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High-tech seismic ship searching for oil

A three-month seismic survey to search for oil in commercial quantities is scheduled to begin on Monday, according to officials of the Spanish oil exploration company, Repsol. The company has hired a state-of-the-art vessel, the Polarcus Asima , to undertake seismic two dimensional (2D) and three dimensional (3D) surveys in the eastern Guyana Offshore – Kanuku Block. This round of ...

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10,000 acres Guyana land for TT farmers

(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY).-FINANCE Minister Larry Howai is Monday poised to announce in the Budget presentation that 10,000 acres of land in Guyana will be made available for use by local farmers under the terms of a new facility to be administered by the Ministry of Food Production. The facility is the result of the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding ...

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Gunmen invade Wakenaam, businessman shot

A tense calm Saturday night gripped Wakenaam after gunmen invaded the Essequibo Island and entered home and shot a businessman, well-placed sources said. Three wedding receptions on different parts of the island ceased and residents stayed indoors as the news spread across the 7.5 square mile agriculture-dependent island whose population is about 10,000 persons. Sources said eight attackers arrived by ...

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Art Williams-Harry Wendt aeronautical school grad dies in accident

A former aeronautical engineer was early Saturday morning killed in a road accident on the West Coast Demerara, according to well-placed sources. The dead man has been identified as 29-year old Asif Hussein of Independence Street, La Grange, West Bank Demerara. He was a graduate of the Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School and later worked with Air ...

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Gambling leads to windpipe slashing

A Kumaka ,North West man was up to early Saturday morning clinging to his life after he was stabbed the night before by another man after playing a “chic-chic” board game. Reports are that Sherwin Smith,aka “Ugly” ,36, who  operates  his board game at Kumaka won more than $100,000 in takings from another man tonight while the game was being ...

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Despite constraints, criticisms GPL is going places – CEO

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Incorporated, Bharrat Dindyal said that there is a technological solution to the problem of loss reduction, but it requires an investment of tens of millions of US dollars. He was at the time speaking at a public forum, hosted by the power company on Friday at Duke Lodge, Kingston. ...

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“Anti-man” and “sexy” led to murder outside Baroombar

The killing of a man outside a Brazilian strip club might have been sparked off when he hurled a gay label at his assailant who had objected to him calling his girlfriend “sexy”, a court was told Friday. 34-year old Kurt Clarke of 1159 Pigeon Place, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown was not required to plea to the indictable charge of murder. ...

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Asphaltic concrete production set to increase

Berbice could soon begin producing more asphaltic concrete if an investor wins approval to build a plant to the tune of GUY$100 million and bring down the cost of what he says is a high quality road construction material. Shortly after handing over his proposal to Junior Finance Minister, Juan Edghill at Belvedere Village, East Berbice, Keith Lewis said he ...

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Only UN-approved military action in Syria- Caricom, Cuba

Guyana is among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member nations that are opposed to a unilateral military strike by the United States on Syria and instead want the United Nations (UN) to take that decision. “We reaffirm our support for peace and for the principles of international law including the peaceful solution of disputes, and stress that any military action against Syria ...

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Three feared drowned in Potaro area

Three persons are feared dead in the Potaro area after the vessel they were sailing in sank four days ago, an official said Friday. The names of the missing persons were not immediately known. However, Dev Persaud confirmed that the three persons were missing since Monday (September 2). He declined to give their names. Persaud said the boat was transporting ...

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