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Venezuelan rivals cross swords over relinquishing claim of oil-rich Guyana’s Essequibo

Last Updated on Thursday, 5 September 2019, 20:38 by Writer Reproduced from Argus Media Venezuela’s rival political authorities are trading accusations of relinquishing the country’s historical claim to a large swath of neighboring Guyana on the eve of ExxonMobil’s launch of offshore production there. Venezuela’s executive vice president Delcy Rodriguez today released what she says is a months-old tape of ...

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GPL board gets ready to purchase power from Gifltand, but Giftland boss says that’s lip service

Last Updated on Thursday, 5 September 2019, 16:45 by Writer As Guyanese businesses and residents in Demerara and Berbice brace themselves for more blackouts, the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) says it is getting ready to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Giftland Mall, but that company’s boss, Roy Beepat, believes this is yet another stunt. “They are only ...

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ERC probes race remarks against WPA executive member

Last Updated on Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11:39 by Writer The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) has begun investigating a report of alleged racially insensitive remarks by Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive member, Desmond Trotman against the Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Gerry Gouveia. ERC Chief Investigator, former Deputy Police Commissioner Alvin Smith told Demerara Waves/News-Talk Radio Guyana that ...

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US Fulbright Scholar pursues accreditation for UG’s engineering programme, research in oil pipeline corrosion

Last Updated on Thursday, 5 September 2019, 20:41 by Writer Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Norman Munroe will begin research in Guyana on preventing corrosion of pipelines in the oil and gas industry and facilitate accrediting engineering programmes at the University of Guyana, the United States (U.S.) embassy in Guyana said. That research is currently underway at Florida International University’s (FIU) laboratory. ...

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Demerara Harbour Bridge resumes full operation

Last Updated on Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11:04 by Writer The Demerara Harbour Bridge has resumed full operation following Monday’s incident involving a barge and a tug that resulted in extensive damage. “The hard working and tireless staff of DHBC have completed the realignment of the damaged bridge,” the Bridge management said in a statement. All vehicles, including laden and ...

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Blackouts again as GPL loses 23 megawatts

Last Updated on Thursday, 5 September 2019, 10:41 by Writer Thousands of residents and businesses in Demerara and Berbice will experience another round of blackouts because the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) says it has suffered a total shortfall of 23 megawatts (MW) due to a variety of reasons. “With a deficit of approximately 23 MW, customers in Demerara and ...

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