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Daily Archives: April 4, 2017

Guyana Gold Board directors ordered to probe links to gold dealer accused of multi-million dollar bank fraud

In the wake of fraud charges against a licensed gold dealer, the Ministry of Natural Resources Tuesday night said the newly-appointed directors of the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) have been tasked with investigating whether anyone from that entity has been stained in the alleged dealings. “As a consequence of these reports, the Ministry will maintain its vigilance over the operations ...

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UG calls in police to probe alleged theft, mismanagement at ICT Centre

University of Guyana Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith has asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Guyana Police Force to launch an investigation into the operations of the Centre for Information Technology (CIT), following the levelling of serious allegations of theft of  equipment from the Centre and misconduct of staff members. “The Manager of the Centre and several employees ...

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Blind, visually impaired children ‘experience’ forest animals for the first time As Iwokrama continues outreach activities

The Iwokrama International Centre says it is continuing to reach out to special needs groups in Guyana in an effort to ensure that all Guyanese are informed about its programmes of rainforest and biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Last Friday, Dr Raquel Thomas (tropical forest ecologist and Director of Resource Management and Training at Iwokrama) together with Daisy Payne (a ...

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Corentyne miner beaten to death over missing raw gold; Linden miner arrested

Guyanese police were Tuesday  investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Phillip Cort, 53, a miner of 32 Queen Street, Courtland, Corentyne, Berbice. Investigators sais his body was found in his tent at Armu Falls Top Landing, Cuyuni, Region 7 about 06:00hrs on Monday, April 03, 2017 with multiple marks of violence.   Investigations have so far revealed that about ...

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GuySuCo cane planters complain of ‘raw deal’ ….now want one-month pay for no work

by Gary Eleazar The Guyana Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) has warned that the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is  sending  early signals of the imminent closure of the East Demerara Estates, a move that is prompting workers to demand payment although they have been denied one month’s work. GAWU General Secretary Seepaul Narine, today (April 4, 2017) ,along with his deputy ...

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New state-owned power company will reduce operational cost, increase efficiency

The board of directors of state-owned Power Producers and Distributors Inc. (PPDI) was Tuesday installed with the promise of reducing overall operational costs and continuing to enhance  efficiency. Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson said the coming into being of the PPDI would see the retention of the Guyanese team and a reduction in the “exorbitant” maintenance agreement that was proposed ...

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GreenHeartTree Energy enters Guyana’s renewable energy market…installs solar system at Paramakatoi

Green Heart Tree Energy (GHTE) entered the renewable energy market in Guyana earlier on March 3, 2017 when it commissioned a 10 kilowatt system to power the Paramakatoi Flavours Sun Dried Tomato Processing Plant, the company said in a statement. “The Paramakatoi project is the beginning of GHTE’s commitment to long term investment in the Guyana economy that will see ...

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CLICO must pay first before doing any more business in Guyana—Jagdeo

by Gary Eleazar Colonial Life Insurance Company (CLICO) must first pay off its debts to depositors in Guyana before being allowed to conduct business here again. This is the firm position of Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo, now opposition leader who today (April 3, 2017) weighed in on reports that CLICO was looking to re-open its doors in Guyana after being ...

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