Oil spill emergency plan for Caribbean Region urgently needed – TT Minister of Energy
By Kiana Wilburg reporting from Trinidad and Tobago Given the fragility of the environment in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago’s Energy Minister, Franklin Khan, is of the firm view that Guyana and other oil producing nations in the region need to collaborate on an oil spill emergency plan. The Minister made these and other remarks […]
Man kills drinking buddy, then returns and continues drinking with dead man’s wife
Things took an unexpected turn when the results of the Post Mortem for Cleon Outar, 29, of Angoy’s Avenue were revealed. Outar was found floating in the Republic Canal, near the Region Six Democratic Council, New Amsterdam on January 25, last. Initial reports by this publication had stated that Outar ventured out with his wife […]
Badal joins call to remove Trotman until investigation completed
Presidential Candidate of Change Guyana, Robert Badal, has joined the call to have Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, to be removed from the electoral list until an inquiry is completed. Badal’s requests follow the shocking details revealed in the Global Witness report titled, ‘Signed Away’. The report, which was released on Monday, has sparked […]
It is no secret that thieves also roam in the broad light of day but it is a serious cause for concern when even the garbage collectors are not safe. That was the case yesterday morning when three workers from Puran Brothers were assaulted and relieved of their valuables by two gun toting bandits while […]
Over 30 NGOs call for fair oil deal – commit to play role in industry development
The National Coordinating Coalition Inc. (NCC) with the support of its 30-plus Non Profit Organisations has sought to clarify the grassroots civil society’s perspectives on their involvement, and the benefits from Guyana’s newly found oil wealth. In a recent press release the Coalition stated, “The National Coordinating Coalition Inc. takes note of the fact that […]
Damning findings of Global Witness Report… Granger should demand Trotman’s removal from electoral list until inquiry is completed – Charles Ramson Jr.
By Kiana Wilburg In light of the shocking details of the Global Witness report called “Signed Away”, Attorney-at-Law and Opposition Member, Charles Ramson Jr. says it would be in the best interest of the nation for President David Granger to launch an immediate investigation or Commission of Inquiry into the role that Natural Resources Minister, […]
Trotman prepares to release report in attempt to clear name
Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, is at the centre of controversy surrounding Guyana’s poorly negotiated deal with ExxonMobil, Hess and CNOOC for the re-ignition of the expired Stabroek license. A widely discussed Global Witness report levels sharp criticisms at him, but he has told the New York-based publication, Bloomberg, that he is preparing to […]
More research needed to ensure awards of Kaieteur, Canje blocks were above board
– Global Witness Report By Kiana Wilburg While the corruption fighting body, Global Witness, unequivocally states that it does not have evidence proving that the Kaieteur and Canje Block licenses were awarded illegally, it still recommends that the local authorities conduct more research to ensure, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that the awards were […]
Global Witness Report offers absolutely no evidence of corruption – Says Govt.
The coalition administration is of the firm conviction that the Global Witness Report called “Signed Away” is nothing but a “baseless, sensationalist, agenda-driven and extraordinarily speculative” piece of reporting. In its statement to the media fraternity last night, the government said that citizens need to pay keen attention to the fact that the international organization […]
Following death of patient in 2014 … Medical Council head had recommeded periodic exams for doctors
In 2014, head of the Medical Council of Guyana, Dr. Vivienne Mitchell had recommended a system where local doctors be mandated to take routine examinations to keep them sharp. The recommendation was one of several contained in a report by the official, following the death of a patient. The patient, 74, died after a botched […]
Trinidad cops warn women during Carnival season: Drinks are being spiked
(Trinidad Express) With the Carnival season already in gear and the decriminalization of 30 grammes and less of marijuana, the TT Police Service (TTPS) is asking members of the police to be mindful of the drinks and substances they may consume.
Jamaican man wanted for girlfriend’s murder in US caught in Negril
(Jamaica Observer) Jamaican born Leroy Headley, one of America’s 15 most wanted who fled the United States almost two years ago, yesterday waived his extradition hearing rights and will be returned to Vermont where he is wanted for the murder of his girlfriend Anako “Annette” Lumumba, who had two children for him.
Jamaican teacher in Wuhan, China not fretting about coronavirus
(Jamaica Star) Although the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus as a global emergency last week, Sean, a Jamaican teacher living in China, says he is not worried because the government there is handling the situation the best way it knows how.
