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Contract extended for ultra-deepwater drillship offshore Guyana

Noble Corporation plc’s ultra-deepwater drillship Noble Tom Madden has received about 6.5 years of additional contract term under the commercial enabling agreement (CEA) with ExxonMobil for work offshore Guyana, Mercopress reported Wednesday.Ulr The Noble Tom Madden was previously contracted until mid-February 2024, and the additional term will extend the rig contract to mid-August 2030. According to the company, the rig ...

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National Assembly Clerk to seek legal advice on Minister Waldron’s citizenship renunciation

The Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs on Wednesday said he would be seeking legal advice on Tourism, Industry and Commerce Minister Oneidge Waldron’s renunciation of her American citizenship. “I am going to seek legal advice and I don’t want to make any statement and I am not certain,” he told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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Son of The Citizenship Initiative’s former presidential candidate commits suicide

The 15-year old  son of former presidential candidate of The Citizenship Initiative (TCI) presidential candidate and well-known teacher, Rondha-Ann Lam earlier Wednesday shot himself to death at their residence at Triumph, East Coast Demerara. Crime scene detectives said a suspected gunshot wound was seen to the left side temple and an exit wound to the right side head  while the  ...

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President’s swearing in of Regional Chairmen doesn’t open doors for political dialogue with opposition

The swearing in of 10 Regional Council Chairmen and Vice Chairmen-including those from the opposition- before President Irfaan Ali do not set the stage for political dialogue with the opposition, he said Monday. The President drew a distinction between his role in swearing in the Regional Chairmen and Vice Chairmen, and  political dialogue on a new governance model that his ...

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15-year old schoolboy stabbed during COVID-19-related argument

A 15-year old schoolboy on Monday remained hospitalised in a “serious” condition after he was stabbed during an argument over claims that his mother, who is a nurse, contracted COVID-19. Injured is Riyaad Hussain, a student of Canje Secondary School and resident of St Magdalene Street, New Amsterdam Berbice. Police said they have since arrested a 41-year old man of ...

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Body of 86-year old female grocer found tied

Investigators were Monday morning continuing their probe into the death of an 86-year old grocer whose body was found with her hands and feet tied in her bedroom at La Grange, West Bank Demerara, two hours after she credited eddoes to a farmer. Police believe that Bibi Ramjit of 63 La Grange Old Road, West Bank Demerara was killed between ...

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APNU+AFC cautious about electoral reforms that may further politicise GECOM

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is wary of electoral reforms that can risk the further politicisation of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Executive Director of the Leader of the Opposition’s Office, Aubrey Norton said the search in 2018 and 2019 for  a Chairman had seen the nomination of persons by then ...

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APNU+AFC warns Minister Oneidge Walrond of legal action over American citizenship

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Saturday afternoon called on Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Oneidge Walrond to release her loss of American citizenship certificate to prove  that when she became a parliamentarian she was not a dual citizen. “Even if she is in the right, she must release her certificate of renunciation, release it ...

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