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World Wildlife Fund calls for full environmental and social assessment of oil and gas sector

The World Wildlife Fund, a global environmental conservation watchdog, is calling for a “full environmental and social assessment” of Guyana’s oil and gas sector, in the wake of recent controversies surrounding the clearing of mangroves along the west bank of the Demerara River. “Such an assessment will give decision-makers and the public-at-large an objective view of the  range of impacts ...

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East Berbice woman did not die from COVID vaccine, due date was May 19- Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health on Saturday denied that a female teacher in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) has died as a result of taking the second dose of a coronavirus vaccine. Slamming those Social Media claims by persons mainly in East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) as “patent misinformation,”  the Health Ministry said the records show that the 40-year old woman received her ...

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FAO calls for “analytical” approach to Caribbean agriculture; Guyana pledges support

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) wants the Caribbean to become more analytical in its drive to improve agriculture and food security in the region, even as Guyana promised to play a leading role in regional self-sufficiency. The FAO’s sub-regional Coordinator, Dr. Renata Clarke issued the call at the formal opening of that United Nations agency’s office at La Bonne ...

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CCJ’s role in Guyana’s elections should be reduced- Granger

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger has said the laws should be amended to reduce the role of the  Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Guyana’s elections. “I am of the view that in internal electoral matters, we need to strengthen the role of our own Court of Appeal and my own interpretation before the CCJ’s ...

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ACDA rejects US electoral reform project

The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) on Friday became the second civil society organisation to reject the role of the United States-headquartered International Republican Institute (IRI) to reform Guyana’s elections laws and the governance system. Restating its position on the need for a government of national unity, ACDA said the 18-month reform project was part of a United States- ...

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Chief Elections Officer to file arguments in DPP, Police Commissioner’s request for Statements of Poll, Recount

Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes on Friday filed initial court papers to represent the Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield in the quest by the Police Commissioner and the Director of Public Prosecutions for the Registrar to produce and release “true copies” of the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount for the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. Chief Justice Roxane ...

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ICON LNG imports 100th container of natural gas for DDL’s electricity generators

ICON LNG Guyana, Inc. (ICON LNG) has announced that it has achieved a  milestone in Guyana with the importation and delivery of its 100th ISO container of liquefied natural gas  (LNG). LNG is a reliable and environmental friendly fuel that is quickly replacing coal, heavy fuel oil and  diesel as the world’s demand for clean, safe and affordable energy supplies ...

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ExxonMobil has to pay for excess gas flaring due to faulty equipment

The ExxonMobil-controlled consortium of Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) now has to pay US$30 per tonne of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO 2 e), following an amendment of the Environmental Permit for the Liza Phase One project, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday. The decision to include a penalty in the permit comes against the background of “intermittent” ...

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