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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Afro-Guyanese promised easier access to loans, grants; govt to be asked for more money

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 18:52 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Business’ Small Business Bureau on Wednesday announced that it was offering up to 70 percent guarantee of loans with the expectation that supporting commercial banks would take the risk on the remaining 30 percent. SSB Chief Executive Officer, Lowell Porter explained that at first the guarantee ...

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Williams, Nandlall battle over urgent appeal hearing on GECOM Chairman’s appointment

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 11:03 by Denis Chabrol Attorney General, Basil Williams on Wednesday contended that a request for the Court of Appeal to urgently hear an appeal concerning the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) would amount to a challenge to the validity of the Local Government Elections scheduled for November 12. ...

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Frank Anthony criticises government for chalking up huge public debt; Jordan says treasury bills will be issued

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 20:22 by Denis Chabrol The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is increasingly hammering government over spending billions of tapping into more GY$50 billion from the Bank of Guyana for public spending, the latest critic being parliamentary front-bencher Dr. Frank Anthony. “As a Member of Parliament, it is my responsibility to continue to use ...

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One-stop Afro-Guyanese business development outreaches get underway

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 19:22 by Denis Chabrol Afro-Guyanese businesses are being mobilised to show them how they can access financing and understand some of the basic rules of doing business, as part of an overall move to nurture more Black-owned businesses, a top local organiser said. The first of three outreaches is slated for Wednesday at ...

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Harmon, Trotman, Clive Thomas to participate in Buxton Emancipation Observances

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 18:29 by Denis Chabrol The Buxton First of August Movement has organized its annual activities to observe the 180th anniversary of the end of plantation slavery in Guyana and the Anglophone Caribbean under the theme, “Emancipate Yourself from Mental and Economic Slavery”, the organisation said Tuesday. “This year’s theme draws attention to the ...

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Updated: Identities of five killed bandits released; guns, other items displayed

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 12:56 by Denis Chabrol Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine Tuesday morning confirmed the identities of the five men who were shot dead at Turkeyen where they had gone to steal a metal safe from a house. Those killed are Timothy St. Hill, Levi Braithwaite, Andrew Daly, Ian Forde and Jermaine Doobay. According to records, the Police ...

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Georgetown Hospital probes stillbirth after woman’s scathing complaint

Last Updated on Monday, 23 July 2018, 23:10 by Denis Chabrol The state-owned Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Monday decided to launch an investigation after a 35-year old woman alleged that medical personnel at that institution were negligent, resulting in the loss of her unborn child. Chief Executive Officer of the GPHC, Retired Brigadier George Lewis told Demerara Waves ...

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ICJ decision on Venezuela border controversy key to Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados discussing overlapping maritime boundaries

Last Updated on Monday, 23 July 2018, 14:18 by Denis Chabrol Barbados’ newly-elected Prime Minister, Mia Mottley has signaled her government’s willingness to reopen maritime boundary talks with Guyana, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said Monday. “There have been no technical or political discussions between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago or Guyana and Barbados on the maritime boundaries in the ...

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DEA helping Guyana intercept illegal aircraft

Last Updated on Monday, 23 July 2018, 14:35 by Denis Chabrol The United States’ Drug Enforcement Administration is assisting Guyana in intercepting illegal aircraft, Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan has told the the National Assembly. Responding to questions by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), he said three illegal planes that landed in Guyana near the border with Brazil ...

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Guyana’s proven oil-equivalent reserves now 4 billion barrels; revised production target now 750,000 barrels daily

Last Updated on Monday, 23 July 2018, 8:20 by Denis Chabrol IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil said Monday it has increased its estimate of the discovered recoverable resources for the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana to more than 4 billion oil-equivalent barrels and has advanced its evaluation to support a third phase of development and consideration of two additional phases. The increase follows completion ...

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