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Daily Archives: Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 20:56

Structure Petroleum Commission properly or risk oil sector becoming “political football”- Ramkarran

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 21:09 by Denis Chabrol Political analyst and prominent Attorney-at-Law, Ralph Ramkarran on Wednesday recommended more broad-based representation on the proposed Guyana Petroleum Commission and less ministerial involvement to remove deep-seated suspicions about narrow political involvement in the oil sector. “Once you have a commission that is not respected by a section of the ...

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Prison officer arrested allegedly with marijuana, cell phones at Mazaruni Prison

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 20:56 by Denis Chabrol A Prison Officer has been arrested and handed over to police after he was allegedly found in possession of a large quantity of marijuana and several cellular phones at the maximum security prison at Mazaruni. The Guyana Police Force said the 27-year old man was arrested Wednesday morning at ...

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Canadian charged with attempting to steal raw gold from mining camp

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 18:06 by Denis Chabrol A Canadian man, who allegedly went to a mining and demanded five ounces, 15 pennyweights of raw gold, was Wednesday charged with attempting to steal. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan granted 54-year old Elson Bettencourt GYD$100,000 bail on the condition that he lodges his passport with the Magistrates’ Court ...

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Policemen, prison officer face jail for escape of prisoner

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 17:28 by Denis Chabrol Three policemen and one prison officer are to be charged in connection with the escape of a rape accused from the Lusignan Prison earlier this month, the Guyana Police Force said. The law enforcement agency said  a probe has been completed into the escape of Dellon Blake, and legal ...

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Guyana joins global natural resources transparency watchdog

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2017, 8:45 by Denis Chabrol Guyana is now officially the 53rd candidate country of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). Guyana’s application to become a candidate country was deliberated upon during the 38th Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Board Meeting which is being held in Manila, Philippines from October 25 to 26, 2017. Guyana was ...

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Granger’s govt being increasingly isolated after Joe Singh, Christopher Ram’s resignations from all govt jobs

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 13:04 by Denis Chabrol The resignation of Retired Major General, Joseph Singh and Chartered Accountant and Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram from all government jobs marks the continued isolation of the President David Granger-led administration that increasingly appears confident that it will regain power at an unfair election, Political Scientist Freddie Kissoon said Wednesday. “I ...

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Updated: Foreigners among nine suspected pirates held in North West District

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 17:42 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese soldiers and police believe they have made a breakthrough in smashing a group of heavily armed pirates, including foreigners, who have been operating in the North West District. The Guyana Police Force said nine persons-including one Cuban, one Venezuelan and one Jamaican- were intercepted in a boat on ...

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