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Daily Archives: August 4, 2015

Guyana Goldfields Inc. Pours First Gold at its Aurora Gold Mine

TORONTO, Aug. 4, 2015 /CNW/ – Guyana Goldfields Inc. (TSX:GUY) (the “Company” or “GGI”) is pleased to announce that first gold production has been achieved on-time and on-budget at its Aurora Gold Mine (the “Project”) in Guyana, South America. First gold production was attained through the gravity and saprolite production circuits which allowed for earlier gold production (pre-commercial production) through the processing plant. Initial start-up gold ...

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Chief Constable, Mayor sticking with rules on pregnancy-related dismissals

by Zena Henry Amid concerns that pregnant women being fired from the City Constabulary during their training and probationary period and other Disciplined Services is discriminatory, the City’s Chief Constable and the Mayor of Georgetown are defending the enforcement of the current rules. Chief Constable Andrew Foo has stated that the three female constables who got pregnant during a prohibited ...

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GT&T completes first phase of Enhanced BroadbandProject ahead of schedule – new Internet speeds of up to 5x for the same price

GT&T has completed the rollout of its Enhanced Broadband project at least five months ahead of the original schedule,with the delivery of the fastest and most affordable broadband Internetservices to all customers who qualified to receive the service.  This upgrade now gives Guyana one of the most affordable internet services in the region for the new speeds being delivered. The ...

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PPP possible salary increase refusal revives PNCR’s 2006 wage increase rejection

by Zena Henry While the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is still to discuss whether their Members of Parliament (MP) will accept pay increases from government’s proposed salary hikes, the possible rejection has revived the 2006 wage increase rejection of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR). The A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) government is facing stiff criticism ...

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Suspect in killing of Montrose caretaker arrested

A  man, believed to have  bludgeoned an elderly woman to death with a spanner at Montrose, East Coast Demerara, has been arrested, according to senior police investigator. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that “we have somebody who fits that description.” He said police now has to match the suspect’s fingerprints ...

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GEA staffers seek audience with government over “arbitrary” dismissals following polygraph tests

by Zena Henry Staffers dismissed from the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) following the application of polygraph tests in March of 2013 are seeking an audience with the government to address what they say was their “arbitrary and illegal” dismissals. An initial batch over 20 persons specifically, fuel inspectors and other field workers lost their jobs in 2013 following a lie ...

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Veteran cricket statistician and insurance agent dies

Veteran insurance agent and cricket scorer, Ronald Legall died early Tuesday morning after a brief illness, his wife, Auvril, confirmed. He was 72 years old. Legall, who was an insurance agent with Demerara Mutual Life Assurance, passed away at the St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital. His terminal illness was only recently discovered by doctors. Legall joined Demerara Mutual in May, 1966 ...

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Mahdia and nearby villages could be using hydroelectric power by mid 2016

The community of Tumatumari, home to a defunct 1500kW hydro power plant, could soon return to the renewable power supply following the reactivation of the hydropower facility in the area, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). Tumatumari Hydro Inc, a special process, private sector Company, with a 50-50 partnership between local and regional investors, has sought to invest in ...

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Sunken trawler captain, crew safe

The captain and four crew members, who were aboard a cargo-laden trawler that sank off Guyana’s shore Saturday night, have been rescued and were reunited with their families, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) said in a statement. “Three of the four crew members were rescued by a passing fishing boat on Sunday August 2nd, 2015, while the fourth crew member was ...

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Offload loss-making sections of Guysuco, Private Sector Commission tells Commission of Inquiry

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Monday recommended that the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco) get rid of loss-making sections if it wants to remain in the business of sugar production, but disagreed with wholesale privatization of the industry. Delivering a presentation to the Commission of Inquiry into GuySuco’s operations and future, PSC Chairman Norman Mc Lean said “they will have ...

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