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Carl Greenidge, WPA executive members clash on direct cash transfers from oil money

Former Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge has confirmed that the Guyana government does not favour direct cash transfers into the hands of ordinary Guyanese on the grounds that it will encourage unemployment, a position that was roundly rejected by Chairman of the Buxton First of August Movement (FAM-Buxton), Professor David Hinds. “I don’t know that one …

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Tullow Oil makes 1st discovery offshore Guyana

Director of the Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe, Monday morning, announced that the UK-based Tullow Oil Plc wholly owned subsidiary Tullow Guyana B.V. discovered oil in commercial quantities. The oil was found in the Jethro-1 exploration well, drilled in the Orinduik Block offshore Guyana. The Jethro-1 well was drilled by the Stena Forth drillship …

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OPINION: The “zone of convergence” must widen and encircle; must get real

By GHK Lall It is encouraging to read that the President and Opposition Leader started meeting yesterday (Friday, Aug. 9, 2019) to discuss the way forward. It is the only option: meeting and exploring for finalizing; it is that and nothing else. Nothing else is there, other than the meaningless sounds and postures through public …

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Granger awaits GECOM’s advice after High Court ruling on house-to-house registration

President David Granger on Thursday said he would await the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) advice after next week’s High Court decision on the fate of house-to-house registration process. He indicated that after GECOM Chairman, Claudette Singh briefs him on the outcome of  the August 15, 2019 meeting of the seven-member commission, Guyanese would have a …

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Granger awaits GECOM’s advice pending High Court ruling on house-to-house registration

President David Granger on Thursday said he would await the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) advice after next week’s High Court decision on the fate of the house-to-house registration process. He indicated that after GECOM Chairperson, Retired Justice Claudette Singh briefs him on the outcome of the August 15 meeting of the seven-member commission, Guyanese would …

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President to meet GECOM on Thursday ahead of “imminent” election date

President David Granger is Thursday scheduled to meet with the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), ahead of a possible announcement of an elections date in December, officials confirmed. A well-placed official said the talks are slated for 10 am at the Ministry of the Presidency and is linked to his imminent naming of an election …

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Unlawfully dismissed Public Service department employees reinstated

The three officers of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of the Public Service who were fired in June of this year by Public Service Minister Tabita Sarabo-Halley, have been reinstated following a board of inquiry. “The board found that the letters to the three public servants were unlawful and having regard to its observations …

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Gov’t takes aim at Roger Khan ahead of his return

The Guyana government has signaled that it has taken aim at convicted drug lord, Roger Khan, who is yet to be deported from the United States where he had served 10 years for trafficking cocaine. Attorney General Basil Williams, in Tuesday night rejecting opposition concerns that he had allegedly threatened post-elections violence if there was …

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Giftland, GPL at odds over no power purchase agreement

Giftland on Tuesday called on Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) to disclose the reasons for so far failing to ink a deal for purchasing at least 3 megawatts (MW) of electricity, but the utility company said it was surprised at the private power producer’s stance because proposals have been dispatched and some technical work …

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Caribbean Court upholds trade ministerial decision on cement classification

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday delivered a judgement which upholds the classification decision of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on cement, known as Rock Hard Cement, imported and/or distributed within CARICOM by Rock Hard Cement (Rock Hard Distributors Limited) and, Mootilal Ramhit and Sons Contracting Limited. These proceedings …

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