SARA’s probe of oil blocks necessary-TIGI Head calls for agency to seek technical expertise for success
Head of Transparency International Guyana Inc. (TIGI), Dr. Troy Thomas, is pleased with the recent disclosure that the award of offshore o il blocks to the likes of ExxonMobil is being probed by the State Asset Recovery Agency (SARA). The news of the investigation by SARA was first reported by Bloomberg.com, which quoted the agency’s […]
Wrong Poonai accused of fraud, Kaieteur News apologises unreservedly
It is not often that one finds two men with the same name and both of them being lawyers and are almost the same age. However, that was just the case yesterday. Mr. Rajendra Nath Poonai, an attorney-at-law of distinguished service was conferred with the award of Senior Counsel on Wednesday. He joined Mr. Robert […]
Worrying questions as expelled Cuban activist surfaces in Guyana
– police arrested, placed him on plane with US$50; told him to ask US Embassy to give him visa – expelled man wants Guyana to provide protection By Leonard Gildarie It has been confirmed. A popular Cuban activist described as the ‘Flag Man’ has been expelled to Guyana, in highly controversial circumstances. Police there told […]
GECOM gets $3.4B for elections – Gov’t stresses action unrelated to imminent CCJ ruling
The National Assembly approved $3.4B for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for the conduct of General and Re gional Elections – $3.3B of that sum was approved for current expenses, while $182M was approved for capital expenses. The approved estimate for GECOM’s current expenses is just $14M short of the amount requested by GECOM. Minister […]
Don’t rely on oil companies’ models during negotiations – Industry Expert says countries must get their own
By Kiana Wilburg When entering negotiations with oil companies that have a strong personality like ExxonMobil, there are several tactics which governments can employ to avoid being swayed or easily influenced, says Energy and Strategy Advisor, Anthony Paul. During a recent interview with the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), Paul emphatically stated that governments […]
Magistrate jails police Inspector, Chief Justice orders his immediate release
By Feona Morrison In an order granted late yesterday afternoon, Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire ordered that Police Inspector Prem Narine be immed iately released from detention. He was jailed for seven days by Magistrate Rondel Weever who found him guilty of misconduct in court. Yesterday, Magistrate Weever found Inspector Prem Narine guilty of misconduct […]
President still to declare assets to integrity commission
President David Granger has not yet declared his assets to the Integrity Commission. He told reporters this at the Ministry of the Presidency’s ShivChanderpaul Drive office. “I have not submitted all of my declarations. [The documents] are taking some time. But I am in touch with (the commission). The commission has heard from me.” The […]
Attorney convicted of fraud in Canada, apponted Senior Counsel
Five new Senior Counsel were conferred with the instruments of commission, elevating their portfolios as members of that body, during a ceremony at State House yesterday, under the Baridi Benab. By all indications at that ceremony, nothing seemed to be out of order about those appointments. During the ceremony, it was announced that Rajendranauth Poonai […]
The MV Kimbia completed its maiden run to Kumaka yesterday, where it received a carnival welcome from the community. The boat hadn’t made a successful run in four years. But now, after a $488M rehabilitation, the boat is bigger and faster than the other boats servicing those communities. The vessel now has television sets, a […]
Beware of Exxon’s skillful non-compliance with regulations, penalties-Industry Experts
By Kiana Wilburg ExxonMobil is one of the world’s most affluent oil companies with all manner of skills at its disposal. Therefore, if a country’s regulators and politicians are not vigilant and resolute in the decisions made, they could be easily outmaneuvered by this oil king. Just recently, Oil and Gas Consultant and Local Content […]
Trinidad: Woman moves to pay fine for ‘Popcorn Man’
(Trinidad Guardian) “Everybody deserves a second chance.”
This is why a 30-year-old clerical worker wants to pay the fines imposed on popcorn vendor Kevin Thomas for illegally vending on...
