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Monthly Archives: September 2018

APNU apologises for failing Georgetown citizenry but promises better management

Last Updated on Friday, 21 September 2018, 14:03 by Denis Chabrol A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) Akeem Peter on Friday apologised for the failure of the outgoing Georgetown City Council’s to satisfy many demands by citizenry. “We must apologise for not reaching the expectations of people but what we must say also – we reached something that was there ...

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Log crushes labourer to death at Linden sawmill

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 September 2018, 17:27 by Denis Chabrol A labourer was crushed to death by a log that fell off a truck on Thursday at a sawmill and lumber yard at Linden, police said Stephan ‘Grinch’ Braithwaite, 20 years, of 100 Block 22 Squatting Area Wismar, Linden was pronounced dead on arrival at the Linden Hospital Complex. ...

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Jagdeo will answer SOCU’s questions if Granger does likewise

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 September 2018, 16:01 by Denis Chabrol Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said he would drop his presidential immunity and allow police to question him if President David Granger is grilled by investigators about the award of a multi-million dollar contract to a Dutch company to conduct a feasibility study on a new Demerara Harbour Bridge. ...

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Partnerships key to reducing Caribbean’s food import bill, increasing exports- say officials at GuyTie opening

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 September 2018, 15:16 by Denis Chabrol As the Caribbean Community (Caricom) continues to grapple with a US$4.5 million annual food import bill, Guyana on Thursday cited the need for Guyana to seize opportunities for joint ventures and partnerships with businesses from other countries. “The Caribbean, taken as a whole, has the land, has the labour, ...

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Trinidad and Tobago bent on honey restrictions but will explore slackening transit rules

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 September 2018, 12:09 by Denis Chabrol Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday vowed to continue restricting the trade in honey being produced by sister Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries to prevent the spread of diseases, but did not rule out relaxing rules for the organic sweet substance to transit that twin-island nation without penalty. “Once we are ...

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T&T backs Guyana on border controversy with Venezuela

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 17:04 by Denis Chabrol Trinidad and Tobago- which historically enjoys close economic and political relations with Venezuela- will support Guyana in its border controversy with their Spanish-speaking neighbour, Prime Minister Keith Rowley said Wednesday. Asked whether Trinidad and Tobago would be willing to amend the 1990 Maritime Boundary Delimitation Agreement with Venezuela  that ...

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Oil and gas contracts can be renegotiated- Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 15:42 by Denis Chabrol Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Keith Rowley on Wednesday said his country has successfully renegotiated contracts with international oil and gas companies, even as he cautioned that  deals are developed based on the conditions at a particular time. “We respect the sanctity of contracts, while not accepting that contracts ...

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No takeover, no sellout to Trinidad- Pres. Granger, T&T PM Rowley on energy cooperation MoU

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 14:36 by Denis Chabrol Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Keith Rowley and the President of Guyana, David Granger on Wednesday dismissed concerns by sections of the Guyanese private sector that a memorandum of understanding in energy they signed would see businesses from the twin-island nation taking over the business landscape. In clear references ...

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Illegal miners killed in pit cave in

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 17:50 by Denis Chabrol A mining pit Tuesday afternoon collapsed and killed two miners at Mowasi Backdam, Konawaruk, Potaro, police “On the date and time mentioned above, the two deceased along with other persons were working at the pit wall, when rain was falling heavy at the time. Suddenly, a large portion of the ...

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