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Daily Archives: May 13, 2016

DirectoryGY launched as official jubilee app

A new application developed by local entrepreneurs – DirectoryGY was last evening declared the official app for Guyana’s 50th Anniversary celebration by Telecommunication and Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes at its official launching. The application which has been in the works for close to two years features some cutting edge options that takes Guyana’s local app development domain to another level. ...

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Surinamese protest IMF-influenced increased electricity tariff

by Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname_ Over five thousand disgruntled citizens took to the street here Friday to protest against a steep price hike for electricity. The move to increase the price came just days after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) advised the Desi Bouterse-administration to cut back on subsidizing the electricity bills. The government subsidized the national power company annually ...

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Guyana taps FCC for better spectrum management, telecoms regulation

The Guyana government hopes that expertise recently shared by top officials of the United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will help create a better regulatory environment. The American embassy in Georgetown said FCC representatives Nese Guendelsberger (Deputy Bureau Chief) and Robert Nelson (Chief Engineer) recently met with Minister of Telecommunications Cathy Hughes and provided technical briefings on a wide variety ...

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Six, including two girls, arrested for Prof. Perry Mars’ murder

Less than 24 hours after a Guyana-born American professor was strangled to death at his home in Prashad Nagar, police arrested the key suspects and recovered the items that were stolen from his home. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that “we have arrested the suspects and they are cooperating with ...

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Granger talks up Green Economy as GuyExpo 2016 opened

Minutes before declaring GuyExpo 2016 officially open President David Granger spoke of his vision to see Guyana revolutionized as a green economy with widespread development in a sustainable manner. President Granger told the multitude of local businesses at the expo that his administration would be providing incentives for private sector entities that chose to invest in this green economy. “Guyana ...

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