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Foreign Minister cautious about direct transfers of ‘oil money’ to very poor

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 September 2018, 22:33 by Denis Chabrol Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge seemed less than enthusiastic about the idea of conditional direct cash transfers of oil revenues to very poor Guyanese. Speaking with Guyanese in New York at the weekend, he said already many people, who get financial support from their overseas-based relatives and friends, are ...

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29 suspects arrested, stolen bikes and phones seized- police

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 September 2018, 12:51 by Denis Chabrol Police early Sunday morning swooped down at two locations – Agricola, East Bank Demerara and North Road, Bourda- arresting 29 suspects and seizing several items suspected to have been stolen, the Guyana Police Force said. The operation code-named “Operation Restore Order” was conducted between 4:45 and 8:00 AM  and netted ...

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Mentally ill Guyanese man throws 4-year old brother off Brooklyn seven-storey roof to his death

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 September 2018, 12:30 by Denis Chabrol Reproduced from Inquisitr A mentally ill man from Brooklyn, New York, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after allegedly throwing his 4-year-old brother off of the roof of their seven-storey apartment building on Saturday, September 29. According to the New York Daily News, 20-year-old Shawn Smith asked New ...

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Guyana opposes military intervention in Venezuela

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 September 2018, 8:29 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge on Saturday said his country would not support the invasion of Venezuela from where people are continuing to flee worsening political, economic and social conditions. “We have no interest, as a government and I think that is true of the opposition also in ...

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Leading Guyanese law firm to monitor, advocate for best oil legislation, regulations

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 September 2018, 7:46 by Denis Chabrol A prominent Guyanese law firm, which has now opened offices in the United States oil capital of Houston, Texas, will be monitoring all legislation and regulations that might impact on oil industry companies that are operating here or plan to do so, officials said Friday night. The Guyana-headquartered 36-year ...

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Guyana crafting rules to calculate oil companies’ costs; independent auditors might be hired

Last Updated on Friday, 28 September 2018, 23:50 by Denis Chabrol As debate continues over whether Guyana might have lost millions of United States (US) dollars to ExxonMobil in the development of Liza Phase One,  government here on Friday announced that steps were being taken to reduce controversies in calculating costs. This announcement was made by Head of the Ministry ...

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GECOM still haggling over backers’ requests for removal

Last Updated on Friday, 28 September 2018, 22:19 by Denis Chabrol Even as two Guyana Elections Commissioners prepare to leave for Canada on Saturday to observe the printing of ballot papers and other election materials, the seven-member body was up to late Friday haggling over how to deal with a number of requests by backers of candidates. “The issue is ...

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Including forestry, gold in sovereign wealth fund is bad business; remove permanent tax waivers from future oil agreements- Charles Ramson Jr.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 September 2018, 17:56 by Denis Chabrol British-trained oil and gas resource person, Charles Ramson Jr. on Friday called for the removal of other natural resources such as forestry and gold from the proposed sovereign wealth fund, and the erasure or amendment of permanent tax  from Guyana’s future Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs). Just back from a University ...

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Guyanese carpenter wins US$245 million Lotto in the United States

Last Updated on Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:10 by Denis Chabrol Reproduced from New York Post It’s goodbye, Staten Island, aloha, Hawaii, for this $245.6 million Powerball winner. “I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii,” newly minted multimillionaire Nandlall Mangal said Thursday. But other than that, he has no plans. “I’m sure my life is gonna change a lot,” he ...

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Caribbean should train nurses for overseas markets; nursing college to be constructed

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 20:18 by Denis Chabrol As 74 Guyanese nurses prepare to leave to take up job offers in the United Kingdom, Guyana’s Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence announced in the United States (US) that government would be setting aside 30 acres of land to construct a nursing college to train local and Caribbean health ...

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September 2018