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India says jeweler Choksi still a citizen, pushing for Antigua extradition

04 Feb 2019

GEORGETOWN Fugitive jeweler Mehul Choksi, a main defendant in India's largest bank fraud case, is still an Indian citizen despite holding an Antigua and Barbuda passport, an Indian official told Reuters, adding the government is pushing for his extradition.

India says jeweler Choksi still a citizen, pushing for Antigua extradition

04 Feb 2019

GEORGETOWN, Feb 4 Fugitive jeweler Mehul Choksi, a main defendant in India's largest bank fraud case, is still an Indian citizen despite holding an Antigua and Barbuda passport, an Indian official told Reuters, adding the government is pushing for his extradition.

Exxon ships have not returned to area of Venezuela dispute: Guyana

11 Jan 2019

GEORGETOWN Seismic research vessels hired by Exxon Mobil to explore for oil off Guyana's coast have not returned to the site of a December incident with Venezuela's navy, but they may in the future, Guyana's foreign minister said on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-Exxon ships have not returned to area of Venezuela dispute -Guyana

11 Jan 2019

GEORGETOWN, Jan 10 Seismic research vessels hired by Exxon Mobil to explore for oil off Guyana's coast have not returned to the site of a December incident with Venezuela's navy, but they may in the future, Guyana's foreign minister said on Thursday.

Exxon ships have not returned to area of Venezuela dispute -Guyana

10 Jan 2019

GEORGETOWN, Jan 10 Seismic research vessels hired by Exxon Mobil to explore for oil off Guyana's coast have not yet returned to the site of a December incident with Venezuela's navy, but they may in the future, Guyana's foreign minister said on Thursday.

Guyana government to challenge no-confidence vote in court

03 Jan 2019

GEORGETOWN Guyana's government will challenge in court a parliamentary no-confidence vote that toppled President David Granger's ruling coalition amid a dispute over developing the country's nascent oil industry, the country's attorney general said on Thursday.

Guyanese parliament brings down government, triggering elections

22 Dec 2018

GEORGETOWN Guyana's parliament voted late on Friday in favour of a no-confidence motion in the government, triggering new elections in March in a surprise defeat for President David Granger as he seeks to develop the nation's oil sector.

Guyana puts oil auctions on hold to better oversee energy boom

25 Sep 2018

GEORGETOWN, Sept 24 Guyana has put planned oil auctions on hold as the impoverished South American country works to establish a Department of Energy to oversee the energy boom, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said on Monday.

Pirates burn, beat, and toss fishermen overboard off Suriname - survivors

11 May 2018

PARAMARIBO Pirates burnt Guyanese fishermen with hot oil, attacked them with machetes and forced them overboard tied to anchors in a fatal attack in the Atlantic Ocean off the neighbouring South American nation of Suriname, according to survivors.

Pirate attack off Suriname leaves at least a dozen missing, feared dead

03 May 2018

GEORGETOWN/PARAMARIBO At least a dozen fishermen from Guyana are missing, feared dead, after a pirate attack off the coast of neighbouring Suriname last week that Guyana's president called a "massacre" on Thursday.

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