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ExxonMobil begins development drilling offshore Guyana

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Liza Phase 1 development continues to rapidly progress, with the commencement of development drilling offshore Guyana, ExxonMobil said Tuesday. Development drilling began in May for the first of 17 wells planned for Phase 1, laying the foundation for production startup in 2020. The company and its co-venturers have so far discovered estimated recoverable resources of more than 3.2 billion ...

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Solicitor General, Anil Nandlall differ on whether former GRDB Deputy General Manager’s fraud case is stayed

Disagreement surfaced Monday afternoon over whether the High Court decided that a fraud case against former Deputy General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board, Madanlall Ramraj has been stayed, with Guyana’s Solicitor General, Kim Kyte saying that the State complied with Justice Navindra Singh’s order to produce a report. “No stay was granted. We complied with the Order. The ...

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High Court judge stays fraud charges against former GRDB Deputy GM after SOCU produces obscured report

High Court Judge, Navindra Singh on Monday quashed fraud-related charges against former Deputy General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Madanlall Ramraj. Defence Lawyer, Anil Nandlall emerged from an in-chamber hearing with the judge to whom he showed the heavily obscured contents of the report titled “Guyana Rice Development Board Forensic Audit Report for the period November 1, ...

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International Decade of People of African Descent-Guyana must be scrapped, replaced

Representatives of several African groups from across Guyana on Sunday agreed by majority to call for the country coordinating mechanism for the Decade for People of African descent to be scrapped and a new body established over concerns about its formation and decision-making. When the vote was taken, 36 persons showed their hands for the mechanism officially named the International ...

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Canadian airborne surveillance company detects illegal Venezuelan fishing vessels; helps EPA develop offshore oil framework

A Canadian airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance company has demonstrated to Guyanese security and environmental agencies its cabilities to  help combat illegal fishing, drug trafficking and other illegal activities, official said Friday night. PAL Aerospace, which Friday night signed a memorandum of understanding with Roraima Airways, has  shown the Guyana Defence Force, Guyana Police Force, Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Customs ...

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GRA officers shot while attempting to intercept smuggled items

Two of three officers of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) were shot and injured while preparing to intercept a car with smuggled chicken and alcoholic beverages, the agency said. The GRA did not say how serious were the injuries and whether anyone was hospitalised. Police have been called in and  the Authority said several persons have been arrested. A number of ...

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Driver, conductor of overloaded minibus convicted

A minibus driver and conductor on Friday pleaded guilty to a string of offences after police nabbed them in response to a Facebook video that showed the vehicle was overloaded with schoolchildren. A Guyana Police Force spokesman said the driver, Leon Jaggernaught, 38 of Laluni Highway and conductor Joshua Khan, 22, of 560 Golden Grove East Bank Demerara pleaded guilty ...

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IDB to fund solar farm in Bartica

The Inter American Development Bank (IDB) is set to fund the construction of the first Photovoltaic (solar farm) in Bartica, Region Seven. Regional Chairman Gordon Bradford said the solar farm could be up and running by March 2020. On Monday, the Chairman and bank representatives visited the 14-acre plot of land at Daag Point, Bartica to assess the proposed site. ...

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Auditor takes control of information from Guyana Public Service Coop Credit Union; ousted committee members booked for Trinidad confab

As a government-appointed interim management committee of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU) seeks to unearth how millions of dollars have been spent, most of the ousted committee members have been booked to travel to Trinidad for a conference. Though airline tickets were purchased for seven of the eight now former committee members before government moved in late ...

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