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Prominent Guyanese surgeon Dr Bud Lee dies

Prominent and highly-respected Guyanese surgeon, Dr. Wallace Irving ‘Bud’ Lee died Saturday at Woodlands Hospital which he co-founded, the Head of the Guyana Medical Council Dr. Navin Rambarran confirmed. Dr Lee was 87 years old. His passing has plunged the medical fraternity into mourning. Dr. Madan Rambarran, who was associated with Dr. Lee for several years, was saddened at the ...

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Four arrested for Essequibo Coast “Papersman” killing

Police say they have arrested four persons as they probe the killing of newspaper vendor, Shawn “Papersman” Mannilall. Investigators said the 48-year-old businessman of Parcel 61, Queenstown, Essequibo Coast, was shot dead by one of two armed bandits at about 8 o’clock Friday night, January 10, 2020 at his home. “Initial investigation revealed that the deceased and his family were ...

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Free education, other promises will be phased in because Granger administration is “splurging” funds -Jagdeo

General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday that if his party wins the March 2020 general elections, it would be hard-pressed to deliver swiftly on all of its promises because the Granger administration has been spending billions of dollars hoping to win votes. He added that if the Granger administration regains power, Guyanese ...

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Police on hunt for Turkish former boss of Princess Ramada Hotel

Former General Manager of the Princess Ramada Hotel, Ugur Turetgen is wanted by Guyanese police to assist their probe into alleged fraud and immigration violation. No details were provided. Turetgen’s last known address was given by police as Track ‘B’ Block ‘Z’, Providence, East Bank Demerara which is the same address for the Princess Hotel. Police said “all information will ...

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East Demerara road will eventually be extended to Rosignol

The Guyana government has received an extension on a loan from the Exim Bank of India for the East Coast Demerara road to be widened and upgraded all the way to Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson says. Government’s Department of Public Information reported that the decision will see expansion works being extended from the original end-point ...

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CJI Airport silent on cause of water disruption resulting in unflushed toilets

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Thursday morning remained silent on the cause of water disruption that resulted in many unflushed and dirty toilets, even as the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) did not take any blame for the problem. “On January 8th 2019, CJIA’s water supply was disrupted resulting in the terminal buildings being out of water for several hours. ...

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AFC says still enjoys right to name PM candidate

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday said it is well-aware that the President has the constitutional right to appoint the prime minister and other ministers of government following an election. That party seized the opportunity to reiterate that it has already selected its leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, to be the next prime minister of Guyana if the AFC+A Partnership for ...

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Change Guyana promises Guyanese shareholding in oil sector, “special funds” for welfare

Change Guyana (CG) political party on Tuesday made a number of promises to ensure a “fair share ” of the country’s oil and gas resources are provided to ordinary Guyanese, while at the same time taking back all idle oil blocks and holding annual auctions with significant signing bonuses. “All blocks for which investors’ commitments have not been delivered to ...

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Major oil discovery offshore Suriname

Reproduced from World Oil HOUSTON – Apache and Total announced a significant oil discovery at the Maka Central-1 well drilled offshore Suriname on Block 58. The well was drilled using the drillship Noble Sam Croft with Apache as operator holding a 50% working interest and Total holding a 50% working interest. Maka Central-1 successfully tested for the presence of hydrocarbons ...

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Venezuela remains one of Guyana’s biggest rice buyers, despite no PetroCaribe deal

Venezuela is Guyana’s biggest rice market, accounting for 34 percent or 177,682 tonnes of all that grain exported to several Latin American countries the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) said in a statement. This means that despite Venezuela stopping the rice for oil PetroCaribe agreement with Guyana in 2016, a number of private exporters are still selling rice to that ...

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