Our efforts not in vain

..President says Guyana will pursue case at ICJ with determination PRESIDENT David Granger has assured that this country’s efforts to protect its sovereignty have not been in vain, pointing to the United Nations decision to send the decades-old border controversy with Venezuela to the International Court of Justice for a final ruling. In his message

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Gov’t will not renege on ExxonMobil Contract

– Harmon GOVERNMENT will not renege on the 2016 Petroleum Sharing Agreement (PSA) it signed with Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited – a subsidiary of U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said. Since the release of the ExxonMobil Contract late December last year, Government has received fierce criticisms from both civil

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ERC, TSC commissioners sworn in

THE commissioners identified to serve on the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) and the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) were sworn in by President David Granger on Thursday. After taking the Oath of Office, the commissioners were presented with their instruments of appointment at the State House ceremony. The ERC will soon be activated after approximately seven

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Doraisami heads Integrity Commission

CHAIRMAN of the Integrity Commission, Kumar Doraisami and two other members have been sworn-in by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after being appointed by President David Granger. Pandit Rabindranauth Persaud and Rosemary Benjamin-Noble are the two other members who took the oath of office at the Ministry of the Presidency on Thursday. They were presented with

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Republic Anniversary Messages

President Trump congratulates Guyana on 48th Republic Day Anniversary THE following letter was sent to President David Granger on behalf of the people of the United States. Dear Mr. President, Congratulations to you and the people of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on the occasion of your 48th Republic Day, February 23. The United States

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FAO urges modernisation of agriculture

— more focus on developing agriculture in the hinterland FOOD and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) country representative to Guyana, Reuben Robertson has called on Guyana and its partners to work together to strengthen systems and find new approaches to agriculture and rural development here.Robertson made the call Wednesday at a national dialogue on the 35th FAO

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CDB supports crafting of regional water sector plan

WATER specialists from across the Region have been meeting in Barbados to continue work on the development of a regional strategic plan for the water sector. The plan will propose possible solutions for the challenges facing the industry in the Caribbean, and will be presented at the 8th World Water Forum to be held in

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CG bandits rob, shoot electrical contractor

Terry Chand, an electrical contractor of Enmore/Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was robbed and shot on Wednesday at Foulis, E.C.D. He is currently in a stable condition at a private medical institution in Georgetown. Investigations revealed that the 38-year-old contractor had cashed a $600,000 cheque at a commercial bank on the East Coast of Demerara,

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Debate fix

— Region 5 looks to settle on regional flag, vision statement A MOTION for the adoption of a regional flag for Region Five is one of two motions that will be debated by the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) at the next statutory meeting scheduled for March 15. The other motion is for the adoption of a vision

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MotP launches ‘Ah we own’ Mash band

THE Ministry of the Presidency (MotP),on Wednesday officially launched its Mashramani 2018 Band under the theme, “Ah we own” at a simple ceremony, which was held at its Shiv Chanderpaul Drive compound, aimed at giving members of staff and special invitees a first-hand look at the costumes. Delivering remarks, Minister of State Mr Joseph Harmon

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