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130 Guyanese laid off as RUSAL closure triggers German transshipment company exit

More than 130 workers have been sent home as a result of the Germany-headquartered, Oldendorff Carriers Guyana Inc (OCGI) closure of its transshipment service in Guyana three months after the Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-majority owned bauxite company shut down its operations. “Unfortunately, OCGI’s customer in Guyana has decided to suspend and mothball its operation in Guyana and thus not to extend ...

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OPINION: Guyana elections: Rigging for Dummies

by Paul Sanders, New York It will probably take a degree in law. Or political science. Or whatever! They should have seen this coming. Guyanese are living through the world’s stupidest era. Stupidity, while innately comical especially in the political sphere, often comes with a side of brutality. And we are forced to suffer fools. It took, more or less, ...

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OPINION: Americans are now faced with two critical emergencies: the COVID-19 pandemic, and Donald Trump

by Paul Sanders, New York Had you watched Trump’s press briefing on Monday you’d conclude by now that the man occupying the White House should be in an inpatient mental-facility. His manic, gibbering ragefest was a complete meltdown shitshow of a failed man who has long ago passed the limits of his competence and knowledge. It was an angry, needy ...

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GECOM gets green-light to adjust recount hours, no quarantine for foreigners

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will possibly work a 10-hour work day for the national recount and the CARICOM high-level team and international observers will no longer have to be quarantined for 14 days. Sources have confirmed to News Talk Radio Guyana that communications to the GECOM Chairperson Justice Claudette Singh informed the seven-member commission that the National COVID-19 Task ...

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Two youths die, another injured in road accident

Two young men were killed in an accident on the East Bank Public Road on Sunday night when the speeding car they were travelling in slammed into the concrete median and then into a fence. Dead are 20-year-old Ronaldo Simmons of Lot 15 Azore Street, Peter’s Hall , East Bank Demerara and 19-year-old Courtney Marcus of Lot 11 Peter’s Hall, ...

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O’Brien puts up Digicel HQ, cash to seal debt deal

Reproduced from the Jamaica Gleaner Digicel Group chairman Denis O’Brien has put up the telecoms regional headquarters on the Kingston, Jamaica, waterfront as collateral under a debt deal with bondholders. The Digicel founder committed to putting up US$50 million – half in cash and the rest in the building – to sweeten the deal under which the telecoms is seeking ...

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Four prisoners escape from Lusignan Prison

Four prisoners have escaped from the Lusignan Prison, and they include two murder accused, one for drug trafficking and another for robbery under arms, the Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said Monday morning. They are 26-year-old Anthony Padmore who was serving a three-year sentence for trafficking in cannabis. He is from Ogle Street Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara; 26-year-old Kenraul Perez ...

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