Whitney Museum’s ‘Spilling Over’ Exhibition Celebrates Color and Calls to Mind Earlier Moments in Art History
Born in Guyana, Bowling moved to London at age 19 and about a decade later headed to New York in 1966. There, his work evolved from figuration to abstraction. Bowling has said color and geometry are ...
Guyana begins investigation on offshore oil leases awarded to Exxon & Tullow
Guyana's anti-corruption agency is investigating how exploration rights were awarded in the world's biggest new deepwater oil region, including those now controlled by Exxon Mobil Corp. and Tullow Oil ...
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Tullow Oil to pay $67m in dividends to shareholders
In South America, our exploration team is busy preparing for our exciting exploration campaign in Guyana.” Tullow Oil downgraded its 2019 output guidance to 90,000-98,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) ...
Presenter Shares Excitement for the Doing Business in Africa & the Caribbean Symposium
Additional confirmed presenters at the symposium include ambassadors and/or representatives from the Bahamas, Cote d’Ivoire, Guyana, Jamaica, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia and Zimbabwe. When asked ...
Guyana: Magistrate jails former ‘Best Cop’ after he asked her to ‘address him with respect’
(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — Chief Justice Roxane George on Wednesday ordered the release of Inspector Prem Narine hours after he was sentenced to seven days imprisonment for unlawfully insulting Magistrate ...
3 things to consider before you buy a deepwater rig
The gathering momentum is a global phenomenon, with big projects underway or close to FID in Guyana, Brazil, Angola, Norway, Australia, Senegal, Mozambique, India, China and the Black Sea. A number of ...
OPINION: Perfectionism, meritocracy, and Protestant work ethic under attack
Unfortunately, switch the color scheme to ‘brownness’ or ‘blackness’ and that claim would quickly find volume and mileage right here in political and bureaucratic Guyana. All one has to do is weigh ...
…several communities to receive 24hr water supply …as House approves $1.4B for Ministry of Communities In a direct response to the demands of citizens, the Government, through the Central Housing and Planning Authority, will develop 4,000 new house lots across Guyana using $700M. The multi-million dollar project was approved by the National Assembly when
High-level committee to address public servants’ concerns
…President holds talks with GPSU top brass PRESIDENT David Granger on Thursday convened a meeting with executive members of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) to discuss the establishment of a High-Level Committee on the Public Service. The GPSU’s side was led by its President Patrick Yarde, while the government’s side was led by President
A TEENAGER was killed on the Turkeyen Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Monday after she was struck down by a motorcar. Dead is Kareema Mary Cholmondeley, 18, of lot 10 BB GEC Scheme, Hugh Ghanie Park, Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara. Police said the fatal accident occurred at 22:30hrs on Monday. Enquiries revealed
Kaieteur News roundly condemned for libellous article on Senior Counsel
THE Ministry of the Presidency and the Bar Council of Guyana have condemned a fabricated story in the Kaieteur News that one of the recent appointees to the Senior Counsel had been convicted for fraud in Canada. Headlined on the front page of the Thursday, May 23, 2019 edition the Kaieteur News was: “Attorney convicted
Gov’t faces billions in court judgements left by PPP
…House approves $800M to help pay off DIPCON APPROXIMATELY $750M was cleared by the National Assembly for Trinidad construction company Dipcon, pending the outcome of a court case involving the company and the government. The sum forms part of a larger amount – $800M – approved by the House on Thursday in response to a
…President says honour will not lapse under his administration PRESIDENT David Granger, on Wednesday afternoon, assured members of the legal fraternity that the honour of Senior Counsel will not lapse under his presidency, noting that that title is not a personal favour nor a political reward but rather, it is conferred on the basis of
…Gaming Authority says received info that one of the principals was jailed for money laundering …outcome of audit will determine issuance of licence AMID the controversy surrounding the issuance of a Good Standing Certificate to Guiana Holding Inc., operators of Superbet, the Gaming Authority on Wednesday broke its silence saying that it has been provided
President, Cabinet members complying with declarations
PRESIDENT David Granger is expected to submit his declaration to the Integrity Commission “in time” along with members of his cabinet as he has been in contact with the Commission. “I am in touch with the Integrity Commission. I have written to them. I have not submitted all of my declarations. They are taking some
