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OPINION: National ‘sweep-up’ in Georgetown ignores the drainage problem

The much-vaunted national clean-up turned out to be a disgraceful damp squib for many parts of Georgetown where the citizenry, businessowners and visitors alike cry out for that elusive long-lasting solution to the sanitation and drainage problems. The exercise on September 2, 2023 demonstrated either a cosmetic sweep-up, a failed experiment, dismally poor implementation or yet another photo opportunity. The ...

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OPINION: The Guyana Insurgency

Dr Randolph Persaud Professor Emeritus, American University, Washington DC Twice during the funeral proceedings for Dr. Roger Luncheon, PPPC Vice President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo expressed frustration he and the former HPS faced during what used to be routinely labelled as the “crime spree” that followed the February 2002 Jail Break. The PPP General Secretary, however, went beyond the familiar “crime spree” construction. ...

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Local gov’t elections are also about national issues- APNU

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Saturday encouraged Guyanese to vote solidly against the People’s Progressive Party in Monday’s Local Government Elections (LGE) to signal their disgust with a range of national issues. “Let us use our votes to send a message to the PPP (People’s Progressive Party) that life is hard in Guyana. Use our votes ...

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Mahdia fire that killed 19 children was “maliciously set”; survivors, others being counselled

The devastating fire that killed 18 girls and one boy at the dormitory of the Mahdia Secondary School was “maliciously set”, but further details were not immediately available. President Irfaan Ali announced Monday afternoon that government was seeking regional and international assistance to conduct DNA tests on several of the bodies to confirm their identities by matching their remains with ...

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FAO assisting Guyana to increase cherry production

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is assisting Guyana to increase the production of West Indian Cherry (Acerola) and reduce the amount of concentrate being imported by local juice producers, that United Nations (UN) body said. “While the demand for cherry remains strong in the country, especially for use in the fruit juice industry, the country has not been able ...

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APNU+AFC gov’t, ExxonMobil had no agreement for Guyana to pay for new headquarters -Mahipaul

Opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) parliamentarian Ganesh Mahipaul on Friday said his then governing coalition and ExxonMobil never agreed that the US$160 million that would be spent on building a new headquarters building at Ogle, East Coast Demerara would be recovered from oil revenues. “I’m guided that there were discussions and there was no agreement with ...

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OPINION: Traffic – as Guyanese know it, follow it, live it

by GHK Lall A cautionary note is in order as I share on traffic today. All laws and rules are dumped into the garbage can. Well, that is precisely what most Guyanese have done with them. Frequently, I am ready to say all Guyanese, so prevalent, so every day, are the departures from the rules, dismissals of them, and making ...

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Former Foreign Minister Rashleigh Jackson dies

Internationally recognised Guyana’s former Foreign Minister, Rashleigh Jackson died Thursday night at his residence. “Guyana has lost one of its most brilliant, honest and capable sons. I think Rashleigh Jackson was probably one of the most strategic thinkers I have met,” People’s National Congress Reform and Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton told Demerara Waves Online News. “Guyana has lost one of its ...

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Guyana’s oil will be in long-term demand, despite transition to clean energy

Guyana’s low carbon dioxide emission crude oil and break-even price of an average of U$28 per barrel have positioned the country’s reserves for a good market, even with a projected global demand of up to 50 million barrels per day by 2050 due to the shift to cleaner energy such as renewables, according to the Norway-headquartered Rystad Energy. Rystad Energy’s ...

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US to assess Guyana’s hydropower potential

President Irfaan Ali on Thursday said the United States (US) would be assisting Guyana in jointly assessing its hydro-electricity generation capacity. He told the opening of a Latin America and Caribbean meeting of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) that is one of the outcomes of his recent one-week visit to Washington DC where he held talks with the US Department ...

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