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One dead, another seriously injured in Agricola shootout

A man was killed and another injured in a shootout at Agricola in Greater Georgetown. Police say 24-year old Seon Bobb was killed. He received a gun shot injury below his chin. Seriously injured is Daniel Webster who shot to his right side chest. The shooting incident occurred on 6:30 Saturday evening at Caesar Street in Agricola in front of ...

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Royston “Crime” Evans shot after attacking police

A man, who repeatedly attacked police, was shot in the leg early Sunday morning. He is Royston “Crime” Evans of Charity Squatting Area on the Essequibo Coast. Police say he repeatedly attacked police with bottles, a cutlass and a knife. The incident occurred at about 12:39 this morning at the Charity Centre Ground where there was an entertainment activity. Evans ...

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Guyana to seek international help to relocate Venezuelans from river dam

Guyana would be asking the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for assistance to relocate the more than 150 Venezuelans, including 30 children, who are residing on the eastern dam of the Demerara River, government said Thursday. Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix said government wants to relocate the Venezuelan migrants, who ...

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UG Chancellor floats ideas to improve quality of lecturers

Chancellor of the University of Guyana (UG), Professor Edward Greene said the publicly funded institution would be focussing heavily on training of its academic staff while at the same time possibly get top-notch foreign professors. Speaking with reporters after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the international oil field services company, Halliburton and UG, he said the staff ...

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AFC settles for 30 percent parliamentary seats as coalition remains intact for 2020 elections

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), President David Granger and Leader of Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan Thursday afternoon struck an agreement that will see the smaller AFC getting 30 percent of the parliamentary seats if the coalition wins in the March 2020 general elections. High-level sources familiar with the talks told News-Talk Radio Guyana-Demerara Waves Online ...

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ExxonMobil oil exploration served up 1,700 Guyanese jobs, GYD$36 billion to local businesses; gov’t crafting Guyana local content policy

ExxonMobil (Guyana) on Wednesday played up the local benefits of its operations in Guyana over the last few years, even as government’s Energy Department said it was crafting a local content policy that is relevant to Guyana. Addressing the opening of the Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit & Exhibition (GIPEX 2019) at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, ExxonMobil’s Senior Vice ...

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“Honest” and “efficient” government needed; no need for noise or deadlines – Granger on APNU-AFC talks

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), President David Granger on Wednesday said he is keen on selecting an “honest government” to run Guyana should he win next year’s general elections, even as he flayed the Alliance For Change (AFC) for setting a deadline for ending negotiations for a revised political agreement between the two sides. “The negotiations are ...

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APNU agrees to parliamentary seat allocation formula, says Guyana’s constitution will “guide all future discussions” with AFC

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) at a meeting of its five partner political parties Monday evening said it decided on a formula for allocating parliamentary seats after next March’s general elections and a source close to the internal meeting ruled out that smaller party getting 40 percent of the parliamentary seats. “That can’t work… They lost whatever they had,” ...

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Cash-strapped Troy Resources gold mining company fires hundreds of workers in Guyana

Financially-crippled by six weeks of closure that government had ordered following the death of a geologist in a mining pit, the Australian gold mining company, Troy Resources Limited, on Monday said it would send home almost 400 workers in Guyana. In an internal one-page memorandum seen by News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News, the company told employees that ...

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No APNU+AFC talks today

After thumping its chest that it will pull out of the talks and contest the general elections alone if there is no agreement with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Monday, the AFC has apparently asked for more time. None of the top AFC executives responded to enquiries from the media about whether the negotiations with APNU for a ...

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