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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sweeping changes required to effectively monitor natural resources- civil society organisation; Guyana to apply for EITI membership in November

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 18:08 by Denis Chabrol With Guyana expected to apply to the global transparency watchdog for extractive industries in November for membership, the newly-formed civil society organisation, Policy Forum Guyana, says effective monitoring of open and accountable management of Guyana’s natural resources will require a drastic changes in the existing system. “If we are ...

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“Best lawyers,” needed to renegotiate agreement with ExxonMobil – Jagdeo

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 15:50 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday urged the Guyana government to hire the best legal brains to renegotiate the profit sharing agreement with ExxonMobil. “The government should hire the best lawyers in the world to make sure we engage. Get some advisers who can help with this sector,” he ...

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Man demands money from bank in ISIS’ name; threatens to explode bomb

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 17:54 by Denis Chabrol A man has been arrested and is undergoing psychiatric evaluation after he entered a city commercial bank and demanded Gyd $10 million  in the name of the Islamic State (ISIS) or he would detonate a bomb he claimed he was carrying, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, ...

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More than G$14.5m raised during Education Resource Ambassadors Conference; academics call for govt to provide emergency funding

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 14:55 by Denis Chabrol Contributions of cash, scholarships and pledges totaling over US$70,000 dollars or 14.5 million Guyana dollars were among the major outcomes of the first University of Guyana (UG) Education Resource Ambassadors Conference, and participants say it is now time for government to provide emergency funding. “Be it resolved that the University ...

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Guyana Lands and Surveys to partner with FAO to implement Sustainable Land Development project

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 14:31 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) will be partnering with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (UNFAO) to implement a Sustainable Land Development and Management Project, the Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement on Tuesday. The proposed project is expected to take effect in January ...

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Guyana’s govt, opposition united in call for dialogue on Venezuela’s crisis

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 14:19 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government and the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) appear to be at one on the future of Venezuela in the Organisation of American States (OAS). PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge agree that the status of Venezuela should be the ...

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WAKENAAM: Handcuffed prisoner escapes from police

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 9:39 by Denis Chabrol A search was continuing Tuesday morning  for a handcuffed prisoner who escaped from police and fled into a clump of bushes shortly after he arrived on the Essequibo Island of Wakenaam. A senior police officer said the policeman from whom the prisoner escaped would eventually be placed under close arrest. He ...

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Guyana laying ground work to become oil producer

Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2016, 23:37 by Denis Chabrol Guyana is preparing to pass new legislation, tighten existing regulations and establish a new oversight body to govern the still lucrative oil and gas sector, according to a well-placed source. The proposed regulatory board for oil and gas is expected to include representatives from civil society, the opposition and ...

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Georgetown needs “parking lots” – Granger

Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2016, 22:39 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Monday signaled the need for “parking lots” in Georgetown, but stayed clear of any direct reference to the controversial parking meter issue. Addressing a sitting of the full Georgetown City Council at City Hall, the Guyanese leader listed several items that he suggested the municipality’s ...

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