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Regional Engineer chopped by contractor over owed cash

A Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Engineer has been chopped by a contractor during an altercation over the non-payment for works, the Guyana Police Force said. Injured is 67-year old Amainauth Chinkan of Side Line Dam, Triumph, East Coast Demerara. The incident occurred last week at about 10 PM Friday, February 3, 2018, at Enterprise Village, East Coast Demerara. Police said they ...

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Canadian gold mining company willing to provide letter for World Court hearing on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

A major Canadian gold mining company on Sunday said it would be willing to submit information to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), as evidence that Venezuela had objected to the establishment of a huge gold mine in the Essequibo region that is the subject of the territorial claim with Guyana. President and Chief Executive Officer of Guyana Goldfields, Scott ...

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French oil company farms in on existing oil concessions offshore Guyana

The French oil company, Total, has signed agreements to acquire interests into two exploration licenses offshore Guyana, the Canje Block and the Kanuku Block. These agreements come after entering into an option agreement for the nearby Orinduik Block. Subject to the approval of relevant authorities, Total will thus own exploration rights to an area covering over 12 000 km2 in the ...

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Underground gold mining to be done in Guyana for the first time

Guyana Goldfields/ Aurora Gold Mines (AGM) intends to invest US$120 million in conducting underground gold mining for the first time in Guyana’s history, company officials announced Sunday. AGM’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Caldwell said “we want to become the premier underground gold miner in Guyana and South America” in another four years. In addition to four studies, valued ...

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New offshore Guyana medical school expands to Caribbean

A newly-established Guyana-headquartered offshore medical school, Lincoln American University, says it is about to apply for Caribbean accreditation even as it rolls out a plan to establish similar institutions across the region. Advisor to Lincoln American University, Dr. Emmanuel Cummings said already the institution located at Water and Barrack Streets has been registered with Guyana’s National Accreditation Council (NAC), paving ...

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Big German company wants to modernise Guyana’s public health system

The wealthy German industrial conglomerate Siemens is pushing for a stake in  modernising  Guyana’s public health sector, the Ministry of Public Health announced Friday. The three-person delegation, which met recently with Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and a high-level team with the former rolling out its tentative plans which they felt can help accelerate modernisation plans for the country’s public ...

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Jamaican takes over GPL’s leadership

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) on Friday announced the appointment of Mr. Albert Gordon effective February 1, 2018 as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr Gordon is a Jamaican national but stands truly as a son of the Caribbean. The appointment of Mr. Gordon forms part of GPL’s plans to modernize, expand and improve electricity supply ...

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Bulkan demands info from Chase-Green on City Council’s next move on open spaces

In what appears to be an all-out battle, Local Government Minister Ronald Bulkan is demanding that City Mayor Patricia Chase-Green tell him what the Council intends to do at playgrounds in two upscale areas of Georgetown. “Please be informed that I require a response from you regarding what applicable action(s) the Council contemplates or intends to perform on the Bel ...

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Bulkan justifies “guidance” to City Mayor Chase-Green; seeks to stop public “ridicule”, “protect the image” of govt

Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan on Monday rejected accusations by Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green that he was meddling in Council’s affairs and instructing Council, through her, to adopt a new decision-making procedure in violation of the municipal laws. “We can’t be fossilised with any legislation. We are in a new era now. We are in a new democratic environment and ...

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Guyana got “low” royalty, signing bonus from ExxonMobil – US energy analyst. Trotman: “best arrangement” in the circumstances

Guyana has been short-changed in the amount of the important royalty on oil sales and the controversial US$18 million signing bonus from ExxonMobil but overall the 2016 Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) is quite a routine deal taking into consideration the risk factors, says a United States (US) energy industry analyst. “The thing to focus is the royalty rate is low. ...

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