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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Carl Greenidge, WPA executive members clash on direct cash transfers from oil money

Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2019, 20:54 by Writer Former Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge has confirmed that the Guyana government does not favour direct cash transfers into the hands of ordinary Guyanese on the grounds that it will encourage unemployment, a position that was roundly rejected by Chairman of the Buxton First of August Movement (FAM-Buxton), Professor David Hinds. ...

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Tullow Oil makes 1st discovery offshore Guyana

Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2019, 7:37 by Writer Director of the Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe, Monday morning, announced that the UK-based Tullow Oil Plc wholly owned subsidiary Tullow Guyana B.V. discovered oil in commercial quantities. The oil was found in the Jethro-1 exploration well, drilled in the Orinduik Block offshore Guyana. The Jethro-1 well was drilled ...

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Granger awaits GECOM’s advice pending High Court ruling on house-to-house registration

Last Updated on Friday, 9 August 2019, 22:57 by Writer President David Granger on Thursday said he would await the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) advice after next week’s High Court decision on the fate of the house-to-house registration process. He indicated that after GECOM Chairperson, Retired Justice Claudette Singh briefs him on the outcome of the August 15 meeting of ...

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President to meet GECOM on Thursday ahead of “imminent” election date

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 23:17 by Writer President David Granger is Thursday scheduled to meet with the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), ahead of a possible announcement of an elections date in December, officials confirmed. A well-placed official said the talks are slated for 10 am at the Ministry of the Presidency and is linked to his ...

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Unlawfully dismissed Public Service department employees reinstated

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 12:32 by Writer The three officers of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of the Public Service who were fired in June of this year by Public Service Minister Tabita Sarabo-Halley, have been reinstated following a board of inquiry. “The board found that the letters to the three public servants were unlawful and ...

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Gov’t takes aim at Roger Khan ahead of his return

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 11:41 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government has signaled that it has taken aim at convicted drug lord, Roger Khan, who is yet to be deported from the United States where he had served 10 years for trafficking cocaine. Attorney General Basil Williams, in Tuesday night rejecting opposition concerns that he had allegedly ...

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Giftland, GPL at odds over no power purchase agreement

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 11:14 by Writer Giftland on Tuesday called on Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) to disclose the reasons for so far failing to ink a deal for purchasing at least 3 megawatts (MW) of electricity, but the utility company said it was surprised at the private power producer’s stance because proposals have been ...

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Caribbean Court upholds trade ministerial decision on cement classification

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 21:23 by Writer The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday delivered a judgement which upholds the classification decision of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on cement, known as Rock Hard Cement, imported and/or distributed within CARICOM by Rock Hard Cement (Rock Hard Distributors Limited) and, Mootilal Ramhit and ...

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Ticket sold for non-existent seat at Providence stadium

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 21:01 by Writer At least one spectator of the West Indies v India 20/20 match was sold a ticket for a non-existent seat at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara. An Attorney-at-Law and rights activist said his ticket had designated him to occupy seat 28, but when he turned up there ...

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