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City Hall’s restoration to cost almost GY$1 billion

City Hall along with the Engineer’s and Mayor’s buildings are to be restored to their former 19th-century glory to the tune of $903Million. This was highlighted in a $64 million Comprehensive Restoration and Sustainable Conservation Management Plan for City Hall which was handed over to Minister of Social Cohesion with responsibility for Culture, Dr. George Norton, on Monday at the ...

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Ghana investment company eyes opportunities in oil-rich Guyana

A Ghana-based investment company is interested in building an onshore port facility to serve Guyana’s oil industry Government’s Department of Public Information reported that the team made known its position in a meeting with Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. The delegation from J.K.B. Oil Ventures Limited included J. Kofi Bucknor, Richelle Case, Emman Samson, and Sudeep Mondal. The delegation was accompanied ...

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Man arrested for allegedly impregnating 14 year old girl, after he attempted to flee to Georgetown

A man, who attempted to abandon a 14 year old girl he allegedly impregnated, was Monday arrested and flown to Georgetown along with the girl and her parents. The visibly pregnant teenager was taken into the care of Guyana’s Ministry of Social Protection’s Child Care and Protection Agency. Roraima Airways pilot, Captain Learie Barclay said he called in the police ...

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Security guard allegedly points cocked gun at Minister Broomes during parking lot brawl

The Guyana Police Force was Monday continuing to probe an alleged brawl between Junior Minister of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes and two security guards that led to one of the security guards allegedly  cocking his gun and pointing it at her, police sources said. Investigators are expected to review surveillance video footage captured by cameras at the Massey Supermarket Parking ...

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CANU apparently breaks up cocaine pellet-smuggling ring; four arrested

A New York-bound 19-year old woman, who excreted 44 pellets after she was intercepted at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport, was among four persons arrested Friday, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU). The law enforcement unit said the woman was an outgoing passenger on Flight BW 526 destined for JFK International Airport. She was suspected to have swallowed cocaine pellets and was ...

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North West District hydro-power station to satisfy 8 percent electricity demand at cheaper rates

The construction of a 20 kilowatt hydro-power station at Hosororo, North West District (NWD) is scheduled to begin next month and, when completed,  will produce electricity at 21 United States cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), 29 cents less than diesel-generated power, the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) said Saturday. Construction is expected to finish by April, 2019. Chief Executive Officer of ...

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ExxonMobil not funding political parties; Country Manager withdraws “hogwash” comment

ExxonMobil’s Guyana Country Manager, Rod Henson on Friday declared that his company was not funding local political parties, and he was asked to withdraw description of a line of questioning by an opposition representative as “hogwash”. Appearing before a bi-partisan parliamentary committee on Natural Resources, Henson was asked by opposition member Pauline Sukhai whether the United States (US) oil giant ...

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Civil Defence rushes relief supplies to flood-hit Lethem; more residents evacuate to shelter

As more residents of Lethem evacuated to emergency shelters due to severe flood caused by heavy rainfall, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) rushed supplies to the affected Rupununi area. Director-General of the CDC, Col. Kester Craig said 59 persons were now housed in three shelters, up from 25 on Thursday. Water purification tablets, blackets, sanitation supplies, pillows, collapsible water bottles, ...

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Proposed increases in teachers’ salaries, allowances trigger govt headache

Hefty salary increases and other benefits that have been recommended by a High-Level Task Force that examined demands by the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) have triggered renewed warnings against unrealistic expectations from an oil economy, Finance Ministry sources said. The draft report, which has been already dispatched to President David Granger and is expected to be considered by the Cabinet, ...

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