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Man who allegedly raped family member found hanging in police lockup

The body of a man, who allegedly raped a close family member, was found hanging in an East Berbice police lockup, the Guyana Police Force said. Courtney Persaud, 37, a labourer, of Lot 113 Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara, and Manchester Village, Corentyne “was found hanging in the lockups this morning and was subsequently pronounced dead,” police said in ...

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Region 8 gets facility to add value to gemstones

Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni) now has its own lapidary to produce attractive value-added gems giving residents of Monkey Mountain and its environs another opportunity to earn much-needed cash. The GYD$16 million facility, which was funded by the Government of Guyana and constructed by the residents, includes a 30 feet by 20 feet concrete building, the purchasing of modern technical lapidary equipment ...

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No foreign investigator will find Charrandass Persaud was bribed to vote for no-confidence motion -Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has stridently defended former government backbencher, Charrandass Persaud who created an almost one-year-old political crisis in Guyana by voting for an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion that was eventually validated by the Caribbean Court of Justice. President David Granger reportedly said international investigators would be hired to ascertain whether Persaud was paid to vote for the motion that ...

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Jagdeo woos overseas Guyanese to return home to vote

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is encouraging overseas-based Guyanese to return home and vote in next March’s general elections, even as his party vigorously resists the planned removal of names from the voters’ list because the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) cannot locate those persons. Mr Jagdeo was addressing a packed audience at a fund-raising event in Toronto, Canada, organised by the ...

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Farmer hacked to death in drinking spree

A farmer of Bushy Park, East Coast Demerara, was chopped to death Saturday night during a red wine drinking spree, police sources said. The dead man has been identified as 40-year-old David “Big Mouth” Micah. Investigators have since arrested 20-year-old Jordan “Shattta” Walters, a mason who resides at  Belmont, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara. A woman says she, Micah, Walters, and ...

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AFC sets Nov 10 to conclude negotiations with APNU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) has set a November 10 deadline to conclude negotiations with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) for a revised political agreement that is likely to include more government jobs, AFC Chief Negotiator David Patterson said Saturday. “There are three items of which two may have to go to the high-level committee but there are two ...

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Early first oil depends on weather; several more exploratory wells to be drilled -ExxonMobil

The start of commercial oil production offshore Guyana in December depends on weather conditions, the ExxonMobil’s Vice President and Secretary, Neil Hansen said on Friday. “The target for achieving first oil is December, dependent on favourable weather conditions,” he told a webcast on ExxonMobil’s third-quarter 2019 financial and operating results. “This will place start-up within five years of initial discovery, ...

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Granger likely to accept Ramjattan as March elections running mate

Alliance For Change (AFC) Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday looked set to be accepted by President David Granger as his running mate for the March 2020 general elections, high-level sources said. The sources indicated that the AFC was unlikely to give up any seats in the 65-seat National Assembly in exchange for Ramjattan being accepted as the prime ministerial candidate. ...

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Jagdeo calls on GECOM Chairman to explain planned removal of names from voters list

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo wants the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Claudette Singh to explain her decision to remove more than 25,000 names from the voters list if those persons do not uplift their national identification (ID) cards within 21 days. “Right now, we are calling on the Chairman to explain her decisions. That’s all we are saying. ...

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Commercial oil production begins offshore Guyana in December, 2019

Hess Corporation, one of the partners in the ExxonMobil-controlled oil operations offshore Guyana, says commercial oil production will begin in December 2019. “In September, we announced our 14th discovery in the Stabroek Block at Tripletail, offshore Guyana and are now targeting December for first oil from the Liza-1 development,” Chief Executive Officer of Hess Corporation, John Hess was quoted as ...

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