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Exxon makes 8th Oil Discovery offshore Guyana

The Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced today that it has made its eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block. According to a statement, ExxonMobil encountered approximately 256 feet (78 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The well was safely drilled […]

Phone Card vendor shot dead in front of West Bank home

Police investigators are this morning probing the murder of a phone card vendor of West Minster on the West Bank of Demerara. Dead is 37-year-old, Ron Mansfield. He was shot dead in front of his West Minister home around 8:30 on Tuesday night. His assailant is unknown. In a statement early this morning, the Police […]

Boyfriend charged with manslaughter over death of girlfriend who was allegedly pushed from speeding car

The boyfriend of the young woman who was allegedly pushed to her death from a moving car during an argument was today charged with unlawfully killing the woman. 21-year-old Rick Sewcharran appeared before the Chief Magistrate this afternoon and was not required to enter a plea to the unlawful killing of his 19-year-old girlfriend, Saskia […]

Health Minister calls in Police and Auditors to probe misappropriation of funds and attempts to steal public funds

Police detectives along with Auditors from the Ministry of Finance have been called in to conduct a joint probe at the Ministry of Public Health into allegations of fraud. Health Minister Volda Lawrence announced on Tuesday that the investigations are being conducted into the “misappropriation of funds and the blatant attempts to steal” public funds. According to […]

New Policy introduced to allow teen moms back in school

A new policy has been put in place to ensure teenage mothers have the opportunity to go back to school while receiving support at home and from their community. The policy manual was handed over on Monday by officials from the Ministry of Education and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The policy is the […]