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Daily Archives: April 19, 2017

University of Guyana’s Vice Chancellor seeks to justify “downtown campus”

The University of Guyana’s Council, its highest decision-making body, has refused to approve the rental of a five-story building at the corner of Lamaha and Camp Streets, Georgetown for US$28,000 per month. However, Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw  Griffith is not giving up, saying the cash-strapped institution needs the space at the proposed “downtown campus” to offer courses that will bring in ...

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MOU signed to better UG’s ICT platforms

Minister of Public Telecommunications Catherine Hughes and University of Guyana’s (UG), Principal and Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Ivelaw Griffith on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to boost the Information Communication Technology (ICT) platforms at the Turkeyen campus. One of the major goals of the Ministry of Public Telecommunications is to better equip UG, so as to provide broad band ...

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GTT, govt at odds over calls for audit of Digicel’s “alleged” illegal bypass

Government on Tuesday downplayed calls by the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) for an audit of Digicel’s allegedly illegal bypass operation that might have cost the national treasury more than US$30 million. Instead, Public Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes suggested that GTT could also be cited for breach of contract as far as improving its landline service. “I  have no objections to ...

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ExxonMobil confirms enough residual natural gas to fuel 200MW electricity plant—Trotman

by Gary Eleazar ExxonMobil, the US-based oil giant gearing for production offshore Guyana, has confirmed that there will be sufficient natural gas in the reserves to supply a 200 megawatt (MW electricity generation plant which would make the establishment of an alumina plant in Guyana feasible once again, but government is still looking to independently verify this. “There is going ...

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Chinese Bank asks Guyana to hold off re-issuing Bai Shan Lin lands

by Gary Eleazar The Chinese Development Bank (CDB) has asked Guyana to not give out lands once held by Bai Shan Lin Forest Developers Inc, since it is looking to secure finances to re-capitise loans owned by that company. This is according to Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman, who today (April 19, 2017) provided an update on the operations ...

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Man charged with allegedly burning father to death

The man, who allegedly burnt his father to death, was Wednesday arraigned for the indictable offence. Fifty-two year old Colin Ross of 14 Kildonan Village, Corentyne was charged with the murder of 83-year old Rudolph Ross. Ross’ charred remains were removed from the debris of his house following an early morning fire on April 10, 2017. Colin Ross was not ...

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US-bound caretaker caught with cocaine shortly after being granted US visa

A fifty one year old caretaker of Lodge Housing Scheme was Wednesday  jailed for three years after accepting the fact that she had cocaine in her possession for trafficking. Bernadette Evandey Warren stood before Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court to answer to the charge. CANU said on Sunday, April 16, 2017 CANU ranks at Cheddi Jagan International Airways ...

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Fish exporter acquitted of 50 kilo cocaine trafficking charge

A  fish exporter, who was charged with being in possession of more than 50 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, was Tuesday acquitted after the prosecution failed to prove its case beyond mere suspicion. Mohammed “Panta” Ally, who was on bail, walked out of the Leonora Magistrates’ Court a free man at the end of the trial before ...

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