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Monthly Archives: May 2021

ExxonMobil has to pay for excess gas flaring due to faulty equipment

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 May 2021, 20:30 by Denis Chabrol The ExxonMobil-controlled consortium of Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) now has to pay US$30 per tonne of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO 2 e), following an amendment of the Environmental Permit for the Liza Phase One project, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday. The decision to include ...

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Former Head of Protocol, who worked with all Executive Presidents, dies

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 May 2021, 16:42 by Denis Chabrol Veteran Guyanese diplomat and former Head of Protocol at the Office of the President, Vic Persaud died on Thursday. He had suffered a stroke a few months ago. Mr. Persaud had the distinction of working with all of Guyana’s Executive Presidents from Forbes Burnham to Irfaan Ali. Before returning ...

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GHRA says call off IRI electoral reform project, bring in CARICOM instead

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 May 2021, 17:18 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is recommending that the US-funded electoral reform project be aborted and instead Guyana seek help from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) after there is compromise between the two major political parties. “”Continued association with Republican politics, even with ‘Republicanism-lite’ in the form of the ...

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“Structural discrimination” against other regions forces suspension of Linden’s Charles Roza Nursing School courses- Health Ministry

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 19:57 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Health on Wednesday said it has suspended Batch #66 and Class 17 of the nursing programmes being conducted at the Charles Roza Nursing School in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) because fewer applicants are being accepted from other regions. “This school, funded by the taxpayers ...

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Construction of illegal concrete factory halted – Housing Minister

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 16:42 by Denis Chabrol The builders of a concrete batching factory at Houston Estate, Greater Georgetown have finally heeded cease-and-desist orders, Housing Minister Collin Croal said Wednesday. Referring to a report by the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), Sherwin Greaves, the Minister said the builders have begun ...

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Bandits invade East Bank Demerara shopkeeper’s home, cart off valuables

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 11:52 by Denis Chabrol Two thieves early Wednesday morning invaded the home of businesswoman at Craig, East Bank Demerara, held her at knifepoint and robbed her of GYD$542,000 in cash and valuables, police said. The incident occurred at about  1:30 AM at the Third Street residence of the 52-year old shopkeeper. She told ...

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Herstelling businessman, wife tied up and robbed

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 11:26 by Denis Chabrol A taxi driver was last night robbed of $878,000 in cash and other valuables by two bandits who tied up him and his wife, police said. The couple told police that at about 8:40 PM , he and his family were at their Herstelling, East  Bank Demerara He said ...

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OPINION: Dedicated to the One I Love- mentally lazy

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 7:05 by Denis Chabrol By Paul Sanders, New York, May 2021 Mentally lazy. The new, powerful political buzz phrase. Real catchy thing. A nice lyrical ring to it too. Very condescending. Who cares? A lot of people are running with the vogue-lazily, without any mental effort. Because laziness comes easy. Isn’t that’s what ...

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Alexander, Gunraj differ on need for Harmon, Ali or parliamentary constitutional reform committee approval of US-funded electoral reform project

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 16:11 by Denis Chabrol The opposition-nominated Election Commissioners are opposed to the US-funded electoral reform project unless GECOM gets approval from the opposition and government or the parliamentary Constitutional Reform Committee , according to Election Commissioner Vincent Alexander. The project implementer,  the International Republican Institute (IRI), has identified the major focal points as ...

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Belize’s Dr Carla Barnett is new CARICOM Secretary General

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 15:50 by Denis Chabrol Prominent Belizean economist, Dr. Carla Barnett was Tuesday confirmed as the new Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), leaving Suriname’s candidate Manorma Soeknandan out in the cold. Suriname had nominated Ms. Soeknandan after some  lobbying by mainly feminist activists and non-governmental organisations. That former Dutch colony had lobbied Guyana, ...

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