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PODCAST: Guyana Bureau of Statistics conducting Household Budget and Living Standard Survey

The Guyana Bureau of Statistics is currently conducting its Household Budget and Living Standards Survey to ascertain the quality of life among Guyanese and the value of a basic basket of goods. News-Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News spoke with Deputy Chief Statistician, Ian Manifold and Statistician, Misenga Baird on this second edition of “Statistics for Daily Life”. “Statistics ...

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PODCAST: “Statistics for Daily Life” – Caribbean Statistics Day 2019

The Guyana Bureau of Statistics will be joining the rest of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in observing Caribbean Statistics Day 2019 on October 15 under the theme, “Building the Resilience of the Caribbean Community”. On Thursday, News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News hosted the Deputy Director of the Bureau, Ian Manifold and Statistician, Keshauna Sertimer. They gave ...

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PODCAST: NIS grapples with declining contributions, low investment returns

The General Manager of Guyana’s National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Holly Greaves says Guyana’s state-owned social security entity continues to suffer from declining contributions and low returns on its investments. Addressing the NIS’ 50th anniversary observance, she said a Debt Management Department has been registering some successes in raking in much needed cash from errant employers and self-employed persons. She notes ...

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President agrees to meet Opposition Leader; Jagdeo says talks will be “one more good-faith” attempt

President David Granger has agreed to meet with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday to discuss several issues he raised including setting an election date before the current voters’ list expires on April 30. “The content of these letters has been conveyed to His Excellency the President who advises that he is prepared to meet with you on Wednesday March ...

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Not all ministers were aware of ExxonMobil’s signing bonus; there was “non-disclosure” but not “deception”- Granger

President David Granger on Wednesday said not all Cabinet members might have been aware about the US$18 million signing bonus. He defended the secrecy of the transaction, saying it was a matter of national security and that the cash is in a special account to be used for a matter concerning national security. “I am not sure that all the ...

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Listen to the latest on the situation in St. Maarten

Listen Live to Laser 101 FM Radio Station in St Maarten. You can also call the station On Air on telephone number +1721-543-7101 to ask about your relatives and friends. You can also send messages to that radio station’s Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/laser101 If the station is off-air at any time, it may be due to the fact that they ...

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Guyana’s Indigenous Amerindian traditional conservation strategies may be shared with Guiana Shield

A British-funded three-year project to integrate Amerindian traditional knowledge into national environmental conservation policy and practice is likely to serve as a pilot project for the rest of the Guiana Shield while ensuring that Guyana achieves benchmarks of several international agreements. The project is being undertaken by the Darwin Initiative, which was launched by Britain at the Rio Earth Summit ...

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Listen to Podcast: Why building an oil refinery in Guyana is bad business and what are the country’s options?

Several alternatives to building a US$5 billion oil refinery have been suggested to Guyana. After explaining the reasons why he thinks it will be unprofitable to establish a 100,000 barrel per day refinery to take care of domestic needs of about 15,000 barrels per day and the exportation of the remainder, Consultant Pedro Haas of the New York-based Hartree Partners ...

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Listen to Podcast: Petroleum expert grilled on Guyana oil refinery feasibility study

After petroleum consultant at the United States-based Hartree Partners, Pedro Haas outlined the oil refining and product acquisition options available to Guyana, it was time for a very lively question and answer session. He was asked several questions about the viability of building an oil refinery in Guyana, and several suggestions were floated. The public consultation on the desktop feasibility ...

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Podcast: Two Guyanese among Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awardees for Excellence 2017

Two Guyanese, one Grenadian and one national of Trinidad and Tobago Saturday night copped the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence 2017 that was held in Georgetown, the Guyanese capital. The laureates are Mr. Winslow Craig (Arts and Letters) -Guyana ; Kwame Ryan (Arts and Letters)- Trinidad and Tobago; Shadek Nyack Compton (Entrepreneurship)- Grenada and Christopher Arif Bulkan (Public ...

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