Trinidad sends back passenger to Guyana in line with Coronavirus travel restriction
(Trinidad Guardian) A female passenger who arrived at Piarco International Airport from Guyana on Monday night on a journey that originated in Hong Kong was sent back to the port of embarkation.
The Government of Guyana yesterday said it had entered a “fair” agreement with an ExxonMobil subsidiary for the country’s first oil block and it rejected a report by anti-corruption watchdog Global Witness (GW) which said that inept negotiation of the 2016 Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) could have cost the country as much as US$55b.
PPP will hit ground running to reduce power costs with natural gas – Jagdeo
General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday told supporters that should his party win the upcoming March 2 polls, it would immediately look at building the necessary infrastructure to bring natural gas onshore.
FOSTER George Arthur Tuckfield of Highfield Born in Georgetown, Guyana Died peacefully surrounded by his loving Wife and his three children on Sunday 19th January 2020. His journey may be over, but ...
Bandhu, Shuman, Leung to be allowed to contest elections— GECOM
Three presidential candidates, who were barred by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from contesting the upcoming elections, will now be able to remain in the race. This was confirmed by GECOM ...
Vaughn became York’s first Scholar-Athlete of the Month selection since 2013. Vaughn, a native of Georgetown, Guyana, is a forward for the Cardinals basketball team and an outside hitter for the men’s ...
Guyana’s regulator has dismissed a proposal from Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) to settle a long-running tax dispute. Following an audit of the operator’s tax assessments dating back to ...
Queen Elizabeth II has visited this country the most - can you guess where?
The Queen hasn’t visited much of South America, but travelled to Brazil and Chile in 1968, and to Guyana in 1966 and in 1994. She has not visited: Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Bolivia, Venezuela, ...
Guyana’s Economic Growth Jumps As Oil Production Soars
The economic fortunes of Guyana, with a population of only around 800,000, are poised for a major transformation after its first-ever oil development commenced production just six weeks ago. Offshore ...
Tullow Oil plans to cut a third of its staff to slash its administration costs by a fifth, or around $20 million, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, after weak output in Ghana, delays ...
-President Granger says coalition plans to provide 10,000 jobs during Decade of Development By Alva Solomon PRESIDENT David Granger, on Wednesday evening, assured Guyanese youths that the APNU+AFC Coalition will ensure that the country’s youth benefit from a minimum of 10,000 jobs and career paths which his government will realise in the various economic initiatives
…quarantined, under ‘home monitoring’ By Navendra Seoraj THE Ministry of Public Health has confirmed that ten persons, who recently returned from China, are under “home monitoring,” as government continues to be vigilant at the ports of entry, in light of the Coronavirus outbreak in China and other countries. This was confirmed by Deputy Chief Medical
Oil expert dismisses Global Witness report as ‘opportunistic, irresponsible’
OIL consultant and Fellow of Chatham House, Dr. Valerie Marcel, has joined the list of agencies or expert individuals who have condemned the recent Global Witness report on Guyana’s oil contract with ExxonMobil as “opportunistic” and “fraught with disinformation”. Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world-leading policy institute which assists governments
AS Guyana gears up to celebrate its 50th Republic Anniversary, Republic Bank Guyana Limited (RBL) on Wednesday morning presented the Ministry of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport with a cheque for $3M to sponsor one of the most highly anticipated events of the Mashramani season, Pan-O-Rama. Minister of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport,
Blue Martini murder | Convict to appeal conviction and sentence
SHAWN Harris called ‘Shawny,’ who was sentenced to life imprisonment, is moving to the Court of Appeal to challenge his conviction and sentence. In January 2020, Harris was sentenced by High Court Judge Justice Jo-Ann Barlow after a 12-member jury found him guilty of the capital offence of murder. It was alleged that on February
…says report seeking to influence upcoming elections …Guyanese are assured of earning tens of billions of United States dollars in the years ahead THE Government of Guyana has rejected a recent report by international investigative company, Global Witness, as “baseless”, “sensationalist” and “agenda-driven.” Recently, the company purported in a report titled ‘Signed Away,’ that Guyana
…hails efforts at bridging information gap By Svetlana Marshall ……………………………………………………………………………………………… “My advice to my Indigenous brothers and sisters be wise, open your eyes, see what has been happening over the last few years, there was no intimidation, no interference, especially with our NTC elections. This is an opportunity for us to really maintain the open-door
