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Daily Archives: August 14, 2020

Guyana puts a “hold” on bidding process for crude lifting

Guyana has put a “hold” on the international bidding process for oil companies to lift and sell its share of crude oil sales from one of ExxonMobil’s several oil fields offshore the north-east coast of South America, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo announced Friday. He said the now one-week-old administration, which was sworn in five months after a disputed general election, ...

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Guyana pushing ExxonMobil for cheap natural gas-generated electricity, higher pay for Guyanese

The Guyana government plans to open negotiations with United States (US) oil giant ExxonMobil to purchase natural gas to push industrialisation and provide cheap electricity to the nation as well as entrench local content requirements to ensure Guyanese are not paid lower salaries than in other countries, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo told a news conference on Friday. Claiming that the ...

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Luncheon, Westford may be rehired as advisors

Government could move to hire two high-ranking members of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and former senior government functionaries, Dr. Roger Luncheon and Dr. Jennifer Westford as advisors. News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online News asked Vice President Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo during a press conference earlier Friday, whether the two are being considered for hiring. But Mr. Jagdeo ...

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Sluggish economy will slow PPP govt’s promised roll back of taxes- Jagdeo

by Samuel Sukhnandan Although promising to reverse over 200 tax measures with immediate effect upon assuming office, the new People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government said this cannot be implemented in full measure right now due to several budget constraints. Vice President Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo made that disclosure on Friday during a press conference, when he was asked by News Talk ...

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Govt not vacating Infectious Disease facility

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on  Friday said the owner of Ocean View International Hotel, which has been converted into an Infectious Disease Hospital, is unlikely to regain possession of his building in the immediate future. “I must say that he’ll have a long wait,”  said Mr. Jagdeo in reference to the owner of the seaside building at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown. ...

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September reopening of schools postponed

Minister of Education Priya Manickchand on Friday announced that the scheduled reopening of schools on September 7 has been postponed due the increased cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19). No new date has been fixed. The minister made this announcement on Friday through the Department of Public Information (DPI) explaining that the decision was made after wide consultations were held with ...

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Fraud charges against Irfaan Ali withdrawn because he is now President

The Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) Friday morning withdrew the 19 fraud charges against Irfaan Ali because he is now President and is automatically immune from prosecution, Special Prosecutor Patrice Henry said. “The case was withdrawn because SOCU is no longer interested in pursuing the matter because of the office he now holds,” Mr. Henry told News-Talk ...

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Lowenfield’s fate now depends on DPP

Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield has to return to court on August 24 to know his fate concerning the three private criminal charges connected to the results of the March 2, 2020 general elections. Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty Hope’s that by that time the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Hack will decide whether to take over the three private ...

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Man stabbed to death, 3 children and 2 sisters injured

A man has been stabbed to death and  two sisters and three young children, including a one-year old, have been injured Police say they are investigating an alleged murder committed on 55-year old Ramdat Singh called Shami, a labourer of Bat Creek, Upper Pomeroon River and formerly of Aberdeen, Essequibo Coast, which occurred in Thursday, August 13 at 3 PM ...

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