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Displaced Marudi miners likely to get new mining lands

Gold miners, who were displaced from the Marudi area in Rupununi, are likely to benefit from new mining lands but government first has to consider the implications for Amerindian lands and the environment. “This option is being weighed against potential implications for Amerindian titled lands and for biodiversity conservation in the region,” the Ministry of …

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UG Council to discuss salaries next week; unions demand negotiations

The University of Guyana’s (UG) Council is next week (March 30, 2017) expected to discuss demands by the institution’s workers for increased salaries, at a time when their unions have begun industrial action to demand pay talks. “The matter of salaries will be part of the 2017 revised budget, which will be one of three …

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Venezuela gas purchase pact ‘not a matter of concern’ for Guyana, Trotman says – Stabroek News


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Venezuela gas purchase pact 'not a matter of concern' for Guyana, Trotman says
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Last week's signing in Caracas of an agreement between Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela, under which the former will receive natural gas from the huge Dragón Field, will not affect Guyana's perception of the quality of its relationship with its sister ...

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Four ‘refugees’ charged with presenting forged documents to Guyana officials

For the month of March thus far, four men, who reportedly told the court they were refugees, were charged with uttering false documents to officials in Guyana. All of the men reportedly entered Guyana through Lethem from Brazil. A man believed to be a refugee from Pakistan was today, March 23, charged in the courtroom …

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Central Bank blames exporters’ “hoarding” of foreign currency for … – Demerara Waves


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Central Bank blames exporters' “hoarding” of foreign currency for ...
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The Bank of Guyana (BOG) on Thursday accused exporters of causing a slide in the Guyana dollar by locking off foreign exchange in their accounts while at the ...
Ending the standoff: Time for a public/ private sector summit ...Stabroek News

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Central Bank blames exporters’ “hoarding” of foreign currency for slide in Guyana dollar

The Bank of Guyana  (BOG) on Thursday accused exporters of causing a slide in the Guyana dollar by locking off foreign exchange in their accounts while  at the same time buying currencies on the open market. “The BOG noted that there has been hoarding of foreign currency by exporters, as evidenced by the large foreign …

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Communities Minister sacks Linden Town Clerk with immediate effect

by Gary Eleazar Linden Town Clerk, Jonellor Bowen, was today (March 23, 2017) fired with immediate effect by Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, having already been cleared of any wrong-doing recently as documented in the conclusion of a recent Commission of Inquiry (COI). A visibly distraught Bowen, spoke with media  today while at Freedom House—where …

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