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Ramotar defends CGX agreement

-says Exxon deal should have been better after massive oil find

Former President Donald Ramotar yesterday said that the contract he signed with Canadian oil explorer, CGX followed a template for all agreements clinched before petroleum was discovered in 2015 and its release is a “lame” attempt by the government to compare it with the 2016 one signed with ExxonMobil  following the major hydrocarbon discovery in 2015.

GBTI wins $56m judgment against supermarket builders

Two business owners, who claimed that they went ahead and constructed a supermarket with their own cash based on an oral assurance by the then Chief Executive of GBTI that the financial institution would have granted them a loan, have lost a High Court case and now have to repay the bank more than $56 million plus interest and costs.

Region Two committee probing vaccine spoilage

-unreliable power seen as factor

An investigation by the Health and Sanitation Committee of Region Two into why a large amount of vaccines costing hundreds of thousands of dollars had to be discarded due to spoilage has commenced.

GWI inaugurates Parika office

-to serve 30,000 customers

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) yesterday commissioned its second sub-office in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara.) at Parika at the Lotus Mall.

Fantastic debuts

—Batsmen with centuries in their first Regional One-Day match

By Charwayne Walker Since the first sponsored Regional One-Day competition started in 1976, the Gillette Cup, only four batsmen have passed 150 in an innings; Johnson Charles 177, Chadwick Walton 169, Darnley Joseph 153 and Clayton Lambert 151.

Joint Services corporal held over armed robbery of prison officer

A corporal of the Joint Services and another male  have been taken into custody following an investigation into the alleged robbery under arms committed on a 43-year-old Chief Prison Officer, Claude Skeete, which occurred about 1 am on Saturday on the  Soesdyke Public Road, EBD by four males, one of whom was armed with a knife.

Letter by Councillor Kuppen is riddled with inaccuracies

Dear Editor, Please refer to a letter which appeared in the Saturday, February 17, of Stabroek News captioned ‘Town Clerk is in control with the blessing of the Mayor and some Councillors.’ As we examined the contents of the letter written by the Councillor, we recognized that it is riddled with inaccuracies and it is not a true representation of the facts.

Oxfam says Haiti director admitted using prostitutes

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Oxfam’s country director in Haiti admitted to using prostitutes at his residence during a relief mission before resigning in 2011, according to an internal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct released by the charity yesterday.

Impressed by publication on early childhood development

Dear Editor, Influenced as I am and have been since my early career as a school teacher that the focus of our basic educational pursuits should be both academic and attitudinal, I was recently impressed by a publication I chanced upon in my daughter’s home in Toronto (she herself is a School Superintendent with the Toronto District School Board).

Notice for departing passengers at CJIA

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri is advising departing passengers that effective from yesterday, the Immigration and Security operations at the airport has been relocated to the former Greeters Hall to facilitate the ongoing airport expansion project.

Hunt continuing in T&T for ISIS cell members

(Trinidad Guardian) Networks of the ISIS cell in T&T which Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley referred to in Parliament are spread from Aranjuez, Charlieville and Enterprise to Rio Claro among other locations, a national security official has said.