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ExxonMobil donates $5 Million to aid flood relief efforts

The Government of Guyana today welcomed a donation of G$5M from ExxonMobil Guyana, which will be handed over to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) to assist in relief efforts for flood affected areas in Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) and Potaro-Siparuni (Region Eight).  Senior Director, Public and Government Affairs at ExxonMobil Guyana, Ms. Kimberly Brasington made this […]

Persons should not be discriminated against based on sexual preference but Guyana not ready for same-sex marriage -Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has added his voice to the reignited debate surrounding the decriminalization of same sex intimacy and on Wednesday threw his support behind the position that persons should not be discriminated against based on their sexual preference. During a press conference at his office, Mr. Jagdeo who served as President for 12 years, was […]

Guyanese woman busted in Bahamas with cocaine in weave

(Bahamas Tribune) A Woman from Guyana has been arrested at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the Bahamas concealed in her hair weave. Police report that alert Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers took the Guyanese woman into custody following the seizure of just over two pounds of cocaine on […]

Rights Groups believe referendum on anti-gay laws will only fuel more homophobia

Local human rights bodies and LGBT advocacy groups in Guyana have come out in condemnation of the government’s proposal to hold a referendum on whether Guyana’s colonial law which criminalizes same sex intimacy should be repealed. The Guyana Equality Forum, Guyana Trans United, Guyana Rainbow Foundation and the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), today […]

Imported vehicles with used tyres could attract fines -GRA

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has informed vehicle importers that with effect from June 1, 2017, vehicles being imported with used tyres including the spare, which do not conform to the stipulated standards set out following the recently amended Laws, will be required to pay fines for each tyre not in conformity. In a statement, […]

Public consultations on parking meters to take place this week

Public consultations on the parking meter system for Georgetown are set to begin this week, as a City Council team continues its efforts to renegotiate the contract for the parking meter system in Georgetown with Smart City Solutions. The negotiating team is headed by Councillor Malcolm Ferreira. It has been meeting with parking meter company […]

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