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Greenidge defends spending big on settling Guyana’s border rows; says US$10 million on boundary dispute gave Guyana lucrative Liza 1 well

Guyana has spent GYD$780 million (US$3.7 million) from the US$18 million signing bonus from ExxonMobil on legal fees for the settlement of the border controversy with Venezuela, expenditure Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge is a huge value for money. “The 15 million is what is funding the legal fees…  and it will fund the fees in 2019 until it is ...

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Tight security at Parliament for Friday’s no-confidence debate; AFC hears of rumoured PPP “diabolical plots”

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan has reportedly assured his Alliance For Change ( AFC) political party of water-tight security on Friday when the no-confidence vote is expected to be debated. “We have been assured that the security forces are fully mobilised and prepared to ensure that there is no breach of the peace,” the AFC said in a statement. ...

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PPP asks Police Commissioner to prevent “violence and mayhem” on No Confidence debate day

As Friday nears for debate on the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP)-sponsored no-confidence motion, that party has formally asked the Guyana Police Force to prevent what it says is a plot to stage disruptions before, during and after the debate. “We, therefore, call on you to take the necessary interventions to ensure that the rule of law prevails and not only ...

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Jagdeo shies away from publicly supporting Irfan Ali for PPP presidential candidacy; announcement expected before year-end

General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday declined to say whether he supports Shadow Finance Minister, Irfan Ali to be his party’s presidential candidate, but he did not believe criminal charges should be a factor. “Do you think I will come to a press conference and say who I’m supporting? I’ll discuss that there ...

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BREAKING: Former Home Affairs Minister Ronald Gajraj dies

Former Minister of Home  Affairs, Ronald Gajraj died on Saturday at the Woodlands Hospital where he was rushed earlier in the day, former President of Guyana, Donald Ramotar said. Gajraj was 65 years old. It was unclear what was the cause of death, but sources indicated that most likely he suffered a heart attack. He served as Home Affairs Minister ...

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House Speaker opposes Court action on Prime Minister’s presence in the House

House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland does not support High Court action on the issue of whether the Prime Minister, while performing presidential duties, should sit in the National Assembly to the Standing bipartisan Committee on Constitutional Reform. “In matters such as these, it has been our wont to have recourse to our Justice System for the solution. I do not recommend ...

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Govt raising false short-term hopes about oil wealth – Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo is painting a bleak economic picture for Guyana, saying that the US$300 million annual oil revenues would be insufficient to guarantee improved standards of living from 2020. Addressing the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (GCCI) annual awards ceremony held Wednesday night at the Marriott Hotel, the former Guyana President forecast that the country was not ...

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Pres. Granger due back Tuesday

President David Granger will be returning Tuesday to Guyana, having completed the second round of medical treatment and evaluation at the Centro de Investigaciones Médicas Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ) in Havana, the Guyana Embassy in Cuba said. He will be returning amid a controversial claim by the opposition  People’s Progressive Party that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is violating Guyana’s constitution by remaining ...

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President’s overseas trips cost GYD$200 million in three years; progress seen in border controversy, renewable energy

President David Granger and his delegations have so far spent more than GYD$200 million on 37  overseas visits between 2015 and 2018, according to parliamentary records. No costs were mentioned for his recent medical visits to Trinidad in October and Cuba in November. Only one occasion did the President’s delegation number 12. For the most part, they were in single ...

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