Exxon in 8th oil strike

…announces plans for third drill ship …eyes additional development southeast of the Stabroek Block U.S oil giant ExxonMobil Corporation made its eighth discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, much to the satisfaction of the Government and people of Guyana. In making the announcement on Wednesday, ExxonMobil disclosed that plans are in the pipeline to

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PPP accused of rigging Toshaos elections

…ministers point to “glaring evidence of political interference” MINISTERS of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock and Valerie Garrido-Lowe are calling out the Parliamentary Opposition for allegedly blatantly disregarding the Amerindian Act 2006 and interfering with the results of the just concluded National Village Council Elections. According to a release the ministers in a joint interview

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GWI to ramp up service delivery

…several projects planned for coast, hinterland ON the back of an approval for it to raise water tariffs, the Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) says that it is in a state of readiness to meet the deadlines for improvement set by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and announced a range of projects it intends to roll

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GEA inspector dies in road accident

AN early-morning accident at Zorg Village in Region Two, Essequibo Coast, has claimed the life of 23-year-old, Shankar Ram, an inspector attached to the Guyana Energy Agency. Ram was being accompanied by another staff member who sustained injuries. Ram is a resident of Mon Repos Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara. Injured in the accident was

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Bartica students reaping benefits of SBB start-up

GRADE 10 students of Bartica Secondary School (BSS) are reaping the harvest from their small businesses started with the help of the Small Business Bureau (SBB) of Guyana. SBB launched an entrepreneur programme for Grade 10 students of BSS last November. The programme was established to encourage students from an early age to be entrepreneurs

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Yarrowkabra sandpit issued cease work order

MINISTER within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes promised greater enforcement by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to curb unsafe sand mining practices. On Wednesday Minister Broomes and a team from GGMC inspected four sandpits along the Linden Soesdyke Highway. Infractions were observed from all of the sites visited. However, a cease

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Two newly health centres open in Region Five

RESIDENTS of High Dam and Cotton Tree villages both in Region 5 (Mahaica/Berbice) were on Wednesday given full access to improved healthcare services with the opening of two newly-built “smart” health centers in the heart of their communities. The two health centres which were built at a cost of over $50M by the Administration of

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Inquiry into Lindo Creek massacre nears completion

– report should be ready in three weeks, says Justice Trotman A REPORT on the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the 2008 Lindo Creek massacre is expected to be completed within three weeks, Justice (ret’d) Donald Trotman told the Guyana Chronicle in an exclusive interview. Over the last five months, Justice Trotman has been spearheading

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Phone card vendor shot dead in yard

POLICE are investigating the circumstances under which a 37-year-old phone card vendor was shot dead on Tuesday night by a lone gunman who also robbed him. Dead is Ron Mansfield of Westminster, West Bank Demerara (WBD). Police said that the shooting occurred shortly before 21:00 hours. Reports indicate that Mansfield left home with his motor

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More contraband found in Lusignan Prison

RANKS of the Joint Services on Monday conducted a three-hour search of the Lusignan Prison during which a number of contraband items, cell phones and improvised weapons were unearthed. The prohibited items found were: eight cellphones, 10 cellphone batteries, five cell phone chargers, two Sim cards, two memory cards, 31 improvised weapons, 11 pieces of

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