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Dominican Republic, Guyanese private sector umbrella organisations ink agreement to boost trade, investment

The apex private sector organisations in Guyana and the Dominican Republic (DR) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding in Santo Domingo, the capital of that Spanish-speaking Caribbean nation  According to the document signed by the President of the DR’s  non-governmental National Council of Private Enterprise, Inc; (CONEP), Celso J. Marranzini and the President of the Private Sector Commissi0n (PSC), ...

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Opposition proposes amendments to new petroleum law to guarantee Guyana more oil money, greater transparency- Patterson

ExxonMobil will be asked for greater share in new production from 2030 The parliamentary opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is proposing a series of amendments to Guyana’s draft Petroleum Activities law that, if approved, will guarantee a fixed royalty rate of 10 to 15 percent and a production share of 60-40 percent. Currently, the royalty on ...

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Metal Shark shipyard launches 115-ft patrol vessel for Guyana Defence Force

Port News reports that the Offshore Patrol Vessel was designed by Metal Shark’s in-house engineering team and built at the company’s Franklin, Louisiana production facility for the Guyana Defence Force. Last week Metal Shark hosted members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) for the launch of the GDF’s new Metal Shark 115 Defiant patrol vessel “GDFS Berbice,” (1039), the shipbuilding ...

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Three Essequibo Coast residents die in East Bank Demerara accident

Three persons from Charity, Essequibo Coast died Monday night in accident on the Craig Public Road, East Bank Demerara when the car they were travelling in allegedly made a ‘U’ turn from the eastern lane to the western lane and collided with a lorry that was heading north, police said. Those who perished in the mishap are Eric Christopher Thomas,60, ...

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“Respect the will of the people”, says Pres Ali on Nazar Mohamed’s PPP candidacy

President Irfaan Ali on Monday indicated that city businessman, Nazar “Shell” Mohamed, would not be removed as a governing People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) local government councillor because he has been implicated in a series of transnational crimes. “The people elected Mr Mohamed on a slate that he was on so you have to respect the will of the people,” ...

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PNCR costs some major promises

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has put a ‘price tag’ on several of its major promises that it appeared set to take into its campaign for the 2025 general and regional elections. If elected in 2025 to run Guyana’s affairs, PNCR sp0kesman on Economics Elson Low said a number of its previously stated social welfare programmes would be introduced ...

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PNCR needs money to hold long overdue General Council meeting

One year on and the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), the major party in Guyana’s parliamentary opposition, is yet to hold a meeting of its second highest decision-making body, with much now depending on sufficient funds, according to well-placed sources. PNCR Leader Aubrey Norton said a decision was taken when the General Council meeting would be held but he declined ...

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Dharamlall’s replacement soon – Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Monday said a new Local Government Minister would”very soon” be appointed to replace Mr Nigel Dharamlall who resigned amid a rape allegation by a 16-year old schoolgirl. He made the announcement in remarks after the swearing in of Mayors and Deputy Mayors who were elected at the June 12 Local Government Elections. He later reiterated to ...

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Hicken continues as Police Commissioner beyond retirement age

President Irfaan Ali on Monday said he has extended the tenure of Mr Clifton Hicken as Police Commissioner. “I’ve already issued a letter extending the services of the Commissioner of Police,” he told reporters Asked for how long, Dr Ali said “to a date to be determined.” Mr Hicken officially reached the retirement age of 55 on July 22, 2023. ...

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Huge cocaine haul at cargo company near Cheddi Jagan Airport- CANU

A 37-year old man has been arrested at a cargo company adjacent to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport allegedly with GY$27 million worth of cocaine, a gun and ammunition, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Monday. That law enforcement agency said Christopher Michael Douglas of Lot 1070 Providence EBD & 127 King Edward Street, Albouystown, Georgetown was nabbed on Sunday, August ...

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December 2023