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Venezuela’s deteriorating oil quality riles major refiners

CARACAS/HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s state-run oil firm, PDVSA, is increasingly delivering poor quality crude oil to major refiners in the United States, India and China, causing repeated complaints, canceled orders and demands for discounts, according to internal PDVSA documents and interviews with a dozen oil executives, workers, traders and inspectors.

GDF lance corporal dies in Lethem accident

Lance Corporal Devon Fraser The Police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 2.20 this morning on the Lethem Public Road that resulted in the death of pedestrian Devon Fraser, 28, a Guyana Defence Force Lance Corporal of Buxton, East Coast Demerara.

Millions of Britons in financial difficulty

LONDON, (Reuters) – Over four million people in Britain are having difficulties paying their monthly bills, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Wednesday, at a time when inflation is rising and interest rates may follow.

SOCU needs to focus on `quality investigations’ – DPP’s Chambers

Saying that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) needs to focus on “quality investigations”, the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) today said that it is reviewing for the second time a file sent by SOCU on an ongoing controversy with the Guyana Bank for Trade Industry (GBTI) over the release of banking information.

Former skipper Taylor back to strengthen Zimbabwe team

Brendan Taylor   BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, (Reuters) – Former captain Brendan Taylor and bowler Kyle Jarvis were both included in the Zimbabwe test squad for the first time after lengthy absences when a 16-man party was named on Tuesday for the two-test series at home to the West Indies.

Death toll from blasts in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu tops 200

The scene of the blast (Reuters photo)   MOGADISHU,  (Reuters) – More than 200 people were killed by twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, officials said on Sunday, marking the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007.

Five die in Corentyne accident

The accident scene   Five persons, including a child, were killed today in a head-on collision between a car and a paddy truck along the Number 59 Village public road, Corentyne, Berbice.

Internet week

The Caribbean Telecommunications Union on Friday hosted a “Youth in ICT Day” to bring the curtains down on five days of Tech Talks for Internet Week Guyana.

Powerful Hurricane Ophelia strengthens off Azores

(Reuters) – Hurricane Ophelia strengthened off the Azores islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean today  and was expected pass to the south of the archipelago later in the day before taking aim at the British Isles, the U.S.