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Monthly Archives: March 2017

‘We want no increase’ – UG student president challenges proposed 15% tuition hike

As the University of Guyana’s governing body meets today, March 30, to decide on an incremental tuition increase, students gathered outside the meeting place to protest the proposal. The governing body, which includes President of UG’s student society, Ron Glasgow, met from 1:00pm today at the university’s Education Lecture Theatre. “We want no increase,” were the sentiments of UG students, ...

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Public Procurement Commission launches probe into controversial GPHC drug purchase

In the wake of wide-ranging concerns about the procurement of more than GYD $1 billion in drugs, including a GYD$605 million purchase from Ansa Mc Al, the Public Procurement Commission has begun a probe. In keeping with its functions laid down in Guyana’s constitution, the Procurement Commission said it “has commenced an investigation into the procurement of pharmaceutical and other medical supplies, ...

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ExxonMobil Announces New Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana

Snoek well encounters more than 82 feet (25 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs Well is located about 5 miles southeast of Liza-1 discovery ExxonMobil continues to evaluate full resource potential of broader Stabroek area IRVING, Texas – Exxon Mobil Corporation announced Thursday positive results on the Snoek well offshore Guyana, confirming a new discovery on the Stabroek Block. Drilling ...

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Former Secretary General to UNESCO, Carmen Jarvis dies

Guyana’s former UNESCO Secretary General, Carmen Jarvis died Wednesday evening in the United States (US). The 91-year old educator launched her autobiography in October, 2016. Following is a statement issued by her daughter. It is with the deepest sadness and a full heart that Alison and I announce that our dear mother Carmen Enid Peterkin Jarvis, made her transition early ...

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Digicel partners with ZTE to expand 4G LTE networks across Caribbean, Central America

  Digicel announced Thursday an agreement with ZTE Corporation , a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, to expand its 4G LTE networks across its 26 markets in the Caribbean and Central America. Deploying ZTE’s world-class 4G LTE solutions will see Digicel delivering the highest-performance mobile broadband services to all its customers across ...

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Guyana’s Coast Guard boosts capacity ahead of oil production

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard is beefing up its capacity to provide security for offshore oil exploration and production as well as clamp down on illegal activities some of which “distort our economy,”  President David Granger said. The two boats are Metal Shark 38V Defiant Class vessels, which were purchased by the Government of Guyana at a cost ...

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Liquor restaurant owner shot by security guard

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Wilfred Tennyson, 20, a businessman of 37 Adventure, Essequibo Coast, which occurred about 1 O’clock  Thursday morning by a Supernumerary Constable attached to a Security Service. Investigation revealed that the male suspect, who was armed with a handgun belonging to the Security Firm he works with, left his place of duty and ...

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Special prosecutor approved for ‘Brazilian church’ pastor charged with death by dangerous driving

Attorney-at-law Eusi Anderson has been assigned as special prosecutor to the case of Haleno Luiz, the Universal Church pastor accused of causing the death of Maurice Moseley by dangerous driving. The matter was previously prosecuted by police prosecutors Deniro Jones and Arwyn Moore, through the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution. The DPP office recently issued the fiat for ...

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Accountant, father robbed during home invasion

An accountant and her father were Tuesday night robbed of cash and a cellular phone at their home at Chateau Margot, East Coast Demerara, police said. Police were told that the two perpetrators were armed with a handgun and a pair of scissors. The victims are Accountant, 24-year old Salome Lall and her unemployed father, 49-year old Mohan Lall.   ...

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Police hunt three suspected robbers

Police said they were searching for three suspects who Tuesday evening robbed two persons of their jewellery in Newtown Kitty, Georgetown. One person has been shot and hospitalised in a stable condition. Investigators were told that about 7:30 PM Liverpool Junior, 19, a welder of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was standing in front of a business establishment in Garnett Street, Newtown Kitty ...

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