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Oil- The Lessons: “Not let the blessing degrade into a curse; and the dream into a nightmare”

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall The United States went from being at one time, and for a long time, the largest exporter of oil in the world, to a net exporter.  From the 1970s forward it, along with large parts of the rest of the world, was held hostage through embargoes, supply squeezes, geopolitical postures, foreign policy contentiousness, ...

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Cabinet meetings being held at GDF’s Officers’ Mess

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 16:33 by Denis Chabrol Cabinet meetings are now being held at the headquarters of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) because it provides adequate logistics and security, while urgent repairs continue at the Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP) complex on Vlissengen Road, government said in a statement. “After consideration of a number of options it ...

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14-year old, adult charged with murder of businesswoman

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 14:40 by Denis Chabrol The two accused, in the murder of Mahaicony businesswoman Bibi Shairoon Nesha Ali, appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate Court to answer to the charge. It is alleged that between October 15 and 17, 2016, at Lot 4 Novar Mahaicony, Davanand Rampersaud and a 14-year-old accomplice murdered Ali, during the ...

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Britain’s Prince Harry set to visit Guyana in early December

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 13:50 by Denis Chabrol Britain’s Prince Harry is due to visit Guyana from December 3 to 4 during which time he would visit the hinterland and participate in several activities in Georgetown to coincide with the 50th Independence Anniversary of this former British colony. “I am happy that we are now able to ...

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Trinidad should be developed into Caribbean shipping hub

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 13:43 by Denis Chabrol The Port Manager of the Antigua Port, Darwin Telemaque on Tuesday recommended that Trinidad become a regional shipping hub to help bring down transportation costs and reduce reliance on Miami. “If you start thinking about what’s Miami… Trinidad has more potential than Miami because they make things. Miami does ...

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Rotting produce in Guyana highlights transportation problem facing Caribbean

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 11:17 by Denis Chabrol A top official of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Tuesday lamented the wastage of agricultural produce at Bourda Market in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown to hammer home the point that poor transportation continues to be a major problem facing the Caribbean’s agricultural sector. “It hurts my heart to ...

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Female prison officer allegedly caught smuggling ganja inside New Amsterdam jail

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 7:48 by Denis Chabrol A female prison officer, who was allegedly caught smuggling marijuana inside the New Amsterdam Prison, is expected to be charged with being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. With the likelihood of her being charged and possibly convicted, she stands to lose 14 years of service ...

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