After several days of uproar in Ghana… Leaked ExxonMobil contract sent to Parliament for better deal
On January 18, last, the Government of Ghana signed a contract with ExxonMobil for offshore exploration. The area agreed upon to conduct the operations is the Deepwater Cape Three Point oilfield. The Contract was kept from prying eyes, but not for long. Within the space of two weeks, the contract was leaked. Upon conducting detailed […]
Is this local content? ExxonMobil hires Texas-based Chopper Co. for Guyana operations
Offshore helicopter services provider Bristow has secured a multi-year contract to provide helicopter offshore crew change and search and rescue (SAR) services to support ExxonMobil in Guyana. The five-year deal, which is a renewal of an existing contract, started on January 1, 2018, Bristow said on Monday. “We are honored to continue to serve ExxonMobil […]
Chinese bank cannot save BaiShanLin – Concessions will be reallocated – GFC
The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) is no longer willing to facilitate a request from the China Development Bank (CDB) to hold off on the redistribution of land concessions previously held by BaiShanLin Forest Developers Inc. Last year, CDB made the request to stall redistribution because it was looking to secure finances to recapitalise loans owned […]
More than two months later… Cabinet still to review outstanding forensic audit reports
It was three years ago that the coalition administration triggered a series of forensic audits which resulted in the expenditure of $133M. To date, Cabinet is still to review close to 20 of those outstanding audits. These include the reports for the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the […]
US$500M PetroCaribe fraud at GRDB… SOCU pursues possible charges for E’bo rice miller
The police’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) is said to be preparing to seek advice on possible charges against a number of persons, including a prominent Essequibo rice miller. The miller was among several persons, including officials of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), questioned between last year and earlier this year. Well placed sources […]
“Just imagine. A sovereign state is prevented from altering the Agreement either directly or indirectly by new laws or policies, but an arbitral tribunal can do so! If Chapter 1:01 of the Laws of Guyana sets out the country’s constitution, this Petroleum Agreement, signed AFTER the world’s largest oil find in 2015, constitutes its anti-Constitution.” […]
Auditors find City Hall misappropriates $$$ millions in Govt funding …City Treasurer calls in sick
Auditor General (AG) Deodat Sharma will launch a forensic audit of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council into millions of dollars in funds provided by Central Government since 2015. The AG’s decision came when city treasurer, Ron McCalmont, who is legally the financial reporting officer for the council, was absent from yesterday’s Public Accounts Committee […]
Bar Association warns against appointing candidates to act as Chancellor, CJ
The Guyana Bar Association has issued a statement warning against the consequences of appointing candidates to act in the position of Chancellor and Chief Justice. In a statement to the press last evening, the GBA expressed concerns over the issues surrounding the impending appointments. The GBA underlined that Article 127 (1) of the Constitution of […]
GFC confirms illegal logging in Berbice River -says too early to confirm “BaiShanLin” trucks detained
Authorities are confirming that they are investigating a case of illegal logging but denied that BaiShanLin, as a company, is conducting any forestry activities. During a press conference by the Board of Directors of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) yesterday, officials also said it was too early to confirm that trucks of the Chinese investor […]
Linden town treasurer refuses to sign off illegally on cheques
Treasurer of the Linden Town Council, Audrey Nelson, was yesterday commended for standing up to councillors by refusing to authorize spending of government funds without following the correct legal procedures. During the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting, Nelson declared that the municipality has issues following procedures. By the end of 2016, the council held roughly […]
The Guyana Police Force is informing members of the public that in order to facilitate activities relating to the Mashramani float parade 2018 the following intersections will be closed to vehicular...
Gov’t will uphold constitution on Chancellor, CJ appointments
The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) last night labelled as reckless a statement by the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) expressing concern that appointments of a Chancellor of the Judiciary and a Chief...
Govt to borrow $10-$15 billion to reopen Skeldon, Enmore Sugar estates
Government through the National Industrial Commercial and Investments Limited (NICIL) is in the process of borrowing some $10-$15 billion from a consortium of commercial banks to fund “miniature operations” at the Skeldon and Enmore Sugar estates ...
