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British oil company finds more oil offshore Guyana

The London-listed Irish explorer Tullow Oil said on Monday that it has made a second oil discovery off the coast of Guyana, after the Joe-1 exploration well successfully opened a new upper tertiary oil play in the Guyana basin. The move follows a “substantial and high value oil discovery” by Tullow Oil in its Jethro-1 exploration well, in the same area of ...

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28 Guyanese signal interest in returning home from The Bahamas; family of 5 back home: “I know despite wherever we go, Guyana will not refuse its citizens out there,”- teacher

Even as the government finalises arrangements to facilitate the evacuation 28 other Guyanese from storm-torn Bahamas to their homeland, a man and his family Sunday night were the first State-sponsored returnees. “We dealt with this first five, this family, and we anticipate there are others…We do not leave Guyanese in distress outside of Guyana,” said Minister of Citizenship and Immigration ...

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Guyana’s environmental protection rules force out Nalco chemical warehouse possibly to Trinidad

A United States (US)-headquartered company that has been facing resistance in setting up a petrochemical bond to supply oil to ExxonMobil’s production operations offshore Guyana will be moving its operations to Trinidad, sources said. Head of Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adam’s told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that Nalco Champion (Guyana) Inc. last week Friday officially ...

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Schoolboy stabbed to death

Police on Friday say are investigating an alleged murder committed on 15-year-old Derril Wong. The suspect is in custody assisting with the investigation, police added. The incident involving the student of 42 Plaisance, East Coast Demerara occurred on Thursday, September 12, at about 4 p.m. at Graham Street Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. “Initial investigations have revealed that the deceased and ...

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GECOM seeks to shorten deadlines to hold elections this year – governing coalition

Top representatives of the governing coalition were told by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh that she hopes to be ready for elections late this year. Shortly after a meeting with the seven-member commission, leader of the coalition’s delegation, Volda Lawrence told reporters that GECOM would seek to shorten some administrative deadlines to be ...

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OPINION: 18 years later: the legacy of 9/11

By GHK Lall It is eighteen years later. For me, over here now in sunstroke Guyana, it is yesterday. That terrible day so long ago has ushered in a few things, which roil over there today, and are yet to climax. Outlooks started to change there and then; inexorably hardened to where things are now. I heard some of them ...

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Chief Elections Officer admitted to Caribbean Heart Institute

The Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield was Tuesday afternoon admitted to the Caribbean Heart Institute (CHI), well-placed sources disclosed. The sources said Lowenfield already underwent a series of tests as doctors continue to monitor his condition. He reportedly left Tuesday afternoon’s meeting with the Guyana Elections Commission prematurely after complaining of feeling unwell. This is the second time in about ...

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Jagdeo cautiously optimistic about GECOM meeting outcome

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo earlier Tuesday emerged from a meeting with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) guardedly optimistic about the next steps. Mr. Jagdeo said he and his delegation from the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) expressed concern about several issues. He says the solution is to move swiftly to claims and objections. He said he and his delegation went through ...

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BREAKING: JetBlue flying to Guyana from next April

JetBlue on Tuesday announced it is again expanding its large Latin America and Caribbean network with new nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO). Flights will operate daily on JetBlue’s new A321neo aircraft beginning April 2, 2020 with seats available for purchase in the U.S. starting today. “Guyana service ...

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OPINION: Clashing Guyanese and American priorities

By GHK Lall The US Ambassador could not have been clearer in where, from the perspective of her responsibilities and country, the priority of interests focuses. Though couched in the careful and studied language favored by diplomats, there could – and should – be no mistaking the position of strength from which she spoke, and the thrusts embedded in those. ...

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