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Daily Archives: October 17, 2018

Improved prisons hinged on oil money- Ramjattan

Guyana will have to await sufficient earnings from the oil and gas sector to build new prisons because international financial institutions have refused to provide financing, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan said Wednesday. “That’s the difficulty an executive branch has when its resources are so limited but expect, with greater revenue streams coming from the oil and gas sector, ...

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Granger takes charge of oil and gas sector; Harmon not required to meet with oil company executives

Minister of State Joseph Harmon,¬† whose gazetted portfolio now includes oil and gas after that responsibility was shifted to the Ministry of the Presidency, is not required to meet with representatives of oil companies, multiple officials confirmed. “The Minister of State in the Ministry of the Presidency is responsible only for such matters as I delegate to him with respect ...

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Jagdeo refuses to provide his calculations on Berbice Bridge tolls but says no need to increase tolls; agreement obtained

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday refused to offer his own calculations on what the increased tolls to cross the Berbice Bridge should be, but he deemed the controversy over the Berbice Bridge Company’s proposed exorbitant increase in tolls a political gimmick by the Alliance For Change (AFC). “You don’t have to ask me. This is in the contract so ...

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Minister Cathy Hughes says will not participate in Cabinet’s oil, gas discussions over pending advice on conflict of interest concerns

Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes on Wednesday disclosed that she would not participate in cabinet meetings whenever oil and gas issues are discussed pending legal and Cabinet advice , in the wake concerns about perceived conflict of interest by Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI). “Cabinet has not given me advice yet and they are aware that we are ...

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Three held with guns, stolen items following Parika robbery

Prompt action by Police ranks stationed in ‘D’ West Demerara Division following a robbery under arms committed on three persons at Parika, East Bank Denerara Wednesday¬† night,has resulted in the apprehension of the perpetrators and the stolen articles recovered, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators said one of the suspects was found in possession of two unlicensed handguns and seven ...

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