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GPL workers agitating for settlement of salary dispute

With a strike threat still looming over the state-owned Guyana Power and Light (GPL) for increased salaries,  workers on Tuesday began publicly agitating by picketing various locations countrywide. Dozens of workers staged a midday picketing demonstration outside GPL’s Main Street office to vent their frustration at the months-long delay in settling the salaries dispute for the 750 unionised supervisory to ...

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ExxonMobil finds more oil offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil said today it made an oil discovery at the Uaru-2 well in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. Uaru-2 will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block, which is currently estimated to be approximately 9 billion oil-equivalent barrels, the company announced. ExxonMobil said drilling at Uaru-2 encountered approximately 120 feet (36.7 meters) of high ...

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Corriverton man held with 25 kilos ganja- CANU

A  man from Corriverton, East Berbice has been arrested for allegedly being in possession of  25 kilogrammes of marijuana, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Tuesday. The man, who has been identified as 41-year old Wesley Anthonio Barry, was intercepted  at 176 Area “AA” Kingston, Little India #79 Village, Corriverton. “During the search of the building and in the presence ...

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Gas-to-shore project viable despite global plan to scale up renewables, cut emissions

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday insisted that the proposed US$810 million to US$900 million gas-to-shore project would be viable in years to come, despite ongoing progress in scaling up renewable energy sources and reducing dependence on fossil fuels. “I don’t believe fossil fuel prices will fall. You still have a large number of years when fossil fuel prices will ...

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Attorney General, Opposition Leader at odds over High Court’s dismissal of pro-APNU+AFC election petition

The Attorney General Anil Nandlall welcomed the High Court’s decision to throw out a pro-opposition election petition but Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon castigated the court, suggesting that the ruling was politically motivated to favour the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). “This is a clear attempt to protect the installed PPP regime from scrutiny and from being removed from government where they ...

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High Court throws out second opposition election petition

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Monday dismissed the pro-opposition election petition against the 2020 March, 2020 general elections, saying that  the Recount Order 60 and the relevant laws that were used were constitutional and legal. The Chief Justice has to now issue the relevant consequential order and certificate. She found that Section 22 of the Election Laws Amendment Act  was ...

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Man wanted for Charlestown shooting death caught in ‘Devil Hole’

The man, who was wanted in connection with the gunning down of a man on Drysdale Street, Charlestown, was arrested by police at ‘Devil Hole’,  in Region Seven, police said. Police said Lenroy Michael Forde was arrested by police, with assistance of two Supernumerary Constables, based on “intelligence received.” Investigators have linked Mr. Forde  to the gunning down of Odingo ...

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Venezuelan soldier shot in Guyana; assailants flee to Venezuela

A Venezuelan soldier  was Saturday shot and injured at Imbotero, North West District by two Venezuelans who escaped from Guyanese police and returned to Venezuela, Guyanese police said. “The suspects fled the scene and escaped over the border into Venezuela, after being pursued by ranks from the GPF (Guyana Police Force),” that law enforcement agency said in a statement. A ...

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