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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Don’t be “distracted by that tiny, vocal minority” on the oil contract- Business Minister

Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin on Saturday urged Guyanese to ignore the “vocal minority” who has been persistently heaping criticisms on Guyana oil’s contract with ExxonMobil. Addressing the opening of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s INNOV8 Technology Exposition, he said Guyana has a “golden opportunity to prudently save, invest oil revenues” in a sustainable manner that would benefit current and ...

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No measles outbreak in Region One – Public Health officials

  The Guyana government on Friday said there was no outbreak of measles in Region One (Barima-Waini), although there is high incidence of the transmittable disease in neighbouring Venezuela. Director of Maternal and Child Health, Dr. Ertensia Hamilton was quoted by government’s Department of Public Information as saying “we have no Measles in Region One. Claims are erroneous.” Hamilton clarified ...

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Guyanese should not expect huge salary increases from oil money; national agreement needed for wealth-management laws- Chilean SWF expert

Former Manager of Chile’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, Eric Parrdo on Friday said Guyanese should not expect huge salary increases when the country begins earning loads of cash from oil exports, and there needs to be broad-based national consensus on wealth-management laws. His words of caution were issued at an interaction session with journalists and other interested persons at The Theatre Guild, ...

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Activists continue legal challenge against oil companies; govt ready to defend decisions in court

As a group of persons intensify plans to continue legal action against the granting of offshore concessions they claim without the required permits, Guyana’s Ministry of Natural Resources on Friday said it was prepared to defend its decisions and assured that no laws were violated. “The Government of Guyana is prepared and willing to present all facts in this regard ...

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PPP’s Local Govt Commissioner’s cash-starved claims disputed; request is with Finance Ministry

People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated members of the Local Government Commission (LGC) on Friday said their five-month old constitutional body is being starved of cash, but the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communities, Emil Mc Garrel has bluntly rejected claims that the monies were deliberately held back Mc Garrel said the LGC last year obtained GY$20 million “to a bank ...

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Guyana Gold Board investing in improving service to miners; rules out refunding silver earnings, abolishing fees

Even as the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) boasts of reducing its deficit and investing a huge amount of cash to strengthen the security of its database and allow miners to register with that regulatory agency on the phone, gold miners were Thursday up in arms over the board’s decision not to refund monies earned from silver. GGB Chairman, Gabriel Lall ...

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Trinidad experts arrive to check on mercury emissions at Gold Board after GGMC workers test positive

The Guyana Gold Board has hired experts from Trinidad and Tobago to confirm what the University of Guyana (UG) has already told that regulatory agency- that mercury emissions no longer pose a risk to people in the area, Gold Board Chairman, Gabriel Lall said Friday. “We have moved very aggressively to address that problem. As I speak right now, somebody ...

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Kwakwani gets improved electricity supply

Residents of Kwakwani are now benefiting from improved electricity supply as a result of the installation of two new generating sets by the Kwakwani Utilities Inc. (KUI), the  Ministry of Public Infrastructure said Thursday afternoon. A ceremony commissioning the two new 260 kilowatt generators was held at the Power Station. The new sets more than meet the demands of the ...

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Govt Pathologist: Burnt remains of Lindo Creek miners removed improperly; never witnessed post mortem or saw reports

Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh on Thursday said proper procedures might not have been followed in removing the burnt remains of the eight miners at Lindo Creek in 2008, and he also said he refused to observe the autopsies that were conducted by a Jamaican team that had been brought into Guyana. Singh, a Cuban-trained highly experienced pathologist, also said ...

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