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ExxonMobil denies agreeing to US$2.5 billion insurance; former EPA Chief suggests company is lying

Last Updated on Monday, 28 February 2022, 21:44 by Denis Chabrol ExxonMobil Guyana on Monday denied obtaining a US$2.5 billion insurance to cover the clean-up of the environment due to an oil spill or any other occurrence but former Executive Director of the Environmental Protection  Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adams hours later insisted that such coverage had been obtained during ...

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Policeman to be charged with causing death of couple in Mahaica Bridge crash

Last Updated on Monday, 28 February 2022, 16:52 by Denis Chabrol The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has recommended that a policeman be charged with causing the death of a man and his girlfriend by dangerous driving. The horrific accident occurred during a high-speed chase that ended on the Mahaica Bridge when the police pick-up slammed into the car and ...

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Civilian accuses Bartica traffic policemen of assault, threats

Last Updated on Monday, 28 February 2022, 16:46 by Denis Chabrol A civilian is alleging that he has been beaten and threatened by police during a traffic stop. The man, named Christopher Creighton, of Bartica has released a video on Facebook showing what appears to be part of an account of what transpired. In the video a man is heard ...

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Guyana embarks on targeted campaign to counter vaccine hesitancy

Last Updated on Monday, 28 February 2022, 14:29 by Denis Chabrol Guyana, with international assistance, on Monday launched a campaign to counter pockets of hesitancy in taking COVID-19 vaccines because the fight against the potentially deadly virus is not over. Health workers are being trained by providing information and knowledge about the vaccines so that they could return to communities ...

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USAID power-sharing recommendation should be used as springboard- WPA

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 February 2022, 18:02 by Denis Chabrol The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) wants the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded report that recommends power-sharing to be used as a springboard for a campaign to realise that goal. WPA executive member, Tacuma Ogunseye said while the US was now pushing power-sharing for its own interest, that ...

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Former city businessman, politician John Simon De Freitas dies

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 February 2022, 11:22 by Denis Chabrol Former prominent Georgetown businessman and politician, John Simon De Freitas, has died in Madeira, Portugal to where he had migrated several years ago, the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) said on Sunday. “He was a highly-regarded businessman and corporate manager He was a devoted member of the Party and ...

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Sonny Ramadhin: West Indies’ legendary spin bowler dies aged 92

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 February 2022, 11:10 by Denis Chabrol Reproduced from the BBC  Former West Indies off-spinner Sonny Ramadhin has died at the age of 92. Born in Trinidad, he took 158 wickets in 43 Tests between 1950 and 1961, but he was best known for his exploits in the 1950 series against England. Bowling in tandem with ...

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BREAKING: Fire guts major Wakenaam business, residence

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 February 2022, 7:34 by Denis Chabrol An early Sunday morning fire destroyed a residence and a major business on the Essequibo island of Wakenaam. The business owner’s name is Anil Rambarran. He was rushed to the Wakenaam Hospital because his blood pressure apparently increased, sources said. The hospital now only has one doctor as the ...

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Guyanese media workers in BVI charged with forgery

Last Updated on Friday, 25 February 2022, 7:58 by Denis Chabrol Reproduced from BVI Platinum News Following months of investigations, Journalist Cathyolivia Richards, known as Cathy, was arrested and faced charges relating to forgery, stemming from a Work Permit renewal application submitted to the Labour Department mid-last year. Richards, 48, a Guyanese residing at Fort Hill, is charged along with ...

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Guyana unites against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 February 2022, 15:31 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government and the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Thursday united in condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “The Government of Guyana condemns the violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russia. We call for an immediate cessation of Military action,” the Foreign Ministry said in a ...

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February 2022