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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 10 May 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 10 May 2015

  • Decision 2015: Granger Votes [11 May 2015]
  • Ramotar makes final pitch to supporters
  • Final rally held as the Unity train throttles full speed ahead
  • Strong impression Ms Nageer on Elections 
  • Diamonds are forever
  • Early Departure for President Jimmy Carter

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Decision 2015: Granger Votes [11 May 2015]

Posted: 11 May 2015 05:01 AM PDT

Ramotar makes final pitch to supporters

Posted: 10 May 2015 02:03 PM PDT   Continue reading

APNU+AFC blasts BaiShanLin for failure to honor promises to Guyana + videos

APNU+AFC blasts BaiShanLin for failure to honor promises to Guyana

May 5, 2015 | By | – As furor against Chinese company continues to rise
APNU+AFC  Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine

APNU+AFC Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine

A Partnership for National Unity plus Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC)’s Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine and Khemraj Ramjattan have both condemned the alarming rate at which concessions are being handed to BaiShanLin.

They say that this is being done at the expense of local businessmen. They also point to the company’s failure to honour its commitments to provide Guyanese employment.

These issues recently came to the fore with the revelations of the large tax concessions granted to the Chinese-owned company. BaiShanLin has been under scrutiny for its large scale extraction and export of Guyana’s timber using a primarily Chinese workforce.

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“After 23 years, it is time” say Barticians as APNU+AFC churns out promises

“After 23 years, it is time” say Barticians as APNU+AFC churns out promises

Kamal Persaud addressing the crowd

Kamla Persaud addressing the crowd

Monday, 27 April 2015 – By Denis Scott Chabrol – CND

Fed up of waiting 23 years for the incumbent administration to provide quality basic services, many residents of the gold mining township of Bartica are prepared to give the opposition a chance to run Guyana’s affair.

In turn, the opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is promising better health care, reliable electricity, proper roads, a modern ferry stelling, improved security, proper garbage collection and disposal and incentives for the gold mining sector.

Bartica television producer and broadcaster, Edward Persaud, who was previously associated with the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), sent a recorded endorsement that was played and greeted with excitement by attendees. “I am going to tell you now that for you to see that change, it is time for that change and you have the power in your hands in the form of that ballot to place your X next to the boxes for the APNU+AFC come the 11th May. It’s time Bartica,” he said.  Continue reading

The new Russian presence in the Caribbean – By David Jessop – Commentary

 The new Russian presence in the Caribbean – The View from Europe: 
Published on March 28, 2015  –  By David Jessop – Commentary
Over the last five years Russian interest in the Caribbean has been growing steadily; so that today Moscow’s diplomatic profile and its economic presence in a number of Caribbean nations is now stronger than at any time since the end of the Cold War.

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David Jessop 

Russia also appears to see the region as possessing a similar world view, one in which it can demonstrate its desire to counterbalance what it regards as US exceptionalism; where the restoration of its special relationship with a changing Cuba will be strategically significant; and where interesting numerical possibilities exist for voting at the UN and in other international fora.
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Guyana: Exxon Mobil to begin exploratory drilling offshore – Venezuela reacts!

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 Guyana: Exxon Mobil to begin exploratory drilling offshore 

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday February 19, 2015, CMC – Exxon Mobil says plans are in place to start exploratory drilling next month.

In a release on Thursday, it was disclosed that the Minister of Natural Resources Robert Persaud, met with Chuck Calavan, ExxonMobil Vice President of US and Latin America and Jeff Simon, Country Manager, ESSO.

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 27 January 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 27 January 2015

  • Revelations that PPP sought weapons from Czechoslovakia in 1964
  • UG students not ruling out demonstrations
  • GDF announces promotions
  • GGMC strike ends
  • Woman jumps off Demerara Harbour Bridge
  • Robb street fire victim complains of death threats
  • Sports

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Revelations that PPP sought weapons from Czechoslovakia in 1964

Posted: 27 Jan 2015 01:09 PM PST   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 15 January 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 15 January 2015

  • Gov’t deems British envoy “pariah”
  • AFC supports GAWU call for GuySuCo inquiry
  • Women miners support call for better pay for GGMC workers
  • GGMC Management says has no manadate from Board to Negotiate salaries
  • Another whale washes ashore

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Gov’t deems British envoy “pariah”

Posted: 15 Jan 2015 01:09 PM PST  Continue reading

Guyana: Gold Declarations short by 97,000 ounces for 2014

Gold Declarations short by 97,000 ounces for 2014

Gold barsGold miners demand same incentives as big operators to stay alive

January 3, 2015 | KNEWS

As gold closed out a dismal 97,000 ounces short of its original 2014 target, local miners have stepped up calls for radical changes that will see real incentives to keep the industry alive for small and medium scale players.
Gold declarations ended the year at just over 387,000 ounces.

According to Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA), it now wants almost the same benefits as the big operators with the time now for key mining policy changes. This is to allocate more of the fiscal “benefits currently enjoyed by large scale licencees to small and medium scale producers as well.” Continue reading

Guyana’s growth performance to be revised downwards

Country’s growth performance to be revised downwards

December 19, 2014 | By | By Leonard Gildarie

– rice, sugar steady shaky GDP as gold unable to reach projections

With just 12 days remaining in the year, and as gold declaration continue its shockingly dismal trend, Government is preparing to revise its growth figures downwards. That is because declaration is unlikely to even reach the 400,000-ounce mark, affecting overall projections set by Government at the beginning of the year.

However, record-breaking rice and an improving sugar have been the saviours, helping to buoy an conomy that is keeling from the fallout, Ministry of Finance officials said on December 18..
Government had targeted 484,562 ounces for 2014. Last year, despite falling prices on the world market, the country recorded 481,000 ounces in declared production by miners. Continue reading

THE ECSTASY OF GOLD – By Dmitri Allicock

 gold mining

THE ECSTASY OF GOLD

By Dmitri Allicock

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Deep in the heart of Guyana’s Jungle

Jaguars, snakes and waterfalls tumble

Highland shouts and echoes of gold

The ecstasy of gold for souls so bold

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