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Daily Archives: August 26, 2020

Harmon confirms he’ll be Guyana’s Opposition Leader; vows to give PPP a tough time

Sixteen days after Mr Joseph Harmon was co-opted to sit on the executive of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), he on Wednesday confirmed that he would be officially voted in as Opposition Leader when the National Assembly meets for the first time following the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. Appearing on an APNU+AFC coalition social media page, ...

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ExxonMobil hails Guyana’s position on contract review, not renegotiation

ExxonMobil on Wednesday welcomes the Guyana government’s position that it would review rather than renegotiate oil contracts as that would cause investor uncertainty. “We have had very little discussion with the government. What they have emphasised is that they will review the contracts but they are not seeking to renegotiate the contracts and I think that’s  really important for the ...

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ExxonMobil says treated production water discharge safer than reinjection

ExxonMobil  says it prefers to discharge treated production water into the Atlantic Ocean offshore Guyana instead of re-injecting it into the Liza Phase One well. President of ExxonMobil Guyana, Alistair Routledge explained that the water is treated on the vessel and “what is discharged causes no damage to the environment.” “It’s treated to international standards and it’s no harm at ...

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Alleged ‘Ponzi scheme’ operators given option to refund investors as police probe GYD$31 million claims

by Samuel Sukhnandan Even as the Guyana government said it would facilitate the reopening of bank accounts for the transfer of millions of dollars to repay people who said they have been scammed by a ponzi scheme, police said more people were coming forward to lodge complaints. Crime Chief, Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said ‘several persons came in today and the ...

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Squatter relocation plan hindered by lack of available lands – Minister Rodrigues

by Samuel Sukhnandan The creation of squatter settlements has long been an issue for many developing countries, including Guyana, but the new government wants to address this issue through a more comprehensive relocation and regularisation plan which it hopes to roll out in the coming years. Junior Minister of Housing and Water Ms. Susan Rodrigues told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ ...

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Cancer patients get GTT Pinktober-funded hampers

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) says it has gifted forty cancer patients with a total of 120 COVID-19 food hampers over the past three months. The food relief was distributed by the Beacon Foundation through a $500,000GYD Pinktober grant from GTT. GTT’s Pinktober Coordinator, Diana Gittens, explained that the goal of the grant was to meet the nutritional ...

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