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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Granger hints he’s available for 2020 general elections

Last Updated on Friday, 31 August 2018, 20:24 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Friday hinted that he would run again in 2020 for the nation’s top elected post if he is chosen. “I cannot answer the question at the present time. It is speculative. I’m a servant of my party  I’m a servant of the partnership, I’m a ...

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Jimmy Carter is a “friend”, not a “broker” in Guyana’s politics- President Granger

Last Updated on Friday, 31 August 2018, 17:11 by Denis Chabrol Former United States (US) President, Jimmy Carter, who helped pave the way for the first free and fair elections in almost 30 years back in 1992, is not a negotiator in Guyana’s political arena, President David Granger said Friday. The Guyanese leader said he and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, ...

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Granger prefers National Assembly to appoint GECOM; campaign financing, “ideas-sharing” could be added to agenda for talks with Jagdeo

Last Updated on Friday, 31 August 2018, 15:40 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Thursday signaled that he was open to adding reform of the Guyana Elections Commission and campaign financing to an agenda of proposed talks with Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, but already the Guyanese leader wants GECOM Commissioners to be appointed by the National Assembly. The President ...

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Govt searching for more cash to pay teachers- Granger

Last Updated on Friday, 31 August 2018, 12:36 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Friday announced that a search has begun for more cash to make a higher pay offer and stave off an intensified strike by government-employed teachers. “The government is actively searching for fresh sources of funding to satisfy the teachers’ needs,” he said. So far, government’s ...

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“New materials” for security sector reform, says Granger at swearing in of new Police Commissioner

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2018, 15:24 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Thursday tasked newly-appointed Police Commissioner, Leslie James and his four deputies with implementing security sector reform of that civilian law enforcement agency. “In addition to his other duties, therefore, I expect the new Commissioner to lead the process of security sector reform which is aimed ...

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No views on Police Commissioner, Deputies due to lack of info- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2018, 14:15 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday he did not register any views about Police Commissioner, Leslie James and the four Deputy Commissioners because of a lack of information, but said from all indications there was no role for Assistant Commissioner, David Ramnarine in the high-ranking line-up. “I did not ...

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BREAKING: Leslie James is Guyana’s new Police Commissioner

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2018, 13:08 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger, today, announced that following consultations with the Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo at State House, Mr. Leslie Albert James will now serve as the Commissioner of Police with immediate effect. The Commander of Chief of the Armed Forces also noted that Mr. James will ...

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Hammerhead-1 latest oil strike offshore Guyana

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2018, 10:35 by Denis Chabrol IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) has made its ninth discovery offshore Guyana at the Hammerhead-1 well, marking its fifth discovery on the Stabroek Block in the past year and proving a new play concept for potential development. Hammerhead-1 encountered approximately 197 feet (60 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The well ...

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Bounty Supermarket in Kitty robbed

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 17:56 by Denis Chabrol A lone gun-toting bandit Wednesday afternoon committed a robbery at Bounty Supermarket’s branch at Kitty, Georgetown. “Nobody is injured. Everybody is safe and sound,” a reliable source told Demerara Waves Online News. A well-placed source said the man robbed the entity of an undisclosed sum of cash. None of ...

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Education Ministry refuses to go to arbitration in exchange for calling off strike

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 17:06 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) Wednesday afternoon failed in its bid to get government’s Labour Department to agree to send the long-running pay dispute to arbitration. “We are willing to call the strike off tonight if they agree to our terms,” said union General Secretary, Coretta Mc Donald after ...

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