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Monthly Archives: June 2016

UPDATED: Man kills injures mother, kills wife, baby at Crane, West Coast Demerara

Last Updated on Friday, 1 July 2016, 18:34 by Denis Chabrol A man chopped off his mother’s hand and hacked to death his wife and their baby early Friday morning at Crane Village, West Coast Demerara, police confirmed. He also chopped off his mother’s hand and she was rushed to the West Demerara Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery. The assailant was ...

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Political Scientists, Opposition Leader weigh in on Omar Sharif’s arrest for alleged tax evasion, money laundering

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 June 2016, 16:32 by Denis Chabrol Amid lingering concerns in some sections of Guyanese society about why the coalition government had not fired Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency, Omar Sharif shortly after assuming office more than one year ago, political analysts were Thursday offering mixed views about his arrest for alleged financial ...

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Ministry of Presidency’s Permanent Secretary arrested for alleged financial crimes

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 June 2016, 14:59 by Denis Chabrol Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP), Mr. Omar Sharif has been sent on leave by Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon.  Sharif is a former senior member of the People’s Progressive Party and a former head of that party’s youth arm, the Progressive Youth Organisation. In ...

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Harmon to Jagdeo: “Diplomats don’t dictate to us”

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 June 2016, 12:43 by Denis Chabrol Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Thursday denied claims by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that government has been taking instructions from key Western diplomats on how to run Guyana. “We are not being dictated to by any foreign diplomat and we will not be dictated to by any foreign ...

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Inquiry launched into unauthorised departure of planes from international airport

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 June 2016, 12:23 by Denis Chabrol An inquiry has been launched into the unauthorized departure of two light aircraft from the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport almost one week ago, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Thursday. He said Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson advised Cabinet that an inquiry has been launched as ...

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ExxonMobil says second well offshore Guyana confirms significant oil discovery of 800 million to 1.4 billion barrels of high-quality oil

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 June 2016, 8:07 by Denis Chabrol IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today said that drilling results from the Liza-2 well, the second exploration well in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, confirm a world-class discovery with a recoverable resource of between 800 million and 1.4 billion oil-equivalent barrels. “We are excited by the results of ...

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Prominent Guyanese business executive honoured by Rotary International, Rotary Club of Guyana

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 22:37 by Denis Chabrol The Rotary Club of Demerara, a well-established service organisation known for promoting service above self in Guyana, presented veteran Guyanese Business Executive Ramesh Dookhoo with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award at its annual ‘Handing-Over’ Dinner  on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Pegasus Hotel. The Paul Harris Fellow ...

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Lethem students to benefit from new, cheaper bus service

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 18:53 by Denis Chabrol As part of its drive to improve on school attendance in Lethem, the Lethem Town Council plans to introduce a school bus service. Mayor of Lethem, Carlton Beckles, said that the Municipality will be purchasing two new 32-seater buses to start the new school year. “The president has charged ...

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Guyana better equipped to host regional and international basketball games

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 18:58 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese basketball players can now enjoy a basketball court which meets international standards and for the first time, the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) games will be held in Guyana. The Ministry of Culture Youth & Sport upgraded court at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall valued at GYD$20M. This amount includes ...

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