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Attorney General ordered to correct documents before Court of Appeal hears stay, conservatory order on High Court no-confidence decisions

Court of Appeal Judge, Rishi Persaud did not begin hearing Attorney General Basil Williams’ application for a stay of the High Court’s decision and a conservatory order to preserve the President and Cabinet office beyond 90 days because mistakes were made in the documents filed. Justice Persaud, in “house-keeping” matters noted that in the matter involving Christopher Ram, the original notice ...

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More police officers, other top gov’t officials required to declare assets to Integrity Commission

More senior police officers and other top public officials may soon be asked to declare their assets to the Integrity Commission, even as it requires more money and investigators to go after those who already refuse to submit declarations, officials announced Wednesday. Integrity Commission Chairman, Kumar Duraisami said approval would be sought to add the Deputy Police Commissioner,  Assistant Commissioner, Divisional ...

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Stena drillship to spud Jethro-Lobe offshore Guyana

Reproduced from Upstream by Josh Lewis Tullow Oil has contracted a drillship to spud an exploration well on the Jethro-Lobe prospect on the Orinduik Block, off Guyana. Block partner Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas confirmed Wednesday the joint venture had secured the drillship Stena Forth for the upcoming exploration well. Eco confirmed the contract secured the drillship for transport at ...

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PPP denies house-to-house registration voted on at GECOM meeting

In the wake of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) saying that the seven-member commission by majority agreed to go ahead with house-to-house registration, the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) said that was not voted on at Tuesday’s meeting. “The Opposition-nominated GECOM Commissioners have communicated clearly that the specific issue of house-to-house registration was not discussed and voted on at today’s ...

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No commitment that RUSAL bauxite workers would be reinstated

Top officials of United Company Russian Aluminium (UC RUSAL) and government’s Labour Department on Tuesday gave no clear indication on whether 60 workers, who were fired on Monday, would be reinstated. A number of angry persons blocked a road which leads to the mines at Kwakwani. Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle did not address claims by RUSAL’s Representative, Vladimir Permyakov that the ...

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GECOM votes in favour of house-to-house registration

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday voted by majority to go ahead with house-to-house registration and to ask government for more monies to fund general elections afterwards, elections commissioners said. Breaking the 3-3 tie on house-to-house registration was GECOM  Chairman Retired Justice James Patterson who voted for a fresh voters’ list in order to remove the names of deceased and ...

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Pilot, policeman rescued from crashed plane

A Guyanese policeman and the pilot of the single-engine Cessna plane that crashed Monday night were rescued several hours later and rushed to hospital, officials said. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field said the United States-registered plane ran out of fuel and went down. At least 100 curious persons up to late Monday night ...

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UPDATE: Pilot, policeman survive single-engine plane crash

This is a developing story A single-engine Cessna 182 plane that was transporting the body of a dead man crashed after it ran out of fuel, Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field said. Field said the pilot, Lincoln Gomez’s jaw was broken and a policeman,Michael Grimmond,sustained a broken leg. The plane, which bears United States registration ...

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Probe parliamentarians’ citizenship declarations – Chris Ram asks Police Commissioner

Political commentator, Attorney-at-Law Christopher Ram on Monday complained to Police Commissioner, Leslie James about the possible violation of Guyana’s constitution and other laws by seven government and opposition parliamentarians who are dual citizens. “I therefore look forward to your commencing immediate investigation, such as was conducted in respect of Mr. Charrandass Persaud, into whether the persons named earlier are guilty ...

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BREAKING: RUSAL-BCGI fires 61 Guyanese bauxite workers, union calls on President Granger to intervene

The Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI) on Monday fired 61 workers, and company representatives refused to attend a meeting summoned by the Ministry of Labour, officials said. Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle and General Secretary of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GBGWU), Lincoln Lewis said they were informed of the dismissal of the workers ...

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