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ExxonMobil, EPA “close” to agreeing to $2 billion environmental assurance

Last Updated on Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 20:47 by Denis Chabrol ExxonMobil’s controlled Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) on Wednesday said it was very close to reaching agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a US$2 billion assurance to help fund a clean-up should there be an oil spill. EEPGL’s Vice President and Business Services  Manager, Phillip ...

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Former Police Service Commission Chairman can challenge suspension; Attorney General appeals “unlawful, unconstitutional” decision

Last Updated on Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 19:50 by Denis Chabrol The High Court on Wednesday afternoon ruled that now former Chairman of the Police Service Commission Paul Slowe can challenge the suspension of himself and the other then commissioners by President Irfaan Ali. But Attorney General Anil Nandlall hours later filed a notice of appeal saying that the Judge’s ...

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OPINION: Putin and Ukraine come to Guyana

Last Updated on Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 7:57 by Denis Chabrol By GHK Lall The war in Ukraine has now arrived in Guyana.  In days ahead, I believe that more of its effects and the surrounding visions generated will visit this land, and have several impacts on it.  They are all negative for the Guyanese people, and I start with ...

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PNCR yet to shortlist nominees to replace Harmon

Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 13:04 by Denis Chabrol The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Tuesday said it was yet to shortlist candidates who might replace Mr. Joseph Harmon as parliamentarian for the opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC). PNCR General Secretary, Shurwayne Holder declined to confirm whether Retired Rear Admiral, Gary ...

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Russia-Ukraine war spirals GPL’s fuel bill causing “extremely challenging and unsustainable position”

Last Updated on Monday, 7 March 2022, 23:44 by Denis Chabrol The state-owned Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) on Monday said the Russia-Ukraine war has triggered a sharp spike in the price of fuel, resulting in monthly operational expenses being GY$4.5 billion compared to GY$3 billion in revenues. “As we witness these developments from a safe distance, the effects ...

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Region Four Chairman, father-in-law being investigated for alleged gun-related threats

Last Updated on Monday, 7 March 2022, 7:03 by Denis Chabrol The Chairman of  Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Daniel Seeram and his father-in-law are under investigation over allegations that they threatened each other with their licensed firearms. Head of the Guyana Police Force Criminal Investigations Department, Wendell Blanhum confirms that a probe is underway. He says that Mr. Seeram’s licensed handgun ...

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Guyana hopes Guatemala can revive GUYSUCO; Ali says industry won’t be shuttered

Last Updated on Sunday, 6 March 2022, 18:19 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Sunday said government was turning to Guatemala, Latin America’s second largest sugar producer, to revive the ailing Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) which he insisted would not be closed because of its socio-economic and financial importance. “That is why Guatemala is also coming in to help ...

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President mum on reasons for rejecting opposition nominees for NRF Board

Last Updated on Sunday, 6 March 2022, 16:38 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali was Sunday tight-lipped on reasons for rejecting opposition nominees to sit on the governing board of the Natural Resources Fund (NRF), suggesting that the parliamentary majoritarian process in the appointments committee in the end held sway in favour of one of government’s nominees. “The parliamentary process ...

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