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Daily Archives: October 3, 2018

Guyanese oil sector companies lining up to acquire international standards certification

ExxonMobil’s Centre for Local Business Development (CLBD) on Wednesday announced that several other Guyanese companies in the oil and gas sector have begun taking steps to achieve internationally recognised quality management and assurance standards. The announcement was made at the unveiling of International Standards Organisation (ISO9001:2015) standard for Guysons Engineering, the first Guyanese company to have acquired such a standard ...

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Convicted prison orderly, prison officers implicated in marijuana hauls at Timehri, New Amsterdam Prisons

A prison orderly, who is serving a jail term for buggery and rape, and two prison officers at the Timehri and New Amsterdam Prisons have been implicated in the smuggling of marijuana into those penitentiaries. At the Timehri Prison, a prison officer was Wednesday morning arrested after a prison orderly, who is serving a 20-year sentence for buggery and rape, ...

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GRA seizes 17,000 gallons of smuggled diesel aboard fishing vessel converted to transport fuel

Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) officers of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) seized 80,000 litres (17,597 gallons) of diesel aboard a fishing vessel that was converted to  ship fuel, the agency said. “The officers conducted a rummage of the vessel and it was discovered that even though the intended use of the vessel was listed as “fishing purposes”, the ...

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‘Operation Crackdown’ on bad mining practices that are causing deadly pit cave-ins

The Guyana government has begun what could turn out to be  a major crackdown on mining practices that have been causing mining pits to cave in and killing miners, the Ministry of Natural Resources indicated. The Ministry of  Natural Resources Ministry said its Compliance Division’s Corp of Wardens, and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission have been tasked to “address problems ...

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