Minister decries poisoning of Coconut Trees at Hope Estate
The statement said that one person has since been arrested for the poisoning of the coconut trees and is cooperating with the Guyana Police Force. Holder says it remains a cause for concern as acts such as this can only undermine the already public ...
Company which will run Exxon oil platform seeking range of services
In an advertisement in today’s Stabroek News, Guyana Deep Water Operations Inc (GDO) listed 31 areas for service opportunities. While difficult to quantify, it is another sign of the increased service opportunities for the economy here from ExxonMobil ...
Guyana pushes ahead with single clearance system for exports, imports
Guyana is considering the Trinidad and Tobago model of the Electronic Single Window (ESW) to fast-track the processing of imports and exports instead of waiting days, under a project being facilitated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. (AIM: ECO, TSX-V:EOG), is pleased to provide an operations update on its Orinduik Block offshore Guyana. Eco (Atlantic) Guyana Inc., the Company's subsidiary, currently holds a 40% Working Interest ("WI"), and Tullow Oil ...
Smyth St Nursery, Graham’s Hall Primary among Children’s Mash winners
The Graham’s Hall Primary float, which was made to look like Guyana’s Arapaima. It won 1st place in its category The winners of this year’s Children’s Mashramani Costume and Float Parade competitions were announced yesterday by the Ministry of ...
Flossmoor's Calvary Assembly of God to open shuttered church as Chicago Heights campus
Husbands, a fourth-generation pastor who was born in Guyana, South America, and grew up in the United States, said Calvary would serve as the Chicago Heights church's "parent" church, but the Chicago Heights church will operate autonomously, he said.
Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan and India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah have jointly risen to the top spot in the ICC rankings for bowlers in ODIs. Rashid, aged 19 years 153 days, became the youngest ever No.1 in men’s rankings history. The pair ...
Eco Oil & Gas announces acquisition of minority interest in Guyana subsidiary
TORONTO — Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd., the oil and gas exploration company with licenses in highly prospective regions in South America and Africa, on Tuesday announced that Eco (Guyana) Oil and Gas (Barbados) Ltd. (Eco Barbados), a wholly owned ...
The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) on Tuesday launched its Mash Band…
The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) on Tuesday launched its Mash Band under the theme “Empowering Healthy Living by Living Healthy Lifestyles”. The ministry’s aim in this year’s celebration is to bring further awareness on the issues that affect the health of Guyanese. The band will comprise four categories: the King of the Band will
…commission says several persons interviewed, public hearing to begin soon THOUGH public hearings have been postponed until forward notice, the Commission established to enquire into the 2008 Lindo Creek Massacre is working behind the scenes with relatives of the murdered victims, who have come forward. The Commission of Inquiry (CoI), led by Retired Justice Donald
Six allegedly busted with compressed cannabis at Itabali
SIX persons, inclusive of a female, were taken into custody on Monday afternoon by police ranks stationed at the Police checkpoint at Itabali, Puruni Road, Mazaruni River, Region Seven. Reports are that the individuals were arrested after the lawmen manning the checkpoint allegedly found a total of 662 grammes of compressed cannabis. According to the
…judge says he didn’t think accused was remorseful KEVON Alfred,26,was on Tuesday morning sentenced to 23 years imprisonment for the 2014 murder of 75-year-old Joyce Lewis, having changed his plea to guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter. Alfred told the court that on March 25, 2014, he borrowed a car and left his West
Ramesh Maniram, the captain of the M.V. Three Brothers, and Ventle Jainarine one of four sailors who were aboard the vessel when it caught afire on Monday, are currently hospitalised at the Suddie Hospital, Essequibo Coast. The ship subsequently sank. Police said that the incident occurred at about 10:00hrs in the Moruca River. The names
STAYING true to local culture, the Ministry of Social Cohesion, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, launched its Mash band on Monday at the E. R. Burrowes School of Arts, boasting 300 plus costumes and revellers. The ministry’s mash band takes on the look and feel of ‘everything Guyanese’ by utilising only the colours of
…Auditor General says financial info hard to get from the municipality AUDITOR General (AG), Deodat Sharma has announced that his office will soon conduct a forensic audit of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown since the management of the municipality has failed to provide important financial information to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
