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Daily Archives: December 19, 2016

Finance Minister says low oil price$$ benefited ‘troublemaker’ GPL; Jagdeo says customers never felt it

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) continues to be, in the words of Prime Minister Nagamootoo “a black hole,” according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan who was asked today to account for the performance of state agencies during his 2016 review. Turning his attention to the Guyana Power & Light Inc (GPL), which continues to be a thorn in the side ...

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GPL puts contracted workers, managers on standby , in wake of industrial unrest

Contracted workers and managers are on standby to man the Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) transmission and distribution system should strike action continue, even as the management has decided to hold another round of salary negotiations on Tuesday. Chief Executive Officer of GPL, Wrenford Homer hoped that representatives of the power company and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and ...

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Indigenous communities call for independent land commission amidst alleged ‘threats, harassment’ from gov’t officials

Stemming from a three-year research from 2012 into land claims and conflicts of 42 indigenous settlements in Guyana’s regions 1 and 2, communities involved are calling for an independent tribunal for land claims and grievances owing to a number of challenges including interference from former government officials. “Government officials have sometimes pressured community leaders to give up their request for land ...

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Stranded Dynamic Airways Guyanese passengers at JFK on their way home- Captain Gouveia

Relief has come for 280 Dynamic Airways passengers stranded at JFK International Airport in New York over the weekend, according to the company’s local representative Captain Gerry Gouveia, who confirmed today that the flight is expected to reach Georgetown this afternoon. Some 400 passengers were stranded in Georgetown and New York over the weekend when two planes operating under the ...

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$298M still owed on D’Urban Park, contractors can sue building company- Minister Jordan

The $500M allocated for Homestretch Development Inc in budget 2017 to pay off its $798M debt to contractors for the D’Urban Park Development Project is all government will be providing, said Finance Minister Winston Jordan. “I think the money that is owed (by HDI- the company which built the D’Urban Park) is roughly $798M,” Jordan confirmed to a news conference ...

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Brace for more blackouts as GPL workers go on strike for increased salaries

Guyanese may have to endure more blackouts for the Christmas season because transmission and distribution workers on Monday began strike action to press demands for higher salaries. The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) could not immediately say what contingency plans are in place to deal with the possible impact of the strike on electricity supply. The industrial action comes at ...

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UPDATE: Dead bandits identified 

The two bandits, who were shot dead Sunday night shortly after robbing several persons at a family reunion, have been identified as persons who have had previous brushes with the law.  They are ‎Jamal “Gaza” Letlow of John Fernandes Squatting Area  and Shaquielle Fraser of Better Hope, East Coast Demerara both 22 years old. Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum described them ...

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