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Daily Archives: October 1, 2014

Authorities flood land claimed by Plaisance-Better Hope residents; installation of new overseer blocked

Police early Wednesday morning removed markings on land aback Plaisance-Better Hope that residents early Sunday morning began occupying to construct houses. No one was injured or arrested during the pre-dawn operation. A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) activist, Sean Austin said the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) also flooded the large acreage of land. This is the fifth time that Police ...

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E-Networks is O3b’s first LatAM client for high-speed internet via satellite

St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands and Georgetown, Guyana: O3b Networks on Wednesday announced that E-Networks has signed a multi-year agreement to use O3b’s unique ‘Fiber in the Sky’ satellite network. The Guyanese ISP will be the first Latin American client to be brought up on the O3b network since it commenced commercial operations earlier in the year. E-Networks engineers recently ...

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Combined opposition restates support for no-confidence motion

In the wake of efforts by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to drive a wedge between the two opposition parties over which elections they each prefer, the combined opposition on Wednesday re-affirmed their unwavering commitment to passing the vote of no confidence against the government at the earliest sitting of the National Assembly. “The parties, which hold a majority of seats ...

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Guyana to earn US$960 million from 17-year Aurora gold mine

Guyana is expected to earn US$960 million in royalty and other taxes from the Aurora goldmine owned by the Canadian company during the first 17 years, Guyana Goldfields Inc; according to a senior company official. Speaking at the re-launch of the Guyana Mining Toolkit, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Guyana Goldfields, Scott Caldwell said the mine is expected ...

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No cyanide spill at Guyana Goldfields’ Aurora mine- CEO

Guyana Goldfields Inc. on Wednesday assured that there would be no cyanide spill from its Aurora Mine which is expected to begin production by September 2015. President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Guyana Goldfields Inc, Scott Caldwell also told a ceremony for the re-launch of the Guyana Mining Toolkit that should there be an emergency at the tailings pond ...

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Attorney Saphier Husain wants Court to order Local Govt Minister to call elections

Constitutional Lawyer and politician, Saphier Husain Subedar on Tuesday moved to secure a High Court Order to command Local Government Minister, Norman Whittaker to call long-overdue Local Government Elections (LGE). The Leader of the little-known National Independent Party (NIP) hopes that the Court will order the Minister to hold the local polls any time between November 1 and December 31, ...

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