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US keeping eye on gold smuggling from Venezuela – Kozak

United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemispheric Affairs, Michael Kozak said his country was not aware that Venezuelan gold was being smuggled to Guyana to help prop up the Nicolas Maduro administration, but that illegally mined metal from that Spanish-speaking nation was ending up in the Middle East. “In the case of other gold, though, it’s being illegally ...

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DPP withdraws Law Books theft charge against Nandall

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack has withdrawn a charge against Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Mr Anil Nandlall for the alleged theft of over $2 million in Commonwealth Law Reports from the State of Guyana. Mr Nandlall, who was charged back in 2017, had been on trial for the offence of Larceny by Bailee before Senior Magistrate ...

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Professor Jacob Opadeyi back in Guyana’s education sector

Former University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor Professor Jacob Opadeyi is back in Guyana and is employed as Special Projects Officer at the Ministry of Education, seven months after mounting the campaign platform for the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Professor Opadeyi recently accompanied Minister of Education Priya Manickchand in talks with British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn. “A ...

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Ramson dismisses suggestion of political motive for assisting communities

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Charles Ramson shrugged off suggestions that traditional opposition strongholds were being targeted in the delivery of sport gear as a means of making political inroads. “A government will never look at the position of government and treat it as though it is a temporary situation. However, your actions are the ones that indicate whether ...

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Guyana, Suriname yet to decide on jurisdiction governing Corentyne Bridge

Guyana and Suriname are yet to finalise several major issues, including jurisdiction, concerning the proposed Corentyne River bridge between the two neighbouring South American countries, Foreign Affairs Minister Hugh Todd said Friday. “We haven’t gotten to that aspect of it. What we are doing right now, we are focussing on the technical specs, we are looking at financing and we ...

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PNCR executive gives “full, solid support” to Volda Lawrence after James Bond criticises party leadership

A day after outspoken People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) member James Bond roasted the party’s top leaders for virtually abandoning their Chairman, Volda Lawrence who has been facing the police and courts for alleged electoral fraud, that party passed a resolution fully backing her and warning of consequences. “Be it resolved that the Central Executive Committee of the PNCR expresses ...

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PNCR Executive member resigns over lack of consultations

A key close political ally of the leader of  People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger, has resigned from the executive of that party. Mr. Basil Blackman confirmed that he resigned from the Central Executive in a letter to the General Secretary of the PNCR, Amna Ally. “Everything is not what I expected,” Mr. Blackman told News-Talk Radio Guyana/ Demerara ...

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US govt bank ready to invest in high quality infrastructural projects; touts open competitive bidding

The United States government-run bank, the International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), is confident that American businesses would win bids to build energy and other major infrastructural projects in Guyana and Suriname, despite competition from China, its Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler said Tuesday. He was confident that American companies would get the edge over their Chinese counterparts to build huge ...

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PNCR Chairman released on station bail as allegedelectoral fraud probe continues

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Volda Lawrence was Tuesday questioned by police and released on GYD$100,000 bail. Attorneys-at-Law Nigel Hughes said she was asked by investigators about whether she signed a Statement of Poll with Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo, her handwriting and whether she knows Mr. Mingo. Police told the top PNCR Executive member that ...

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State Assets Recovery Agency workers sent home

All 42 members of staff of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) were Tuesday served with letters terminating their services, according to well-placed sources. The letters were signed by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall. This moves makes good on the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP) administration’s plan to scrap the entity. The staff members have been ...

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