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UK not bothered that SOCU’s advisor can be politicized

United Kingdom (UK) High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn and advisor to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Sam Sittlington on Tuesday brushed off concerns that the unit’s work might be seen as politically motivated. Asked what he thought could be done to avoid his work being discredited and politicised by the opposition, the former UK law enforcement agent said, “I ...

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Sloth in investigating financial crimes totalling almost GY$300 billion- UK advisor to SOCU

A British Financial Investigations Advisor to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) on Tuesday expressed grave concern that there has been little movement in investigations and cases of financial crimes totalling almost GY$300 billion. “Unfortunately for SOCU, they have been inundated with a number of forensic audits,” Sam Sittlington said, adding that of the 26 audits, persons have been charged ...

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Fly Jamaica begins “Operations Recovery Plan”

Fly Jamaica Airways will commence its Operations Recovery Plan tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The airline will be operating a leased aircraft on a limited schedule, the company said. Passengers will be notified of their flight departure. Fly Jamaica Airways requests that passengers desist from going to their local airport for departure unless notified by an airline representative. Fly Jamaica ...

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All Georgetown businesses must have sanitation certificates- Town Clerk

Town Clerk of Georgetown Royston King said that as of January 1, all businesses in Georgetown are required to have a sanitation certificate issued by the Mayor and City Council. King explained that “this is necessary to confirm that our public health and environmental health inspectors have visited and inspected their premises and that they are complying with public health ...

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City Hall prepares to appeal quashing of parking meter bylaws

Attorney-at-Law, Roger Yearwood has already drafted an appeal to the recent high court ruling by Justice Nareshwar Harnanan to scrap the parking meter by-laws. The appeal should be filed by Monday, Town Clerk Royston King said on Friday at City Hall. Councillor Akeem Peter, Chairman of the negotiating committee, told Demerara Waves Online News that he is in the process ...

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PNCR-aligned company, Sharma among several granted radio licences after decades

A company closely aligned to the governing coalition was among several granted radio licences on Friday, even as the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) signaled that operators might soon be asked to pay licence fees every three years. Hoyte-Blackman Television (HBTV),  was one of six entities that were licensed to operate FM stations in the primary zone which stretches from ...

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Neil Chan of Mashramani, SOLO and Xanadu fame dies

Guyanese cultural icon, Neil Chan, who is credited with organising large costume and float parade Mashramani bands in the 1970s and 1980s, died Friday morning. He passed away at the St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital at the age of 88. Chand is remembered for the SOLO Band and the night club– “Xanadu”- the Place Where Dreams Come True– located at Vlissengen ...

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Sixth major oil discovery offshore Guyana

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced Thursday positive results from its Ranger-1 exploration well, marking ExxonMobil’s sixth oil discovery offshore Guyana since 2015. The Ranger-1 well discovery adds to previous world-class discoveries at Liza, Payara, Snoek, Liza Deep and Turbot, which are estimated to total more than 3.2 billion recoverable oil-equivalent barrels. ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd. ...

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