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Govt shortlists 19 companies after a “detailed check” to propose selling Guyana’s oil

The Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Energy on Friday released the names of 19 companies that will be asked to submit proposals to sell Guyana’s oil. Government said the companies were shortlisted by a five member Evaluation Committee “after a detailed check” of each firm’s expression of interest for general and technical data in relation to qualifications and experience ...

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Chief Elections Officer says won’t abide by GECOM’s unconstitutional instructions

Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield on Friday strongly suggested that he does not have to obey unconstitutional instructions by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in declaring election results. “The contents of the Stabroek News article suggests that the CEO must only act as the Commission instructs and flout the Constitutional requirements,” he said in reaction to a Stabroek News newspaper ...

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Outside utterances will not sway Caribbean Court on Guyana’s elections recount case- CCJ President

Amid a flurry of calls for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to use figures from the national vote recount to declare the  results of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Thursday assured that nothing outside the courtroom would be used to determine the case. Attorney-at-Law, John Jeremie, for A Partnership for ...

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United States interference in Guyana elections part of plot to topple Venezuelan gov’t- Nagamootoo

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has charged that there is fresh foreign interference in Guyana’s elections as part of overall efforts being made to topple the Nicolás Maduro administration in Venezuela where there is a worsening political and economic crisis. “Suddenly, you have a change of geo-strategic focus by a big power who has an agenda, a regime change in a ...

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APNU+AFC supporters arrested for violating COVID-19 measures

Five supporters of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) supporters were Thursday afternoon arrested for allegedly breaching the COVID-19 measures that prohibit the gathering of more than five persons. They were at the time on Main Street, Georgetown a short distance from the Kingston, Georgetown-based headquarters of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). A  very small number of APNU+AFC ...

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Nandlall insists Caribbean Court can hear Guyana’s latest case on elections recount

A day after Attorney General Basil Williams filed papers to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) asking it to rule that it cannot legally hear Guyana’s latest election related case, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall was Thursday adamant that the regional court has jurisdiction to hear the matter. He explained that the 2004 CCJ Act provides for, among ...

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COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures extended to September 30, 2020

The Guyana government has granted a further extension to the timeline on the existing tax relief measures for affected individuals and businesses. The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) said that decision was made “having carefully assessed the impact of COVID-19 on the economy to-date.” In this regard,  relief measures that were introduced in March and were scheduled to end on June 30, ...

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BREAKING: Fire destroys house, elderly man displaced

A fire Thursday morning destroyed a house at Fort and Barrack Streets, Kingston, Georgetown, leaving an 81-year old man homeless. Mr. Harry Charran, who is a gardener at CGX Energy in Queenstown, Georgetown said he left home at about 6:30 AM and later received a call that his wooden house was burning. Fire fighters removed a gas cylinder from the ...

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Hundreds call for London primary school ‘named after slaver’ to be renamed after first black Guyanese headteacher

REPRODUCED FROM Evening Standard ( https://www.standard.co.uk/ ) by NAOMI ACKERMAN Hundreds of north London parents and former pupils are calling for a primary school named after an 18th century slave owner to be rechristened in honour of one of London’s first black headteachers. Beckford School in West Hampstead is believed to have been named in the 1920s after William Beckford, a former Lord Mayor ...

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Western Nations call on GECOM to constitutionally declare results

The United States, Britain, Canada and the European Union on Wednesday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to declare general and regional election results that reflect all of the votes that were cast on March 2, 2020, even as the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) prepares to hear an appeal on the question of valid votes. “Pending the outcome ...

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