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Sir Shridath Ramphal appeals for national unity ahead of elections, World Court hearings on border controversy case

A leading member of Guyana’s legal team in the world court’s case on the border controversy with Venezuela on Thursday appealed for national unity as the country heads into general elections and prepares for oral hearings in The Hague in the Netherlands. Sir Shridath Ramphal, who is one of the two persons authorised to act on behalf of the Guyana ...

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Carter Centre calls on GECOM to clarify vote tabulation procedures, allow party scrutineers and observers

The Carter Centre on Thursday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to make clear the procedures for tabulating results of the March 2 general elections. “The Carter Center has been discussing the tabulation procedures with GECOM’s secretariat and feels that the procedures in place appear to follow the legal provisions. However, the Center is concerned that the procedures have ...

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Updated: Cuban butcher shot dead while going to work

A Cuban man was shot dead Thursday morning on Cummings streets, Georgetown while he was on his way to work. Police identified the man as 34-year old Otredis Duarte Gonzales,  who is a butcher employed at Rossignol Butchery on Church Street. Investigators say the attackers are identifiable. Duarte Gonzales, who lived on East Street, was attacked at about 6:44 AM ...

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Tax reductions, incentives being considered -Finance Minister

Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Wednesday announced that the value added tax (VAT) is likely to be reduced to 12 percent as part of an overall package of tax reductions and concessions on building materials and certain productive sectors. Jordan, who has been on the 2020 election campaign trail, told a sod-turning ceremony for two internationally-branded hotels, that corporation and ...

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Guyana’s economic diversification paying off, political situation not scaring away investors -Jordan

Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Wednesday boasted that Guyana’s economy last year grew by 4.7 percent despite poor performances in traditional sectors, and that investors continue to ink concrete deals regardless of the political environment. Addressing the symbolic start of the construction of two major hotels on 10 acres of land at Ogle, East Coast Demerara, he said last year’s ...

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First Bauxite considers natural gas-fired aluminium smelter

First Bauxite LLC (FBX) has indicated to government that it would build an aluminium smelter in Guyana if natural gas, a cheap source of electricity generation, could be brought from hydrocarbon fields located offshore, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said. “They said if we can bring natural gas in sufficient quantities, they are prepared to put a smelter right there in ...

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Guyana to sell 5 million barrels of oil in 2020 -energy chief

Guyana is this year expected to lift and sell five million barrels of crude oil being extracted from the Liza-1 well from the ExxonMobil-led consortium under the banner of Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), Director of government’s Department of Energy, Dr Mark Bynoe said Tuesday. “I am happy to say that Guyana is entitled to approximately five million ...

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GECOM cuts back on private homes as polling places

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has cut back on using private homes as polling places for the March 2, 2020, general elections, but election commissioners from across the political divide are at odds over whether this would inconvenience voters. Pro-opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) commissioner, Sase Gunraj said GECOM’s decision to reduce the number of private homes as polling stations ...

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Arrival of Chinese raises coronavirus fears at Bosai’s Linden bauxite operations

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Guyanese workers at Bosai Minerals Group (Guyana), a bauxite company in Linden, are concerned about the arrival of at least five Chinese from mainland China who have since been quarantined in their rooms as a precaution against the potentially deadly coronavirus (Covid-19). However, Bosai General Manager, Eric Yu said the Chinese nationals, who are from Chongqing, passed through Germany where ...

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