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Daily Archives: Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 22:18

Gasoline, diesel prices to drop with cut in excise tax

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 22:18 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government Wednesday night announced that the prices of gasoline and diesel were now expected to reduce as a result of a cut in the excise tax on fuels to cushion the impact of a spike in global oil prices to more than US$60 per barrel. In order ...

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Former Environmental Chief, ExxonMobil differ on legality of flaring

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 21:51 by Denis Chabrol Former Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adams and ExxonMobil were Wednesday at odds over the legality of the flaring of gas due to  a malfunctioned gas compressor that has since been flown to Germany for repairs. Dr. Adams said government should have ordered ExxonMobil ...

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Guyana asks US for help in locating boat with decomposed bodies

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 20:07 by Denis Chabrol Guyana on Wednesday asked the United States (US) for assistance to locate a drifting boat believed to have as much as 10 decomposed bodies, after aerial and sea operations failed to spot the vessel that was first seen on Monday afternoon, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) said. “The Maritime Administration ...

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Guyana’s COVID death toll now 189

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 17:14 by Denis Chabrol The COVID death toll in Guyana has climbed to 189 with the death of a 69-year old woman from region four Demerara – Mahaica, the Health Ministry said Wednesday. She died while receiving care at the Infectious Disease Centre. The health ministry says 51 persons tested positive for COVID-19 ...

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Seven charged with stoking racism

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 17:10 by Denis Chabrol The Ethnic Relations Commission, (ERC), has taken seven persons to court for allegedly exciting racial hostility. The ERC says five of them have pleaded guilty and have been fined. Three of them allegedly committed the offence in December, 2020 and four in January, 2021. John Gobin, Lashonna Chester, Stacy ...

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Trio on bail for guns, ammo seized from Port Mourant house

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 17:07 by Denis Chabrol Three men were Tuesday  granted bail after appearing in court for unlawful possession of weapons found in their possession by police. Police say they found two 9 MM pistols,  three magazines, thirty-two 9mm live rounds and fifty twelve gauge shotgun cartridges in a house at Port Mourant, Corentyne one ...

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Boat with decomposed bodies possibly sank, likely drifted from Africa

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 0:57 by Denis Chabrol Search and recovery experts believed that a vessel, with a number of decomposed bodies, seen adrift in the Atlantic sea offshore Guyana might have drifted from as far as Africa and eventually sank overnight Monday in bad weather. Director Maritime Safety, Retired Coast Guard Commander John Flores said the ...

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