Day: <span>December 3, 2015</span>
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President congratulates GDF on golden jubilee – commemorative medal bestowed on Defence Board

  • Posted: December 03, 2015
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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 3, 2015) President David Granger and the Members of the Defence Board; Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo; Minister of State, Joseph Harmon; Attorney General, Minister Basil Williams and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, were today presented with the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Commemorative 50th Anniversary Medal. GDF Chief of Staff, Brigadier …

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President meets with Tullow Oil official

  • Posted: December 03, 2015
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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 3, 2015) President David Granger, today, met with the SEA Manager of Tullow Oil plc, John McKenna, who was introduced to him by British High Commissioner, Greg Quinn, to discuss exploration opportunities. Tullow Oil is an independent oil and gas exploration company that operates in over 20 countries. The company is …

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7x4 Nomination for National Awards 2016

Deadline for group nominations is December 15

  • Posted: December 03, 2015
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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 3, 2015) The Ministry of the Presidency is reminding the public that the deadline for nominations for group awards is December 15, 2015. These nominations must be made to the Advisory Council for the Orders of Guyana. Groups that can be nominated may include, but are not limited to, Industry and …

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Local government elections to be a historic event – US Ambassador

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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 3, 2015) United States Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, congratulated President David Granger and his administration on selecting a date for the long-awaited local government elections. The Ambassador, who is scheduled to depart on his holiday leave, today paid a courtesy call on the President. He was accompanied by Charge d’ …

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Ban on Styrofoam crucial for green development of Guyana – EPA

  • Posted: December 03, 2015
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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 2, 2015) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which falls under the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (DNRE), today began its public awareness campaign aimed at promoting the use of Alternative Products to closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam, popularly known as the brand Styrofoam, for the achievement of a cleaner, greener …

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Government restores tax-free overtime pay for bauxite workers

  • Posted: December 03, 2015
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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 2, 2015) Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, announced earlier today, that government has reinstated the tax-free overtime concession for bauxite workers, which was cut by the former administration in 2007. “In 1988, Bauxite workers were granted tax free concessions on overtime work. These concessions were being enjoyed by workers until 2007 …

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President green lights ‘Operation DRAGNET’ – aims to curb crime, respond to terrorism risks, border threats

  • Posted: December 03, 2015
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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 2, 2015) The Government of Guyana, through the Ministry of Public Security, has commenced its six-month crime fighting strategy “Operation DRAGNET” to clamp down on crime and to prepare Guyana to respond to any acts of terrorism or aggression at its borders. In his post-Cabinet press briefing today, Minister of State …

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