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Daily Archives: November 11, 2015

Guysuco sets date for Annual Production Incentive talks

As the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) appears set to achieve its production target for this year, the entity announced Wednesday that it was ready to hold talks with the union on the Annual Production Incentive (API). However, the sugar producer is still not ready to hold negotiations for a nine percent wage and salary increase being proposed by the Guyana ...

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Possible seizure of aircraft in Draft Ogle Airport operator agreement triggers controversy; air transport assoc.formed

Moves to pave the way for a possible levy on property if domestic airlines do not pay their debts to the Ogle Airport Inc. have triggered a controversy and the formation of the National Air Transport Association (NATA) by nine out of 10 domestic carriers operating at that airport. OAI’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Correia and NATA Vice President, Captain ...

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House torched after wanted man shot dead

Police were Wednesday afternoon combing the Bagotstown East Bank Demerara area in search of a man suspected to be involved in the shooting of a wanted man and a midday arson. The suspect who has not been identified is wanted in connection with the shooting of Jermaine Simon and arson of a home in Bagostown. Homeowner, Odessa Phillips told reporters ...

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Thousands to benefit from better roads, bridges

More than 35,000 citizens will now have better access to farmlands in Parika, Laluni, Ruby and Onverwagt, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. This relief is made possible through a new allocation of loan and grant resources to Guyana from the Caricom Development Fund. Hon. Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan today signed an agreement with the Chief Executive Officer ...

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Bagotstown man gunned down

The Police Detectives in ‘A’ Division are investigating an alleged murder committed on Jermaine Simon, 24yrs, of 46 Norton Street , Bagotstown East Bank Demerara, which occurred about 20:30hrs on Tuesday November 10,2015 at Norton Street, Bagotstown. Enquiries disclosed that Jermaine Simon was riding a bicycle and as he was passing in front of the suspect’s house, the suspect suddenly ...

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Pedestrian dies in accident with Attorney-at-Law

The Police Traffic Department of ‘A’ Division are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a pedestrian Tuesday evening. Investigators said the incident occurred about 18:30hrs on Tuesday November 10,2015 on Duncan Street , Campbellville Public Road ,involving motor car PRR 8181 driven by Keshia Chase and Pedestrian Julian Leitch, 47yrs of lot ‘C’ Enachu street, Bel Air Park. ...

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Gov’t to give tax incentives – to encourage home builders to use locally produced materials

Establishing building zones within communities, to allow for comfort and easy access to industries and commercial establishment is to be a major focus, as the administration works towards the realisation of its housing policy, according to te Government Information Agency (GINA). This is to also ensure that home builders and house lots applicants get value for their money, Minister of ...

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IAST to improve quality, attractiveness of Region Nine products for local, overseas markets

Amerindian communities in Region Nine will soon produce higher quality and more attractive products for local and foreign markets, with assistance from the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST). IAST Director, Professor Suresh Narine said through discussions with the Macusi’s Research Unit and Medicine from Trees Group, it has been agreed that the Institute will work with the group ...

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FAO to help train persons to treat pesticide ingestion

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is taking steps to train Guyanese how to treat persons who ingest pesticides, as the country seeks to find ways of battling suicide. The Government Information Agency reported that the FAO, government and the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board will be holding training exercises “so that persons have the needed skills to treat ...

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