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Gasoline, diesel prices to drop with cut in excise tax

The Guyana government Wednesday night announced that the prices of gasoline and diesel were now expected to reduce as a result of a cut in the excise tax on fuels to cushion the impact of a spike in global oil prices to more than US$60 per barrel. In order to minimise the impact on domestic consumers, particularly the travelling public ...

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Former Environmental Chief, ExxonMobil differ on legality of flaring

Former Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adams and ExxonMobil were Wednesday at odds over the legality of the flaring of gas due to  a malfunctioned gas compressor that has since been flown to Germany for repairs. Dr. Adams said government should have ordered ExxonMobil to shut down its operations until the gas compressor is fixed, ...

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Guyana asks US for help in locating boat with decomposed bodies

Guyana on Wednesday asked the United States (US) for assistance to locate a drifting boat believed to have as much as 10 decomposed bodies, after aerial and sea operations failed to spot the vessel that was first seen on Monday afternoon, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) said. “The Maritime Administration Department has published a Navigational Warning via the US National and  ...

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Guyana’s COVID death toll now 189

The COVID death toll in Guyana has climbed to 189 with the death of a 69-year old woman from region four Demerara – Mahaica, the Health Ministry said Wednesday. She died while receiving care at the Infectious Disease Centre. The health ministry says 51 persons tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the total recorded cases to 8,313. There are ...

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Seven charged with stoking racism

The Ethnic Relations Commission, (ERC), has taken seven persons to court for allegedly exciting racial hostility. The ERC says five of them have pleaded guilty and have been fined. Three of them allegedly committed the offence in December, 2020 and four in January, 2021. John Gobin, Lashonna Chester, Stacy Smartt, Glynis Gibson and Tiffany Greene were all fined after they ...

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Trio on bail for guns, ammo seized from Port Mourant house

Three men were Tuesday  granted bail after appearing in court for unlawful possession of weapons found in their possession by police. Police say they found two 9 MM pistols,  three magazines, thirty-two 9mm live rounds and fifty twelve gauge shotgun cartridges in a house at Port Mourant, Corentyne one week ago. The firearms and ammunition were lodged and the suspects ...

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Boat with decomposed bodies possibly sank, likely drifted from Africa

Search and recovery experts believed that a vessel, with a number of decomposed bodies, seen adrift in the Atlantic sea offshore Guyana might have drifted from as far as Africa and eventually sank overnight Monday in bad weather. Director Maritime Safety, Retired Coast Guard Commander John Flores said the vessel, which is fairly deep, might have accumulated sea water or ...

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Prisoners escape from Mazaruni jail

Four prisoners on Tuesday escaped from the Mazaruni Prison, the Guyana Police Force said. They have been identified as Imran Ramsaywack, Kenrick Lyte, Samuel Gouveia and Ryan Jones. Police appealed to the escapees to surrender and avoid a possible confrontation. “An appeal is being made to the escapees to surrender to the police or relevant authority, to avoid any serious ...

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New oil agreements will ensure Guyana earns more; businesses told higher prices will reduce oil profits- Jagdeo

The Guyana government on Monday cautioned businesses against racking up the cost of goods and services because that would reduce the country’s profit share, but said future Production Sharing Agreements (PSA) would ensure this country earns much more from the oil and gas sector. “The oil companies would have to understand that they would have to work differently in Guyana,” ...

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Shopkeeper injured while speeding with GGMC’s All Terrain Vehicle

A 19-year old shopkeeper, who rode an All Terrain Vehicle belonging to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), got into an accident and was badly injured, police said. The name of the man injured in the accident yesterday afternoon at Arakaka Access Road, North West District has not been released by police. The accident occurred at about 9:20 AM ...

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