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Environmental Economist tipped to head Guyana’s Energy Department

Dr. Mark Bynoe is tipped to head the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Energy, multiple sources confirmed Sunday. President David Granger is expected to officially announce Bynoe’s appointment in early August. Bynoe, according to sources, was in Guyana last week as part of talks to finalise  his appointment. His last known appointment before returning to Guyana has been Assistant Executive ...

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Money changer “Bigga” shot, robbed

A money changer was Sunday afternoon shot and robbed of GY$120,000 by a lone gunman who pounced on him, demanded the cash and fled on a waiting motorcycle. Sustaining a gunshot wound to his left thigh is 60-year old Rockford “Bigga” Richardson of 56 Freeman Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown. No one has been arrested and persons at Longden Street, ...

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Farmer allegedly killed by son-in-law

Police say they are investigating the murder of a farmer at Port Kaituma, North West District. Dead is 67-year old Dennis Williams of Canal Bank,Port Kaituma. Investigators said Williams was allegedly killed by his 36 year-old son-in-law. He has been arrested and is assisting with the investigation. Enquiries disclosed that about 3 AM Saturda morning the suspect and two friends ...

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ExxonMobil yet to fully quantify Stabroek Block discoveries to date

ExxonMobil on Friday indicated that it has not fully estimated the amount of commercially available oil that has been discovered so far at the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, saying that it was still to quantify the Ranger well. “We have some more appraisal wells to go in Ranger.We know, of course, from our discovery that we have a considerable resource. ...

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Funding for Lethem-Linden road, new Demerara River bridge likely through China’s Silk Road initiative

Guyana and China on Friday inked an accord to facilitate cooperation through the the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative that could pave the way for funding the construction of the Linden-Lethem Road and a new Demerara Harbour Bridge. China’s Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchun singled out the Linden-Lethem Road, Demerara Harbour Bridge and the upgraded ...

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Court of Appeal fixes early date for hearing appeal against appointment of GECOM Commission Chairman

The Court of Appeal on Friday fixed an earliest possible date for the hearing of an appeal of a High Court decision that upheld the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice James Patterson. The appeal would be heard on October 4, 2018, just under one month of Local Government Elections set for November 12. ...

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No charges for Minister Broomes, others in parking lot fracas

Junior Minister of Natural Resources Simona Broomes, her driver and two security guards, who were involved in the parking lot fracas, will not be charged. “The file was completed and sent for legal advice, which was obtained to the effect that based on all the Statements and video footage, no charges are advised,” the Guyana Police Force said. Earlier this ...

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More Guyanese to be employed with Edison Chouest Offshore

More Guyanese are expected to be employed by Edison Chouest Offshore as the company aims to soon open its local company ‘G (Guyanese) Boats’ in Georgetown to support Guyana’s emerging offshore oil and gas sector. That was disclosed by the company’s Business Development Manager, Daniel LaFont, who was at the time speaking on the sidelines of the El Dorado Offshore ...

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CARICOM countries exposed to training to better monitor medicines

The Ministry of Public Health, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO), is currently hosting a Post Market Surveillance and Pharmacovigilance Workshop in Guyana, to improve monitoring of medicines for safety and quality in CARICOM states. The sub-regional workshop is intended to expose senior regulatory officials from CARICOM countries to key approaches and tools that can ...

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Minister Broomes’ son, female partner to be charged

The son of Guyana’s Junior Minister of Natural Resources and his female partner are to be charged with assault. Hector Broomes is to be charged with one count of assault causing actual bodily harm. He is the son of Minister Simona Broomes. His partner, Gilbeth Rodriguez, is to be charged with two counts, one for asault and the other for throwing ...

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