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Daily Archives: April 12, 2017

President meets with UN Secretary General’s Personal Representative on border controversy

President David Granger, this evening, met with the United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s Personal Representative in the Good Offices Process on the border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela, Ambassador Dag Havland Nylander. No details about the meeting were provided. Other members of the high-level delegation were Mr. Guillermo Kendall of the UN Department of Political Affairs, Mr. David Hutchinson from ...

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Air Services Limited’s plane damaged on landing at interior airstrip

An Air Services Limited (ASL) plane Wednesday morning ran off the edge of the Kopinang airstrip, causing damage to its undercarriage and the destruction of one of its landing gears. Neither the pilot nor the lone passenger was injured. A company source told Demerara Waves Online News that the Britten-Norman Islander, which was piloted by Captain Azam Ally, ran over ...

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City Mayor to officially release parking meter contract; councillors oppose revocation

Spearheaded by political heavyweight on the Georgetown City Councillor, Oscar Clarke, the Mayor of Georgetown Patricia Chase-Green announced for the first time in almost one year that copies of the controversial parking meter contract will be officially circulated to all 30 councillors. “I would hope that the (City Hall) administration will circulate a copy of the original contract to every councillor. ...

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1,900 gallons of illegal fuel seized; smugglers escape

The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) says 1,900 gallons of fuel were seized in the Mahaica area on Monday, but several persons who were transporting the fuel in boats made good their escape. “Field tests carried out by GEA’s Inspectors revealed that the fuel was illegal as the marker concentration was below the legal level. As a result, all 38 drums ...

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Forensic audit reports to aid in state assets recovery–SARU’s CEO

Guyana’s State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) will be partly using the findings of the several forensic audits to make out cases to the High Court to order the seizure of properties acquired based on stolen wealth, officials said Wednesday. Chief Executive Officer of the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU), Aubrey Retmeyer declined to say who SARU/SARA has on its eyes on, but ...

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Guyana considers Suriname’s gold export model… Guyana exporting plenty gold but little foreign exchange earnings circulating

Guyana’s recent foreign currency shortage appears to have caused government to consider adopting Suriname’s model to ensure that more earnings from gold sales goes directly to the national treasury. “Suriname has a model which we are looking to incorporate in whole or part here so we want to facilitate trade but the function of the licensed dealers, as agents of the ...

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Jagdeo to seek Granger’s assurance on seriousness about constitutional reform because “Nagamootoo is a lightweight in the government”

Fearing that government may not be serious about constitutional reform and that’s why they have decided to hand the responsibility to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) wants assurances that the David Granger-led administration is committed to fixing the 1980 supreme law. “The president needs to give a commitment that whatever comes out of this body ...

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