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Neil Marks

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

Feb 04 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.

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

Jan 10 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.

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

Jan 10 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

Jan 03 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

Dec 22 2018

GEORGETOWN Guyana's parliament voted late on Friday in favor 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

Sep 24 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

May 11 2018

PARAMARIBO Pirates burned 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 neighboring South American nation of Suriname, according to survivors.

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

May 03 2018

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

INTERVIEW-Guyana weighs new offer of deep and shallow waters oil blocks

Apr 03 2018

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 3 Guyana expects to hire consultants to help market its offshore oil basins in the wake of the huge finds by U.S. giant Exxon Mobil and partners, the South American country's energy minister told Reuters.

Guyana strengthens border security with Venezuela

Feb 22 2018

GEORGETOWN In an attempt to thwart "incursion and invasion," Guyana set up two army bases this week on its jungle frontier with ailing Venezuela, following similar moves by larger neighbors Colombia and Brazil.

World News

India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.