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Boat load of Venezuelan migrants lands on East Bank Essequibo seashore

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2023, 21:54 by Denis Chabrol At least 45 Venezuelans arrived by boat at the Vergenoegen seashore, East Bank Essequibo and were processed by immigration before they were released to their already settled family members here, police said. Police said Guyanese immigration authorities accepted the migrants’ Venezuelan identification cards, not passports, processed and released the ...

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Big electricity consumers to be taxed off GPL’s grid as hot weather spikes electricity consumption

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2023, 6:23 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharat Jagdeo on Friday announced that large electricity consumers would be taxed to force them off the Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) grid, even as the power company blamed the intensely hot weather in recent weeks for unprecedented increased electricity consumption in the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS). ...

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Former GDF Chief-of-Staff warns against large settlement of Venezuelans in Essequibo

Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2023, 21:12 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government should manage the migration of Venezuelans to Essequibo to stave off the possibility of future generations of Spanish-speaking Guyanese calling for a referendum for that county to break away, former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best warned on Friday. “Successive ...

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CCJ Law Academy lists eight Guyanese lawyers among “exceptional” ‘Legendary Caribbean Legal Practitioners’

Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2023, 17:58 by Denis Chabrol Eight Guyanese lawyers are among the latest list of 48 exceptional Caribbean lawyers to be recognised as ‘Legendary Caribbean Legal Practitioners’ in the third instalment of the Academy’s Eminent Caribbean Jurist series, according to the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) Academy for Law. They are Senior Counsel Professor J.O.F. ...

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“Violent storm” kills three, injures four others

Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2023, 13:11 by Denis Chabrol A “violent storm” at Jawalla Backdam, Mazaruni River in Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) has killed three persons and injured four others, the Guyana Police Force said. The incident occurred at about 3 PM Thursday. “Based on investigations thus far, it was revealed that there was a heavy downpour of rain ...

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Guyana to get first eye hospital; Optique Vision Care hailed for contribution to optometry studies

Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2023, 12:50 by Denis Chabrol Guyana will by next year have its first specialty hospital whose focus will be on eye care with the aim of tapping into the medical tourism market, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Optique Vision Care, Dhani Narine said Friday. He made the announcement at a 10th anniversary observance, ...

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Prashad Nagar trio jailed for cocaine possession

Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2023, 11:50 by Denis Chabrol Three persons, who were caught with more than 1 kilogramme of cocaine in a house at Prashad Nagar, Greater Georgetown, were Friday convicted and jailed for two years, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. They were also each fined GY$1.7 million. Georgetown Magistrate Anita Singh imposed the custodial and ...

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Israeli company may become operator in Kaieteur Block which ExxonMobil exits

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 September 2023, 21:01 by Denis Chabrol The Israel-headquartered Ratio Energy is expected to take over the search and production of oil in the Kaieteur Block, now that ExxonMobil has walked away from that concession, the American supermajor announced on Thursday. “Ratio is anticipated to assume the role as operator,” ExxonMobil said in a statement. Cataleya ...

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Guyanese jailed in US for cocaine trafficking

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 September 2023, 14:47 by Denis Chabrol NEWARK, N.J. – A Guyanese citizen was sentenced Thursday to 60 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to import drugs into the United States, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Dennis Edwards, aka “Death,” 38, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman to ...

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US officials ask Guyana’s opposition for evidence of discrimination

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 19:54 by Denis Chabrol United States (US) officials on Capitol Hill have asked a Guyanese opposition delegation for statistics showing alleged discrimination against Afro-Guyanese by the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), opposition politicians said at a conference in Washington DC on Guyana’s political and economic conditions. Shadow Attorney General, Attorney-at-Law Roysdale Forde ...

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