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Former GECOM Chairman dies

Former Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Justice James Patterson died Saturday night,  a relative confirmed. He was 89 years old. A relative told Dmerara Waves Online News that Justice Patterson passed away at his residence in Century Palm, Durban Park, Georgetown. The relative said that in recent months Mr Patterson had been battling some health issues which had become ...

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Afro-Guyanese must get into business; don’t depend on handouts- Opposition Leader

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Saturday advised Afro-Guyanese to get involved in business and urged communities to support them so that they can continue to thrive. He stressed the critical importance of creating a business class in each village in which villagers buy and sell from each other to generate wealth within. “The African Guyanese needs to focus on business. ...

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Govt renegotiated deal with ExxonMobil- Nandlall

Attorney General Anil Nandlall has said his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration has renegotiated aspects of the oil production deal with ExxonMobil through changes in licenses for the development of other wells, despite iron-clad provisions of the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) for the entire Stabroek Block. “We have reformed the entire licensing regime,” he said during a debate on ...

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Opposition proposes amendments to new petroleum law to guarantee Guyana more oil money, greater transparency- Patterson

ExxonMobil will be asked for greater share in new production from 2030 The parliamentary opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is proposing a series of amendments to Guyana’s draft Petroleum Activities law that, if approved, will guarantee a fixed royalty rate of 10 to 15 percent and a production share of 60-40 percent. Currently, the royalty on ...

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“Respect the will of the people”, says Pres Ali on Nazar Mohamed’s PPP candidacy

President Irfaan Ali on Monday indicated that city businessman, Nazar “Shell” Mohamed, would not be removed as a governing People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) local government councillor because he has been implicated in a series of transnational crimes. “The people elected Mr Mohamed on a slate that he was on so you have to respect the will of the people,” ...

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PNCR costs some major promises

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has put a ‘price tag’ on several of its major promises that it appeared set to take into its campaign for the 2025 general and regional elections. If elected in 2025 to run Guyana’s affairs, PNCR sp0kesman on Economics Elson Low said a number of its previously stated social welfare programmes would be introduced ...

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PNCR needs money to hold long overdue General Council meeting

One year on and the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), the major party in Guyana’s parliamentary opposition, is yet to hold a meeting of its second highest decision-making body, with much now depending on sufficient funds, according to well-placed sources. PNCR Leader Aubrey Norton said a decision was taken when the General Council meeting would be held but he declined ...

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Dharamlall’s replacement soon – Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Monday said a new Local Government Minister would”very soon” be appointed to replace Mr Nigel Dharamlall who resigned amid a rape allegation by a 16-year old schoolgirl. He made the announcement in remarks after the swearing in of Mayors and Deputy Mayors who were elected at the June 12 Local Government Elections. He later reiterated to ...

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Translators from Eastern Caribbean may join UN multinational force to Haiti

A number of Eastern Caribbean nations are likely to send  English to French Creole translators to Haiti as part of a Kenya-led United Nations-backed multinational force, United States (US) Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Caribbean Affairs and Haiti, Barbara A. Feinstein said Friday. “There has been mentioned, for example, that in the Eastern Caribbean, there are certain countries that ...

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BREAKING: Dr Roger Luncheon dies

Veteran People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Executive Member and former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon died early Wednesday morning, his party confirmed in a brief statement. “A true son of the soil who helped to shape the lives of many, Dr. Luncheon left a rich legacy of true commitment to service, patriotism, and a deep sense of national ...

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December 2023