Daily Archives: Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 22:16

ExxonMobil reconfirms March 2020 for first-oil pour

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 22:16 by Denis Chabrol ExxonMobil on Tuesday reconfirmed that Guyana will pump up its first barrel of oil in March 2020, even as the Guyana government continued to fend off criticisms of the 2016 production sharing agreement. Vice President of ExxonMobil Development Company, Lisa Walters said work was well advanced by several companies ...

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GECOM Chairman rejects re-employment of Vishnu Persaud as Deputy Chief Elections Officer

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 17:19 by Denis Chabrol The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice James Patterson on Tuesday used his casting vote to reject the re-hiring of Vishnu Persaud as Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DECO), a move the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has condemned. “I have great fears that we cannot rely ...

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UG Vice Chancellor to have greater control of UG’s day-to-day operations; interest groups to be removed from Council if governance model changes

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 16:29 by Denis Chabrol The University of Guyana (UG) on Tuesday announced that  a proposal is on the table for a smaller Council that will be solely responsible for policy while the Vice Chancellor and team will be given greater autonomy to run the institution. UG Registrar, Dr. Nigel Gravesande said the Task ...

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CANU in major cocaine, marijuana haul; five arrested

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 10:34 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has announced one of its single biggest drug hauls – 35 kilogrammes of marijuana and 13.8 kilogrammes of cocaine- since its establishment several years ago. Those arrested and expected to be arraigned on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, are Khamraj Lall, Marlon Lawrence, Rajendra Persaud, Cleve Thornhill, ...

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ExxonMobil begins development drilling offshore Guyana

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 9:59 by Denis Chabrol IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Liza Phase 1 development continues to rapidly progress, with the commencement of development drilling offshore Guyana, ExxonMobil said Tuesday. Development drilling began in May for the first of 17 wells planned for Phase 1, laying the foundation for production startup in 2020. The company and its co-venturers have ...

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