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Monthly Archives: December 2017

GDF announces promotion of officers, other ranks

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 December 2017, 18:30 by Denis Chabrol (Guyana Defence Force release) President and Commander-in-Chief Brigadier David Granger, has approved the promotions of 35 Officers and 559 other ranks, In accordance with Part III Section 16 of the Defence Act 15:01 of 1977. In making the announcement, Chief of Staff Brigadier Patrick West said the promotions take effect from ...

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DDL explores investment in sugar industry as Guysuco’s downsizing triggers molasses shortfall

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 December 2017, 17:24 by Denis Chabrol Worried that government’s downsizing of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation would have negatively impact on rum production, the privately-owned Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) said it is considering investing in the sugar industry to keep molasses production afloat. “In light of this shortfall, DDL has been actively exploring its potential ...

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Head of SWAT team under close arrest for large quantity of whiskey

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 December 2017, 9:27 by Denis Chabrol The Commander of the Guyana Police Force’s  Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT ) Unit on Sunday remained under close arrest in connection with the seizure of 30 cases of whiskey in a minibus in which he was travelling. Berbice Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Lyndon Alves said an officer was ...

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Committee established to discipline lawyers

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 December 2017, 12:43 by Denis Chabrol The way is now clear for Guyanese of all walks of life to lodge complaints against Attorneys-at-Law for alleged malpractices, with the establishment of a 12-member Legal Practitioners Committee (LPC) that is provided for by law. “The LPC is the body established under the Legal Practitioners Act, Chapter 4:01 which ...

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Four more Senior Counsel appointed

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 December 2017, 12:11 by Denis Chabrol Four long-serving Attorneys-at-Law have been appointed Senior Counsel, the Ministry of the Presidency announced Saturday. “Having considered their high quality of service in the legal profession, and with confidence in their knowledge of the law, His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana is pleased ...

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West Bank Demerara residents get flood clean-up support; drainage system being cleaned

Last Updated on Friday, 29 December 2017, 23:38 by Denis Chabrol A number of residents of flood-affected West Bank Demerara areas are being assisted to keep away water-borne illnesses as authorities ensure the drainage network there is cleaned periodically. Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, this afternoon, led a team comprising representatives from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Essequibo Islands-West Demerara ...

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Police Force announces promotions; Police Commissioner urges them to be “circumspect”

Last Updated on Friday, 29 December 2017, 22:23 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Police Force on Friday announced the promotion of several of its members – subordinate officers and constables. Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine, in a New Year statement, urged policemen and women to improve their performance. He congratulated those who have been promoted and urged those who have not ...

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Guyana still exploring oil refining options

Last Updated on Friday, 29 December 2017, 18:30 by Denis Chabrol Guyana is still mulling where to refine its portion of oil to be extracted from a Liza well offshore, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman said. He said a Cabinet sub-committee was yet to decide on whether to take up an offer by Trinidad and Tobago to refine Guyana’s ...

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Cocaine-in-gas cylinder accused granted bail

Last Updated on Friday, 29 December 2017, 11:09 by Denis Chabrol Thirty year old Juan Anderson and thirty three year old Damion Williams stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates Court and denied a drug trafficking charge that was laid against them. The charged read that on December 24 (Christmas Eve) they had 65.027 kilogrammes of cocaine ...

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ExxonMobil gets generous tax concessions; Guyana stands to earn US$7.5 billion in 20 years

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 December 2017, 13:07 by Denis Chabrol ExxonMobil, along with its partners, that is preparing to begin commercial oil production in early 2020 at the Liza 1 Field offshore Guyana have been granted very generous tax concessions, even as both parties are touting the hefty earnings that the country will make in 20 years from one ...

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