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US helps tighten Guyana maritime’s port security; international compliance jumps to 84 percent

The United States (US) on Friday said it has so far spent more than US$100,000 to help Guyana tighten its maritime port security, resulting in increased compliance with the International Shipping and Port Security (ISPS) code that helps minimise terrorist threats. American Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway said assessments by the US Coast Guard cost about US$100,000 and a Port ...

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GRA seizes GY$6 million in smuggled liquor

The Guyana Revenue Authority said it seized  GY$6 million worth of smuggled liquor. The 50 cases of  foreign alcohol were seized by the GRA’s Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) from an unnamed location on the East Coast Demerara on May 30, 2018, the authority said. One person was arrested and subsequently put on bail, the GRA said. “The GRA ...

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Marriott Hotel Guyana going solar

The Marriott Hotel Guyana in Georgetown will soon benefit from an eco-friendly, sustainable and cost-efficient energy supply, the mee co Group said in a statement. “The leading five-star hotel in Guyana has concluded an agreement on a solar power installation with the global clean energy provider The meeco Group, to reduce its dependence on expensive diesel and shave off its energy costs ...

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GuyOil selling gasolene at lower prices

The Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) is holding the line with its gas price despite crude oil reaching four-year highs, government’s Department of Public Information said. As an importer, Guyana has historically been vulnerable to oil price shocks. World prices have shot up in recent weeks mainly due to the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. Impending ...

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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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