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Miners Association’s Tony Shields dies

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Wednesday announced the passing of former gold miner and mining advocate, Edward Anthony “Tony” Shields. He was 72 years old. Shields died on August 1, 2018 in the United States (US) where he had gone for medical treatment. “The GGDMA mourns the loss of this mining stalwart. His guidance and tenacity will be ...

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Some water factories unlicensed, failed tests

The Guyana government’s Analyst- Food and Drug Department on Thursday said a recent check on water processing factories has shown that several of them are unlicensed and producing water that failed bacterial and chemical tests. Based on 87 water samples collected over a six-month period from 29 water processing facilities in Georgetown and Greater Georgetown, the agency said 15 or 17% ...

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President Granger delivers hard-hitting speech on Emancipation Eve… stop idling, return to the land, educate yourself for oil economy

President David Granger Tuesday night- Emancipation Eve- urged Guyanese to become educated to take advantage of the country’s emerging oil wealth as the route towards economic emancipation. In what appeared to be his frankest public address yet to the Afro-Guyanese community, he called on them to cease idling and depending on others for monies, but use their talent to create ...

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Several govt MPs refused to vote for FIU staff duty free vehicle concessions because motion was illegal

Several government ministers did not vote for duty-free concessions for two officials of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) because the route that was being used was illegal, a number of ministers said Tuesay. Those abstaining were Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin; Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge who is a former Finance Minister.  ...

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Sugar workers’ unions appeal dismissed by Caribbean Court of Justice

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday found that the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (“GAWU”) and National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (“NAACIE”) were adequately consulted before the government’s decision to close the Rose Hall and Enmore sugar estates on December 29th, 2017. GAWU and NAACIE represented most of the workers employed by the Guyana ...

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Environmental Economist tipped to head Guyana’s Energy Department

Dr. Mark Bynoe is tipped to head the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Energy, multiple sources confirmed Sunday. President David Granger is expected to officially announce Bynoe’s appointment in early August. Bynoe, according to sources, was in Guyana last week as part of talks to finalise  his appointment. His last known appointment before returning to Guyana has been Assistant Executive ...

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Money changer “Bigga” shot, robbed

A money changer was Sunday afternoon shot and robbed of GY$120,000 by a lone gunman who pounced on him, demanded the cash and fled on a waiting motorcycle. Sustaining a gunshot wound to his left thigh is 60-year old Rockford “Bigga” Richardson of 56 Freeman Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown. No one has been arrested and persons at Longden Street, ...

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ExxonMobil yet to fully quantify Stabroek Block discoveries to date

ExxonMobil on Friday indicated that it has not fully estimated the amount of commercially available oil that has been discovered so far at the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, saying that it was still to quantify the Ranger well. “We have some more appraisal wells to go in Ranger.We know, of course, from our discovery that we have a considerable resource. ...

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Funding for Lethem-Linden road, new Demerara River bridge likely through China’s Silk Road initiative

Guyana and China on Friday inked an accord to facilitate cooperation through the the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative that could pave the way for funding the construction of the Linden-Lethem Road and a new Demerara Harbour Bridge. China’s Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchun singled out the Linden-Lethem Road, Demerara Harbour Bridge and the upgraded ...

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More Guyanese to be employed with Edison Chouest Offshore

More Guyanese are expected to be employed by Edison Chouest Offshore as the company aims to soon open its local company ‘G (Guyanese) Boats’ in Georgetown to support Guyana’s emerging offshore oil and gas sector. That was disclosed by the company’s Business Development Manager, Daniel LaFont, who was at the time speaking on the sidelines of the El Dorado Offshore ...

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