… chief justice frees former Best Cop of contempt charge ACTING Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire on Wednesday afternoon ordered the release of Police Inspector Prem Narine who was sentenced to seven days in jail by a city magistrate for contempt of court, online news outlet, News Source Guyana has reported. According to News Source, the
…to address house lot challenges …land commission hopeful for funds to undertake exercise WITH approximately 25,000 house lot applications pending at the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) and another 30, 000 land applications within the Guyana Lands and Survey Commission’s (GLSC) database, a remapping of Guyana could help authorities here identify new lands, while
PPP crafts manifesto, “bi-partisan” management of oil and gas sector promised
– industry will not be used as political football – Opposition Leader As plans are moving apace to complete and ultimately presents its manifesto for the upcoming elections in Guyana, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) already has major plans for the oil and gas sector. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, at his weekly press briefing on […]
With the possibility of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) impending ruling finding that the No-confidence Motion against the coalition Government was validly passed on December 21, 2018, thus paving the way for General and Regional Elections to be held, the National Assembly on Thursday approved some $3.482 billion to assist the Guyana Elections Commission […]
Govt spends $40M on Buju Banton tickets for supporters – Jagdeo
…”it is not Govt’s money, it is PNC’s money” – Amna Ally Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday blazed the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government for purchasing $40 million worth in tickets for the upcoming Buju Banton show, with hard earned taxpayer’s dollars. The money he stated was used to purchase […]
Miner stabbed to death for tearing colleague’s shirt
A miner was on Wednesday evening stabbed at least 12 times after he intervened in an argument between his colleague and woman at Takutu Landing, Puruni Road, Mazaruni River. The dead man has been identified only as “Black Boy”, while the suspect is a 37-year-old miner of Enterprise, Lower Pomeroon River. Based on information received, […]
Teen dies after allegedly jumping into path of moving car
A teenager was killed after she reportedly jumped off her lover’s bicycle and into the path of a moving car on Wednesday in the vicinity of Turkeyen Railway Embankment, Greater Georgetown. The dead woman has been identified as 18-year-old Kareema Mary Cholmondeley of Lot 10 BB GEC Scheme, Hugh Ghanie Park, Cummings Lodge, East Coast […]
President fails to declare assets to Integrity Commission
…followed by 716 public officials The Integrity Commission had flagged a number of public officials earlier this year for failing to make their declarations, and President David Granger is one of the defaulters, having breached the stipulated deadline of May 20, 2019. The agency recently informed that all public officials were required to make these […]
…tells Magistrate he is displeased with her tone A Police Inspector was jailed for a few hours after he was found in contempt of court on Wednesday. Inspector Prem Narine was jailed by Magistrate Rondell Weaver at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts initially for seven days. At the time of his appearance, he was testifying in […]
A 72-year-old pensioner is now left counting her losses after her Haslington, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home went up in flames on Wednesday morning. Joycelyn McBean was at home at the Lot 76 Third Street, Haslington North home with her daughter and four grandchildren when the fire of unknown origin started around 11:00h. Reports are […]
Despite no-confidence motion With the possibility of general elections drawing nearer, President David Granger has signalled that his Administration is still hoping to complete their full term in office. In 2015, the coalition Administration took office, indicating that elections would be hosted in 2020. However, in December 21, 2019, a No-confidence Motion was tabled and […]
APNU-appointed REO padlocks AFC Councillor in room
A showdown between the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) appointed Regional Executive Officer (REO) Dennis Jaikarran and Alliance For Change (AFC) Regional Councillor, Nathram in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) ended with the Police being called to the Regional Democratic Council Office. Reports are on Wednesday, Nathram was in an office, which is under the Regional […]