The Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) on Friday rewarded 55 lucky customers as part of its ongoing Christmas promotion. The winners were part of the first of two drawings, and 25 walked away with $5,000 worth of free fuel while another 20 received grocery hampers. The other 10 were rewarded with $100,000 each.The drawing took place at the GUYOIL Regent Street branch.Jeffrey Harry is one of the lucky customers to win a grocery hamperMarketing & Sales Manager of GuyOil, Eric Whaul, congratulated the winners on behalf of the company. He noted that, for the New Year, the company would continue to give back to the country and its customers. According to Whaul, despite the fluctuations in gas prices, the company would continue to maintain its low prices.The GuyOil Christmas promotion was launched on November 6, and will run until January 6, 2018. The company will be giving away a total of $3 million in cash and prizes to customers purchasing its products from various service stations. Customers who purchase $5,000 worth of products can fill out a coupon and drop it in the box provided. Winners will be drawn weekly.The final $1 million will be distributed among 10 winning entries.
When brought before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Friday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, 47-year-old Ewart Darlington readily admitted to droving motor lorry, GWW 806 in a manner dangerous to the public.The incident occurred as recent as December 22, 2017, reportedly at Friendship on the East Bank of Demerara.As such, Darlington was fined $50,000 with an option to spend three months in prison if he did not pay the fine. His licence was also suspended for a three-month period.According to the prosecution’s case, Darlington was driving on the western carriageway proceeding North along the East Bank Public Road at a fast rate whilst the President’s vehicle was leading the fleet headed in the opposite direction.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore contended that Darlinston, who in apparent haste, had attempted to overtake another vehicle, found himself in the convoy’s path. Luckily, the President’s driver’s swerved just in time to avoid a head on collision.Notwithstanding Police’s claims that the fleet sounded sirens, the accused claimed that he did not hear such as his windows were up while it poured heavily.Contrary to Police facts, Darlington said he swerved to avoid a collision with a stationary vehicle in his way but ended up in another lane. He nonetheless accepted responsibility and was penalised accordingly.