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Jagdeo, Norton tussle over “structured” cash grants

Last Updated on Saturday, 3 June 2023, 17:50 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo has dismissed Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton’s call for each Guyanese household to be provided US$5,000 every year from the oil revenues. By Mr Jagdeo’s estimates, that would cost US$1.7 billion. “Now, since we started producing oil, we have not received $1.7 billion as yet but ...

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Digicel Guyana appoints new CEO; Dean remains as advisor

Last Updated on Saturday, 3 June 2023, 12:08 by Denis Chabrol Digicel Guyana on Saturday announced Deonarine Gopaul as its new Chief Executive Officer, and his predecessor Gregory Dean would remain as an advisor.  Gopaul, brings extensive experience in the telecom industry, most recently serving as CEO of Digicel Suriname which he will continue to serve. Gopaul, who is Guyanese, ...

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‘C Island Hotel’ legally sold, signature of seller was not forged- High Coirt

Last Updated on Saturday, 3 June 2023, 0:20 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s High Court on Friday ruled that the once well-known ‘C Island Hotel’ was legally sold for GY$50 million after a majority of fingerprint experts testified that the then owner’s signature on the sufficiently crafted agreement of sale was not forged, paving the way for the transport to be ...

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Boys confess to burning girls’ hostel at Karasabai

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 June 2023, 18:48 by Denis Chabrol Four boys on Thursday confessed to burning down part of  the St Angela’s Girls’ Hostel at Karasabai, South Pakaraimas, Rupununi earlier in the day after they were chased away by the caretaker, police said. None of the 19 students between the ages of 11 years and 16 years old ...

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Police confirm prison escapee Royden “Smallie” Williams, Odel Roberts shot dead

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 June 2023, 18:50 by Denis Chabrol Death-row mass murder convict, Royden ‘Smallie’ Williams and his accomplice, Odel “Gully” Roberts” were shot dead in Bartica, police said. Head of the  the Guyana Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department , Assistant Commissioner Wendell Blanhum said they were shot dead during a confrontation with members of the Joint Services ...

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Man killed in “confrontation” with Joint Services

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 June 2023, 10:30 by Denis Chabrol A man was shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with members of the Joint Services, but police on Thursday declined to confirm or deny whether the person killed was death row murder convict, Royden ‘Smallie’ Williams who escaped from the Mazaruni Prison last month. “One person was indeed ...

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Pilot on bail after pleading innocent to trafficking in persons charge

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 June 2023, 9:54 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese pilot and businessman, Orlando Charles, is on GY$1.3 million bail after he pleaded not guilty to trafficking in 16 Venezuelans, police said. He appeared virtually before Bartica Magistrate, Crystal Lambert on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 and pleaded not guilty to all of the charges. Mr Charles was granted ...

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OPINION: The Struggle to Dominate “Exxon Guyana”: The Strategy and Tactics of the PPP State

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 June 2023, 21:14 by Writer By Dr Nigel Westmaas In recent years, the political landscape in Guyana has been marked by a transactional approach to governance, primarily driven by the influence of former President Bharrat Jagdeo, who assumed office in 1999. What I am calling the new transactional model operates through broad and specific political ...

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Fire destroys another dormitory

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 June 2023, 8:40 by Denis Chabrol A fire early Thursday morning destroyed another girls’ dormitory, this time in Karasabai, Rupununi, but no one was reported injured. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. “At this time we can confirm that everyone was evacuated from the building, and no one was injured. However, the ...

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