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Payara licence says no routine flaring permitted but more studies needed for reinjecting produced water

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 October 2020, 6:17 by Denis Chabrol The production licence for the Payara oil field, which was signed on Thursday after a review of ExxonMobil’s field development plan, prohibits routine flaring but provides for more studies on the pros and cons of reinjecting produced water. In the document signed by representatives of Esso Exploration and Production ...

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AFC Leader Ramjattan chides APNU/PNCR for breaking political agreements; Harmon hopes Patterson rethinks resignation

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 20:48 by Denis Chabrol Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday said A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) councillors’ vote for one of their members to be the Vice Chairman of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) was a clear violation of a recently inked formal agreement between the two political organisations. ...

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ExxonMobil approves US$9 billion investment in Payara after Guyana govt gives greenlight

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 19:33 by Denis Chabrol IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil has made its final investment decision to proceed with the Payara field  offshore development in Guyana after receiving government approvals. Payara is the third project in  the Stabroek Block and is expected to produce up to 220,000 barrels of oil per day after startup in  ...

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PNCR executive member says lone AFC Regional Vice Chairman reflects political agreement with APNU

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 12:46 by Denis Chabrol People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive member, Dr. Karen Cummings on Wednesday said the allocation of one  Regional Vice Chairmanship position to the Alliance For Change (AFC) appears to be in keeping formula with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). Her remarks came against the background of concerns that ...

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Georgetown Public Hospital nurses warned of disciplinary action as protest continues

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 8:33 by Denis Chabrol Protesting nurses of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) remained defiant in their quest for a range of benefits, despite a warning against abandoning their posts. The nurses, backed by the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) again protested outside Guyana’s primary health care institution to ...

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Surinamese held with machine gun, ammo, cash at border crossing

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 22:21 by Denis Chabrol A Surinamese man has been arrested in connection with the alleged discovery of a large amount of cash, a submachine gun and ammunition at the Guyana side of the back-track route with Suriname, police said. The 26-year old man, who is from Lot Zuelen, Paramaribo, Suriname, was allegedly carrying ...

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Franchisee for several US fast food chains sells majority stake to grow, expand

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 21:40 by Denis Chabrol SEAF Caribbean SME Growth Fund has acquired a majority ownership interest in Camex Restaurants Inc. in Guyana, which will enable the fast food restaurant franchisee to push its growth and expansion plans. The transaction will be completed over the coming week. Camex Restaurants Inc. is Guyana’s largest restaurant operator ...

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Convicted armed robber escapes from jail

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 21:17 by Denis Chabrol A man, who is serving a three-year prison sentence for armed robbery, Tuesday afternoon from the Lusignan Prison where he and others had been assigned to work in the kitchen, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. He has been identified as 23-year old James Moore of 544 New Road, ...

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Fake Samsung devices hit COVID-19 education efforts; Consumer Commission gets refunds for buyers

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 17:17 by Denis Chabrol Several stores have been selling fake Samsung tablets to people who are eager to take advantage of Online teaching-learning devices, but the  Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) says consumers have been complaining that many of the devices cannot download apps. A CCAC spokeswoman said that regulatory agency has ...

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No talks with APNU+AFC unless Harmon recognises PPP as “legitimately elected” government – Pres. Ali

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 15:51 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Tuesday categorically ruled out any political engagement with the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) unless he is recognised as the Head of State and Government by Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon. “Mr. Harmon must be honest enough to correct the wrongs he ...

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September 2020