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Daily Archives: February 19, 2018

Suriname should mediate in Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

by Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO – Suriname should take on the role of mediator in order to prevent an armed conflict in the region as a result of the border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela, prominent sociologist and political commentator Derryck Ferrier, said here during a special radio show about the border controversy. This would “certainly be beneficial to Suriname to ...

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Auditor General to conduct forensic audit at City Hall

Guyana’s Auditor General, Deodat Sharma says his officers will shortly begin a forensic audit of City Hall, in the wake of the repeated failure to account for almost GY$174 million to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), State auditors or the Local Government Minister. After concerns were raised by Committee members during Monday’s sitting of the House’s bipartisan PAC, Sharma said ...

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Guyana Bar Association warns of “embarrassing consequences” if new acting Chancellor, Chief Justice are appointed

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) on Monday urged President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to work towards appointing a substantive Chancellor and Chief Justice, and said there is no constitutional room to appoint anyone else to act in place of the current acting office holders. “Any action outside of the said Article 127 is unconstitutional, void, of no ...

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AFC’s future hinges partly on local govt elections; March deadline to resolve issues with APNU

As the Alliance For Change (AFC) prepares to lay down conditions for coalescing with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to contest the Local Government Elections, party sources on Sunday said if it vies alone that could determine its stake going into the 2020 general elections. In an amended statement on the outcome of its first National Executive Committee (NEC) ...

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Ramotar defends CGX Energy oil contract he signed; says all contracts should be renegotiated

Former President, Donald Ramotar on Sunday defended his decision to sign a zero royalty agreement with CGX Energy that also contains provisions that mirror those in the controversial ExxonMobil agreement inked by the David Granger-led administration. However Ramotar, who was President from 2011 to 2015, said he inked the agreement with CGX because of the need to attract oil and ...

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E-Gov site at Guyana/Brazil crossing to be resuscitated to provide Internet to Rupununi

Plans are in the pipeline for the resuscitation of the E-Government site located close to the Guyana/Brazil border crossing, in an effort to provide internet access in the capital town of Lethem and other communities in Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo (Region Nine), government has announced. Chairman of the National Data Management Authority (NDMA), Floyd Levi during a visit to the site ...

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Guyana- and Tobago-born actors are standouts in blockbuster ‘Black Panther’ superhero film

Reproduced from New York Daily News by Jarred Mc Allister Among the shining stars of this weekend’s opening of the Marvel Studios’ superhero movie “Black Panther” were Letitia Wright from Guyana and Winston Duke of Tobago, who gave notable performances in the Hollywood blockbuster. The pair are riding the success of the anticipated film, which had record-setting advance ticket sales ...

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