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GDF Coast Guard to get more vessels this year

President Irfaan Ali on Saturday announced that the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Coast Guard would before year-end be acquiring more Coast Guard vessels, and a team is set to leave for the United States (US) on Monday to examine what is available. He said the team would leave on Monday to inspect the performance of Coast Guard vessels that have ...

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Guyana Defence Force commissions new dual-use, medium-lift helicopter

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Saturday commissioned a Bell412 EPi medium lift helicopter that authorities intend to use to monitor the country’s fisheries zone, conduct search and rescue operations, and move troops in one-hop missions. GDF Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier Godfrey Bess said the chopper has been acquired at a time when Guyana continues to face aggression from Venezuela despite efforts ...

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Proprietors of Sleep-In, Club Privilege among several arrested for breaching COVID-19 rules- police

The proprietors of Sleep-In Hotel and Club Altitude were among several persons arrested overnight for allegedly breaching the COVID-19 curfew and they were all released on station bail pending charges. Proprietor of Sleep-In Bar & Casino, Clifton Bacchus and two bartenders as well as eight men and two women were arrested from that location on Church Street. Also arrested were ...

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APNU+AFC defends arrested former Lands and Surveys Commissioner Trevor Benn

The opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Wednesday evening defending former Commissioner of Lands and Surveys, Trevor Benn who remains in police custody. The APNU+AFC said Mr. Benn did not receive any money from land transactions on behalf of the State. “It is an established fact that Mr. Benn did not personally benefit from the ...

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Tug and barge owner pays GYD$16.3 million for damage to Demerara Bridge

The owner of a tug and barge that slammed into the Demerara Harbour Bridge last year December has paid GYD$16.3 million as the cost for damage to the thoroughfare, authorities said Wednesday. Minister of Public Works , Juan Edghill confirmed the amount of money in a brief interview with News-Talk Radio. The Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation says the final instalment ...

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Supermarket guard robbed of gun, ammo

A security guard, who was on duty at a supermarket on the Lusignan Railway Embankment was Tuesday night robbed of a handgun and ammunition by two men, the Guyana Police Force said. The robbery victim has been identified as Benson Jarvis who was on duty at A-Chang, Supermarket when the incident occurred between 10:00 PM and 10:10 PM He told ...

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Police seize suspected stolen motorcycles, frames from West Bank Demerara welding shop

A welder-fabricator of Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara and his father have been arrested and 13 motorcycles and frames have been seized from the location, the Guyana Police Force said Tuesday. Region Three Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Errol Watts is urging persons who have lost their motorcycles to visit the Vreed-en-Hoop station to see if any belongs to them. The motorcycles ...

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ExxonMobil to start drilling new exploration well this week

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil is set to drill another well in the Canje Block, offshore Guyana, after it was last week announced that the first well drilled -the Bulletwood-1 – failed to strike commercial oil volumes, OE Digital reported on Tuesday. The publication said ExxonMobil has now moved Stena Drilling’s Stena Carron drillship to the Jabillo-1 well location in the ...

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GTT gives GRPA boost for female reproductive health, cancer awareness

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) is assisting the Guyana Responsible Parenthood (GRPA) to diagnose and treat females suffering from diseases of the reproductive system. The company yesterday donated GYD$720,000 from its Pinktober funds to the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA). GTT says at least 170 women stand to benefit from the diagnosis and treatment. The telecoms provider, which made ...

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CGX to inject US$90 million into Guyana exploratory drilling

CGX Energy, a Canadian-based oil and gas firm focused on Guyana, expects to spud an exploration well in its Corentyne block in the second half of 2021, OE Digital reported Monday. In a recent update, CGX Energy said the Kawa-1 exploration is expected to be drilled to a depth of approximately 6,500 meters in a water depth of approximately 370 ...

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