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ExxonMobil faces increased fine for flaring

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 7:24 by Writer The ExxonMobil-led Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) will have to be pay a higher fine of US$50 per tonne of carbon monoxide, up from US$30, if it breaches the flaring rules under its Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)-renewed five-year permit for the Liza 1 project in the Stabroek Block.  ...

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Guyana to receive Covid-19 vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 7:33 by Writer Guyana is about to get COVID vaccines for children between five and 11 years old, Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony said. Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony said 50,000 doses, which are expected from Spain, would be administered to 25,000 children. He was optimistic that parents would be willing to allow ...

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Time to educate, crackdown on tobacco use

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 7:45 by Writer The Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony is urging Guyanese to call in authorities if they see anyone violating the No Tobacco Law as part of an overall crackdown on the potentially deadly habit by enforcement and education.  Dr Anthony said the government was relying on educating Guyanese about the ...

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President forges ahead with appointment of Police Service Commission

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 13:06 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Tuesday afternoon swore in three of the four members of the Police Service Commission (PSC), just over one hour after Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton threatened to take legal action if government went ahead and did so without the completion of consultations. Those taking the oath ...

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Norton refuses to meet Ali on Service Commissions; Govt will consider “what is good” for Guyana in appointing Chancellor, Chief Justice

Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2022, 22:38 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Monday refused to hold a second round of in-person consultations with President Irfaan Ali, saying he was busy and he has not received the basis for appointments to several commissions. “In any event, if my schedule did permit me to attend, I draw to ...

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Guyana virtually rules out seismic studies before oil blocks auction

Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2022, 21:22 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday said the Guyana government was yet to decide on whether t0 allow ExxonMobil to participate in this South American nation’s first ever auction of oil blocks set for later this year. He said a team of experts was currently advising the Guyana government ...

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Construction of Amaila Falls Hydropower power project hits snag

Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2022, 19:55 by Denis Chabrol Six months after China Railway was identified as the preferred bidder to open negotiations for the construction of the US$700 million Amaila Falls Hydropower project, that company has told the Guyana government it could not afford a Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) model, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said Monday. ...

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Peacemaker from Wakenaam shot dead at Tiger Creek

Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2022, 16:50 by Denis Chabrol An operator at Toolsie Persaud’s logging company at Tiger Creek, Essequibo River area was shot dead by a co-worker as a result of an accusation between the assailant and another man over claims of one of them “looking” at his wife, the Guyana Police Force said. Dead is 29-year ...

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One boat captain missing after collision, other captain arrested

Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2022, 16:25 by Denis Chabrol A boat captain disappeared two days ago when his boat collided with another vessel at Jawalla, Upper Mazaruni, and the other captain has been arrested as the probe continues, the Guyana Police Force said Monday. The collision occurred at about 5:45 PM on Saturday May, 28, 2022 resulting in ...

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Teacher was bludgeoned to death; husband still at large

Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2022, 16:10 by Denis Chabrol As police on Monday continued their manhunt for a man, who is the prime suspect in the death of his wife, an autopsy showed that she was battered to the head. Police say Government Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh has found that 39-year old Omega Ault died as a result ...

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