ExxonMobil Guyana has reemphasized its commitment to a culture of safety by holding a workshop on this issue for contractors today at the Marriott Hotel.
MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Russian state oil major Rosneft has become the main trader of Venezuelan crude, shipping oil to buyers in China and India and helping Caracas offset the loss of traditional dealers who are avoiding it for fear of breaching U.S.
(Trinidad Express) Roman Catholic Priest, Father Urban Hudlin’s car was stolen last Saturday while he was visiting a home in Diego Martin.
(Jamaica Observer) A Connecticut woman who federal prosecutors say helped arrange 28 sham marriages to obtain immigration benefits for non-citizens has pleaded guilty.
(Trinidad Express) A 36-year-old woman is dead while a 34-year-old man is in a serious condition at the Port of Spain General Hospital following a confrontation yesterday morning in Laventille.
(Jamaica Observer) SIX Jamaicans are among hundreds worldwide to benefit from the 2019 US Government-funded International Exchange programmes and fellowships — Fulbright and Humphrey.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A Portland family has been left heartbroken as what they said was a nearly two-decades-long abusive relationship ended in tragedy Tuesday night, leaving the matriarch dead, her common-law husband on the run, and other members of the family homeless.
(Trinidad Guardian) Just one week after complaints were raised about cats invading the Caroni Bird Sanctuary, disturbing photos have surfaced on social media showing the animals dead from apparent poisoning at the same site.
A 46-year-old clothes vendor was yesterday afternoon fatally stabbed by her husband following an argument and the man is now hospitalised in a critical condition after he subsequently tried to kill himself at the couple’s Nabaclis Sideline Dam, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home.
After meeting for over three hours yesterday, the government and opposition commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) failed to come consensus on the holding of constitutionally-due general elections.
An American Airlines (AA) aircraft, which was preparing to depart the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) yesterday morning, had its takeoff aborted after some of its tyres were damaged when it came into contact with temporary runway lights.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Domestic Airways Incorporated was yesterday fined a total of $75,000 for occupational health and safety violations, including failing to give notice of the death of Pilot Randy Liverpool earlier this year.
A cabinet maker was yesterday sentenced to five years in prison and fined $10.8 million after admitting to having possession of 60 pounds of cannabis for trafficking.
A sweets vendor is to spend the next five years in jail after he admitted to robbing fellow vendors in a gunpoint attack in Charlestown.
Azerbaijan is offering scholarships at its leading universities as well as oil and gas training to Guyanese.
The Mass Action People’s Movement (MAPM), which last week began lobbying for President David Granger to announce a date for elections and the resignation of his Cabinet, is hoping that with sustained effort it will be able to function as a civil society watchdog for years to come.
The Ministry of Natural Resources has donated four heat extractors to the Fairview Primary School at Kurupukari, in Region Eight, following an appeal for an intervention to address the building’s extreme heat conditions.
The Mahaica-Mahaicony-Abary Agriculture Development Authority (MMA/ADA) has said that it is owed over $1 billion in fees by some farmers, who nonetheless continue to benefit from its services to them, including drainage works.
Air Services Limited’s (ASL) wharf and bond facility at Soesdyke will be used for storage of tools and equipment for the oil and gas sector and will not house waste or toxic chemicals, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Executive Director Dr Vincent Adams has said.
Prior to the deaths of Hilrod Thomas and his two young daughters, Clarissa and Theresa Rozario, who were burnt in a fire at their at King and Robb streets home in 2014, one of the two accused in their deaths, Ganga Kishna, had threatened to burn the property down.
A porter was yesterday charged with fatally beating a drinking companion during an argument last Saturday night at Kumaka, in Region One.
BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro yesterday accused non-governmental organisations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media.
Gilbert Thomas, the man who is accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her new partner during an argument at Hururu Mission, Berbice River one week ago, was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with two counts of felonious wounding.
A young Mahdia miner has been given a two-year sentence for breaking and entering a shop and stealing $500,000 in cash and phone credit.
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday challenged Britain to come up with alternatives to the Irish border backstop within 30 days, but French President Emmanuel Macron cautioned there would be no renegotiation of the Brexit deal.
HARARE (Reuters) – Phelekezela Mphoko, a former deputy to ousted Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, was charged yesterday with criminal abuse of office, his lawyer said, in the latest move by the new anti-corruption commission.
(Trinidad Express) A suspected car thief died in a crash yesterday morning.
(Trinidad Express) The Emperor Valley Zoo has four new additions. Four red kangaroos have been brought in from a facility in Texas, USA.
A lone bid has been received for the rehabilitation of roadways from Paramakatoi to Monkey Mountain, which is among five projects in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) for which bids were opened on Tuesday at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, in Kingston, Georgetown.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said yesterday that his administration was seriously looking at ending the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children of noncitizens and people who immigrated to the United States illegally.
Some Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) customers are due to be reimbursed by the company after the unexpected loss of mobile data from their cellular plans.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro posted on social media that funding for movies with LGBT+ themes was being suspended, a decision that was published yesterday on the country’s official web site.
Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire’s judgment in the house-to-house registration case is now available and is accompanied by an order underlining that it would be unconstitutional to remove the names of registered persons unless they are disqualified.
(Jamaica Observer) THE confessed driver of a motor car who was captured recklessly stunt driving in a video that went viral last week got off scot-free after surrendering to the police.
(Trinidad Express) A DIEGO MARTIN man was shot dead on Tuesday afternoon.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The university lecturer who had promised to give needy students his approximately $3 million in basic salary annually had his contract terminated by The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, amid questions about his mental state.
(Trinidad Guardian) A night of celebration spurned into lifetime of tragedy for a Gasparillo family after bandits shot dead a police officer’s brother and wounded his friend after a robbery at a village bar.
Hess Corporation’s investment in Guyana’s offshore Stabroek Block has resulted in the company emerging as the best-performing US oil firm this year and, along with its partners, it is poised to reap US$22 billion ($4.5 trillion) in profits from its initial two projects here, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported yesterday.
Oil services company Nalco Champion has not yet determined whether it will store chemicals at the John Fernandes Ltd (JFL) Inland Terminal at Industrial Site, Ruimveldt, though a company representative said that the location remains the best site.
The township of Mabaruma, in Region One, is now without electri-city as both of its generators have become non-functioning, Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley has said.
Brian Mohan was yesterday committed to stand trial for the 2015 murder of Festival City resident Christopher Wharton, who was shot execution-style while sitting on the stairs of his home.
One week after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) recommended the laying of a charge, police have yet to arraign Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) manager Andrew Kellman, who is accused of sexually assaulting a worker at the facility.
The sod was turned on Monday afternoon for a state-of-the-art $70 million mortuary in the compound of the National Psychiatric Hospital at New Amsterdam.
A water ambulance, which will serve the village of Baracara, in Region Six, was commissioned on Monday.
High Court judge Fidela Corbin-Lincoln has denied engineer Charles Ceres an injunction he was seeking against Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, whom he has sued for libel.
Guyanese students currently studying at the Hugh Wooding Law School (HWLS), in Trinidad and Tobago, have welcomed the introduction of full scholarships to allow qualifying students to offset some of the almost $5 million in costs they face annually.
The Guyana Society for the Blind’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) programme has recorded an overall pass rate of 95% this year, representing the best performance by students since it was started in 2014.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said yesterday he was considering scaling back an effort that could have cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and would decide on the proposal – which faces strong opposition in Congress – within days.
Seven bids submitted for the construction of an Administrative and Quality Control Laboratory Building for the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation’s Asphalt Plant were opened on Tuesday at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, in Kingston, Georgetown.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil’s space research center INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s environmental policy.