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Daily Archives: January 19, 2016

Wales Estate being closed because it will be too expensive to fix- GuySuco’s boss

The Wales sugar estate has been in a sinking economic state, and over the years, finances were shuttled from the estates which were performing to support that West Demerara estate. This was made clear by Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), Errol Hanoman during a televised interview on the National Communications Network (NCN) Tuesday evening, hours after Opposition ...

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Authorities probing report of boat mishap in Venezuela

Guyanese authorities were Tuesday night probing reports that three Guyanese drowned after the boat they were returning in from Venezuela capsized and sank. Residents and Coast Guardsmen said information was sketchy, but they learnt that the incident occurred either late Monday or Tuesday afternoon in Venezuelan waters in the vicinity of the Orinoco bar. “The boat went down,” one official ...

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Disaster averted after drone “buzzes” GDF helicopter

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is advising against but the use of drones in its airspace after a drone buzzed a helicopter earlier recently. A press release from the Force stated that the helicopter, GDF 1, landed safely without incident at Camp Ayanganna, after it was “buzzed” by what appeared to be a remote-controlled ‘Drone,’ recently. "At the time of ...

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Closure of Wales estate an “assault on PPP strongholds” – Jagdeo

Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo says that the move by the APNU+AFC administration to cease all operations at the Wales Sugar Factory and  Estate of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo)  is a direct assault on supporters of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) but it will not bode well for the country. Jagdeo, addressing cane-cutters , residents and others at ...

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Way cleared so far for Jennifer Westford’s trial to begin in Magistrate’s Court; Defence Lawyer may move to High Court

Magistrate Fabayo Azore Tuesday overruled the defence submission on the grounds that the court has no jurisdiction to deal with executive abuse in the former Public Service Minister Jennifer Westford’s fraud case.  She explained that the court only has jurisdiction to deal with abuse by the prosecution and delays in trials.  Secondly, she said he statement made by Minister of ...

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Guyana crafts suicide emergency plan

Non-governmental and religious organisations, government and  United Nations (UN) agencies are now expected to play a major role in helping suicidal persons cope with stress and reduce access to several means by which they could kill themselves, the Ministry of Public Health said Tuesday. The Suicide Emergency Plan, which is in line with Guyana’s 2015-2020 National Suicide Prevention Plan, emerged ...

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Eco Atlantic, Tullow to enter Guyana in oil hunt

Reproduced from Offshore Engineer Digital. Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas and Tullow Oil subsidiary companies entered into a 10-year agreement with the government of Guyana to explore the deepwater Orinduik block, offshore Guyana, South America. Subsidiaries Eco Guyana and Tullow Guyana will hold 40% and 60% working interest in the block, respectivley, with Tullow Guyana as operator. Tullow will reimburse ...

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Pest infestation leads to short supply of coconut, plantains

Currently there is a short supply of coconuts and plantains on the local market as a result of an infestation by pests in the local farming communities. Areas that predominantly produce coconuts and plantains such as Pomeroon and the Wakenaam Islands have reported an infestation of West Palm Mite and Black Sigatoka. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National ...

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