…say NGO has ulterior motives …report labelled as “motivated attack piece” at players in the oil and gas industry International media agencies, pointing to ill-motive in Global Witness’ recent report that Guyana stands to lose $55 billion in its contract with ExxonMobil, have said that the investigation company is traditionally focused on “halting natural resource
– MARAD increases monitoring of maritime space – restricting crew with recent travel history to China AS the world continues to contend with the increasingly worrying Coronavirus, Guyana has remained free of the virus as it works to improve its port health authority and monitor arrivals. According to a press statement from the Ministry of
Ballot papers to be used at the upcoming General and Regional Elections are slated to arrive in the country on Thursday as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) reports that preparations, in general, are “well-advanced”. GECOM Commissioners, Charles Corbin and Sase Gunraj, who have been based in Canada to oversee the printing of the ballot papers,
Improved farmers’ welfare, infrastructural development for Wakenaam – Irfaan Ali
Farmers on the Essequibo River island of Wakenaam, Region Three, will see developments that will enhance their businesses if the People’s Progressive Party (PPP/C) wins the upcoming March 2 General and Regional Elections. This is according to the Party’s Presidential Candidate, Dr Irfaan Ali, during a public meeting at Wakenaam on Tuesday, where he outlined […]
Coronavirus …no knowledge of woman being sent back from Trinidad By Lakhram Bhagirat As fear continues to mount over the possibility of the coronavirus reaching these shores, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle, on Wednesday confirmed that Guyana is currently monitoring nine persons who recently returned from China. She noted that the […]
Guyanese students in China urge calm amid coronavirus outbreak
By Devina Samaroo Dozens of Guyanese students on Government-funded scholarships are currently in China amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak, one of the country’s biggest public-health crises which has already killed hundreds of people. Guyana’s Department of Public Service said its record show that 50 Guyanese students are in China; however, some would already have returned […]
“We do not want post-election violence” – Harmon tells Carter Center
Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, on Wednesday met with representatives of the Carter Center who are in Guyana as part of the contingent of international observers for the upcoming General and Regional Elections. The team was headed by International Election Observation Mission Field Office Director Carlos Valenzuela, and included Legal […]
Three Puran Brothers workers were attacked and robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday while they were collecting garbage at Warlock, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Reports are about 05:00h, the trio were in East Ruimveldt collecting garbage when they were pounced upon by gunmen. The workers were badly beaten and their phones, cash, and lunch bags were taken […]
Global Witness watchdog urges Govt to do more to fight corruption
A key report written by award-winning anti-corruption advocate Global Witness has urged the Guyana Government to prioritise increasing its capacity to fight off corruption, particularly with the massive inflows expected from oil. The report, titled “Signed away” and released only days ago by the United States-based Global Witness states that Guyana needs to develop the […]
Global Witness report tells “corrupt” story of 2016 oil deal – Jagdeo
…Govt labels report as “baseless” Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman continues to come under fire after a damning report by international corruption watchdog, Global Witness found that the 2016 oil deal he negotiated with US oil giant ExxonMobil could cause Guyana to lose billions. During a rally on Monday evening at Enterprise on the East […]
Sugar workers protest Granger’s office for wage hike
As a result of several picketing exercises in the past which yielded little to no results, sugar workers have returned again on Tuesday outside of the President’s office calling for a wage increase. The workers, from Uitvlugt, Blairmont and Albion Sugar Estates, converged to express their dismay over the fact that they are yet to […]
Skeletal remains found at Kwakwani suspected to be missing man
Skeletal remains found at Kwakwani, Upper Berbice River, over the weekend is suspected to be that of 65-year-old Aroaima, Hururu Mission resident Linton Ashley, who went missing on December 12, 2019. Police have confirmed that the remains were recovered about 50 feet away from Ashley’s logging camp at the UB concession situated at 101-kilometre UNAMCO […]
MARAD to restrict entrance of ship crews from China
Coronavirus outbreak The Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) will be denying entry to crews from ships with recent travel history in Hubei or those that hold a People’s Republic of China passport, as cases of the recently-discovered Coronavirus continues to cross international borders. According to MARAD, all international vessels coming into the Georgetown and Berbice ports […]