Aroaima-based Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI), suggesting that workers would not lose their jobs. “The Government of Guyana and the Ministry of Natural Resources are cautiously optimistic, and happy, with this recent development of the matter ...

Read More »

Guyana to be remapped for better land management, mineral location

The Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) has begun plans to map Guyana properly for the first time since the 1960s to assist government and the private sector about land use and mineral deposits, GLSC Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Trevor Benn said. Benn said Region One (Barima-Waini) would be the firs to be mapped, a process that could take at ...

Read More »

6,000 acres of Demerara lands for housing, commerce, industry and agriculture

The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) will be opening up some 6,000 acres of state land for residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural purposes in Region 4. GLSC’s Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Trevor Benn, in making the announcement, said the move would see Guyana advancing to the 21st century in infrastructure that will encompass better roads and sidewalks, green spaces and a mix of ...

Read More »