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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Latest ExxonMobil exploration well offshore Guyana virtually dry

United States (US) oil giant, ExxonMobil, on Friday announced that its latest exploration well offshore Guyana has not yielded oil in commercial quantities- the second out of a total of eight wells drilled at the Stabroek Block so far. The announcement was made by ExxonMobil’s Vice President and Secretary, Jeff Woodbury during its first quarter 2018 earnings call. “The Soribrum ...

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Suspected gun-toting serial robbers arrested

Two suspected serial robbers were Thursday night arrested after allegedly robbing a cyclist at Belfield, East Coast Demerara. East Demerara Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Edmond Cooper told Demerara Waves Online News that immediately after the man reported that he was robbed of a gold ring and a gold chain, police patrols were alerted. Cooper said the suspects were intercepted at ...

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Guyana abolishes colonial era juvenile offences; new law protects children’s rights

Guyana on Thursday abolished several offences that could be committed by children, with the passage of the Juvenile Justice Bill which will replace a more than 80-year old colonial era law. Government refused numerous requests by the opposition to take the Bill to a parliamentary select committee to address numerous concerns. In kicking off parliamentary debate, Minister of Public Security, ...

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National Assembly picks members of Police Service Commission

The National Assembly has picked three persons to sit on the Police Service Commission (PSC), paving the way for that body to be appointed to take disciplinary action and promote senior officers of the Guyana Police Force. Government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) reported that those selected are  Retired Assistant Police Commissioner, Paul Slowe; Retired Assistant Commissioner Clinton Conway and Retired ...

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Guyanese businesses urged to sell more food, tourism to China as exports recover

As Guyana’s largely forestry-based exports to China recover, local businesses are being urged to explore opportunities to sell more food to that Asian country and attract Chinese tourists when they attend the inaugural China Import Expo to be held later this year in Shanghai. Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin told a cocktail reception held Wednesday night to raise awareness about ...

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US-based philanthropist funding GY$80 million state-of-the-art research centre at UG

The name Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Centre for Behavioral Studies and Research Centre will soon be emblazoned on a state-of-the-art facility at the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen campus. Jay Sobhraj, a Guyanese-born United States based philanthropist, has pumped a significant grant of GY$$80 million to establish the state-of-the-art behavioural study, research and multi-purpose centre in place of the old canteen ...

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PPP to boycott parliamentarians’ tour of Cheddi Jagan Int’l airport expansion project

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarians plan to boycott a tour of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport development project, but intends to ask for an audit of the project that is supposed to cost US$150 million, mostly  through a loan from China. “We are aware that significant alterations and changes have been made to the design. It is our intention, and ...

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US increasing focus on Intellectual Property protection in Guyana

The United States (US) appears to be stepping up its focus on intellectual property protection in Guyana, with American Ambassador, Perry Holloway urging locals not to buy bogus products and welcoming signals that government is about to draft modern copyright legislation. “Today, on World Intellectual Property Day, I salute them and encourage all of us to support local content creators ...

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OPINION: Some deep dark holes is an understatement

by GHK Lall Some sharp thoughts were provoked by the article titled, “Harmon on 1.76b judgment to TPL…PPP left some deep dark holes” (KN April 24).  I usually do not find much with which to agree on with the Hon. Minister, but on this point of “some deep dark holes” I am with him and even think that he has ...

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