Van with explosives being defused explodes in Kochchikade

The Police said the van was believed to have been used by those involved in the bomb attack on the Kochchikade church yesterday.Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said that the area residents were cleared when the van was being checked and steps were taken to defuse the bomb. A van with explosives parked in Kochchikade exploded while the bombs were being defused, the Police said.The bomb disposal squad carried out a controlled explosion of the van. The van then exploded causing minor damage to buildings in the area. (Colombo Gazette)Pic: TV still of the destroyed van

Petroleum Commission Bill laid in National Assembly

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBill for new Petroleum Commission for National AssemblyMarch 3, 2017In “Local News”Petroleum Commission Bill vests too much power on the Minister- OppositionJune 16, 2017In “Business”Parliament Office invites submissions on Petroleum Commission BillJuly 19, 2017In “latest news” Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman,  today, presented the Petroleum Commission Bill for the first time in the National Assembly.The Bill intituled (give title to a legislative act) an Act to provide for the establishment and functions of the Petroleum Commission of Guyana and for related matters. The six-part Bill has 51 sections which cover areas pertaining to the establishment and incorporation of the Petroleum Commission, functions and duties of the Commission, and financing among others.Minister Raphael Trotman presenting the Bill in the National Assembly todayThe Petroleum Commission Bill makes provision for the establishment of a Petroleum Commission to serve as a regulatory agency for Guyana’s oil and gas industry.The establishment of a new regulatory agency will see the responsibility taken from the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC).Minister Trotman, according to a GINA release, registered the government’s intention to have the Bill read for a second time before being sent to Special Select Committee for review. read more