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US, Guyana security cooperation reaping rewards

The United States and Guyana on Friday night said their security cooperation was on a firm footing in going after fugitives from justice in each other’s jurisdiction and fighting narco-trafficking. Outgoing American Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch remarked that security was a constant effort that has led to a number of people being  sent back to face the justice system. ...

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Exxon calculates potential losses if High Court’s suspension of Liza 1 permit goes ahead

ExxonMobil and its co-venturers could lose at least US$350 million monthly in revenues if the Court of Appeal does not later this month suspend High Court orders that require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enforce insurance and unlimited financial guarantees and the companies fails to secure them, senior ExxonMobil officials said Friday. “If we can’t meet the requirements of ...

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Update: Gunmen fire assault rifles to facilitate escape of Bartica massacre murder convict from Mazaruni Prison

Convicted mass murderer Mark Royden Durant also known as Royden Williams, and “Smallie’ escaped while being escorted back from a visit, with the aid of heavily armed accomplices in a speedboat at Mazaruni Prison around 2:30 PM Friday, the Home Affairs Ministry said. The escort party was fired upon with AK-47 automatic rifles from the boat alongside the Mazaruni River ...

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CXC says CSEC math exam paper leak originated in Jamaica

The region-wide leak of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Mathematics examination paper 2 originated at an examination centre in Jamaica before that exam on Wednesday, but an amended version of that exam would go ahead,  Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Dr Wayne Wesley said Friday. “The security measures, which CXC has put in place, has led to ...

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Vehicle crashes into police spy dept’s fence

A Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) early Friday morning crashed into the fence of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Branch headquarters on Camp Street, Georgetown but no one was injured seriously, police said. Police confirmed that three persons were in the vehicle did not sustain life-threatening injuries. A breathalyzer test was expected to be taken after the driver received medical attention. ...

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Jagdeo, Nandlall defend right to “fair comment” on court decisions

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo and Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Thursday said they have a right comment on court decisions, in the wake of a stinging condemnation by the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL). Hours after that association criticised Mr Nandlall for commenting on Magistrate Leeron Daly’s dismissal of a misconduct in public office case against then Finance Minister ...

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Jagdeo hails higher bid price for Marriott

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday  welcomed the receipt of  a bigger offer for the state-owned Marriott-branded hotel in Kingston, Georgetown. In the second round of bidding, the first one having been scrapped because of the low offers, American businessman, Ramy El-Batrawi and  founder of the investment group X, LLC increased his bid by US$25 million, taking it to US$90 ...

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Guyana Association of Women Lawyers roasts Attorney General for criticising Magistrate’s decision

The Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) on Thursday “strongly” condemned criticisms of Magistrate Leron Daly for dismissing a case of misconduct in public office against former Finance Minister Winston Jordan, sparked off by Attorney General Anil Nandlall’s statement that the ruling was contrary to an unchallenged High Court decision in an almost identical matter. “GAWL takes this opportunity to ...

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PNCR kicked out of Lethem building again but govt told to “back off”

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has been evicted once again from the building in Lethem, Rupununi that had housed its office for 43 years but party leader said action would be taken against government for trespassing. “The government has been using f0rce. I think they went into the building while people weren’t there and they have occupied it. We ...

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Don’t be alarmed by Joint Services preparations for Local Govt Elections

The Joint Services have begun preparing for Guyana’s Local Government Elections (LGE) scheduled for June 12, 2023, and the public should not be alarmed, police said Wednesday. “Members of the public are hereby advised not to be alarmed by an increased Joint Services presence throughout the region,” the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. That civilian law enforcement agency ...

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