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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Guyana’s newest political party rules out coalescing with “giants” ; identifies campaign financing, constitutional reform as big ticket issues

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:13 by Writer Guyana’s newest political party, Citizenship Initiative (CI), has vowed never to join either of the two big political parties and to strive for constitutional reform. Speaking during an interactive session at the party’s launch at Herdmanston Lodge, executive member Ruel Johnson ruled out the Citizenship Initiative teaming up with the ...

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BREAKING: Pilot in small plane crash rescued; sustains minor injuries

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 October 2019, 17:41 by Writer The pilot, who was the lone occupant of a small plane that crashed in thick jungle, was Thursday afternoon rescued, and preliminary information was that he sustained “minor injuries”. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field said members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ...

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Police looking overseas for information on Roger Khan, as Granger, Jagdeo weigh in on no homicide charges so far

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2019, 7:58 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese police are still hoping to unearth information to link convicted drug lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan to two murders, even as President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo weighed on a lack of evidence so far to charge the United States (US) deportee. A top police officer told ...

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Amna Ally lifts Keith Scott’s cease order to Troy Resources as workers remain off the job

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 22:51 by Writer Under apparent pressure by hundreds of workers angered at being temporarily laid off and paid half of their salaries, Senior Labour Minister Amna Ally has intervened and withdrawn a letter by her Junior, Keith Scott, that had instructed Troy Resources Limited to cease all operations because of safety concerns uncovered ...

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“No, Trinidadian companies are not coming to take over”; Guyana can learn global oil industry standards from TT– Energy Chamber of Trinidad Tobago assures

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 21:36 by Writer The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago (ECTT) on Wednesday sought to dispel concerns that businesses from that twin-island Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state are coming to Guyana to dominate the oil sector, instead saying that they are grasping business opportunities hinged on 100 years of experience and international safety ...

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France-headquartered company wins multimillion dollar seawater treatment contract in Guyana

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 16:35 by Writer Veolia Water Technologies, through its subsidiary VWS Westgarth Ltd, says it has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by SBM Offshore for the supply of a seawater treatment package for the Liza Unity FPSO, located in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana. The award is for the design and procurement of ...

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ICE says New York defied deportation request to release Guyanese child abuser

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 16:20 by Writer Reproduced from The Washington Times New York authorities released a convicted child abuser into the community, defying an ICE request that he be held for deportation, and he went on to be arrested for yet another case of abuse, federal officials said Tuesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers tracked ...

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2 arrested for 42 kilo marijuana bust at Parika

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 13:59 by Writer Two men of Tuschen New Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, were arrested by Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit agents  after they were allegedly found with 42 kilogrammes of marijuana. The anti-drug agency said 39-year old Shafeek Latif and 35-year old Naresh Totaram were arrested at Parika Public Road East Bank Essequibo on ...

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OPINION Five years to real oil prosperity could be an eternity

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 8:38 by Writer by GHK Lall Five years to 2025, according to the Hon. Minister of Finance. That is how long before the oil money would start coming in, the real meaningful money. The money that, if honestly and wisely (prudent is the word) used, could make a world of difference for Guyanese. ...

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Rosignol chicken outlet robbed

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 20:19 by Writer Two masked knife-wielding men robbed a chicken outlet at Rosignol, West Bank Berbice on Tuesday. News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News was told that 40-year-old Barbara Samuels was robbed of GYD$120,000, and a cellular phone valued more than GYD$30,000. The men invaded the premises shortly before midday when ...

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