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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Guyana looks to reduce prison population; assist youths, mentally ill and substance abusers

Guyana is examining ways of reducing the prison population and creating opportunities for accused while they await trial, the Ministry of Public Security said  Wednesday. Consultant, Senior Counsel Peter Pursglove, who has been hired by government and the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Citizen Security Strengthening Programme, is currently holding a series of consultations from July 24- 28 to gather data ...

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“Rogue elements” cause thousands to go without phone, internet services; govt says no licensing of “warped” competitors

Government and the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Tuesday said rogue elements have been sabotaging that telecoms provider’s fibre optic cable , resulting in at least 200,000 subscribers having to go without cell, land and internet services. “It’s somebody that definitely has a strong motive to attempt to degrade our service,” Chief Executive Officer of GTT, Justin Nedd ...

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WPA says now better placed to influence govt policies through APNU

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Wednesday said Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine decided on his own to stay on as a government minister despite his poor health after meeting President David Granger, but it would now be better able to influence government policies and programmes. That party believed that with improved communication and decision-making through regular meetings of A Partnership for ...

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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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