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Monthly Archives: October 2020

US approves possible sale of four helicopters to Guyana….supports American “foreign policy and national security”

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2020, 12:21 by Denis Chabrol The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale of two Bell 412EPi and two Bell 429 helicopters to Guyana for an estimated US$256 million, the Defence Post reported on Saturday. While the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is expected to be involved in processing some paperwork at a ...

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Neesa Goopaul’s killers complain of severe sentence, prejudicial evidence in effort to quash murder conviction

Last Updated on Friday, 30 October 2020, 14:13 by Denis Chabrol Bibi Goopaul, who along with her former lover, Jarvis Small were sentenced to 102- and 96-years’ imprisonment respectively for the 2010 murder of her 16-year-old daughter Ms Neesa Gopaul, on Friday asked the Court of Appeal to quash their conviction. Hearing the case were Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice ...

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Contract extended for ultra-deepwater drillship offshore Guyana

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 23:20 by Denis Chabrol Noble Corporation plc’s ultra-deepwater drillship Noble Tom Madden has received about 6.5 years of additional contract term under the commercial enabling agreement (CEA) with ExxonMobil for work offshore Guyana, Mercopress reported Wednesday.Ulr The Noble Tom Madden was previously contracted until mid-February 2024, and the additional term will extend the ...

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National Assembly Clerk to seek legal advice on Minister Waldron’s citizenship renunciation

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 22:12 by Denis Chabrol The Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs on Wednesday said he would be seeking legal advice on Tourism, Industry and Commerce Minister Oneidge Waldron’s renunciation of her American citizenship. “I am going to seek legal advice and I don’t want to make any statement and I am not ...

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Son of The Citizenship Initiative’s former presidential candidate commits suicide

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 19:33 by Denis Chabrol The 15-year old  son of former presidential candidate of The Citizenship Initiative (TCI) presidential candidate and well-known teacher, Rondha-Ann Lam earlier Wednesday shot himself to death at their residence at Triumph, East Coast Demerara. Crime scene detectives said a suspected gunshot wound was seen to the left side temple ...

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President’s swearing in of Regional Chairmen doesn’t open doors for political dialogue with opposition

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2020, 18:13 by Denis Chabrol The swearing in of 10 Regional Council Chairmen and Vice Chairmen-including those from the opposition- before President Irfaan Ali do not set the stage for political dialogue with the opposition, he said Monday. The President drew a distinction between his role in swearing in the Regional Chairmen and Vice ...

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15-year old schoolboy stabbed during COVID-19-related argument

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2020, 16:35 by Denis Chabrol A 15-year old schoolboy on Monday remained hospitalised in a “serious” condition after he was stabbed during an argument over claims that his mother, who is a nurse, contracted COVID-19. Injured is Riyaad Hussain, a student of Canje Secondary School and resident of St Magdalene Street, New Amsterdam Berbice. ...

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Body of 86-year old female grocer found tied

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2020, 6:54 by Denis Chabrol Investigators were Monday morning continuing their probe into the death of an 86-year old grocer whose body was found with her hands and feet tied in her bedroom at La Grange, West Bank Demerara, two hours after she credited eddoes to a farmer. Police believe that Bibi Ramjit of ...

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APNU+AFC cautious about electoral reforms that may further politicise GECOM

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 October 2020, 14:36 by Denis Chabrol The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is wary of electoral reforms that can risk the further politicisation of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Executive Director of the Leader of the Opposition’s Office, Aubrey Norton said the search in 2018 and 2019 ...

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