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Monthly Archives: June 2018

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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PPP asks Guyana Court of Appeal to hear 2015 elections petition, cites Barbados case at CCJ- Jagdeo

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday night announced that his party has asked the Guyana Court of Appeal to hear an election petition that has been “languishing” in the High Court since 2015. Addressing about 400 persons at a PPP-organised meeting in honour of the five sugar workers who were gunned down by colonial police ...

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GWI’s rate increase to aid in upgrade of infrastructure, services- Managing Director

Managing Director of Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), Dr. Richard Van West-Charles says the  new fixed charge that consumers will have to pay will be spent improving the company’s aged distribution network system. This follows an announcement by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that it has approved increases in rates and tariffs for GWI. Dr. Van West-Charles explained that since 2013, ...

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Marijuana plant found at Lusignan Prison

A three-hour search of the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara has uncovered, among other items, a marijuana plant. “One small cannabis plant and a quantity of ziplock bags,” were among the listed prohibited items found at the jail. This suggests that marijuana is being grown at that penitentiary. Prior to the destruction of the Georgetown Prison by fire, a raid ...

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GEA inspector dead, colleague injured

A Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) Inspector is dead and his colleague injured in a vehicular accident on the Essequibo Coast. Dead is Shankar Ram, 23, a Guyana Energy Agency Inspector of lot 14 Mon Repos Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara. The female has been identified as 23-year-old Donitta Ramlackhan of Enmore, East Coast Demerara. She is also an Inspector attached ...

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CCJ orders prescriptive rights in Guyana land dispute

Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ordered that the appellant, Ms.  Rajpattie Thakur in her capacity as the executrix of the will of her mother, Mrs. Dolarie Thakur, be declared the rightful owner of land at Plantation Mon Desir, Canal No. 2 West Bank Demerara in Guyana. The disputed land had been used as a farm ...

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Eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana…Longtail is it!!

Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) today announced an eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 exploration well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block. The well encountered approximately 256 feet (78 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The well was safely drilled to 18,057 feet (5,504 meters) depth in 6,365 feet (1,940 ...

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Ex GDF officer Oliver Hinckson dies

Former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officer, Oliver Hinckson died Wednesday morning after a prolonged illness, close relatives and friends He was 74 years old. Due to illness, he abandoned reading for a Doctorate at the University of the West Indies. Hinckson, a British-trained soldier, was feared by the People’s National Congress and People’s Progressive Party- led administrations that he had ...

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Venezuela cannot ‘blow hot and cold’ on ICJ’s jurisdiction on border controversy with Guyana

Venezuela cannot accept and reject the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in settling the border controversy with Guyana, a legal and security expert said Tuesday. “There is an interesting and powerful nuance – because the Geneva Agreement named the ICJ as a means of resolution of the controversy, Venezuela has, for all intents and purposes, recognised and ...

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