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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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Alleged assassination plot unbelievable, says Crime Chief after verbal battle with Commissioner of Inquiry

The Head of Criminal Investigations Department at the Guyana Police Force, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum  on Monday said an alleged plot to kill President David Granger was impossible to believe, but not before the Crime Chief and the Commissioner of Inquiry, Retired Assistant Police Commissioner, Paul Slowe engaged in a heated verbal battle. “I would say with the greatest amount ...

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Update: Seven escapees recaptured

Seven of the 13 prisoners, who escaped from the swampy area of the Lusignan Prison, were Monday evening recaptured, Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, police said. They are Winston Long and Teshawn Mc Kenzie were caught after 8PM at the Berbice Car Park, Georgetown. Police later reported that Jason Howard was caught somewhere in Georgetown and Jamal Joseph was held ...

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Police release photos of 13 prison escapees

The Joint Services have intensified efforts to apprehend a total of seventeen prisoners, following the escape last evening of an additional 13, from the open holding area at the Lusignan Prison, government’s Department of Public Information and the Guyana Police Force reported. The 13 fugitives, burrowed their way out of the holding area via a 5 ft deep tunnel. The ...

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Remaining high-risk prisoners being relocated to Georgetown ‘brick’ Prison, after 13 escape

After 13 inmates escaped from the walled swampy area at the Lusignan Prison in what Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said was an “embarrassing” situation for him, the remaining 86 were Monday afternoon being transferred to the brick prison, the lone remaining building at the Georgetown Prison complex. “The prisoners, as I speak, are being relocated. There is now need ...

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13 “real bad” prisoners escape from Lusignan Prison

Thirteen prisoners from the swamped area of the Lusignan Prison have escaped, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Guyana Police Force, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum confirmed tbe escape. Another police source said the prisoners dug a hole and fled the highly walled area. Heavily armed police and soldiers had been deployed around that East Coast Demerara ...

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Former Guyana Police spy chief, ‘Beetle’, found dead in US home

Former Guyana Police Force spy chief, Retired Assistant Commissioner, James Mentore has been found dead in his home in New Jersey, United States, an official of an association of former Guyanese police said Sunday. He was 85 years old. Mentore’s daughter, who is in Guyana, on Sunday declined to comment about the passing of her father who was a former ...

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East Coast Demerara businessman shot, robbed

Police Sunday morning said they were investigating a robbery under arms committed on a 58 year old businessman of North Success, East Coast Demerara. The incident occurred at about 3 O’clock Sunday morning at he and his wife’s house, during which process he was shot. Investigation revealed that the victim and his wife arrived home in their motor vehicle (Toyota ...

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