Foreign Minister says signing bonus disclosure poses risk to border controversy battle

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Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge on Thursday defended government’s more than one year secrecy of a US$18 million signing bonus from ExxonMobil, saying that publicity about the deal could potentially have serious implications for Guyana in relation to the border controversy with Venezuela. He told reporters that now that Read More

‘Heal Guyana’ formed to treat “fractured country”

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Founder of Heal Guyana, Sharon Lalljee-Richard A new civil society organisation, Heal Guyana, has been formed to help the “fractured country” deal with growing social and political mistrust by promoting positive behaviour and attitudes. “Heal Guyana will be an inclusive platform meant to offer positive insights and solutions towards racial unity, political impartiality, gender balance, sexual Read More

Community mourns loss of Citizen of the Year, WWII veteran

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by Sylene Argent For many, Tom Robson was known as a dedicated community leader, who has shown exemplarity devotion to many local causes. He was also a “go-to” guy when advice or knowledge was sought. Robson passed away on December 7 at the age of 94, just six weeks after the being recognized as the Read More

$100M to pay for bulletproof vehicles for Ministry of Presidency

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… 2018 budgetary allocation Over $100M taxpayers’ dollars have been allocated in the 2018 Budget to cover an alleged corrupt act which saw the Government of Guyana, via the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP), purchasing more bulletproof vehicles worth millions of dollars on credit from a local business entity in 2016. Despite not making the Read More

Bolt really joins the stars – Sprint sensation picked out for new set of constellations

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(Sportsmax) Retired Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt has been chosen to be one of the new set of constellations representing stars of sport, literature and science. A constellation is a group of stars, considered to form imaginary outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere, typically representing animals, mythological people or gods, mythological creatures, or manufactured Read More

16 Guyanese among 96 illegal immigrants detained in Trinidad

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Several Caribbean nationals, including sixteen Guyanese, were detained by police during a combined anti-crime exercise conducted in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad in recent weeks, according to a CMC report. According to the CMC report, acting Superintendent Dale Ablack of the Port of Spain police division told reporters on Wednesday that the police, along with personnel from other Read More

Former Security Minister questions $4B increase to GDF for 2018

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The Parliamentary Opposition has questioned the massive increase in the budgetary allocation for the Guyana Defense Force (GDF) for 2018, stating that these questions could not be asked in the examination of estimates because of the rush to get the budget passed. PPP MP Clement Rohee Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Clement Rohee, who served Read More

West Windies must learn from series loss — Brathwaite

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(CMC) — Kraigg Brathwaite said it was important for West Indies players to go back to the drawing board and make the necessary adjustments to their game, as they looked to learn from the 2-0 drubbing in the recent series against New Zealand. Kraigg Brathwaite The Caribbean side were distinctly second best throughout, losing the Read More

National Assembly security breached again, this time by singing woman

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The National Assembly was breached again on Thursday when a woman who mysteriously passed through security started to sing “God is watching us” after Speaker Dr Barton Scotland ended the morning’s session of the budget estimates. The singing woman being escorted out of the National Assembly The woman, who gave her name as Natalie McLennan, Read More

GTT walks away with GCCI’s Large Business of the year award

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Telephone giant GTT on Wednesday evening copped this year’s large business award when the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) hosted its annual awards presentation and gala dinner at the Marriot Hotel. GTT also copped the corporate social responsibility prize while the small business prize went to Ram’s logistics. Several other companies and industry Read More