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Daily Archives: February 7, 2018

Ministry of the Presidency distances govt from Petroleum Advisor’s criticisms of ExxonMobil contract

About five hours after Dr. Jan Mangal, Petroleum Advisor to President David Granger delivered a number of hard-hitting criticisms of the controversial ExxonMobil contract, government sought to dissociate itself from his positions. “The Ministry of the Presidency puts on record that Dr. Jan Mangal, Presidential Advisor on Petroleum, is not authorised to speak on behalf of His Excellency, President David ...

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Jagdeo blocks Granger’s nominees for Chancellor, Chief Justice

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has blocked the appointment of President David Granger’s nominees for the posts of Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice. Jagdeo on Wednesday informed Granger by letter that he could not support the appointment of Justice Kenneth Benjamin as Chancellor of the Judiciary and Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards as Chief Justice. “As promised, I have done the ...

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President Granger’s Petroleum Advisor criticizes ExxonMobil’s low royalty payment, control of large concession

Guyana’s two percent royalty on earnings from ExxonMobil’s oil sales is low compared to global standards, raising concerns about whether there was transparency about the negotiating system,  Dr. Jan Mangal, Petroleum Advisor to President David Granger said Wednesday. “What we can do is look at what are the international norms. Royalty, when you look around, is more between ten and ...

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Well-known New Amsterdam grocer robbed a sixth time; suspect caught

Police have taken into custody a man who was allegedly involved in an early Wednesday morning robbery at Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, Berbice. Grocer, Kamalodeen “Tarzan” Mohabir of Angoy’s Avenue said he was at home with his: wife, son and two grandchildren ages 6 and 14,  when they were attacked at about 2 AM by armed and masked bandits. The ...

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ICJ’s decision on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy will be “binding”- Sir Shridath Ramphal

Guyana’s top legal adviser in the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy, Sir Shridath Ramphal, on Wednesday said  when a decision is taken by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), it would be binding. “The decision of the court will be binding,” he said. Speaking with reporters on the sidelines of the Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit and Exhibition (GIPEX) at the Marriott ...

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