Guyana Goldfields permit is for collection of technical data, not construction of underground mine-EPA Head clarifies

Canadian mining company, Guyana Goldfields Inc., recently noted that it acquired an Environmental Permit from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its underground mining project. But during an interrogative session with the Guyana Standard today, EPA Head, Dr. Vincent Adams clarified that the Permit is for the collection of data and not the construction of […]

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PSs, REOs must seek legal advice on all Ministerial Plenary decisions -Jagdeo

No provision in Guyana’s Constitution allows for the existence of a Ministerial Plenary, much less such a body being able to possess the powers of Cabinet. Therefore, Permanent Secretaries, Regional Executive Officers (REOs) and even the National Procurement and Tender Administration (NPTAB) officials have no right signing off on decisions coming from a Ministerial Plenary. […]

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Govt. engages Russian Bauxite Company on dismissal of 61 Guyanese workers

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon is of the firm conviction that Guyanese workers must be treated in a respectful manner and at all times, the country’s labour laws must be upheld. He made these and other statements during a meeting this morning with the Executive members of the Russian controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated […]

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PPP to seek sanctions against Govt.’s GECOM Commissioners

The People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) will be seeking sanctions against Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) who represent the Government’s interest. The Commissioners are Desmond Trotman, Charles Corbin and Vincent Alexander. Making this declaration moments ago was Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. At his weekly press conference, the PPP General Secretary explained that these […]

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Guyana gets int’l praise for successful hosting of CRIC 1

Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, last evening said Guyana has come in for high commendation from the international community for a job well done in the successful hosting of the Seventeenth Session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 17). The Conference was held on January 28 to […]

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Heal Guyana reaches out to political leaders to help address race-based challenges

In keeping with its ongoing drive to promote peace and unity in Guyana regardless of political preferences among all citizens, the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Heal Guyana has reached out to key political leaders who have been historically plagued with the challenge of bridging the ethnic divide during pre-election periods. Sharon Lalljee-Richard, Founder of the organisation, […]

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Ex-con to stand High Court trial for murder of ‘Saga’

A city Magistrate yesterday committed an ex-convict to stand trial at the High Court for the murder of Godfrey Scipio called ‘Saga’, who was shot as he was exiting a Kitty, Georgetown hotel. Aubrey Bobb, 28, of Kitty, Georgetown, was charged with the murder of Scipio which occured on October 12, 2017, at David Street, […]

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Pilot dies after plane crashes, explodes at Eteringbang airstrip

A pilot lost his life earlier today after the single engine aircraft he was flying, exploded after crashing at the Eteringbang airstrip, Region Seven. The dead pilot has been identified as Randy Liverpool of Norton Street, Lodge. Liverpool recently welcomed a baby with his new bride. According to information received, the Domestic Airways Inc. pilot […]

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GPF announces road closures for Mash celebrations

While the National Cultural Centre Tarmac will be available for parking tomorrow and Saturday, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) through its Traffic Department has announced the closure of a number of thoroughfares. The road closures which will commence at 17:00 hours tomorrow are intended to facilitate the Flag raising ceremony billed for D’Urban Park. Among […]

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‘Smallie’, ‘Catty’ found not guilty of ‘Mango Man’ murder

Convicted mass killer, Royden Williams, called, ‘Smallie’, and Sherwin Nero, called, ‘Catty’ or ‘Pussy’ were both found not guilty of the murder of businessman, Kumar Singh. The verdict was handed down this afternoon by a 12-member mixed jury before whom the two had been on trial. It was alleged that on August 30, 2007, in […]

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