Guyanese court fines T&T fraudster and orders deportation

A Trinidad and Tobago fraudster, Anthony Nestor, has been instructed by a Guyanese court to pay Brandsville Hotel in Guyana, GYD$260,824 (TT$8,400) and also to pay a court fine of GYD$100,000 (TT$3,225), or serve a 36-month prison sentence, after which he will deported.

Magistrate Judy Latchman handed down the ruling today, which was due a few days ago.

The ruling could not proceed then because Nestor reportedly told the court he was Guyanese, and that a birth certificate would be delivered to the court to prove same.

Guyana considers refining its oil in T&T

Guyana could send future oil production to Trinidad and Tobago or Suriname for refining, a government official said on Thursday.

Exxon Mobil Corp and partner companies say they have found between 800 million and 1.4 billion barrels of oil off the coast of Guyana, with production expected for 2020.

"We recently had some overtures made by the government of Trinidad and Tobago ... they are operating right now below optimum and they are importing oil from Nigeria," Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman told reporters.

Trinis charged with fraud in Guyana

The former General Manager of the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (NGMC), Nizam Hassan and a number of Directors of a Trinidadian construction company were Monday charged with alleged fraud based on the findings of a forensic audit, a report in the Demerara Waves says.

Unexplained illness killing chickens in Guyana

The Guyana livestock development authority has sent samples from broiler farms to the University of Georgia.

This after farmers reported hundreds of sudden poultry deaths.

Farmers reported that the affected animals are not dying immediately.

They explained that the birds stop moving, and their heads fall to the ground with their eyes closed.

Deputy chief executive officer of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority Dr. Dwight Walrond, said that no particular disease had been linked to the deaths, and this is why they sent it to the US for further testing. 

Guyana's main airport threatens to ban CAL flights over duty-free issue

A report in the Demerara Waves Online News says that Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) is threatening to ban Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) from flying to and from that airport, unless it sticks to an agreement that allows Guyanese travelling to other destinations to take their duty-free purchases with them.

CPL T20 CEO denies Guyana officials' reports that T&T selected for CPL Final

Chief Executive Officer of the HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Damien O’Donohoe has denied that a decision has been made about the venue of the CPL finals.

Several newspapers in Guyana and Cana News Online reported on Wednesday and Thursday that authorities announced in Guyana, that the semi-finals and finals of this year’s CPL will be played in Trinidad and Tobago after Guyana lost its bid to host.

However, O’Donohoe said in a statement Thursday that negotiations are ongoing.

T&T at risk of losing Caricom countries as a market for oil & gas

A report in the Demerara Waves newspaper says Guyana is considering joining a list of other Caribbean countries in search of another fuel supplier in order to reduce reliance on Trinidad and Tobago, now that Venezuela’s PetroCaribe has dried up as a fuel source.