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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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Major US airline adds Guyana to its routes

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) The major United States (US) scheduled carrier, American Airlines, will this year-end begin flying to Guyana. The airline said Guyana and other additional South American destinations would go on sale in April. The company said next winter, customers looking for history, culture and warm climate will have access to three new cities ...

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Technology transfer key for Guyana’s oil sector- Trinidad engineer

A Trinidadian Electronics Engineer on  Tuesday said sufficient opportunities should be made available for the transfer of technology and expertise to Guyana. He noted that companies in his country pay as much as US$2,500 per day to hire technology”so-called” professionals to deliver services, and in theory Guyanese at the same level could not do the same thing. He issued a ...

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Nigel Hughes not surprised at government’s silence on police killing of three suspected bandits

Prominent Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes, who campaigned for the APNU+AFC coalition to come to power, indicated that he was not surprised that government was silent about the police gunning down of three suspected bank-related robbers. “At the end of the day, governments  tend to want to protect their State agents so whenever they get into office, despite whatever protestations are before ...

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Man remanded for allegedly incurring debt to Palm Court and female taxi driver.

Thirty-two year old Oswin Randy Archer made appearance before Principal Magistrates Judy Latchman in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Archer wascharged with obtaining credit by fraud. Particulars of the charge are that he incurred a debt of GY$21,000 by obtaining 8 Guiness, three Henessy shots, four maltas, one serving of chicken and chips, one serving of chicken nuggets and one chicken fried ...

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