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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Dynamic Airways Guyana operations to be reviewed, to determine way forward- Civil Aviation authority

Guyana’s Civil Aviation Authority will be reviewing the operations of Dynamic Airways in Guyana in order to find an effective way forward, according to CAA’s  Director- General, Egbert Field. He said the aviation body is awaiting a report from Dynamic Airways on the Georgetown and New York weekend delays affecting some 400 passengers. “To give definitive answer as to what ...

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CAL, Fly Jamaica planes at CJIA accident still under investigation- Civil Aviation head

Investigations are still ongoing in the recent accident at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport where an incoming Caribbean Airlines plane clipped the tail of a parked Fly Jamaica plane, according to head of the Civil Aviation Authority, Lt. Col. (Ret’d) Egbert Field. “The investigation is still ongoing and the Accident Investigation Group is actively proceeding with that investigation,” Field told ...

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Vandalism will trigger parking meter alarms; paid parking begins on January 9

Despite lingering opposition to the introduction of parking meters in Georgetown, the company – Smart City Solutions (SMS)- on Wednesday said it was prepared for vandals because the high-tech meters will trigger alarms remotely on impact. Amir Oren Managing Director of Business Development (Global Operations) sought to dispel concerns about vandalism because none of the meters would contain cash. “It ...

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Traffic policemen to be charged with marijuana trafficking

Two traffic policemen, who are based at New Amsterdam, Berbice, are expected to find themselves before the court for allegedly being in possession of an estimated 5 kilogrammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The constables were arrested after the compressed marijuana was found in a car owned by one of the policemen. A car was intercepted on the West Coast Berbice ...

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Govt budgets GY$250 million to build new drugs bond

The Ministry of Public Health will this year construct a new bond to store medical supplies, even as it has allocated GYD$150 million to next year continue renting the controversial bond at Sussex Street, Albouystown from a businessman. During consideration of the 2017 Budget estimates of expenditure, Public Health Minister George Norton announced that GYD$250 million have been set aside ...

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Gov’t budgets for 2017 rental of $12.5M monthly Sussex Street drug bond- Health Minister Norton

Despite Cabinet’s  intention to review the contract for the controversial $12M monthly Sussex Street drug bond, Public Health Minister Dr George Norton disclosed in the Supply Committee of the National Assembly that the $12M monthly bond will still be rented for the year 2017. $180M has been budgeted for rental of buildings in 2017 by the Public Health Ministry’s under ...

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911 Emergency phones operational by early 2017, says Public Security Minister Ramjattan

Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan expects the 911 Emergency numbers will be functioning effectively by early 2017, with some 12 officers to be trained for work on a shift system. Some $250M was allocated in budget 2017 for equipment for the Guyana Police Force, an allocation which prompted Opposition MP Juan Edghill to question whether the 911 service will benefit, ...

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Minister Scott hints at FITUG, GTUC ‘impotence’ while grilled on $24M for Guyana National Co-op Union Ltd

Government has allocated $24M to the Guyana National Cooperative Union Limited (GNCU) under the Labour division of the Social Protection Ministry sparking many questions on the body supposedly located at Waterloo Street between Middle and Quamina Streets. Opposition MP Juan Edghill questioned Labour Minister Keith Scott in the Supply Committee of the National Assembly on what criteria was used to ...

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ExxonMobil hires Dutch-headquartered company in “key step” towards oil production in Guyana

ExxonMobil subsidiary, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) on Tuesday announced that it has awarded contracts to SBM Offshore for a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, a key step in moving the Liza field toward first production. Under the contracts, SBM Offshore will perform front end engineering and design for the FPSO, and, subject to a final investment ...

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Guyana’s police, customs hand over files to Surinamese counterparts

Guyanese police and customs on Tuesday handed over to their Surinamese counterparts information and intelligence on a wide range of criminal activities that will eventually pave the way for a crackdown on organised and other crimes in a timely manner. “We did share information. Among that information is trends, flow trends, organised criminal syndicates on both sides; wanted persons (on) ...

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