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Govt says ‘no’ to call for increased Berbice Bridge tolls

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson Tuesday afternoon vowed that government would not back down from its election campaign promise not to increase tolls to cross the Berbice River Bridge. “Government stands by its decision to reduce tolls in fulfilling a campaign commitment and will continue to work with the Berbice Bridge Company in ensuring that the Bridge is sufficiently ...

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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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Conservation International says “absolute independence” guaranteed in US$10 M deal with ExxonMobil

The United States-headquartered environmental organisation, Conservation International (CI), on Friday assured that although it took a US$10 million grant from ExxonMobil Foundation for capacity building in oil-rich Guyana, its independence was still intact. “As a science-based organization in a unique position to help Guyana achieve its green development goals, Conservation International determined that this effort will achieve its goals while ...

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Jadgeo denies secretly asking Ramson Jr. to float his name for PPP’s presidential candidacy

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday denied secretly asking Charles Ramson Jr. to publicly express his availability for the presidential candidacy of their party. “No, I did not, I did not,” he said, while at the same time stating that he did not mind anyone publicly expressing his or her availability for the candidacy. ...

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Norway’s payments to fund solar farms in Guyana ; Jagdeo raises questions

Norway’s outstanding US$80 million payments to Guyana for the preservation of standing forests will be used to fund the purchase of solar farms to supply 100 megawatts to the national grid, State Minister Joseph Harmon said Thursday. He said the decision was reached in talks himself, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, Minister of  aural Resources Raphael Trotman and Laura ...

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PNCR Chairmanship: Basil Williams challenges Lawrence, Harmon to debate; says no need to change winning team

Incumbent People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Chairman, Basil Williams on Wednesday called for a debate with contenders who want to dislodge him from his party’s second highest elected post. “Who wants to challenge me must show their track record of achievements for the PNC,” he said, adding that party members should be given an opportunity to hear a debate by ...

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REOs’ appearance at Public Accounts Committee suspended; PPPC’s Juan Edghill objects

The Ministry of Communities has suspended the appearance of Regional Executive Officers of the 10 administrative regions before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to allow them to better prepare to answer questions, but opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Juan Edghill has objected, saying  the REOs have failed to consult the experts before each sitting. In a letter to ...

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Caricom commission recommends lifting marijuana ban; AFC “not interested in decriminalisation but in alternative sentencing”

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Marijuana Commission has recommended the decriminalising of marijuana possession, but the Alliance For Change (AFC)- one of Guyana’s governing coalition partners- says it does not want penalties to be removed altogether from the law books. Hours after CARICOM Secretary General, Irwin La Rocque announced in Jamaica that the Commission has recommended that marijuana possession should no ...

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Jagdeo, Ramson talk up youths in PPP

Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate hopeful, Charles Ramson and  his party’s General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday appeared to be on the same page about  the need for young people to have a greater say. “I do want to say this about my generation … if you invite our generation into the process and court our support then ...

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