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Dutch research ship adrift off Guyana’s coast

Public Works Minister Juan Edghill on Saturday confirmed that a Dutch research vessel, FUGRO BRASILIS, was disabled and adrift off Guyana’s coast. He said a notice to mariners was issued early Saturday morning. Mr Edghill said the owner or the agent as not yet said when the vessel would be hauled into shore or fixed. Maritime Bulletin reports that FUGRO ...

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Guyana mulls buying stone from Canada

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday announced that Guyana would soon have to import stone from Canada and other countries to avoid a shortage as the government fast-tracks its road construction and rehabilitation works in 2023. “We might have to import from Canada and other places now so we need a lot of aggregate. Without that, the road programmes can’t ...

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Guyana listed in proposed Caribbean ferry network but deeper CARICOM integration, port upgrades necessary- UNECLAC

Guyana has been identified as one of several Caribbean countries that could be part of a regional ferry network which is expected to be cheaper than airfares if slower vessels are used, and the proposed Public-Private Partnership model would have to include the upgrading of wharves, according to a study done for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA). ...

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Brothers confess to killing Land Surveyor after he allegedly threatened them- police

Two brothers on Sunday- Christmas Day-  confessed to the killing of well-known interior Land Surveyor, Ricky Oswald Ambrose, after he allegedly shot at their camp and threatened to kill them if they did not move from the land on which they were working, police said Monday. Investigators said Randel Layne and Mario Moses confessed that they waylaid Ambrose,40, on October ...

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Dominican Republic low-cost airline interested in flying to Guyana

The Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lt Col. Egbert Field has confirmed that the Dominican Republic-headquartered low-cost airline, Arajet, is interested in adding Guyana to its routes. He said the carrier wrote the GCAA last month asking about the procedures and requirements for serving the Guyana market. Lt. Col. Field’s confirmation came after Arajet on December ...

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Hess, CNOOC don’t need separate permits- Court of Appeal

Outspoken activist, Ramon Gaskin is preparing to take his case to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) after the Guyana Court of Appeal upheld a High Court decision that the Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited’s (EEPGL) other joint venture partners, Hess and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), in the Stabroek Block  did not need separate licences, a lawyer ...

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PNCR’s Carol Smith-Joseph slapped with 14 fraud charges; granted GY$140,000 bail

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) activist Carol Smith-Joseph on Wednesday appeared in court for 14 fraud charges because she allegedly “solely” approving transactions totalling GY$6.1 million while she a board director of the Mahaica Abary Rice Development Scheme (MARDS) Rice Milling Complex Limited. She appeared before Mahaicony Magistrate, Marissa Mittelholzer with defence lawyers Nigel Hughes and Roysdale Forde. The accused ...

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Guyana prepares to tighten security, safety for tourism industry

In the wake of the death of two tourists in Guyana’s interior within the past two months, Guyana’s tourism industry stakeholders have laid the groundwork for stringent safety and security rules which could eventually become laws or regulations, officials said. Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Kamrul Baksh suggested that recent separate deaths occurred because of a breach of ...

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Schlumberger ordered to stop storing, using radioactive materials at East Bank Demerara location

The High Court on Friday ruled that the France-headquartered Schlumberger, a global provider of products and services to ExxonMobil’s operations in Guyana, must stop storing, using and possessing radioactive materials at its facility at Houston, East Bank Demerara. Justice Nareshwar Harnanan, in handing down his decision, agreed with the plaintiffs that the environmental permits awarded by the Guyana government’s Environmental ...

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