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Updated: Fire destroys Sharon’s Mall

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 22:35 by Denis Chabrol What started off as a very small quantity of smoke oozing from the second flat of Sharon’s Mall on King and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown, ended up being a catastrophic fire that engulfed the entire steel-framed building. Many businesses- including stores, eateries and lawyers’ offices- were all destroyed. Firefighters stood ...

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No spending of oil revenues yet; focus will be on closing socio-economic gap- President Ali

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 16:54 by Denis Chabrol Guyana will not start spending its almost US$300 million in oil revenues on priority areas until the Petroleum Commission is established and the Sovereign Wealth Fund legislation is amended, President Irfaan Ali said Wednesday. “We have a number of things that we have to do in terms of setting ...

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Owners, managers may be charged with flouting COVID measures; stiffer penalties in the works

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 15:03 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday said the National COVID-19 Task Force has been asked to explore charging owners and managers of entertainment places where many persons go in violation of social distancing rules, even as government plans to amend the law to  allow for stiffer penalties. “I have asked ...

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GUYOIL Board member, Chief Financial Officer ordered removed over “inappropriate” communication for fuel deal

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 14:37 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday announced that a board member of the State-owned Guyana Oil Company (GUYOIL) and an employee have been ordered removed because of “inappropriate” communication about possible plans to import emergency fuel supplies for the Guyana Power and Light (GPL). “We have also made it very ...

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