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Monthly Archives: December 2018

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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Tight security at Parliament for Friday’s no-confidence debate; AFC hears of rumoured PPP “diabolical plots”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 20:02 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan has reportedly assured his Alliance For Change ( AFC) political party of water-tight security on Friday when the no-confidence vote is expected to be debated. “We have been assured that the security forces are fully mobilised and prepared to ensure that there is ...

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PPP asks Police Commissioner to prevent “violence and mayhem” on No Confidence debate day

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 18:19 by Denis Chabrol As Friday nears for debate on the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP)-sponsored no-confidence motion, that party has formally asked the Guyana Police Force to prevent what it says is a plot to stage disruptions before, during and after the debate. “We, therefore, call on you to take the necessary interventions ...

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No charge for Travis Chase; shot bottle-thrower to face courts

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 17:37 by Denis Chabrol Television journalist Travis Chase will not be charged with shooting a labourer behind his leg, but the injured bottle-throwing man would have to face the court for throwing missiles, police said. “The case file in respect of journalist Travis Chase has been returned with advice given to the effect ...

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Guyana to be remapped for better land management, mineral location

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 15:15 by Denis Chabrol The Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) has begun plans to map Guyana properly for the first time since the 1960s to assist government and the private sector about land use and mineral deposits, GLSC Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Trevor Benn said. Benn said Region One (Barima-Waini) would be ...

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6,000 acres of Demerara lands for housing, commerce, industry and agriculture

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 14:30 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) will be opening up some 6,000 acres of state land for residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural purposes in Region 4. GLSC’s Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Trevor Benn, in making the announcement, said the move would see Guyana advancing to the 21st century in infrastructure that will ...

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Small businesses to be screened for govt’s 20 percent contract procurement scheme

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 14:08 by Denis Chabrol Small businesses in Guyana will from January 1, 2019 be able to access 20 percent of government contracts for  goods and services, even as government’s Small Business Bureau said they would be screened to avoid big companies from setting up small businesses to front for them. Chief Executive Officer ...

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Jagdeo shies away from publicly supporting Irfan Ali for PPP presidential candidacy; announcement expected before year-end

Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2018, 16:56 by Denis Chabrol General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday declined to say whether he supports Shadow Finance Minister, Irfan Ali to be his party’s presidential candidate, but he did not believe criminal charges should be a factor. “Do you think I will come to a ...

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