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ExxonMobil ups Guyana recoverable resources to more than 8 billion oil-equivalent barrels, makes discovery at Uaru

IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil has increased its estimated recoverable resource base in Guyana to more than 8 billion oil-equivalent barrels and made a further oil discovery northeast of the producing Liza field at the Uaru exploration well, the 16th discovery on the Stabroek Block. The new recoverable resource estimate includes 15 discoveries offshore Guyana through year-end 2019. The Uaru discovery ...

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Guyana preparing for deadly coronavirus

The Ministry of Public Health’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle says the country’s port health officials have been alerted and sensitised on how to spot “signs and symptoms” of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has killed 80 persons, so far, in China, and sickened thousands of others. As a precaution, “any person experiencing fever or flu-like symptoms should ...

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Senior Counsel Bryn Pollard dies

Prominent Guyanese Attorney-at-Law, Senior Counsel Bryn Pollard has died. He passed away on Friday. Mr Pollard is the father of Senior Counsel Andrew Pollard and brother of the late Magda Pollard. Mr Brynmore Pollard was a former General Counsel of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. He was a legislative drafting specialist. Mr Pollard’s now late wife had established the well-known ...

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Big turnout in Region Four key to election victory -Granger in appeal for heavy voting

Presidential candidate for the incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger Friday night appealed to eligible voters in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) to ensure a more than 80 percent turnout at the polls on March 2, as he was dissatisfied with their participation in 2015. “Tonight, my comrades, you have to win the battle of numbers,” he ...

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PPP challenges GECOM explanation on changes to particulars of 91,000 voters

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has challenged the legal basis for the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) changing of particulars of 91,000 electors stemming from the July-August house-to-house registration exercise, disagreeing that the information is unintentionally incorrect. GECOM says the Commissioner of Registration, Keith Lowenfield, who is also the Chief Elections Officer, is legally empowered under Regulation 37 of the ...

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Two students arrested for stabbing of Linden Foundation schoolmate

Two students of the Linden Foundation Secondary School were Friday morning arrested in connection with the near fatal stabbing of one of their female schoolmates Thursday afternoon, police confirmed. Police were told that the incident occurred shortly after 3 pm outside the Linden Foundation Secondary School, in full view of several students of the school and at least two adults ...

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RUSAL workers block Berbice river over layoff of 140 workers; union cites political interference

Workers at the Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI) have blocked the upper Berbice River to demand the reinstatement of 140 workers who were laid off from Thursday and the settlement of other grievances, their union said. At a meeting called by the Chief Labour Officer and BCGI, the union said it also advised that it would ...

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