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Daily Archives: August 6, 2013

House to debate laws to scrap telecoms monopoly

As Guyana’s National Assembly prepares to Wednesday finally debate long-awaited draft laws that are key to liberalizing the telecommunications sector, Digicel said it was looking forward  to the early passage and with it, the ending of the telephone monopoly. The mobile phone company said Prime Minister Samuel Hinds informed that the Telecommunications and Public Utilities Commission (PUC) bills would be ...

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AFC rejects Hughes’ resignation over Amaila link

The Alliance For Change has rejected the resignation of Chairman Nigel Hughes who earlier Tuesday tendered it in the wake of a newspaper article which reported his connection to the Amaila project. Tuesday’s edition of the Kaieteur News reported that Hughes was the Company Secretary for the operators of the firm that would eventually run the hydropower facility, a project ...

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Digicel offers new roaming rate

Digicel (Guyana) has announced that the company has introduced a special roaming rate of only GUY$30 to its subscribers.  This special rate is available to customers roaming in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean. In order to access this GUY$30 roaming rate, customers must subscribe to this service by dialing *130#. Subscription fee costs two thousand dollars (GUY$2000) for a ...

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Paying electricity bills by phone now possible

Guyana Power & Light Inc. last week signed on to GT&T Mobile Money service paving the way for customers’ payments of electricity bills using their cellular phones, the phone company said in a statement. GT&T says it is pleased that it can offer this easy payment alternative to its customers.   Mobile Money registered customers can now pay their post paid ...

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Deputy Chief Education Officer appointed

The Ministry of Education on Tuesday announced that Mrs. Doodmattie Singh is has been appointed Deputy Chief Education Officer with responsibility for Development. Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand extends her congratulations and wishes Mrs. Singh success in all her endeavors. Mrs. Singh has an extensive background in Education having spent 34 years of her life as an educator and having ...

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Policeman arrested for taking cash from someone’s account

A Guyanese policeman, who allegedly withdrew a large quantity of cash from a teacher’s bank account after he forgot his card in the ATM machine, was Tuesday arrested, according to police sources. Constable Gordon Andrews, who is based at the Tactical Services Unit (TSU), was taken into custody and placed under close arrest to assist with the probe that has ...

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Hughes tenders resignation as AFC Chairman

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC) and attorney –at-law Nigel Hughes has tendered his resignation in the wake of a newspaper article which reports that he is the Company Secretary of the entity that will operate the opposition-maligned Amaila Hydropower station. AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan declined to immediately comment on Hughes’ move. “Can you kindly stop this. You can ...

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Celina’s Resort robbed, several beaten

A security guard and four Chinese nationals were early Tuesday morning badly beaten when armed bandits attacked and robbed Celina’s Resort located just over the Kitty Seawall. Reports are that around 4 AM businessman 45 year old Su Zha Hui was relieved of GUY$400,000 cash and a lap top valued GUY$100,000. Three others were also beaten. They are Dai Wai ...

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Rowdy passenger taken off Guyana-bound CAL flight

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN).-A Caribbean Airlines (CAL) flight bound for Guyana out of Piarco International Airport was delayed for close to half-an-hour yesterday, after a New York-based Guyana national was escorted off the aircraft for abusive behaviour toward flight attendants. Mark Anthony Wong, who boarded BW425 at the JFK International Airport in New York, was travelling with his wife and three young ...

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Kadecia Baird will represent her native country of Guyana

(BROOKLYN DAILY).-Kadecia Baird will compete at the highest level of track and field at International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Moscow to cap to her tremendous senior year at Medgar Evers. The Nebraska-bound Baird, who runs for her native country of Guyana, won the 400 meters at the Central American and Caribbean Senior Athletics Championship in Mexico in ...

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