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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.

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.

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 which occurred about 01:00h yesterday on the  Soesdyke Public Road, EBD by four males, one of whom was armed with a knife.

Ramotar signed oil contract with CGX nearly identical to Exxon deal

Government yesterday released the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) signed by the former Donald Ramotarled PPP/C administration with Canadian miner CGX Resources Inc, the terms of which appear to be almost identical to those of the much maligned 2016 agreement signed by the current administration with ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary and its partners.

Securing advances on oil revenues should be considered

-US-based business professor

Seeking advances on future revenue from ExxonMobil should be under discussion, according to United States-based Guyanese business professor and accountant Floyd Haynes, who says the benefits for a developing nation like ours are incalculable and can outweigh the disadvantages “I think it should be considered.

Former AG Shahabuddeen dies

Renowned Guyanese jurist Dr. Mohamed Shahabuddeen SC, who served as the Attorney General of Guyana as well as a judge on the International Criminal Court, has died.

AFC to engage APNU on coalition for local gov’t polls

The Alliance For Change (AFC) yesterday said that it will soon engage governing partner A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on the possibility of contesting the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE) as a coalition.

CARDI finalising investment for 5,000-acre Ebini farming project

The Caribbean Agricultural Research Development Institute (CARDI) is tying up investment for its planned US-multimillion-dollar agriculture production and processing project at Ebini, in Region Ten, and it hopes the success of the venture will stimulate more interest in the sector.

Shuman bows out

-Remigrant Toshao returning to Canada

Chief of Pakuri Village Lenox Shuman will be returning to Canada after his three-year term as village leader comes to an end in May.

Guyanese wins woman scientist in developing world award

A Guyanese is among five researchers who yesterday received an Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)-Elsevier Foundation Award for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World.

Family suspects inside knowledge led to $7.4M Vryheids Lust robbery

Inside knowledge of the settlement of a longstanding debt is suspected to have led to the robbery committed on US-based Guyanese Deodat Ramdeo and his cousin, Deomattie Seeram, from whom over $7 million was stolen during a gun-point hold-up last Thursday.

‘Major embarrassment,’ Ramjattan says

-as Brickdam lockup rehab drags on

After years of work and millions spent, the rehabilitation and expansion of the Brickdam Police Station’s lockup are still not yet completed.