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Jagdeo hails higher bid price for Marriott

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday  welcomed the receipt of  a bigger offer for the state-owned Marriott-branded hotel in Kingston, Georgetown. In the second round of bidding, the first one having been scrapped because of the low offers, American businessman, Ramy El-Batrawi and  founder of the investment group X, LLC increased his bid by US$25 million, taking it to US$90 ...

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Guyana Association of Women Lawyers roasts Attorney General for criticising Magistrate’s decision

The Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) on Thursday “strongly” condemned criticisms of Magistrate Leron Daly for dismissing a case of misconduct in public office against former Finance Minister Winston Jordan, sparked off by Attorney General Anil Nandlall’s statement that the ruling was contrary to an unchallenged High Court decision in an almost identical matter. “GAWL takes this opportunity to ...

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PNCR kicked out of Lethem building again but govt told to “back off”

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has been evicted once again from the building in Lethem, Rupununi that had housed its office for 43 years but party leader said action would be taken against government for trespassing. “The government has been using f0rce. I think they went into the building while people weren’t there and they have occupied it. We ...

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Don’t be alarmed by Joint Services preparations for Local Govt Elections

The Joint Services have begun preparing for Guyana’s Local Government Elections (LGE) scheduled for June 12, 2023, and the public should not be alarmed, police said Wednesday. “Members of the public are hereby advised not to be alarmed by an increased Joint Services presence throughout the region,” the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. That civilian law enforcement agency ...

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New Demerara Harbour Bridge will open access to new lands for oil sector- Edghill

The new high-span four-lane Demerara Harbour Bridge, which will not have to retract for boats to pass up and down the waterway, is expected to trigger the development of more shorebases and other riverside facilities to support Guyana’s rapidly expanding oil and gas sector, Public Works Minister Juan Edghill said. Addressing a workshop by the Inter-American Development (IDB) to support ...

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Telecoms competition to heat up from July… same phone number, different company

Guyanese are from July, 2023 expected to be able to keep their existing phone numbers but change to a phone company of their choice, Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Dela Britton announced on Wednesday. “PUC now eagerly awaits the completion of the testing processes and we anticipate that number portability will become a reality in Guyana in July ...

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Duo wanted for money laundering probe- SOCU

The Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) on Wednesday issued wanted bulletins for a man and a woman to assist with a money laundering investigation. They are 39-year old Riaz Ally and 29-year old Jennifer Maria Ally nee Ramnarine both of Lot 9 Block CC, Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. No details of the allegations of money laundering ...

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ExxonMobil, Guyana govt want to join High Court case to revoke EPA’s gas-to-shore permit

ExxonMobil’s Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) and the Guyana government have asked the High Court to be parties to a case brought by two civil society activists to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revoke the gas-to-shore permit on the basis that that the company has not shown that it has the legal right to use the ...

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US suspected child sexual abuser arrested in Guyana

An American man wanted for sexually assaulting a child in the State of Colorado was arrested in Guyana and has waived his right to fight extradition back to his homeland, authorities said Saturday. Bobby Allen Stark, 52, was arrested on Friday in the vicinity of Movietowne, Greater Georgetown, a high-ranking police officer said. US federal agents were expected to arrive ...

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High Court throws out Mikhail “Critics” case to stop GPA Elections

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Saturday afternoon dismissed an application by Mikhail ” Guyanese Critics” Rodrigues in an effort to block the Guyana Press Association’s Elections. The election is  scheduled for 12 PM  Sunday at the Theatre Guild. The judge described the application as “wholly misconceived.” She said the press body is not subject to judicial review. Brought on behalf ...

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