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Daily Archives: July 25, 2017

Updated: Roraima Airways pilot dies in plane crash

A  pilot employed by domestic airline, Roraima Airways, early Tuesday evening died when the plane crashed on approaching the airstrip at Eteringbang in western Guyana, officials confirmed. He has been identified as Collin Martin. The wreckage was located and his body was extracted. It was due to arrive in Georgetown Tuesday night. No other persons were aboard the Britten-Norman Islander ...

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Trinidadian arrested for fatal road accident

A Trinidad and Tobago national has been detained following a fatal accident which occurred last night on the Lovely Lass Public Road, West Coast Berbice which resulted in the death of a 23-year-old pedal cyclist from # 29 Village, West Coast Berbice, police said Tuesday. Police do not release the names of accused persons unless they are charged. “Investigation revealed ...

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More unrest at Georgetown Prison, as wardens bid farewell to slain prison officer

Even as Guyana Prison Service wardens were Tuesday preparing to bid farewell to Prison Officer, Odinga Wain Wickham who was killed during the violent unrest at the Camp Street jail earlier this month, their colleagues and other members of the security forces were busy quelling another disturbance by several inmates. Fire fighters arrived on the scene and soldiers armed with assault ...

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ExxonMobil announces second giant oilfield offshore Guyana…500 million barrels of oil found

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today announced it has discovered additional oil in the Payara reservoir offshore Guyana, increasing the total Payara discovery to approximately 500 million oil-equivalent barrels. These positive well results increase the estimated gross recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block to between 2.25 billion oil-equivalent barrels and 2.75 billion oil-equivalent barrels. The well was successfully drilled by ...

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Gina Miller on being Guyanese

by John Mair in London She is easily now the most recognised Guyanese in the UK.Gina Miller has shot to prominence in the last year by taking on-and winning against -the British government on the Brexit process. She objected to no Parliamentary discussion and won her case all the way to the Supreme Court. As a result, she has been ...

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Baroness Amos calls for end to ‘racialised politics’ in Guyana

By John Mair She was the first Black British Cabinet minister in Britain so knows  bit about race and politics.She is not one for basing political parties on race as in Guyana she told a packed meeting at the Guyana High Commission in London on Tuesday night. This,the latest in the ‘Guyanese Newsmaker’ series produced by this writer. Lady Amos ...

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