Tentative date set for ruling on deposit of Exxon signing bonus at BoG

Acting Chief Justice Roxane George SC may likely rule on June 14th on the constitutionality of government’s decision to deposit the US$18 million signing bonus received from ExxonMobil subsidiary Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited and Hess Guyana Exploration Limited into an account at the Bank of Guyana.

Former Attorney General (AG) Anil Nandlall has challenged the decision by the government through an action in the High Court in which he has argued that the sum must be credited to the Consolidated Fund, as it is public money.

He is named the applicant, while Attorney General Basil Williams SC, and Minister of Finance Winston Jordan are listed as the respondents…..


Tearing up Exxon deal would be ‘disastrous’ – Sir Paul Collier

Even as he posited that Guyana was unequally matched in negotiations with ExxonMobil and other multinationals, British Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Sir Paul Collier last evening cautioned against pulling back the contract with the US company and affiliates, saying it can spell doom for Guyana’s investment climate.

Grinding restarts at Enmore sugar factory

-SPU representative says efficiency improved by 40-45% Photos by Dhanash Ramroop Grinding has resumed at the Enmore Sugar Estate factory in a bid to make use of cane in the fields and to attract prospective investors.

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Fly Jamaica crewmember busted in NY with cocaine taped to legs

Fly Jamaica Airways crewmember Hugh Hall was caught with US$160,000 worth of cocaine taped to his legs after a flight, according to NBC news in New York.

Post office fails to deliver Cheddi Jagan centennial stamps

The Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC) has accused the government of deliberately frustrating its work, after the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) failed to deliver on time an order of commemorative stamps to honour the 100th birth anniversary of the late President, Dr Cheddi Jagan.

Timelines set for preliminaries leading up to trial over Red House

A case management conference was yesterday morning held to set timelines for preliminary hearings ahead of the trial commencing in the challenge mounted by the Cheddi Jagan Research Committee Inc.


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