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Monthly Archives: June 2016

UPDATED: Man kills injures mother, kills wife, baby at Crane, West Coast Demerara

A man chopped off his mother’s hand and hacked to death his wife and their baby early Friday morning at Crane Village, West Coast Demerara, police confirmed. He also chopped off his mother’s hand and she was rushed to the West Demerara Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery. The assailant was later shot and arrested. His wife’s name has been given as Vanessa ...

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Political Scientists, Opposition Leader weigh in on Omar Sharif’s arrest for alleged tax evasion, money laundering

Amid lingering concerns in some sections of Guyanese society about why the coalition government had not fired Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency, Omar Sharif shortly after assuming office more than one year ago, political analysts were Thursday offering mixed views about his arrest for alleged financial crimes. Sharif was a staunch supporter of the People’s Progressive Party ...

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Harmon to Jagdeo: “Diplomats don’t dictate to us”

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Thursday denied claims by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that government has been taking instructions from key Western diplomats on how to run Guyana. “We are not being dictated to by any foreign diplomat and we will not be dictated to by any foreign diplomat,” he told a news conference. Harmon expressed confidence that the ...

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Inquiry launched into unauthorised departure of planes from international airport

An inquiry has been launched into the unauthorized departure of two light aircraft from the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport almost one week ago, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Thursday. He said Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson advised Cabinet that an inquiry has been launched as part of government’s efforts to ensure there is no repeat of ...

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ExxonMobil says second well offshore Guyana confirms significant oil discovery of 800 million to 1.4 billion barrels of high-quality oil

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today said that drilling results from the Liza-2 well, the second exploration well in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, confirm a world-class discovery with a recoverable resource of between 800 million and 1.4 billion oil-equivalent barrels. “We are excited by the results of a production test of the Liza-2 well, which confirms the presence ...

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Prominent Guyanese business executive honoured by Rotary International, Rotary Club of Guyana

The Rotary Club of Demerara, a well-established service organisation known for promoting service above self in Guyana, presented veteran Guyanese Business Executive Ramesh Dookhoo with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award at its annual ‘Handing-Over’ Dinner  on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Pegasus Hotel. The Paul Harris Fellow Award is the highest recognition of the Rotary Foundation of  Rotary ...

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Lethem students to benefit from new, cheaper bus service

As part of its drive to improve on school attendance in Lethem, the Lethem Town Council plans to introduce a school bus service. Mayor of Lethem, Carlton Beckles, said that the Municipality will be purchasing two new 32-seater buses to start the new school year. “The president has charged us to get the children in the school,” the Mayor said, ...

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Guyana better equipped to host regional and international basketball games

Guyanese basketball players can now enjoy a basketball court which meets international standards and for the first time, the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) games will be held in Guyana. The Ministry of Culture Youth & Sport upgraded court at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall valued at GYD$20M. This amount includes the procurement of equipment for the facility which now makes it ...

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