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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Guyana will lose if election results continue to delay Payara development plan- ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil on Friday cautioned that Guyana stood to lose a lot the longer government takes to approve the development plan for Payara. “Without final resolution of the election result and signing in a new government, there is a potential for delays to the schedule,” Senior Vice President, Neil Chapman told the second quarter 2020 earnings call. Mr. Chapman suggested that ...

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Guyana explores building shelters for trafficked people in interior regions

by Samuel Sukhnandan Although Guyana has managed to maintain a Tier 1 ranking in the United States (US) State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) 2020 report for a fourth consecutive year, recommendations have been made to set up shelters in outlying areas, outside of the densely populated coastal region. On Thursday, stakeholder representatives from various government ministries and agencies, including ...

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Professor David Hinds pulls column from Kaieteur News over pro-PPP censorship; three editors leave in recent months

Political Science Professor and candidate for A Partnership for National  Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) candidate, David Hinds on Friday announced that he has pulled his column from the privately-owned Kaieteur News newspaper, charging censorship against his criticisms of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). “With each passing week, it became more and more difficult to write in what was clearly an ...

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Political, religious, race relations organisations call for unity, peace on Eid-ul-Adha

As Guyana observes Eid-ul-Adha today (Friday) Guyanese leaders, political and religious organizations have all come together to call for greater unity, peace and togetherness among Guyanese, especially in light of the tense political situation. President David Granger has called for greater harmony among all Guyanese. “I pray that the outpouring of charity and concern for others, which is characteristic of Eid-ul-Adha, will ...

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US slaps travel restrictions on more Guyanese officials over vote recount refusal

The United States (US) on Thursday announced more visa sanctions for officials in Guyana who are “undermining democracy.” Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Western Affairs of the US State Department Mr.Michael Kozak made the announcement during a teleconference and via a tweet. This was confirmed by a repost of the statement by the local US embassy in Georgetown on it’s ...

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Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision on use of recount votes

  By Samuel Sukhnandan The Court of Appeal on Thursday by a unanimous decision upheld an earlier ruling that votes from the national recount of ballots must be used to declare the results of the March, 2020 general and regional elections in Guyana. It dismissed the appeal filed by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) agent Ms. Misengna Jones who in ...

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President will accept GECOM’s declaration without condition

President David Granger on Thursday said he would accept a declaration by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) even if it includes votes that his party regards as invalid. “With respect, my statements on compliance with the declaration wasnt conditional. I didn’t say if the rain is falling or the sun is shining, if it comes by day or night I ...

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President, First Lady do not have coronavirus

President David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger have been tested negative for COVID-19 virus that has afflicted hundreds of Guyanese and killed 20 people, a presidential spokeswoman said Wednesday. Ariana Gordon told Demerara Waves Online News/ News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM that “they have both been tested negative”. The results came two days after the First Couple was tested ...

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Woman held for marijuana in tennis rolls at New Amsterdam prison

Police are now investigating a trafficking of narcotics incident which occurred at the New Amsterdam Prison on July 29, 2020, the prison service said. According to Prison Officials stationed at the location, the incident occurred about 12:00pm. The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Hemwattie Charandeo, also known as “Heerawattie Seepersaud” of Dispensary Dam, Ankerville, Port Mourant, Berbice. At the ...

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Women Miners Association says women miners faced with economic challenges due to COVID-19

By Samuel  Sukhnandan Women miners across Guyana are facing various livelihood and economic challenges as a result of the restrictions imposed due to the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). This is according to the President of the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO) Urica Primus who told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online on Wednesday that this situation is not limited to ...

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