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Opposition willing to support a govt-sponsored motion for renegotiating ExxonMobil contract

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo says if government sponsors a parliamentary motion for the renegotiation of the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA), his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) will support such a proposal. “If the government comes with a motion of that nature, once the motion is in defence of Guyanese…ExxonMobil has to do what’s best for its shareholders and anything that ...

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Sam Hinds’ “counter-force” remarks raise serious questions; inquiries into massacres won’t “demoralise or destabilise” police force- Granger

President David Granger on Thursday said former Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds’ talk of the formation of a covert “counter-force” to fight heavily armed criminals has raised several questions, and that the several planned Commissions of Inquiry into massacres are aimed at improving the force’s operations. “Numerous questions arise from these careless remarks: who comprised, who commanded, who controlled that counter-force,” ...

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Commonwealth Secretary General welcomes UN SG’s referral of Guyana-Venezuela border controversy to World Court

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutteres, to refer the long-standing border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Scotland recalled that at the September 2017 meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana, Ministers noted Guyana’s concerns that this longstanding controversy has ...

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City Hall’s actions on playground bad for local, general elections- Councillor warns

As several grave questions remain unanswered about the City administration’s plans to use a playground in the upscale Bel Air Park to build town houses for top city officials,  a vocal A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Councillor, Alfred Mentore is warning about the political implications ahead of local government and general elections. He noted that the playground is owned ...

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City workers to strike over non-payment of NIS, income tax, union dues

Hundreds of  municipal workers are Tuesday expected to take strike action to pressure City Hall to pay almost GY$300 million in deductions from their salaries to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Guyana Labour Union and a credit union. Chairman of City Council’s Finance Committee, Oscar Clarke acceded to Councillor, Akeem Peter’s request that a report on ...

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Nagamootoo undergoes heart surgery Tuesday

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is Tuesday due to undergo heart bypass surgery on Tuesday, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced. The veteran Guyanese politician is 70 years old. Harmon said Nagamootoo recently underwent a routine medical examination in Guyana which revealed that he has some cardiac issues. “Prime Minister Nagamootoo was advised to seek further medical intervention and brought forward a ...

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Guyana, Brazil to review 2012 joint communiqué to intensify defence cooperation

Guyana and Brazil on Friday agreed to review a 2012 joint communiqué to intensify defence cooperation between the two South American nations. The Ministry of the Presidency said the decision was taken when President David Granger, joined by some ministers of Government and members of the Defence Board on Friday, hosted Brazil’s Minister of Defence, Mr. Raul Jungmann Pinto, along ...

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No place for political managers of Guyana’s oil and gas sector- President’s Petroleum Advisor

Guyana needs to ensure that there are very few or no politically-appointed decision-makers in the oil and gas sector to prevent the industry from deepening racial and political differences and creating uncertainty in decision-making, Petroleum Advisor to the President, Jan Mangal has said. Director of the Guyana Oil and Gas Association (GOGA), Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes also expressed similar views during ...

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Granger to appoint his nominees for Chancellor, Chief Justice, despite Jagdeo’s rejection

President David Granger will be going ahead with the appointment of his nominees for the posts of Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice, although Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has constitutionally rejected them, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Thursday. Harmon said Guyana’s constitution provides for “meaningful consultation” between the President and the Opposition Leader to pave the way for ...

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