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Guyana, Suriname presidents to sign agreement for Corentyne River Bridge construction

Guyana and Suriname will next month sign an agreement to build a bridge across the Corentyne River. Officials say the signing will take place when President Irfaan Ali visits Suriname for that country’s Independence Anniversary on November 25. Guyana’s Public Works Minister Juan Edghill and Suriname’s Public Works Minister Dr Riad Nurmohamed on Saturday planted their country’s flags on Long ...

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Govt engages major development partners on stalled projects

by Samuel Sukhnandan Government has engaged some of its main development partners including the Indian Government, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CBD) on several key projects that have been in the pipeline for many years, but never came to fruition. Public Works Minister Mr Juan Edghill said during discussions, the government conveyed its desire to have the ...

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RUSAL interested in reopening Guyana operations; to submit report to govt

by Samuel Sukhnandan The Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI) has expressed an interest in reopening after suspending its operations in February this year and firing hundreds of workers, citing industrial unrest and damage to property. The company’s Country Representative and General Manager Mr Vladimir Permyakov met with a high-level team of ministers and other government officials on Monday, where they ...

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Guyana puts a “hold” on bidding process for crude lifting

Guyana has put a “hold” on the international bidding process for oil companies to lift and sell its share of crude oil sales from one of ExxonMobil’s several oil fields offshore the north-east coast of South America, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo announced Friday. He said the now one-week-old administration, which was sworn in five months after a disputed general election, ...

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NICIL will be asked to return closed sugar estates to GuySuCo -Agriculture Minister

The National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), the holding company for government’s assets, will be asked to return the closed sugar estates to the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) which will be reopened after a review is done, Agriculture Minister Zulficar Mustapha said Tuesday. “In terms of the timeframe for reopening the closed sugar estates, first of all GuySuCo ...

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130 Guyanese laid off as RUSAL closure triggers German transshipment company exit

More than 130 workers have been sent home as a result of the Germany-headquartered, Oldendorff Carriers Guyana Inc (OCGI) closure of its transshipment service in Guyana three months after the Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-majority owned bauxite company shut down its operations. “Unfortunately, OCGI’s customer in Guyana has decided to suspend and mothball its operation in Guyana and thus not to extend ...

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Guyana’s oil revenues will decline in short term; ExxonMobil won’t stop production in Guyana

Plummeting demand for oil as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and an oil price war are expected to see Guyana earning less than the US$300 million it had expected to rake in annually from the Liza Phase 1 project and force ExxonMobil to push back developing other oil reservoirs, an analyst said. ExxonMobil spokeswoman in Guyana, Janelle Persaud ...

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GuyTIE 2020 participants benefit from capacity building workshops

Over 50 businesses participating in the upcoming Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition (GuyTIE) 2020 scheduled for May, 2020, benefitted from capacity-building sessions in the key areas of trade facilitation and corporate social responsibility (CSR) over the course of three days. CSR is a self-regulating business model that helps a company be socially accountable—to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. CSR ...

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Guyana’s economic diversification paying off, political situation not scaring away investors -Jordan

Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Wednesday boasted that Guyana’s economy last year grew by 4.7 percent despite poor performances in traditional sectors, and that investors continue to ink concrete deals regardless of the political environment. Addressing the symbolic start of the construction of two major hotels on 10 acres of land at Ogle, East Coast Demerara, he said last year’s ...

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First Bauxite considers natural gas-fired aluminium smelter

First Bauxite LLC (FBX) has indicated to government that it would build an aluminium smelter in Guyana if natural gas, a cheap source of electricity generation, could be brought from hydrocarbon fields located offshore, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said. “They said if we can bring natural gas in sufficient quantities, they are prepared to put a smelter right there in ...

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