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Govt confirms Demerara Distillers Limited will help restart Enmore sugar estate for molasses; hundreds rehired

The Guyana government appears to have finalised a deal with the privately-owned Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) for the restart of the Enmore sugar estate to produce molasses for that company, a high-level government official said Sunday. The Head of the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Colvin Heath-London said almost 200 workers have ...

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Bandits shot dead; guns, ammo, stolen animals, other items recovered

Two suspected bandits were shot dead and two others were arrested Friday morning shortly after they held three male labourers at gunpoint  and stole several items. The Guyana Police Force said the robbery occurred at a ranch house at Potocco Creek, Berbice River. Dead are 37-year old Indarjit ‘Danny’ Sham of Betsy Ground Village ,East Canje and 21-year old Amar ...

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Thick black substance on Georgetown seashore not from Exxon’s operations

ExxonMobil on Friday said a thick black substance that has showed up in seawater and on the Kingston, Georgetown operations has absolutely nothing to do with its oil exploration operations 200 miles offshore Guyana. ‘We can confirm there was no operational upset related to ExxonMobil’s operations offshore Guyana. The substance found in the Kingston seashore, Georgetown area is not a ...

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President’s Ministry hails Raphael Trotman’s “sterling” contribution to Guyana’s oil sector

The Ministry of the Presidency has refuted reports that Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman has been stripped of responsibility for the petroleum sector and has instead singled out his contribution to laying the groundwork for the fast-growing oil and gas sector. “The Natural Resources Minister has provided sterling leadership in the development of the sector and it is under ...

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Cameroonian and Guyanese win prestigious prize for women scientists

Reproduced from Face2FaceAfrica Germaine Djuidje Kenmoe from Cameroon and Dawn Iona Fox from Guyana have won the prestigious OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. The high-profile award aims to recognize the scientific and career achievements of women from developing countries in five regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, the Arab region, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia, and ...

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Police Commissioner says did nothing wrong to self-grant firearm permits; Ramjattan tells reporters “haul yuh ass”

Outgoing Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud on Wednesday defended his decision to apply for personal firearm licences, saying that he was merely following what most other outgoing Police Commissioners had done. “If you look historically over the past twenty-five years, you would see that all the Commissioners, maybe with the exception of one, granted themselves firearm licences,” he said shortly after ...

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BREAKING NEWS: New oil discovery to push Guyana’s daily oil production to 500,000 barrels per day

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced Wednesday its seventh oil discovery offshore Guyana, following drilling at the Pacora-1 exploration well. ExxonMobil encountered approximately 65 feet (20 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The well was safely drilled to 18,363 feet (5,597 meters) depth in 6,781 feet (2,067 meters) of water. Drilling commenced on Jan. 29, 2018. “This latest discovery further ...

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ExxonMobil makes 7th oil discovery offshore Guyana

United States (US) oil giant, ExxonMobil, has found even more oil offshore Guyana but a company spokesman would not be drawn into comment about the amount found. Spokeswoman, Kimberley Brasington confirmed an announcement earlier Tuesday by Minister of Natural Resources that there has been another major oil find. She said the Pacora Well, where the latest oil deposit has been ...

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