CHINESE company, BaiShanLin, owes the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) in excess of $80M and the commission aims to recover the outstanding debt in collaboration with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). This is according to Chairperson of the GFC’s Board of Directors, Jocelyn Dow, at a press briefing on Monday, at the GFC multiplex building, Kingston
TWO years after the announcement by the government to implement a regional commander system to foster effective management of the country’s geographical location, the proposal has been approved. On the sidelines of the opening of the Police Officers’ Conference on Thursday, Minister of Public security, Khemraj Ramjattan told the Guyana Chronicle that the National Security
State Minister says GBA statement reckless and treading a dangerous path
-President has never and will never act outside of the Constitution Georgetown, Guyana – (February 19, 2018) The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) questions the motives of the statement by the Guyana Bar Association (GBA), which was reported in various sections of the press today. Referencing the substantive appointments of the Chancellor of the Judiciary
…no concrete plans outlined for usage of fund The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has managed to collect close to $1.2 billion in environmental taxes as of the end of last year, ever since its implementation on February 1, 2017. This is according to GRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statia, who told Guyana Times on Tuesday that […]
Two Enmore, East Coast Demerara families were, in the wee hours of Tuesday, terrorised and robbed by three masked men who were all armed with handguns. Chatterpaul Persaud and his wife were reportedly confronted by the gunmen at about 02:00h on Tuesday, after the gunmen had reportedly gained entry into the Persauds’ home via a […]
Misleading: 800 persons were not hired “on the spot” – PSC
Wales job fair …says fired sugar workers were placed on waiting list Private Sector Commission (PSC) Chairman Eddie Boyer has disputed reports carried in the State media that some 800-plus persons were instantaneously hired at a recent job fair it held for ex-Wales workers at Patentia, West Bank Demerara (WBD). He clarified that over 800 […]
…businesses encroaching on road Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes, is examining how operations at mining landings, particularly Puruni, can be better regularised. Puruni Landing is strategically located in Mazaruni, Region Seven, and connects the lower and middle Mazaruni in Mining District Three. It is a thriving business hub and many miners have […]
Opposition concerned about integrity of birth certificate issuing process
Region 1 political inference Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira, has said the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) is paying keen attention to reports of political interference in the work of the Guyana Registration Office’s Outreach Team in Region One (Barima-Waini) by Government MP Richard Allen. Reports are that Allen is directing the outreach team which areas […]
Audit Office to seek criminal charges over non-cooperation at City Hall
2nd forensic audit …as PAC hauls M&CC over coals for lack of records On a day when the Treasurer of the Georgetown municipality was absent owing to a “doctor’s visit” and the accounting officer who was present had no answers, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hauled the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) over the proverbial […]
Lindo Creek massacre CoI The lack of willingness on the part of witnesses to come forward is being blamed for the delay to commence the public hearing of the Commission of Inquiry into the Lindo Creek massacre. The initial public hearing was postponed last Thursday when Commissioner, Justice (ret’d) Donald Trotman reported that there were […]
Cummingsburg accord By Samuel Sukhnandan The Alliance For Change (AFC) stands to lose more than they would gain if they are to revise the Cummingsburg Accord that was struck between itself and the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Executive, Dr David Hinds has opined. Dr Hinds, whose party is also […]
…escapes with cash, jewellery A gang of five men, all armed with guns, invaded an Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam home. Reports are the men at about 11:35h on Sunday, invaded the Lot 767 Timmers Dam, Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam home which also houses a business in the lower flat. The home/business is owned by 44-year-old […]
…but does not know where land is situated A conundrum arose before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday, when it was revealed that in 2016, the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) shelled out $1 billion for land but does not know where it is located. CH&PA’s acting Finance Director, Reaze Abrahim, was placed […]