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CJI Airport silent on cause of water disruption resulting in unflushed toilets

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Thursday morning remained silent on the cause of water disruption that resulted in many unflushed and dirty toilets, even as the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) did not take any blame for the problem. “On January 8th 2019, CJIA’s water supply was disrupted resulting in the terminal buildings being out of water for several hours. ...

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Granger publicly declares Ramjattan prime ministerial running mate

Presidential candidate for A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger Wednesday night for the first time publicly announced that AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan would be his prime ministerial running mate, even as he issued a stirring appeal for supporters to vote out the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) from controlling Region 5 (Mahaica-West Berbice). “Khemraj and I have ...

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AFC says still enjoys right to name PM candidate

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday said it is well-aware that the President has the constitutional right to appoint the prime minister and other ministers of government following an election. That party seized the opportunity to reiterate that it has already selected its leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, to be the next prime minister of Guyana if the AFC+A Partnership for ...

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No tampering with registrants’ database or plan to rig election -GECOM Chairman

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh on Wednesday rebuffed claims by associates of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that there is tampering with the National Register of Registrants (NRR) database to rig the March 2 general elections. “No one is tampering with the NRR DB (database) at GECOM,” she said, adding that “GECOM does ...

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Harmon says Ramjattan will be Prime Minister; Granger says there’s a process

General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon says Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan will be Guyana’s next prime minister if the coalition wins the general elections in March, but President David Granger said there is a process to be followed. “After the elections are finished? After Brigadier Granger continues to be president? ...

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APNU+AFC coalition urges youths to go out and vote

The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Tuesday night in the East Coast Demerara village of Buxton appealed to youths to go out and vote because there has been an reduction in crime, improved drainage and roads as well as social welfare programmes. Prominent teacher and village leader, Deon Abrams, in his address, targeted young people, some ...

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PPP-Civic’s PM candidate, Mark Phillips is Black tokenism -Harmon

General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon Tuesday night slammed the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) for attempting to win Afro-Guyanese support by putting up retired Brigadier Mark Phillips as its prime ministerial candidate. “It is really a contemptuous act on the part of the PPP that says ‘look, once you put up a Black face ...

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Change Guyana promises Guyanese shareholding in oil sector, “special funds” for welfare

Change Guyana (CG) political party on Tuesday made a number of promises to ensure a “fair share ” of the country’s oil and gas resources are provided to ordinary Guyanese, while at the same time taking back all idle oil blocks and holding annual auctions with significant signing bonuses. “All blocks for which investors’ commitments have not been delivered to ...

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One dead, another seriously injured in boat accident

An early morning speedboat accident in the Pomeroon River has left a 25-year-old miner dead and another injured. Police identified the dead passenger as Renny France. The captain of the 40-horsepower vessel, 27-year-old Dennon Lyte is hospitalised due to severe injuries. Police said the men were heading home between midnight and 1 a.m. Tuesday morning when their boat hit a ...

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Major oil discovery offshore Suriname

Reproduced from World Oil HOUSTON – Apache and Total announced a significant oil discovery at the Maka Central-1 well drilled offshore Suriname on Block 58. The well was drilled using the drillship Noble Sam Croft with Apache as operator holding a 50% working interest and Total holding a 50% working interest. Maka Central-1 successfully tested for the presence of hydrocarbons ...

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