Daily Archives: Thursday, 22 February 2018, 23:59

Guyana’s President signals need for foreign help for GDF

Last Updated on Friday, 23 February 2018, 0:01 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger Thursday midnight- on the eve of Guyana’s 48th Republic anniversary- ratcheted up talk of heightened border security and said he hoped international aid would be provided to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to execute a number of tasks including territorial protection. “Guyana looks forward to the ...

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Deported to Guyana, man went back to Canada and returned to life of crime; convicted and faces second deportation

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 February 2018, 23:47 by Denis Chabrol Reproduced from The Record KITCHENER — A man from Guyana deported from Canada 21 years ago after racking up several criminal convictions — including one for robbery — sneaked back into this country and returned to crime. Sheikh Ally, 47, was sentenced on Thursday to a little more than six years ...

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Senior Caricom official shot, robbed outside home

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 February 2018, 18:08 by Denis Chabrol A senior official of the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (Caricom) headquarters was Thursday shot and robbed, shortly after leaving the East Coast Demerara branch of Republic Bank. This is said to be third time in recent weeks that customers leaving that bank’s branch at Triumph have been robbed of large ...

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ExxonMobil was not entitled to CGX-like contract- Jagdeo; “We are not going back on it”- govt

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 February 2018, 17:04 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government on Thursday said definitively that it would not be revising the Production Sharing Agreement with ExxonMobil, the same day that Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo questioned why government did not negotiate better contracts than those signed by former Presidents Janet Jagan and Donald Ramotar. The 2016 agreement ...

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Efforts made to ensure Ethnic Relations Commission is not politically compromised

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 February 2018, 15:47 by Denis Chabrol Chairman of Parliament’s Appointments Committee, Dr. George Norton on Thursday said the protracted delay in the appointment of new members of the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) was due to efforts to ensure the commission was not unduly influenced by politics. “Both sides of the political divide were feverishly working ...

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Teaching Service Commission’s appointment paves way for teachers’ promotions, appointments

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10:56 by Denis Chabrol The way is now clear for the appointment of senior teachers for 2016 and 2017 as well as the appointment of junior teachers, with the appointment of the Teaching Service Commission, a senior official of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) said. Field Secretary of the GTU, Lance Baptiste’s comments ...

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