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Guyana gets international help to modernise intellectual property, copyright protection

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2018, 19:56 by Denis Chabrol Guyana is moving to establish a “blueprint” to strengthen protection of intellectual property and copyright in a country where copying of books, movies and music and other works is almost routine, the Foreign Ministry announced Thursday. Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge said Guyana would soon be drafting the National ...

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Guyana welcomes US’ scrapping of sanctions on RUSAL; jobs at Aroaima not in jeopardy

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2018, 19:03 by Denis Chabrol Guyana on Thursday welcomed the United States’ (US) decision to lift its sanctions on UC Russian Aluminium (RUSAL), the majority owner of the Aroaima-based Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI), suggesting that workers would not lose their jobs. “The Government of Guyana and the Ministry of Natural Resources are ...

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President pardons 11 juveniles, three women

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2018, 14:26 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger has pardoned 11 juveniles who were charged with wandering and ordered to reside at the New Opportunity Corps (NOC), Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast, government announced Thursday. Under the Prerogative of Mercy, the nine girls and two boys, whose ages range from 13 to 17 years, were pardoned ...

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Greenidge defends spending big on settling Guyana’s border rows; says US$10 million on boundary dispute gave Guyana lucrative Liza 1 well

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2018, 14:02 by Denis Chabrol Guyana has spent GYD$780 million (US$3.7 million) from the US$18 million signing bonus from ExxonMobil on legal fees for the settlement of the border controversy with Venezuela, expenditure Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge is a huge value for money. “The 15 million is what is funding the legal fees…  ...

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OPINION: How does the quality of Guyana’s parliamentary debate stack up?

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2018, 13:05 by Denis Chabrol by GHK Lall From time to time, I have shared thoughts on the terrible state to which the local National Assembly has deteriorated.  Is it really this bad today? How does parliament here stack up against other equivalent bodies elsewhere? I remember Dr. Cheddi Jagan waxing poker face about ...

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