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Monthly Archives: November 2015

GTT opening branch stores ahead of expected faster mobile data speeds

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) Saturday opened the first of several stores countrywide, ahead of much anticipated liberalisation of the telecommunications sector that would see subscribers getting faster mobile data speeds in the coming months. The first of branch stores was opened at the Giftland Mall, LiliendaalTurkeyen, East Coast Demerara. The phone company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, Justin Nedd ...

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PPP threatens to “examine” oil-profits accord with Exxon-Mobil; pours cold water on Sovereign Wealth Fund

The People’s Progressive Party (PPPC) Saturday threatened to revisit any deal with government for American oil-giant, Exxon-Mobil, to pay Guyana oil profits ahead of commercial production. “Exxon-Mobil has to be forewarned that if it comes to Guyana and engages in any underhand dealing with this government that we are going to examine all of those,” Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo told ...

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Govt lied about Specialty Hospital- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Saturday disputed government’s claim that Fedders-Lloyd was handed a contract build a Specialty Hospital because it was the second lowest bidder. Jagdeo said technical-experts had disqualified that company but he declined to divulge details of what he knows about the evaluation. Instead, he called on government to release the evaluation report. “I don’t want to justify ...

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Body found behind Marriott Hotel

Diners at the Guyana Marriott on Friday spotted the body of an unidenfified man lying on the beach at the Kingston seawall as the mid afternoon sun blazed ahead. The man who appears to be in his early 3o’s remain unidentified and investigators have found no visible signs of foul play on the man’s body however there was some amount ...

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Govt petitioned to allow more time for Rodney Inquiry

Former and current members of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) as well as other like-minded persons are calling on government to ensure there is a “proper inquiry” into the death of that party’s co-leader, Dr. Walter Rodney. “Guyana needs and deserves a proper inquiry in which all key witnesses give evidence under oath. Only then can our country begin the ...

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Dutch team recommends ways of tackling floods

A Dutch Risk Reduction (DDR) team has recommended that Guyana continues to dredge its drainage system and ensure the water flows off the land properly and implement a high-tech system to improve water management. The Minisyry of Public Infrastructure says that is one of seven key recommendations made by the team as Guyana continues to explore long-lasting solutions to flooding ...

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London- bound St. Lucian man with cocaine in stomach fined, jailed

A St. Lucian sales representative Thursday admitted that he was attempting to smuggle almost half a kilogramme of cocaine in his stomach to  the United Kingdom, and he was fined and jailed. Twenty-six year old Kendol Joseph was jailed for three years and fined GYD$1.2 million by City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore on a charge of being in possession of narcotics ...

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Pizza Hut is back under new franchise holder; regular international inspections planned

The American restaurant chain, Pizza Hut, is back in Guyana under a new franchise holder with special emphasis being placed on hygiene and high quality and standards, representatives said Thursday. Director of Marketing for Pizza Hut Guyana, Navin Singh said safety and supply audits have been passed  to ensure that they comply with  United States and international standards. Pizza Hut’s ...

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Transparency of Specialty Hospital deal with Fedders Lloyd questioned ; Ramjattan fires back

The decision by the Guyana government not to go back to public tender before awarding a contract to build a multi-million dollar Specialty Hospital has come in for sharp criticism, but Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan has rejected suggestions of corruption. One day after the Ministry of Finance announced that the Indian company, Fedders Lloyd, would ...

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