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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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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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Public Service Credit Union rubbishes govt’s demand for GY$49 million waivers

The Guyana Public Service Co-operative Credit Union Ltd (GPSCCU) on Monday rejected government’s decision to take over the financial institution because it is being poorly managed and it owes the ministry almost GY$50 million in waivers dating back 2002. Credit Union Chairwoman, Patricia Went said said the Chief Cooperative Officer at the Ministry of Social Protection’s Department of Labour, Perlina Gifth last ...

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GuyOil’s Finance Manager resigns, as probe continues into GY$48 million wire transfer

The Finance Manager of the state-owned Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil), Uma Daniels has resigned, amid a a GY$48 million wire transfer debacle. The Chairman of GuyOil’s Board, Mark Bender would only confirm that Daniels has resigned. “The Finance Manager of GuyOil has resigned”, he said when asked repeatedly whether she was asked to resign. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Renata ...

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Caribbean Court urged mediation which settled mining dispute

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) said it Monday issued  settling the matter of Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc.v Haresh Narine Sugrim in a dispute valued at nearly US$1 million dollars. The CCJ heard the case on 19 April 2018 and during the hearing the judges urged the parties, before the close of the proceedings, to make every effort to ...

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GGMC workers’ union seek international help to certify mercury clean-up ; 200+ workers suffer mercury poisoning

The Guyana Civil Servants and General Workers Union (GCS&GWU) is seeking international help to ascertain whether a mercury clean-up at the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) building  has been done properly before they move back in. The union says it has asked the Pan American Health Organisation, United States embassy, United Nations Development Programme and the Organisation of American ...

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11 young entrepreneurs secure funding for their business

After pitching their ideas in the Jaguar’s Den, 11 young entrepreneurs successfully secured funding to either start or expand their businesses as the Youth Business Summit came to a close. The young businesspersons now have access to funding from GY$500,000 to GY$1 million. (US$1.00 = GY$213.00) Omica DeSouza who travelled from Region One, Port Kaituma to participate in the Youth ...

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Guyana wants to question seven persons in Suriname about deadly piracy attack

Guyana wants Suriname to send several Guyanese back home to be questioned by local police about last month’s piracy attack, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan said Friday. He said, through Police Commissioner David Ramnarine, a request for mutual  assistance would be dispatched to Suriname “for the witnesses to come over to Guyana and  to be cross-examined by our CID ...

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