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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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GPL workers agitating for settlement of salary dispute

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 13:44 by Denis Chabrol With a strike threat still looming over the state-owned Guyana Power and Light (GPL) for increased salaries,  workers on Tuesday began publicly agitating by picketing various locations countrywide. Dozens of workers staged a midday picketing demonstration outside GPL’s Main Street office to vent their frustration at the months-long delay ...

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ExxonMobil finds more oil offshore Guyana

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 8:35 by Denis Chabrol ExxonMobil said today it made an oil discovery at the Uaru-2 well in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. Uaru-2 will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block, which is currently estimated to be approximately 9 billion oil-equivalent barrels, the company announced. ExxonMobil said ...

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Corriverton man held with 25 kilos ganja- CANU

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 8:04 by Denis Chabrol A  man from Corriverton, East Berbice has been arrested for allegedly being in possession of  25 kilogrammes of marijuana, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Tuesday. The man, who has been identified as 41-year old Wesley Anthonio Barry, was intercepted  at 176 Area “AA” Kingston, Little India #79 Village, ...

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Gas-to-shore project viable despite global plan to scale up renewables, cut emissions

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 7:50 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday insisted that the proposed US$810 million to US$900 million gas-to-shore project would be viable in years to come, despite ongoing progress in scaling up renewable energy sources and reducing dependence on fossil fuels. “I don’t believe fossil fuel prices will fall. You still ...

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Attorney General, Opposition Leader at odds over High Court’s dismissal of pro-APNU+AFC election petition

Last Updated on Monday, 26 April 2021, 16:26 by Denis Chabrol The Attorney General Anil Nandlall welcomed the High Court’s decision to throw out a pro-opposition election petition but Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon castigated the court, suggesting that the ruling was politically motivated to favour the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). “This is a clear attempt to protect the installed PPP ...

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High Court throws out second opposition election petition

Last Updated on Monday, 26 April 2021, 12:40 by Denis Chabrol Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Monday dismissed the pro-opposition election petition against the 2020 March, 2020 general elections, saying that  the Recount Order 60 and the relevant laws that were used were constitutional and legal. The Chief Justice has to now issue the relevant consequential order and certificate. She ...

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April 2021