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Daily Archives: June 21, 2018

Solar power, small hydroelectricity stations useless for industrialisation; Amaila; other mega hydro-power plants needed to push traditional sectors instead of rely on oil

Guyana’s Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Thursday said it was engaging government on its Green State Development Strategy (GSDS), but at the same time poured cold water on government preference for solar energy and small hydro stations because they would be unable to  supply cheap energy for manufacturing. The umbrella business organisation stressed that large-scale hydro power plants were key ...

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Civil Defence Commission to visit flood-affected areas in South Rupununi

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), which is responsible for natural disasters, will be visiting and assessing flood-affected areas in South Rupununi, government said Thursday Director of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig said the commission and the Region’s Democratic Council of Region Nine are monitoring the Takatu and Ireng rivers and the roadways. He the main aim of the visit ...

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ECO (Atlantic) processing data on Orinduik Block located nearby Exxon’s Longtail well

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Limited (LON:ECO, TSX-V:EOG) has noted Exxon Mobil Corp’s (NYSE:XOM) eighth discovery offshore Guyana as it provided an update on its own operations in the region. The AIM-listed oil and gas producer said Exxon’s Longtail-1 well, located at the Stabroek Block which is adjacent to Eco’s own Orinduik Block, had encountered around 78 meters of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone ...

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PAHO experts inspecting GGMC for mercury

Experts from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) have begun inspecting the headquarters of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and Guyana Gold Board for traces of mercury that have sickened several employees in recent months. GGMC Commissioner, Newell Dennisson confirmed that the inspectors began work on Wednesday and continued on Thursday. “Their work started upon their arrival yesterday (Wednesday) ...

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Police called in over US$18 million signing bonus

Well-known political activist and commentator, Ramon Gaskin has called in the Guyana Police Force to probe the whereabouts of the interest earned on the US$18 million ExxonMobil signing bonus. Gaskin said he wrote Police Commissioner David Ramnarine on June 11, 2018 requesting a probe because he calculated that Guyana should have earned US$270,000 interest per annum on the signing bonus. ...

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Corentyne farmer stabs woman to death

A woman, who lived at Limlair Village, Corentyne, was late Wednesday night stabbed to death and her assailant has attempted to commit suicide. The Guyana Police Force said he has since been admitted to the Port Mourant Hospital under guard. The woman has been identified as 28-year old Tovanie Simmons of 2nd Street, Limlair. Sources identified the attacker as 30-year ...

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