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Guyana needs broad-based national development policy to spend oil money- Trinidad Opposition Leader

Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar  Thursday night urged Guyana to formulate a broad-based national development policy to spend expected “massive” oil wealth on developing the country over the next 200 years. Addressing the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association Awards and Dinner, the Opposition Leader also warned Guyana against establishing a state oil company because firing workers ...

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CARICOM fisheries organisation ready to assist Guyana on possible impact of oil industry on fish stock

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is willing to assist Guyana in assessing whether offshore oil industry work is impacting on fish stock, but Guyana says it may be better for oil companies to collect the relevant data. CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton said Guyana has not asked for help in that regard, but fishers in the rest of the ...

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No more oil concessions until early 2020- govt’s Energy Department

Oil companies interested in acquiring concessions, including those in ultra deep waters, will have to wait until early 2020 by which time the country is expected to have a model Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) and upgraded laws, officials said Thursday. Head of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe said government was in no hurry to ...

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Behavioural change strategy to counter myths about malaria cause, treatment

Guyana’s fight against the mosquito-borne disease, malaria, is coming up against a few stumbling blocks due to a lack of knowledge about transmission of the disease, according to preliminary findings of behavioural change survey. The findings were made by a team being spearheaded by the United States Agency for International Agency’s (USAID) Breakthrough Action Project and the Ministry of Public ...

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President “recovering well” but clinical analyses “incomplete”- govt

President David Granger is resting comfortably at an official residence following an intensive series of tests by specialist doctors immediately after he arrived in Cuba on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, the Ministry of the Presidency said. The President is receiving treatment at the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirugicas (CIMEQ) in Havana, the statement added. The Ministry of the Presidency added that “Clinical ...

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Govt addressed seafarers’ concerns; recruitment agency says Trinidadians not hired

The Guyana government has already intervened to address claims of discrimination against Guyanese seafarers by one of the companies contracted to hire them to work aboard vessels involved in oil exploration offshore Guyan. The Guyana Seafarer’s and General Workers Union (GS&GWU) said Wednesday that most seamen and other mariners were not being employed by companies that have been contracted by ...

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Guyana, Tanzania and Ghana to sign open skies air services agreement

Guyana is expected to sign Air Services Agreements (ASA) with Tanzania and Ghana later this month to pave the way for any airlines that might be interested in flying between Africa and South America, a senior official of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced Wednesday. GCAA Director of Air Transport Management, Saheed Sulaman said the accords would be inked ...

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Disciplined Services’ low voter turnout signals disenchantment among PNCR/APNU supporters- political scientists

The barely 40 percent turnout by police, soldiers and prison guards in the 2018 Local Government Elections is a sign that traditional supporters of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated government are disenchanted, political scientists said Monday. Political Scientists, Dr. Henry Jeffrey and Dr. David Hinds, however, said doling out huge salary increases will not be  sufficient  for the incumbent ...

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