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MoU for US$90M Hilton Hotel in Mc Doom inked

The receipt of planning approval and the signing of an MoU by the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest) and Chairman and CEO of TOTALTEC Oilfield Services has greenlighted the construction of a US$90 million international hotel. Minister  Oneidge Walrond, Go-Invest CEO, Dr. Peter Ramsaroop and Mr. Lars Mangal of TOTALTEC signed the agreement ...

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Guysuco’s short-term focus will be on packaged sugar- CEO Singh

Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO), Sasenarine Singh on Monday said that state-owned entity would be initially focusing heavily on packaged sugar as the corporation prepares to get into other value-added sugar-related products and services. “The world market price for sugar is 15 (US) cents now so let’s be real. That’s the dump market we are talking ...

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Vincent Adams sent packing from Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental and Petroleum Engineer, Dr. Vincent Adams was Monday relieved of his duties as Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He says repeated efforts to contact Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo about often stated plans to hire him to work  in the petroleum sector have failed. He says none of his telephone calls was returned. Dr. Adams says he ...

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NICIL claims former CEO relying on forged document in defence

The Guyana government’s holding company for State assets- National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL)- said a document that its former Chief Executive Officer Colvin Heath-London is using in his defence does not exist in its records and is alleging that it was forged. “In any event and most importantly, the content of that document and the decisions contained therein ...

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Former Head of NICIL’s Special Purpose Unit questioned about decisions taken by late CEO-lawyer; role of State Minister mentioned

Almost one month after Colvin Heath-London was fired from the post of Head of the Special Purpose Unit of government’s holding company for State assets, he on Sunday remained in police custody for almost 72 hours concerning the lease of lands but his Attorney, Nigel Hughes, said records show that decision was taken before the no-confidence motion in December, 2018. ...

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Stay at home during the Christmas Season- Health Minister

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony has called on Guyanese not to socialise during the Christmas Season in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus that has already killed more than 140 Guyanese. “We know that traditionally people tend to increase their socialisation during Christmas, people tend to  increase their drinking during Christmas, people want to have family and friends ...

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Member of United Arab Emirates ruling family heads investment visit to Guyana

Sheikh Ahmad Dalmook Juma Al Maktoum, a member of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Thursday headed an eight-member delegation to Guyana today for a three-day visit, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Audrey Jardine-Waddell said. She told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online News that the “working visit” would include meetings with senior government ...

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65 prisoners released to reduce overcrowding as part of COVID measures

The Guyana Prison Service (GPS) has released 65 non-violent offenders in keeping with efforts to reduce overcrowding in all prisons and help minimise the spread of the coronavirus in the country’s jails. Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said the decision was taken to provide more space for prisoners as the Prison Service implements the COVID-19 measures. He says the inmates ...

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Tanager 1 well offshore Guyana not commercially viable on its own- Ratio Petroleum Energy

The Tanager 1 well, which is located offshore Guyana, is a non-commercial discovery on a standalone basis, Ratio Petroleum Energy has said. The Stena Carron drillship began work on the exploration well on August 11. It was the deepest drilled in the Guyana-Suriname basin to date, reaching a total depth of 7,633 metres. ExxonMobil’s Esso Production & Exploration Guyana drilled ...

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Expired imported duck meat seized from local business

The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) and the Ministry of Health on Monday seized 483 pounds of undocumented and expired packaged duck meat from a city business. While the shipper’s name has not been revealed, the items were imported from the USA. Dr. Ozaye Dodson, the Ministry’s Director of Veterinary and Public Health, said the GLDA notified his department of ...

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