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Ghana to help Guyana’s energy sector

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has agreed that his country would help Guyana’s energy sector, Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said. Briefing the media after Akufo Addo was conferred with Guyana’s national award, the Order of Excellence by President David Granger, Harmon said the technical assistance cooperation would be provided free of cost. “This is very important ...

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Guyana, other Caribbean countries anti-corruption bodies want harmonised rules, legislation

Guyana’s Integrity Commission has joined other members of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies (CCAICACB) in identifying the need for a harmonised system of rules and legislation to tackle corruption. In a communiqué at the end of its fifth annual meeting held from June 3 to 7 in the Cayman Islands, the CCAICACB said the time ...

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Guyana rules out funding replacement ferry to Suriname

Guyana on Wednesday ruled out funding the replacement of the ailing MV Canawaima ferry, saying the jointly-owned company with Suriname must use the money to repair the 20-year-old vessel. “There is no onus on Guyana to fund the replacement of the service either temporarily or permanently. The joint company has to ensure that the monies collected by or on behalf ...

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Senior Counsel Poonai files GYD$45m libel suit against Kaieteur News

Senior Counsel Rajendra Nath Poonai has sued the privately-owned Kaieteur News newspaper for GYD$45 million for defaming him in an article that he was convicted of fraud in Canada. Already, the High Court has granted an injunction restraining the National Media and Publishing Company, which publishes the Kaieteur News, its owner Glen Lall and Editor-in-Chief, Adam Harris from continuing to ...

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Ghana President to visit Guyana next month

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to visit Guyana next month and he and his Guyanese counterpart, David Granger, are due to discuss energy cooperation, among several other areas. Granger announced, in a speech at the accreditation of Ghana’s non-resident High Commissioner, Professor Abena Pokua Adompim Busia, that Akufo-Addo would visit Guyana from June 11th to 12th. “We ...

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US gives Guyana more money to fight crime; ex-cop faces extradition for alleged cocaine trafficking

The United States (US) on Tuesday announced increased funding to help Guyana fight crime, even as Washington asked for the extradition of a former Guyanese policeman to face prosecution for alleged drug trafficking. “The Embassy notes the work of the Government of Guyana to ensure the security of its citizens, counter transnational crime, and increase effective and timely prosecutions, and ...

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International condemnation of terror-plot convict motion adoption pushes gov’t to mull over future recognition of MPs – Ally

As international pressure mounts on the Government of Guyana’s parliament for honoring convicted terrorist, Abdul Kadir, government Chief Whip Amna Ally said a policy decision might be taken to guide how such situations should be handled in the future. “Except we take a policy decision, we have to reexamine and look at it ” she said when asked whether the ...

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Guyana rejects use of force in Venezuela

The Guyana government on Wednesday rejected the use of force to resolve the political impasse in neighbouring Venezuela. “Guyana reiterates its rejection of violence and the threat or use of force as acceptable means for the resolution of conflict, and calls upon all parties involved to vigorously pursue the search for a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis for ...

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School of the Nations Principal hands over recording to police, US embassy; calls for “pressure” on American mission

Principal of School of the Nations, Dr. Brian O’Toole has provided an audio recording of someone he believes Guyanese police can use to crack a shooting incident that has caused his left hand to be semi-paralysed. “It’s actually of a very clear message that came only a few days ago from a person of interest – and we have the ...

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