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Guyana offers UK energy security

President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday said  Guyana could offer the United Kingdom (UK) energy security by guaranteeing hydrocarbon supplies to its former colonial power which does not have a reserve. Speaking during the working session of a meeting with a United Kingdom trade delegation and Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean at UK Department for International Trade, Jonathan ...

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Guyanese fugitive arrested on 2012 indictment for scheme to import cocaine to United States

NEWARK, N.J. – A Guyanese citizen was arraigned on Tuesday on drug conspiracy charges, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Dennis Edwards, aka “Death,” 38, is charged in an indictment returned in 2012 with conspiring to import five kilograms or more of cocaine from St. Maarten into the United States. He appeared on Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward S. ...

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Queen’s College teachers to go on go-slow today over fracas

Teachers at Queen’s College are to go on a go-slow on Wednesday to protest the alleged hostile attitude of a senior member of the legal fraternity whose daughter attends that school, sources said. The Headmistress briefed teachers a representative of the Board of Governors and a representative of the Guyana Teachers Union about the incident that allegedly occurred last Friday. ...

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Oil money for business initiatives in Guyana, Diaspora- Pres Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Tuesday night announced that government would be pumping an undisclosed amount of the oil money into business initiatives by Guyanese here and overseas. “I’m working to see how we can create a business model in which every Guyanese here and in diaspora can have an opportunity to invest in an investment vehicle that attaches them to ...

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Low salary scales of govt workers to be adjusted

President Irfaan Ali on Tuesday night announced that the salary scales of government workers would be adjusted, a move that would see them earning more. “Today I asked the Minister of Finance to complete the work on the adjustment in the lower scales because we have to work with the nurses, the constables in the police force and the low ...

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Opposition Leader criticises British High Commissioner because he disagrees with her position on voters list

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Tuesday discarded British High Commissioner Jane Miller’s view that the existing voters list could be used with current safeguards, but conceded that the opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) would only endorse positions that are in its interest. He said the British High Commissioner Jane Miller “must not be allowed ...

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Oil money still not sufficient for Guyana’s development needs

Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh said the revenues being accrued from the oil and gas sector are still relatively modest, particularly considering the country’s developmental needs. Speaking during the programme ‘Narrative’, Minister Singh said while the petroleum sector continues to grow and generate economic opportunities, the non-oil sectors must be developed to create a sustainable source of wealth. “We have ...

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GECOM never provided voters list information to UK High Commissioner- APNU+AFC Election Commissioner

The Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) never provided information about the voters list to United Kingdom High Commissioner Jane Miller who has said the existing roll can be used with safeguards at polling stations, opposition coalition Election Commissioner Vincent Alexander said at the weekend. “Not to my knowledge. There has been no such interaction…I was asking myself who told her and ...

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Govt may appeal grant of Local Content Certificate to RAMPS Logistics

The Guyana government on Monday said it might appeal a High Court decision that led to the issuance of a Local Content Certificate to the Guyana-registered RAMPS Logistics Inc. whose parent company is based in Trinidad. “There are strong concerns by the Ministry of Natural Resources as to the eligibility of this particular application for local content certification. And as ...

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Opposition hints at legal action to challenge bloated voters list

As the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) continues to hint at the possibility of legal action to address their concern about a bloated voters list and the Guyana Elections Commission’s failure to ensure electors reside where they are registered, one of their Election Commissioners on Sunday pointed to several possible grounds for returning to court. Opposition ...

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