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Pressure mounts for investigation into lawyer’s alleged abuse, assault, racial slurs to policewoman

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2022, 21:28 by Denis Chabrol Pressure on Friday intensified for a lawyer to be investigated for allegedly assaulting, verbally abusing  hurling racial slurs against a policewoman who was on duty at the residence of his father. But the Guyana Police Force was Friday officially silent on allegations by the policewoman of the Constabulary section. ...

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‘No’ to return of residency requirement for voters list; GECOM’s formula blocked election rigging- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2022, 20:41 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday said his government was working to tightening electoral laws and procedures but he effectively ruled out reverting to residency as a requirement for being on the voters list. “I pointed out that we are going to work with the international community and all ...

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PNCR raises ‘oil money’ management, electoral concerns with senior US Caribbean Chief

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2022, 20:27 by Denis Chabrol Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton said he on Thursday told the United States government’s Caribbean Chief  Dianne Feinstein that the mechanism set up to manage Guyana’s oil revenues excludes elected representatives of almost half of the population. Mr. Norton said she committed to taking ...

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Inquiry into sunken trawler finds serious lapses

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2022, 16:24 by Denis Chabrol Public Works Minister Juan Edghill says an inquiry has found that the captain of the trawler that sank several weeks ago had informed Noble House Seafoods that the vessel had been taking in water. However, Mr Edghill says that Noble House never reported the occurrence until nine hours later. ...

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GTT backs latest problem-solving software coding competition

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2022, 8:51 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) said it has teamed up with the Guyana government to support this year’s hackathon styled the 2022 “Innovation Challenge” whose aim is to find technology solutions to some of the country’s problems.  The telecommunications company said it has partnered with the Office of ...

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Top US official for talks with govt, opposition, civil society

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 16:25 by Denis Chabrol The United States Deputy Assistant Secretary for Caribbean Affairs and Haiti, Barbara A. Feinstein will this week hold wide-ranging talks with the Guyana government, opposition and civil society, the American Embassy said Wednesday. Ms. Feinstein’s March 24-26 visit to Guyana comes against the backdrop of frequent calls by American ...

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Guyana to get new merchant bank

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 15:53 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government is on the verge of licensing a new merchant bank that will target the rapidly emerging large business sector, officials said. Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo first announced the formation of the financial institution at a meeting with residents of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). “We just licensed a ...

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PNCR calls for subsidies for basic food items, more money for needy

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 22:34 by Denis Chabrol The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Tuesday recommended that government pumps some of the GY$5 billion into subsidising some consumer items and dole out additional cash to low-income earners and public assistance recipients. “We call for the $5 billion Guyana dollars that have been set aside for cost-of-living ...

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Increasing value of Guyana dollar can affect exports- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 21:53 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday flagged the fact that the Guyana dollar appeared to be strengthening against the United States (US) dollar in recent months. Addressing a meeting in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), he said the shift from USD$1.00 = GY$215.00 to US$1.00= US$200.00 could cause economic problems. “Just ...

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Private Sector picks Ramesh Dookhoo for Natural Resource Fund’s board

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 20:59 by Denis Chabrol The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has decided to nominate well-known business executive, Ramesh Dookhoo to sit on the Board of the Natural Resources Fund (NRF) to manage Guyana’s oil revenues,  PSC Chairman Paul Cheong confirmed on Tuesday. He said that umbrella business organisation would shortly submit Mr. Dookhoo’s name ...

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March 2022