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GuyOil selling gasolene at lower prices

The Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) is holding the line with its gas price despite crude oil reaching four-year highs, government’s Department of Public Information said. As an importer, Guyana has historically been vulnerable to oil price shocks. World prices have shot up in recent weeks mainly due to the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. Impending ...

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Calypsonian Mighty Rebel dies

Well-known Guyanese calypsonian, Mighty Rebel, died Thursday morning after a prolonged illness, relatives confirmed. Rebel, whose real name was Geofrey Phillips, was 72 years old. His grandson, also named Geofrey Phillips, confirmed that the one time controversial singer passed away at about 6 AM at the Georgetown Public Hospital. The younger Phillips said he and his grandfather were “very close” and ...

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BREAKING: Berbice fisherman charged with murder in Suriname piracy attack

A well-known Berbice fisherman, who is already facing two armed robbery charges, was Wednesday arraigned for the murder of a Guyanese fisherman off the coast of Suriname late last month. Guyana’s Anti-Piracy Act allows for persons to be charged and prosecuted for such related offences they are accused of committing in other countries. Nakool “Fyah” Manohar of 43 Joppa Dam ...

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ExxonMobil tight on cyber security… no USBs, no personal email accounts on company computers

ExxonMobil runs a very tight cyber security regime, including a ban on the use of USB ports, to minimise breaches that can potentially lead to an attack on its pipelines and other production facilities, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Darren Woods official said Wednesday. Responding to a question from the floor at the company’s shareholders’ meeting in the United States ...

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Birth registration, secondary education major challenges for Amerindians- UNICEF study

Although Guyana has the single largest number of Indigenous Indians in Latin America and the Caribbean, a recent United Nations-sponsored study has found they are doing poorly in the areas of birth registration and accessing secondary education compared to national averages. Guyana’s indigenous population is about 76,000. The study on Indigenous Women and Children, which was officially handed over by ...

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Attorney General Williams questions Chief Justice’s order to activate Judicial Review Act; Nandlall ready for appeal courts

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams and Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall- the man he took over from in 2015- may soon battle at the Guyana Court of Appeal over whether the High Court enjoys the right to order the Executive to activate the Judicial Review Act. Williams wants more time to hold consultations and possibly amend the Act ...

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Surgeries resume at National Ophthalmology Hospital

After an almost three-year hiatus the National Ophthalmology Hospital at Port Mourant, East Berbice-Corentyne is once again functioning. Laser cataract surgeries as well as those for normal cataracts are currently being done. Region Six’s Director of Regional Health Services Jevaughn Stephen,  noted however that the operations have not yet fully resumed. “Work has not picked up to the full pace ...

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Lawyers wrangle at Court of Appeal over urgency of oil contract case

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday began hearing arguments, though not yet substantive, on the High Court’s decision to throw out a case over whether oil companies- Hess and Nexen- are parties to the environmental permit granted to a local subsidiary of ExxonMobil to search for and extract oil offshore Guyana. Tuesday’s hearing’s centered over a request by applicant, Ramon ...

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Woman, charged for death of husband, granted bail

A woman, who admitted to being responsible for the death of her  husband, was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of manslaughter. Appearing before  City Magistrate  Daly, 28-year old Melissa Silas was not required to plea to the indictable charge and she was granted GY$200,000 bail. Silas has to return to court on June 18, 2018. Silas is accused of causing ...

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