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Daily Archives: December 10, 2015

One dead in mining accident- GGMC

One person was killed Thursday morning in a mining pit accident at Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni), prompting the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to urge miners to abide by safety standards. The incident occurred at White Hole/ Red Hole area near Mahdia. Police identified the dead man as 48 years old Kerron Hubbard Lobert of Eccles, East Bank Demerara. “The ...

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National Security Committee assessing political change in Venezuela

The Guyana government is assessing the implications of the now opposition-controlled legislature in Venezuela while at the same time remaining cautiously optimistic about improved relations between the two countries, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Thursday. “We are analyzing these changes in the National Security Committee, which meets once a week- we analyse all of these changes-and to see what ...

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Land leased to Jagdeo’s friend, Ed Ahmad, in one week; new govt scraps arrangement

The Guyana government has scrapped a GYD$500,000 yearly lease for 3.41 acres of State land to Ed Ahmad- a friend of then President Bharrat Jagdeo, saying that the application had been fast-tracked in one week. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said the lease was granted to Generation Complex Inc; whose principal is Ahmad, for the construction of a 150-room hotel, ...

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AFC parliamentarian to table amendment to scrap mandatory imprisonment for marijuana

The Alliance For Change (AFC)- one of the parties in the governing coalition- is preparing to seek parliament’s approval to scrap mandatory imprisonment for 15 grammes or more of marijuana. It is unclear whether the broader coalition administration would support the Bill when it comes up for debate in the House because only this week Attorney General, Basil Williams cited ...

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Guyana gets cash to boost climate consultation, communication

Minister of Governance, with responsibility for Natural Resources and the Environment, Raphael Trotman, today, signed a US$300,000 grant with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on the side lines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC), which is currently being held in Paris, France. The Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement that Minister Trotman and ...

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Justin Nedd confirmed GTT’s CEO

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) Wednesday, December 9, 2015 confirmed Justin Nedd as company Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Nedd was formerly the company’s Chief Financial Officer and has been acting in the Interim CEO capacity since June 2015. The GTT Board commented, “Justin Nedd has proven his ability to lead GTT in an exciting new direction for the company’s customers ...

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