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Orphanages, indigent homes to pay less for water

Orphanages and homes for the poor and needy have been granted water tariff concessions by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), the utility company announced. GWI says it has assigned a minimum daily per capita consumption of 220 litres (0.220m3). The concession is 50 percent of the expected daily per capita consumption of 110 litres per day to all qualifying institutions. ...

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Fire destroys fishermen’s outboard engines, gear

Fire of unknown origin Christmas afternoon – Wednesday – destroyed outboard engines and fishing gear that were in several shacks near the Ogle seawall, police said. The fire occurred at about 5:45 p.m. at Ogle Street in one of the shacks used by fishermen and boat owners to store their engines and other items. Investigators were told that at about ...

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Barbados company selected to sell gov’t’s first 3 million barrels of oil – Energy Dept

The Guyana government’s Department of Energy on Tuesday announced that the Barbados-headquartered Shell Western Supply and Trading (SWST) Limited has been selected to sell the country’s first three million barrels of oil for trial processing and removal of contaminants. “The DE looks forward to introducing this grade into the market in a stable and structured manner, and as a result ...

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ExxonMobil makes 15th oil discovery offshore Guyana at Mako-1 well

IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil said today it made an oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Mako-1 well southeast of the Liza field, marking the 15th discovery on the Stabroek Block. The discovery adds to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than 6 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek Block. Mako-1 encountered approximately 164 feet (50 meters) of a ...

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As oil production begins, Granger expects increased jobs, promises wise spending of oil money

President David Granger Friday night said he expected increased jobs and assured that oil revenues would be spent wisely, shortly after ExxonMobil announced that it earlier in the day began commercial oil production from the Liza field offshore Guyana. “The petroleum sector will stimulate increased employment and expand services,” he said in an address to the nation. He announced that ...

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ExxonMobil begins oil production in Guyana

IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil Friday announced that oil production has started from the Liza field offshore Guyana ahead of schedule and less than five years after the first discovery of hydrocarbons, which is well ahead of the industry average for deepwater developments. Production for Liza Phase 1 to reach full capacity of 120,000 barrels of oil per day in the ...

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GMSA wants local sale of Guyana oil portion to lower electricity cost

The Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association (GMSA) recommends that the country’s entitled portion of refined oil be sold locally at a cheaper price in order to lower the cost of electricity especially to businesses. GMSA President, Clinton Williams noted that many of the “long-standing jeopardies” are closely linked to the high cost and unreliability of electricity, resulting in poor performance ...

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PPP vows to block oil company selected for 3 million barrels of ‘trial’ oil; Bynoe assures “zero tolerance policy on corruption”

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said if his party wins the March general elections, his government will block the company selected for a trial sale of Guyana’s first three million barrels of oil. “Now let me make it clear that any company that ties up an arrangement now, we have made a decision that ...

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Guyana strengthening anti-money laundering system but lawyers, property dealers, charities among “most vulnerable”

Lawyers, accountants, real estate agents, used car dealers and registered charities were Wednesday highlighted as “most vulnerable” to money laundering, even as the Guyana government boasted of making headway in reducing the country’s “high” risk for financial crimes. National Risk Assessment (NRA) Coordinator, Alicia Williams said a 2016-2017 National Risk Assessment found that, “the most vulnerable sectors were the attorneys-at-law, ...

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