Exxon ups drilling – conducting exploratory operations on new reservoir
-PM, other ministers get tour PRIME Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, on Wednesday boarded the giant oil rig, Stena Carron, which is conducting exploratory drilling operations on the Snoek well, a new reservoir within the Stabroek Block 130 miles off the Atlantic sea-coast of Guyana. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Vice-President, Sydney Allicock; Minister within the

Georgetown back to normal …as SCS receives suspension order
THE Mayor and City Council, through Town Clerk, Royston King, has officially informed Smart City Solutions (SCS) about government’s suspension of the by-laws governing the meter parking system. Cabinet on Tuesday night instructed Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, to suspend the by-laws with immediate effect for three months; however despite the suspension SCS still had

Sugar confab opens today —Guyana, other Caricom countries for major talks on sugar industry
AGRICULTURE Minister Noel Holder will be heading a delegation to Jamaica, where he is expected to attend a high level Caribbean Sugar Policy Workshop in Kingston, which opens today. The event has been organised jointly by the Sugar Association of the Caribbean, CARICOM and other partners from inside and beyond the region, the Ministry of

Cedric Richardson vanishes
Cedric Richardson, the man who had filed the motion challenging the presidential term limit has reportedly disappeared thereby preventing Attorney General Chambers from serving him a copy of the Notice of Application and Affidavit in Support of Application for leave to appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the said matter. In a

Be loyal to your country —President Granger charges 11 new GDF officers
ELEVEN young Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ranks on Wednesday took the oath to serve and protect Guyana before receiving their instruments of commission from Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President David Granger. The men and one lone female received their instruments at State House after successfully completing the Standard Officer’s Training

Guyana to scrutinise meat products from Brazil
AS the Brazilian meat ban gathers international attention, the authorities have heightened verification of the affected products at the border town of Lethem, Region Nine. Barbados and Jamaica have joined several countries which have banned the importation of meat products from Guyana’s territorial neighbour and according to Director of the Government Analyst Food and Drug

Siblings charged for illegal gun, ganja
TWO siblings, who were jointly charged for possession of cannabis and illegal gun and ammunition, appeared before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Wednesday to answer these charges. Abindigo Bancroft and his younger sister, Shavel pleaded not guilty to the three charges when they were read to them. Particulars of the first charge alleged that the

First cyber security centre to be launched in Georgetown -thousands benefit from ICT training
AS Guyana continues to make active strides in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, the country will have its first Cyber Security centre launched in Georgetown on Friday. This is according to Zara Group of Companies which will be spearheading the launch in collaboration with the Guyana Police Force (GPF). Through this centre, the

Digicel, GTT spar over promotional bundle
— Digicel CEO denies company using illegal link from Suriname   TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant Digicel is up in arms against the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) over a promotion “Get More Pay Less”, which promises to provide all their customers “more data, minutes and text for less”. These, they can utilise to make all calls

Breaches identified in GCCI elections — chamber seeks legal advice on way forward
EXECUTIVE Director of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Kirk Hollingsworth, has acknowledged that there were several breaches in the procedures employed to elect members of the GCCI’s Council last Thursday and has suggested that independent legal advice be sought. The Guyana Chronicle had carried an article on Monday, March 20, where some