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Daily Archives: Thursday, 27 August 2020, 22:08

Former Finance Minister Greenidge, former T&T Energy Minister on President’s Local Content Panel

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2020, 22:08 by Denis Chabrol President Mohamed Irfaan Ali on Thursday announced key appointments to Guyana’s Local Content Panel, which is expected to conduct expansive consultation and review and devise recommendations that will inform the country’s Local Content Policy. “I strongly believe that Guyanese must play an integral role and benefit from the fortunes ...

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Guyana-originated Eastern Airlines flight suffers engine failure on JFK Airport approach

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2020, 21:54 by Denis Chabrol Director-General of Guyana’s Civil Aviation Department, Retired Lt.Col. Egbert Field has confirmed that an Eastern Airlines flight from Georgetown was forced to shut down an engine on its approach to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. He says Eastern Airlines has already informed the Civil Aviation Authority and ...

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Guyana’s environmental chief sent on leave

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2020, 18:28 by Denis Chabrol The Executive Director of Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adams was Thursday sent on leave even as that environmental watchdog agency is in the middle of considering ExxonMobil’s Field Development Plan for the Payara well. Mr. Adams said the Office of the President’s Permanent Secretary, Abena Moore ...

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APNU+AFC election petition to be filed on Monday

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2020, 15:58 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan With just a few more days left before the deadline, the A Partnership for National Unity/ Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) coalition has announced plans to file an election petition in the High Court on Monday, according to incoming Opposition Leader Mr. Joseph Harmon. This information was revealed ...

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Parliament to facilitate first time hybrid sitting; President proclaims Sept. 1 for Parliament

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2020, 22:18 by Denis Chabrol Members of Parliament (MPs) will have the option to participate virtually when Parliament is convened, as a decision has been made to adopt the hybrid model of in-person and online attendance, due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Clerk of the National Assembly Mr. Sherlock Isaacs told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ ...

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President Ali maintains sight on probe, overhaul of electoral system

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2020, 15:12 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Thursday restated that his administration continues to insist on revamping the electoral machinery to the satisfaction of all Guyanese and the international community. He hoped that the appointment of Attorney-at-Law Manoj Narayan as an Elections Commissioner would  pave the way for the Elections Commission to ...

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Police denies violating Clairmont Mingo’s constitutional rights

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2020, 13:39 by Writer As the High Court prepares to hear Region Four elections Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo’s request to be released from police custody, the Guyana Police Force Thursday afternoon refuted claims that he was denied access to his lawyers. Police Commissioner Nigel Hoppie has been served an order for the habeas corpus ...

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Clairmont Mingo asks High Court to order his release from police custody

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2020, 13:56 by Writer Region Four Elections Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo on Thursday asked the High Court to order his release from police custody. “I am advised by our Attorneys-at-Law and verily believe the same to be true that the police are in breach of the applicant’s fundamental right to his liberty…that the applicant ...

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