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Belgian Authorities Seize 11.5 Tonnes of Cocaine Found in Scrap

  BELGIAN authorities have discovered 11.5 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of over €900 million hidden in scrap metal transiting from Guyana with Belgian authorities describing it as the “largest overseas drug bust.” Demerara Waves reported that the Head of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) James Singh said the containers left Guyana on […]Read More

Telecommunications Monopoly Ends in Guyana

  THE telecommunications monopoly in Guyana has ended and already three licensed service providers are going ahead with expansion plans. On Monday, Prime Minister Mark Phillips announced the end of GTT’s 30-year-monopoly the Starbroek News reported. On Tuesday, he handed over licences to GTT, Digicel and E-Networks at a ceremony at his Camp Street office. […]Read More

Ramnarine: Pompeo’s Visit Shows Guyana’s Value to the US

  By Sue-Ann Wayow THE visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Guyana indicates that the Caribbean country is becoming more valuable to the world leading economic power. This is according to Kevin Ramnarine, recently appointed advisor to the Guyanese government and former minister of energy. Pompeo is the first US Secretary of […]Read More

Guyana Defence Force Gives Support to President Ali

  EVEN as Guyana gets a new president, military personnel are reminded that the Guyana Defence Force remains an apolitical national institution. The statement came from Chief of Staff Brigadier Godfrey Bess on Monday, a day after former housing minister Dr Irfaan Ali was sworn into office. This is paid political advertisement   Since the […]Read More

US Imposes More Visa Restrictions on Guyana

    THE United States is putting pressure on Guyana as it imposes more visa restrictions on what it says are “individuals responsible for or complicit in undermining democracy in Guyana.” This was announced by the US Department of State Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Ambassador Michael Kozak, on Thursday. Restrictions were first […]Read More

42 New Cases of Covid-19 in Guyana

  GUYANA has recorded 42 positive Covid-19 cases since July 12. This was confirmed by the country’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle, on Monday. She announced that 84 new tests were done out of which only one case was recorded. This brought Guyana’s total tally of corona virus cases to 337. Gordon-Boyle said […]Read More

Economist: Covid-19 Could Impact Caribbean Tourism, Taxi Drivers

  ST AUGUSTINE – ANY impact the Covid-19 virus has on the tourism sector of Caribbean economies will also negatively affect other sectors. This according to Director of Economics of the Caribbean Development Bank Dr Justin Ram speaking at The University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor forum on Caribbean response to Covid 19 at […]Read More

Guyana Slams False Reports of Covid-19

  GUYANA – THERE are no cases of the Covid-19 virus, formerly known as the novel coronavirus, in Guyana despite reports on social media. A false report was posted on social media sites on Saturday, but in a release the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) stated, “No person has been treated at the facility for the […]Read More

Tullow Discovers Higher Quality Oil in Guyana

  GEORGETOWN- TULLOW OIL said it has discovered a higher quality of crude oil offshore Guyana in the Carapa-1 well within the Kanuku licence. On Thursday, the company stated that while the well hit only four metres net oil pay which was below predrill expectations, the discovery is in the Cretaceous play and is higher […]Read More

Another Oil Discovery in Guyana

    GUYANA – THERE has been another oil discovery in Guyana. ExxonMobil has revealed that it has discovered oil at the Mako-1 well which is southeast of the Liza field. This is the 15th discovery in the Stabroek Block. According to a release on Monday, ExxonMobil said this discovery “adds to the previously announced […]Read More