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Gold Board records 451,490 ounces -declarations exceed 2015 target

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2015, 20:17 by Denis Chabrol Despite  a significant drop in gold prices on the world market, and challenges in the mining sector over the past year, the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) has recorded 451,490 ounces of declared gold, surpassing this year’s target of 380,000 ounces, government announced Thursday. With the declarations, the GCB has ...

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Ministry re-established, new ministry named in minor cabinet shuffle

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2015, 19:59 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of the Presidency Thursday announced the re-establishment of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the establishment of a new one called the Ministry of Telecommunications. Making the official announcement that Minister of Tourism, Catherine Hughes will now be named Minister for Public Telecommunications, while maintaining Ministerial responsibility for ...

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No reason to send GPL’s CEO on leave pending outcome of probe- Patterson

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2015, 17:02 by Denis Chabrol Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson Thursday said he saw no reason to send the Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), Colin Welch on leave while a probe into alleged irregularities for the procurement of pre-paid meters was ongoing. “I have not found it necessary to ...

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Govt refuses to renew cash-jet pilot’s CJIA hangar lease

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2015, 16:07 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government has taken possession of a hangar at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport after the lease to Guyanese cash-jet pilot, Khamraj Lall, expired. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said Lall’s representatives had written to the Attorney General, Basil Williams claiming that they still had a stake ...

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Computer technician on US visa-related fraud charge

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2015, 15:24 by Denis Chabrol A computer technician, who allegedly gave a woman a fake American Embassy appointment letter, Thursday pleaded not guilty and was granted bail on two counts of fraud. He is 27-year old Dhanraj Raghubeer of Kitty, Georgetown. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, he pleaded not guilty to two ...

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GDF to buy offshore patrol vessel, aircraft

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2015, 15:17 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is to acquire another offshore patrol vessel, a decision that has been partly influenced by impending commercial oil production in a deep sea concession, Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips said Thursday. “I would say that the soon to be drilled well and exploitation itself perhaps ...

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PPP shuts down recommendation to ‘break-up’ GuySuCo

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2015, 14:37 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will “vigorously oppose” any plans or recommendations dismantle the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). According to Jagdeo, the PPP will “vigorously oppose any plan to dismantle GuySuCo, adding that “the country will not suffer because of political decisions in ...

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Break-up of Guysuco proposed

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2015, 2:09 by Denis Chabrol The state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) should exit the production of bulk sugar for export and be broken up into small potentially profitable ventures, according to the Commission of Inquiry. “Guysuco will, therefore, be deconstructed into several subsidiary operations/business units/ revenue streams based on appraisals of their potential profitability,” ...

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Govt supports mandatory death penalty, rendition to fight terrorism

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2015, 0:34 by Denis Chabrol Government Wednesday night justified the mandatory death penalty and rendition of terrorists and passed the Anti-terrorism and Terrorist-Related Activities Bill, despite concerns by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). PPPC Shadow Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall appealed to government to send the “unvarnished” bill to a parliamentary ...

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