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ExxonMobil still awaiting Liza 2 environmental permit; EPA examining paperwork

ExxonMobil’s  environmental permit for the Liza Phase 2 development project is yet to be approved by Guyana’s environmental watchdog as it scrutinises the oil giant’s permit application, official sources said. An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the agency was not entirely satisfied with a number of conflicting statements in the voluminous document that was ...

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Chief Elections Officer to inform GECOM about readiness timelines

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday asked the Chief Elections Officer to come up with timelines for holding the next general elections before the Commission could meet with the opposition and government representatives and inform them of its readiness. The three Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C)-nominated election commissioners, Robeson Benn, Sase Gunraj, and Bibi Shadick told reporters that GECOM’s ...

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Teixeira, Chandrapal back PPP/C Irfaan Ali presidential candidacy

Top People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) executive members Gail Teixeira and Indra Chandrapal have come out in full support of Irfaan Ali as their party’s presidential candidate. “Irfaan Ali won a democratic process and will receive the full support of his comrades,” said Chandrapal. On Monday night, she described Frank Anthony, who pulled out of the race last week Saturday because ...

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Frank Anthony is “the epitome of decency, integrity and commitment”- Indra Chandrapal as calls mount for withdrawal of Irfan Ali candidacy

As the fallout continues among People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supporters over the election of Irfan Ali as its presidential candidate, veteran women’s activist Indra Chandrapal Monday night stopped short of saying that Frank Anthony was the best candidate although he and Dr. Vindhya Persaud said they dropped out because they knew they would have been defeated. “You are the epitome ...

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Contractor killed intervening in domestic argument

Police are investigating the murder of a contractor and shop-owner who was late Sunday night stabbed to death outside his residence. Dead is 48-year old Godfrey Phillip of 3028 ‘D’ Field Sophia, East Coast Demerara. The Guyana Police Force said at about 11:45 Sunday night, Phillip, who also operates a shop at his residence, was in the process of closing ...

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Oil money for large-scale investments; 50,000 jobs for youths – PPP/C presidential candidate in sneak-preview of elections manifesto

Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali Sunday night announced that US$500 million in oil revenues would be pumped into agriculture. “We already have a plan and programme that will see more than US$500 million invested in Guyana from Year One under the next People’s Progressive Party/Civic government. We did this before without oil and gas and we’ll ...

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Jagdeo confirms Irfan Ali was his choice for PPP presidential candidacy

Ending months of speculation about who was his preferred pick for the presidential candidacy, General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Bharrat Jagdeo Sunday evening admitted that he had all along had his eyes set on Irfan Ali who was elected one day before. Addressing what he called a “spontaneous” political meeting at Ali’s home-village in the PPP heartland ...

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OPINION: An Irfan Ali Presidency would be a Jagdeo 4th term

By David Hinds First, I am not surprised that Mr. Irfan Ali won by such a wide margin. He was clearly the choice of the PPP’s maximum leader, and the leader’s preference on such matters holds sway with many in the party’s leadership. Second, Ali’s selection indicates very clearly that should the PPP win the election, it will continue the ...

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Retired Brigadier Phillips, among others, touted for PPP prime ministerial candidate

Former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips on Sunday suggested he is “available” to enter the political arena. When asked whether he has been approached to become the prime ministerial candidate for the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Phillips insisted that he would not be responding to “rumours”. Pressed on whether he would ...

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Anil Nandlall disappointed; Irfan Ali, Jagdeo tout youth, experience, teamwork

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate Irfan Ali, hours after he was elected by a wide margin against prominent Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall, touted his youthfulness and experience in the finance sector as major advantages going into the next general elections. “The very fact that our party leadership has elected a young person shows that our party is committed to ...

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