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Inquiry launched into unauthorised departure of planes from international airport

An inquiry has been launched into the unauthorized departure of two light aircraft from the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport almost one week ago, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Thursday. He said Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson advised Cabinet that an inquiry has been launched as part of government’s efforts to ensure there is no repeat of ...

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ExxonMobil says second well offshore Guyana confirms significant oil discovery of 800 million to 1.4 billion barrels of high-quality oil

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today said that drilling results from the Liza-2 well, the second exploration well in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, confirm a world-class discovery with a recoverable resource of between 800 million and 1.4 billion oil-equivalent barrels. “We are excited by the results of a production test of the Liza-2 well, which confirms the presence ...

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Sweeping changes required to effectively monitor natural resources- civil society organisation; Guyana to apply for EITI membership in November

With Guyana expected to apply to the global transparency watchdog for extractive industries in November for membership, the newly-formed civil society organisation, Policy Forum Guyana, says effective monitoring of open and accountable management of Guyana’s natural resources will require a drastic changes in the existing system. “If we are going to manage extractive resources, there is a whole range of ...

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More than G$14.5m raised during Education Resource Ambassadors Conference; academics call for govt to provide emergency funding

Contributions of cash, scholarships and pledges totaling over US$70,000 dollars or 14.5 million Guyana dollars were among the major outcomes of the first University of Guyana (UG) Education Resource Ambassadors Conference, and participants say it is now time for government to provide emergency funding. “Be it resolved that the University of Guyana Educational Resource Ambassadors hereby call on the Government of ...

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Guyana laying ground work to become oil producer

Guyana is preparing to pass new legislation, tighten existing regulations and establish a new oversight body to govern the still lucrative oil and gas sector, according to a well-placed source. The proposed regulatory board for oil and gas is expected to include representatives from civil society, the opposition and government, rather than just the minister responsible for petroleum. “There is ...

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Georgetown needs “parking lots” – Granger

President David Granger on Monday signaled the need for “parking lots” in Georgetown, but stayed clear of any direct reference to the controversial parking meter issue. Addressing a sitting of the full Georgetown City Council at City Hall, the Guyanese leader listed several items that he suggested the municipality’s elected decision-makers should consider putting in place. “Let us have bus ...

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City Councillors told to find new location for ‘Parliament View’ vendors ; Granger wants better accommodation for street vendors

Moments after President David Granger said he wanted to see Georgetown vendors being properly housed, Town Clerk Royston King called on City Councillors to craft a policy on street vending and find a new location before November- the new deadline for the vendors to remove from a plot of land to which they have been relocated. “The Council will have ...

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One plane barred from leaving Anguilla

One of the planes that was flown out of Guyana without genuine clearances  Sunday morning left  Anguilla for Puerto Rico, while the other was left behind on that tiny British dependency, according to usually reliable sources. The sources said the Cessna 206, bearing registration number 8R-GTP, was allowed to leave Anguilla’s Clayton Lloyd International Airport after receiving clearance from the civil ...

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