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Guyanese sailor crushed to death at Trinidad Cement port

Reproduced from Trinidad Guardian A Guyanese sailor was crushed to death on Easter Sunday while loading a vessel at the Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) port in Claxton Bay. Doodnauth Nateram, 44, of La Parfaite Harmonie, Guyana, died at the San Fernando General Hospital around 3.40 am from internal injuries. Nateram, who was employed with the ANS Shipping Company, had come ...

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Guyana prepares to deploy oil spill equipment; SOL, ExxonMobil in training partnership

Guyana is preparing to deploy oil spill equipment as part of preparations should there be breach more than 120 miles offshore where commercial oil production will begin in 2020, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman has announced. Addressing a Civil Defence Commission Stakeholder Meeting on the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan, Trotman said four containers of oil spill response equipment ...

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Conflict of interest concerns hang over Bartica Regatta

Concerns were Saturday being raised about the transparency of the Bartica Regatta slated for Sunday because two of the key persons are also from a participating team, but a top organiser insisted that the annual event would be held. Stephen Belle said 10 boats, including his and those from Pomeroon, would boycott the event if Starter, Keith Woolford  and Clerk ...

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Fire damage Corentyne Water Users Association on elections eve

Fire on Friday severely damaged the offices of the Corentyne Water Users Association, one day before that entity was due to elect new office-bearers, senior officials in Region Six-East Berbice/Corentyne-confirmed. The Prime Minister’s Region Six representative, Gobin Harbhajan reportedly had requested an audit of the Number 52-74 Village Water Users Association. Smoke was see billowing from the building housing the ...

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US shifts processing of immigration of Cubans to embassy in Guyana

Cubans who require American visas will now have to come to Guyana, instead of Colombia, from June, 2018, the United States (US) embassy in Havana said. Scheduling will begin on April 1, 2018 “On April 1, we will begin transferring current immigrant visa applications and scheduling immigrant visa interviews for Cuban nationals at U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana.  Guyana will then ...

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ExxonMobil signing bonus for Consolidated Fund- Harmon

The Guyana government on Thursday announced that the US$18 million signing bonus from ExxonMobil would be placed in the Consolidated Fund before it is used to pay lawyers to fight the Venezuela border controversy case at the World Court. “That bonus, wherever it is would be placed into the Consolidated Fund and it is from that fund that any team ...

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GPL managers protest “bad faith” negotiations

Junior and senior managers of the state-owned Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) Wednesday afternoon picketed the Main Street commercial office, claiming that the executive of the power company breached an understanding on allowances and other benefits. At least 150 senior managers picketed the Main Street office, with backing from their Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU). Union Branch Chairman, Walter ...

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Granger denies political interference in Guyana Chronicle; Hinds says AFC did PNC’s “dirty job”

President David Granger on Wednesday distanced his administration from the decision to remove two columnists from the  state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper, but refused to say whether he found some of the writings of Professor David Hinds and Lincoln Lewis irresponsible. “It’s not for me to say. As I said, I  did not appoint them. I don’t know what circumstances governed ...

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Guyana Chronicle Board members resign in protest over removal of David Hinds, Lincoln Lewis columns

Several board members of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited-publishers of the Guyana Chronicle newspapers- on Tuesday resigned, weeks after the controversial to oust two columnists  from that government-controlled newspaper, sources said. Those who resigned one day before the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) were Tabita Sarabo-Halley, Bert Wilkinson, and Karen Davis. Ruel Johnson said he plans to submit his resignation ...

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