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Key AFC supporter named GPL Chairman

A strong supporter of the Alliance For Change and businessman Robert Babal has been named  Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL). Badal, the owner of the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown, is a known supporter of one of the governing political parties in the coalition and even spoke at election campaign events. In recent ...

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Wales Estate was “economic nightmare”; Gov’t says no one will be in jeopardy

State Minister Joseph Harmon has described the situation that the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) was faced with as an “economic nightmare” even while assurances were being given that stakeholders would not be jeopardized. Harmon at a post cabinet press conference on Wednesday defended the decision by GuySuCo’s management to close the estate and the Government’s support of the said plan. ...

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PPP ready to help govt secure US$50 million to rehabilitate sugar industry

Opposition Leader Bharrat. Jagdeo Wednesday said the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration had planned to secure a US$50 minion line of credit from India to rehabilitate the sugar factories. He pledged to help the coalition administration to get the money. “We can work with them ‎ to mobilise 50 million dollars,” he told a news conference at Freedom House, ...

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GWI urges conservation as Water conservancy dries up

With an ongoing dry spell expected to last until May of this year, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) is urging that persons make water conservation a priority. At a press conference today, GWI CEO Dr Richard Van West Charles stated that water levels in the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) were indeed low. "This call is not only for Georgetown…we ...

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Authorities probing report of boat mishap in Venezuela

Guyanese authorities were Tuesday night probing reports that three Guyanese drowned after the boat they were returning in from Venezuela capsized and sank. Residents and Coast Guardsmen said information was sketchy, but they learnt that the incident occurred either late Monday or Tuesday afternoon in Venezuelan waters in the vicinity of the Orinoco bar. “The boat went down,” one official ...

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Disaster averted after drone “buzzes” GDF helicopter

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is advising against but the use of drones in its airspace after a drone buzzed a helicopter earlier recently. A press release from the Force stated that the helicopter, GDF 1, landed safely without incident at Camp Ayanganna, after it was “buzzed” by what appeared to be a remote-controlled ‘Drone,’ recently. "At the time of ...

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Closure of Wales estate an “assault on PPP strongholds” – Jagdeo

Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo says that the move by the APNU+AFC administration to cease all operations at the Wales Sugar Factory and  Estate of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo)  is a direct assault on supporters of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) but it will not bode well for the country. Jagdeo, addressing cane-cutters , residents and others at ...

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Way cleared so far for Jennifer Westford’s trial to begin in Magistrate’s Court; Defence Lawyer may move to High Court

Magistrate Fabayo Azore Tuesday overruled the defence submission on the grounds that the court has no jurisdiction to deal with executive abuse in the former Public Service Minister Jennifer Westford’s fraud case.  She explained that the court only has jurisdiction to deal with abuse by the prosecution and delays in trials.  Secondly, she said he statement made by Minister of ...

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Guyana crafts suicide emergency plan

Non-governmental and religious organisations, government and  United Nations (UN) agencies are now expected to play a major role in helping suicidal persons cope with stress and reduce access to several means by which they could kill themselves, the Ministry of Public Health said Tuesday. The Suicide Emergency Plan, which is in line with Guyana’s 2015-2020 National Suicide Prevention Plan, emerged ...

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Eco Atlantic, Tullow to enter Guyana in oil hunt

Reproduced from Offshore Engineer Digital. Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas and Tullow Oil subsidiary companies entered into a 10-year agreement with the government of Guyana to explore the deepwater Orinduik block, offshore Guyana, South America. Subsidiaries Eco Guyana and Tullow Guyana will hold 40% and 60% working interest in the block, respectivley, with Tullow Guyana as operator. Tullow will reimburse ...

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