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Jagdeo blames Press Association for poor global press freedom rating

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday blamed the Guyana Press Association (GPA) for  the 26-point dip in the global press freedom index by the international watchdog, Reporters Without Borders, even as the Guyana government did not oppose the establishment of a new media organisation. “I think that the Press Association and this big hype, knowing that the report was coming ...

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COVID-19 no longer a global health emergency – WHO

Covid-19 is no longer a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Friday. WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee discussed the pandemic on Thursday at its 15th meeting on Covid-19, and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concurred that the public health emergency of international concern, or PHEIC, declaration should end. “For more than a year the pandemic has been ...

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CGX finds high quality oil offshore Guyana but uncertain about commercial quantity

CGX Energy, a Canadian company, has announced that has discovered high quality oil at the Wei-1 well offshore Guyana, but there are no clear indications if the amount of oil will be in commercial quantities as drilling continues. “A comprehensive logging campaign in the Maastrichtian interval indicated the presence of medium sweet crude oil of 24.9 API. Downhole fluid analysis ...

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Opposition goes to court to block Local Govt Elections over boundaries

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has asked the High Court to order the postponement or cancellation of the June 12 Local Government Elections (LGE) on the basis that 37 constituency boundaries in 19 Local Authority Areas have been changed in violation of Guyana’s constitution and the Local Government Act. “The Applicant will contend ...

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High Court orders Environmental Protection Agency to ensure ExxonMobil has unlimited liability for pollution; Govt to appeal decision

Guyana’s High Court on Wednesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to compel ExxonMobil’s subsidiary, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), to take out an unlimited parent company guarantee and/or unlimited liability affiliate company guarantee to finance the cost of any chemical pollution. The EPA has 30 days on or before June 10, 2023 to do so. If this ...

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Guyana’s government should ensure that journalists are able to do their jobs free from harassment

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the harassment and intimidation of journalists in Guyana through online targeting and disrespect from the administration. It further calls on the Guyanese government to reform its practices to give proper access to public information. Members of the press should be respected and free from scare tactics in their jobs, especially in a signatory country of ...

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Western Nations call for key ingredients for press freedom in Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana, 2nd May, 2023 – We the Heads of Mission of the Embassy of the United States of America, H.E. Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch; the British High Commission, H.E. High Commissioner Jane Miller OBE; the Canadian High Commission, H.E. High Commissioner Mark Berman, and the Delegation of the European Union, H.E. Ambassador Rene van Nes, join to observe World Press ...

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Statement by the Association of Caribbean Media Workers to mark World Press Freedom Day 2023

Greetings to all media workers across the Caribbean on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day being observed on May 3. The theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day- “Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights”- throws the spotlight on the invaluable role of the freedom to receive and impart ...

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GPA warns of “creeping intolerance” of certain media, attempts to break up Association

May 3rd, 2023 Greetings to all Guyanese media workers on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2023. This year’s theme is “Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights” Freedom of Expression is one of the fundamental human rights that is enshrined in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights which ...

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Real Estate agents’ associations asked to comment on draft Real Estate law

Real estate agents were Tuesday urged to submit recommendations to improve a draft law titled the Real Estate Bill 2023 that will seek to ensure realtors comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism (AMLCFT) regime, Attorney General Anil Nandlall said. “The Attorney General invited comments from the local real estate bodies on how the draft may be ...

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