Benjai assaulted in Guyana

Soca star Benjai has been hospitalised in Guyana after being attacked.

And his attorneys are threatening legal action against the perpetrators.

According to reports, he was struck across the face with a bottle outside a nightclub.

Benjai whose real name is Rodney Leblanc had just completed a performance at palm court location and was speaking to a group of people.

According to his attorneys, Gideon Mac-Master and Keith Scotland, an altercation occurred when the driver of a car almost reversed into the group. 

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.

In-transit passengers from Guyana travelling to the US must now be screened at Piarco

Passengers from Guyana who are in-transit to the United States will have to be screened by security officers at Piarco, with immediate effect.

This comes after an Emergency Amendment to aviation security measures issued by the United States.

The following is a statement by the Civil Aviation Authority.

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.