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Daily Archives: December 23, 2019

Granger-led coalition “likely” to win next “close” election -US Congress report

The United States Congressional Research Service (CRS), a think-tank for the United States (U.S.) Congress, says some analysts believe that the David Granger-led coalition is likely to win next year’s general elections. “Past general elections in Guyana suggest the 2020 race will be close, but some analysts contend the APNU/AFC’s multiparty and cross-ethnic coalition is likely to sustain the Granger ...

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6,500 new voter registrants not found – GECOM

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Monday night said 6,534 of the 16,863 new voter registrants were not confirmed during a five-day field verification exercise. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward released figures showing that 10,329 registrants were confirmed. Ward said the more than 6,500 others could not be verified for various reasons including not being at home at the time scrutineers and ...

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Fisherman arrested for barbecue fork murder

A 67-year-old fisherman, is now in police custody for the alleged murder of 32-year-old Balchan Avai Baichan of no fixed place of abode. The killing took place at the fisherman’s Logwood Squatting Area, Enmore North, East Coast Demerara residence on Sunday about 1:20pm. Investigations so far revealed that the suspect was on his verandah imbibing when Baichan entered his yard ...

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ExxonMobil makes 15th oil discovery offshore Guyana at Mako-1 well

IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil said today it made an oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Mako-1 well southeast of the Liza field, marking the 15th discovery on the Stabroek Block. The discovery adds to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than 6 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek Block. Mako-1 encountered approximately 164 feet (50 meters) of a ...

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