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Cameroonian and Guyanese win prestigious prize for women scientists

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 21:26 by Denis Chabrol Reproduced from Face2FaceAfrica Germaine Djuidje Kenmoe from Cameroon and Dawn Iona Fox from Guyana have won the prestigious OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. The high-profile award aims to recognize the scientific and career achievements of women from developing countries in five regions: Latin America and the ...

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Police Commissioner says did nothing wrong to self-grant firearm permits; Ramjattan tells reporters “haul yuh ass”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 19:04 by Denis Chabrol Outgoing Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud on Wednesday defended his decision to apply for personal firearm licences, saying that he was merely following what most other outgoing Police Commissioners had done. “If you look historically over the past twenty-five years, you would see that all the Commissioners, maybe with the ...

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Outgoing Police Commissioner ordered to revoke his own firearm licence

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 15:25 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud was ordered to revoke his own firearm dealer’s licence that he granted himself last month shortly after he resumed duty, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said. “What he did was undone by my instructing him to revoke that licence…What he did was undone by ...

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BREAKING NEWS: New oil discovery to push Guyana’s daily oil production to 500,000 barrels per day

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 9:09 by Denis Chabrol IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced Wednesday its seventh oil discovery offshore Guyana, following drilling at the Pacora-1 exploration well. ExxonMobil encountered approximately 65 feet (20 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The well was safely drilled to 18,363 feet (5,597 meters) depth in 6,781 feet (2,067 meters) of ...

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President instructs GDF to brief parliamentary committee on security situation near Venezuela border

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 21:35 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Tuesday said he has instructed the Guyana Defence Force to brief the bipartisan parliamentary committee on security about steps being taken to secure communities located along the 800 kilometre border with Venezuela as a result of the unstable situation in that country, as well as ...

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ExxonMobil makes 7th oil discovery offshore Guyana

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 19:11 by Denis Chabrol United States (US) oil giant, ExxonMobil, has found even more oil offshore Guyana but a company spokesman would not be drawn into comment about the amount found. Spokeswoman, Kimberley Brasington confirmed an announcement earlier Tuesday by Minister of Natural Resources that there has been another major oil find. She ...

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Trotman handing over oil responsibility to Granger’s ministry

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 21:48 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman is preparing to hand over responsibility for the oil and gas sector to the Ministry of the Presidency, government announced Tuesday. “The government will, in the coming months, establish the Department of Energy which will be housed in the Ministry of the Presidency,” ...

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AFC-sponsored no-confidence motion against Town Clerk unlikely to get APNU support

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 16:45 by Denis Chabrol An Alliance For Change (AFC)-sponsored no-confidence motion against Town Clerk Royston King is likely to be defeated because A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) councillors were not properly consulted, a senior politician and councillor said Tuesday. Oscar Clarke of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated APNU said he was ...

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Policewoman denies cavity search of teenage passenger

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 11:58 by Denis Chabrol A Guyanese anti-narcotics policewoman has so far denied that she placed her finger in the vagina of a 17-year old girl in search of narcotics, the force said. “A statement has been obtained from the female rank who denied to have conducted a cavity search of the victim who ...

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Govt delivers aid to Plaisance fire victims

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 9:35 by Denis Chabrol An estimated 40 persons, who were affected by a fire that ravaged an apartment complex and two houses in Plaisance on Mashramani Day, received support in the form of cash and other items today, from Ministry of Social Protection, Amna Ally. Minister Ally handed over beds and mattresses, stoves, ...

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February 2018