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Govt receives ExxonMobil funds to help fight Guyana-Venezuela border controversy; some contract details disclosed

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Friday confirmed that United States (US) oil giant, ExxonMobil, will help fund Guyana’s legal fees to settle the border controversy with Venezuela. “Yes, Mr. Speaker, there is a sum and yes it is reserved to safeguard this country,” he said the same day that two local newspapers published a September 2016 letter by ...

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DNA testing to be done locally from next year

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is to fund the upgrade of Guyana’s Forensic Laboratory to allow it to conduct DNA tests after an assessment had found several deficiencies, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan announced. Ramjattan told Demerara Waves Online News that the Head of the Citizen Security Programme, Dr. Clement Henry has indicated to him that the DNA testing ...

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Major UK firm to valuate Guysuco’s assets up for sale

The United Kingdom-headquartered auditing and financial services company, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has been selected to conduct a valuation of assets of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco). The announcement was made Thursday by the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) under the National Industrial & Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Thursday announced that PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been selected by the SPU. The international financial services provider ...

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AFC says severance pay for sugar workers not sufficient

As details emerge in the National Assembly about plans to pay severance to sacked sugar workers and lease them land, the Alliance For Change (AFC) Thursday night called for much more than that. “The AFC looks forward to an amicable resolution to this issue, but insists that as the Yuletide season is upon us, workers must not be adversely affected ...

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Guyana, US, Caribbean on watch for radicalized persons, return of ISIS fighters

Guyana and other Caribbean countries are continuing to watch out for radical extremists and persons who have returned to the Western Hemisphere after serving as combatants with the Islamic State (ISIS), top local and American military officials said. Head of the United States (US) Army’s Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), Admiral Kurt Tidd told a media round-table at the Marriott Hotel at ...

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“Huge chunk” of money budgeted for laid off Guysuco workers

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Thursday announced that a “huge chunk” of money has been set aside in the 2018 National Budget to pay severance to thousands of workers of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco). He made the announcement during the penultimate day of budget debate before the 65-member National Assembly considers the proposed expenditures next week. “In ...

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Small business development gets GY$ millions

Small business development is next year set to receive a GY$148 million boost to help them set up shop and provide services to large companies, Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin announced. The government’s Department of Public Information said in 2018, the Small Business Bureau (SBB) intends to register companies that meet certain standards and quality. Those companies, he said would ...

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Layoffs, appointments show racial discrimination, not social cohesion- Gail Teixeira

Opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Gail Teixeira lampooned the David Granger-led coalition administration for alleged racial discrimination by replacing many Indo-Guyanese with Afro-Guyanese. “Only conclusion can be a State-instituted ethnic political discrimination exclusion,” she told the House on Day 3 of Guyana’s  2018 National Budget Debate. Teixeira said  that her analysis shows that the lack of inclusion and ...

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No need for “penny-pinching” on defending Guyana’s territory- Greenidge

Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge on Wednesday sought to preempt any opposition criticisms of a lot of overseas trips, saying that government could not allow “penny-pinching” as it seeks to resolve the border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela. “Negotiating in these circumstances is an expensive business,” he said, adding that Guyana’s team at any one time is between 10 ...

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SVN presents computer to fire-affected CXC student in Linden

Two days after fire destroyed all the belongings of a a Linden secondary school student who has been preparing for CXC examinations, he on Wednesday received a much-needed computer to help him continue preparations. Mark Miggins, 17, was  presented the computer by the Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara-based privately-owned school, Saraswati Vidya Niketan. Almost immediately after the house in which he ...

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