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Daily Archives: Thursday, 8 February 2024, 19:21

PPP names nominees for Constitutional Reform Commission

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 February 2024, 19:21 by Denis Chabrol The governing People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP) has submitted the names of its nominees to sit on the Constitutional Reform Commission, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday. They are Gail Teixeira, Dr Frank Anthony, Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall, Kwame Mc Coy, and Pauline Sukhai. Political parties and other stakeholder organisations ...

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Govt cannot afford to pay teachers more

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 February 2024, 19:12 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday signaled that government could not afford to pay teachers higher salaries now as planners needed to ensure that government’s salary bill was sustainable. “Your revenue has to sustain it in a long-term way to be sustainable and countries manage for sustainability,” he told ...

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Teachers’ Union fails to account for membership dues- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 February 2024, 18:19 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on  Thursday said future talks with the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) have a hit a major stumbling block as that bargaining agent has not submitted audited statements and financial records since the 1980. “They’ve been running down this union. This is an unaccountable union by ...

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OPINION: Exxon to Essequibo: it must disclose all details relative to oil discoveries

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 February 2024, 12:16 by Denis Chabrol by GHK Lall Exxon Guyana is on the move.  Westward, ho, and it is to Essequibo (“ExxonMobil to search for oil offshore Essequibo Region”, Demerara Waves, February 06, 2024).  It was Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela who started the trash talking, and the warlike bellowing.  Well, it is not who ...

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APNU+AFC submits nominees for Constitutional Reform Commission

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 February 2024, 12:14 by Denis Chabrol The opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has submitted its nominees for the Constitutional Reform Commission (CRC) which has been tasked with further reforming Guyana’s constitution, Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton said. They are  Vincent Alexander, Sherwood Lowe, Ganesh Mahipaul and Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes. “We ...

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No arms race spending but GDF to be reorganised in keeping with assets, partnerships- President Ali

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 February 2024, 10:33 by Denis Chabrol Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Irfaan Ali on Thursday announced that there would be unspecified changes in the way the operations of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) in keeping with a greater focus on technology, assets and partnerships with foreign partners. “There will be, based on our assessment, ...

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Chief-of-Staff designation to be restyled

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 February 2024, 9:53 by Denis Chabrol Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Irfaan Ali on Thursday announced that the designation of the highest military appointment, Chief-of-Staff, would be changed to Chief of Defence. Addressing the opening of Guyana Defence Force (GDF) 2024 Annual Officers’ Conference, he said the change is in keeping with what obtains ...

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OPINION: The 2024 Jagdeo Budget Part 5: We are heading straight for the Dutch disease!

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 February 2024, 7:48 by Denis Chabrol by Retired Read Admiral  Gary Best, LLB; LEC; PhD. So much chatter in the budget about taking care of the Guyanese family, yet it challenges the protection of the earned oil revenues. It is irrefutable that independent management of Natural Resource Funds (NRFs) is the best practice. Therefore, the ...

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Venezuela warns ExxonMobil against oil search offshore Essequibo

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 February 2024, 7:34 by Denis Chabrol Venezuela has reacted sharply to ExxonMobil’s plans to drill  exploration wells offshore the Essequibo Region, but records show that this is not the first time that the company has done so. ExxonMobil had drilled Ranger, Tarpon and Tanager wells that are west of the Essequibo River with no response ...

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