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Harmon, Trotman, Clive Thomas to participate in Buxton Emancipation Observances

The Buxton First of August Movement has organized its annual activities to observe the 180th anniversary of the end of plantation slavery in Guyana and the Anglophone Caribbean under the theme, “Emancipate Yourself from Mental and Economic Slavery”, the organisation said Tuesday. “This year’s theme draws attention to the ongoing need for African Guyanese to redouble their efforts to make ...

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Guyana’s proven oil-equivalent reserves now 4 billion barrels; revised production target now 750,000 barrels daily

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil said Monday it has increased its estimate of the discovered recoverable resources for the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana to more than 4 billion oil-equivalent barrels and has advanced its evaluation to support a third phase of development and consideration of two additional phases. The increase follows completion of testing at the Liza-5 appraisal well, a discovery at Ranger, ...

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Guyana moves one step closer towards establishing Sovereign Wealth Fund

The policy framework for Guyana’s proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) is to be laid in the National Assembly in the coming days, to make way for eventual tabling of legislation that will provide for the involvement of the opposition in managing the expected huge windfall of oil revenues, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said. “It will have multiple layers of oversight…The ...

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Finance Minister reluctant to give GECOM more money for Local Govt Elections; says agency must use leftovers

“I cannot be anything more than tight-fisted”…”This is not a beauty contest”- Jordan The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday signaled that it might ask the Ministry of Finance for more money to run off Local Government Elections (LGE), but hours later Finance Minister Winston Jordan virtually ruled out giving the elections authority more cash unless the need can be ...

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Public Infrastructure takes back responsibility for repair, maintenance of interior roads from GGMC

Amid a major lapse by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to award contracts for repair and maintenance of several interior roads in a timely manner, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure will next year take back responsibility for such works, Junior Public Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson announced Thursday night. In contributing to debate on an opposition-sponsored motion on the ...

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Possibly “sinister motive” behind reports on drug contract- Volda Lawrence

Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence on Tuesday stopped short of suggesting that attempts are being made to muddy her political waters ahead of her bid to become the Chairperson of her People’s National Congress Reform. “Minister Lawrence will provide further and complete details in the National Assembly on this matter on Thursday, July 19th but takes note of the curious ...

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Alleged killer of pandit, son remanded

A man was Tuesday arraigned on two counts murder he allegedly committed on a pandit and his son earlier this month. However, his lawyer said he was framed. Orlando Douglas is accused of the murder if Onkar Liliah and Deonarine Liliah between 7th and 10th July, 2018 in the furtherance of a robbery. The stabbed bodies of the Liliahs were ...

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Early childhood centres foster entrepreneurs – Finance Minister

The commissioning of Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDC) in Ann’s Grove and Ithaca reflects the government’s commitment to facilitating the growth of entrepreneurs. Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan on Saturday commissioned the centres in Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara and Ithaca, Region Five. The minister said, having a safe, educational space for children provides parents with an opportunity to become ...

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More youth entrepreneurs ready to hit the market…23 more graduate in Financial Literacy and Small Business Training

Twenty-two young people are now equipped with the necessary skills to establish their own business after graduating from a Financial Literacy and Small Business Training programme. The five-week training exercise covered areas of self-development, income expenses and budgeting, financial responsibility, credit and debt issues, decision making and action planning. During the course of the programme, each participant was tasked with ...

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CGX announces major sponsorship deal for Green Expo

Canada-based CGX Energy Inc., a public company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, has announced its leading sponsorship of the upcoming Green Guyana Expo and International Business Summit scheduled for the Ramada Princess Hotel and the National Stadium on October 19-22, 2018. Company Executive Chairman, Guyanese Professor Suresh Narine, committed the company to the highest sponsorship level; Executive Sponsor with the Jaguar Package, for the event which aims at promoting Guyana’s ...

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