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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Farmer allegedly killed by son-in-law

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 July 2018, 11:22 by Denis Chabrol Police say they are investigating the murder of a farmer at Port Kaituma, North West District. Dead is 67-year old Dennis Williams of Canal Bank,Port Kaituma. Investigators said Williams was allegedly killed by his 36 year-old son-in-law. He has been arrested and is assisting with the investigation. Enquiries disclosed ...

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ExxonMobil yet to fully quantify Stabroek Block discoveries to date

Last Updated on Friday, 27 July 2018, 20:34 by Denis Chabrol ExxonMobil on Friday indicated that it has not fully estimated the amount of commercially available oil that has been discovered so far at the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, saying that it was still to quantify the Ranger well. “We have some more appraisal wells to go in Ranger.We know, ...

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Funding for Lethem-Linden road, new Demerara River bridge likely through China’s Silk Road initiative

Last Updated on Friday, 27 July 2018, 15:26 by Denis Chabrol Guyana and China on Friday inked an accord to facilitate cooperation through the the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative that could pave the way for funding the construction of the Linden-Lethem Road and a new Demerara Harbour Bridge. China’s Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchun ...

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Court of Appeal fixes early date for hearing appeal against appointment of GECOM Commission Chairman

Last Updated on Friday, 27 July 2018, 14:33 by Denis Chabrol The Court of Appeal on Friday fixed an earliest possible date for the hearing of an appeal of a High Court decision that upheld the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice James Patterson. The appeal would be heard on October 4, 2018, just ...

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No charges for Minister Broomes, others in parking lot fracas

Last Updated on Friday, 27 July 2018, 13:05 by Denis Chabrol Junior Minister of Natural Resources Simona Broomes, her driver and two security guards, who were involved in the parking lot fracas, will not be charged. “The file was completed and sent for legal advice, which was obtained to the effect that based on all the Statements and video footage, ...

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More Guyanese to be employed with Edison Chouest Offshore

Last Updated on Friday, 27 July 2018, 8:43 by Denis Chabrol More Guyanese are expected to be employed by Edison Chouest Offshore as the company aims to soon open its local company ‘G (Guyanese) Boats’ in Georgetown to support Guyana’s emerging offshore oil and gas sector. That was disclosed by the company’s Business Development Manager, Daniel LaFont, who was at ...

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CARICOM countries exposed to training to better monitor medicines

Last Updated on Friday, 27 July 2018, 8:05 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Public Health, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO), is currently hosting a Post Market Surveillance and Pharmacovigilance Workshop in Guyana, to improve monitoring of medicines for safety and quality in CARICOM states. The sub-regional workshop is intended to expose senior regulatory ...

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Minister Broomes’ son, female partner to be charged

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 July 2018, 19:07 by Denis Chabrol The son of Guyana’s Junior Minister of Natural Resources and his female partner are to be charged with assault. Hector Broomes is to be charged with one count of assault causing actual bodily harm. He is the son of Minister Simona Broomes. His partner, Gilbeth Rodriguez, is to be ...

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PNCR is “not a pensioners’ club”- veteran member. Youths not sidelined from seeking high office- General Secretary

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 July 2018, 12:37 by Denis Chabrol General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Amna Ally does not believe that youths are being excluded from being elected to top positions in her party, but current and former senior leaders think that the PNCR has become an organisation that is top-heavy with  old persons. Ally ...

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“We can’t be muzzled by talks but we want to give it a fair shot” -Jagdeo on talks with Granger

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 20:48 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday vowed that he and his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would not be muzzled in exchange for talks with President David Granger, but he is willing to go into the political negotiations. “We can’t be muzzled by talks but we want to give it ...

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