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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Money hard to get to build hydro-power stations- Finance Minister

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan Thursday night ruled out international financing for the construction of hydro-power stations, in response to concerns by Guyana’s private sector that government was foot-dragging on developing that renewable energy source. “We will love to have as many hydro facilities in this country as we can, but it is going to always fall on capacity, technology and ...

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No more money for Guyana’s sugar industry- EU; Guysuco wants aid for plantation sugar study

The European Union (EU) on Thursday ruled out doling out more money to Guyana’s ailing sugar sector, and said it has received no request to conduct a study on producing ‘plantation white’ sugar to supply Caribbean consumers of imported refined sugar. “There are no more funds from this protocol. This is it,” EU Ambassador Jernej Videtič told a news conference. Between ...

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NFMU beefs up spectrum monitoring capacity; illegal frequency use confirmed

Guyana’s National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) on Thursday officially commissioned three high-tech spectrum monitoring stations that will allow the country to effectively police that natural resource. “For the first time, we can measure accurately how that spectrum is being used, who is using that spectrum. We can bring transparency to the process. We can ensure  that we reduce the illegal ...

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Father of two fined, jailed for ganja possession

A 25-year old man, who is the father of two, was Wednesday morning sentenced to three years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge. Carlsdale Aaron of 180 Norton Street, Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara stood before Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court where the charge stated that on June 26, 2017 in Georgetown, he had ...

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Major foreign companies mull investing in Guyana’s sugar industry

Major international companies are showing keen interest in investing in the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco), according to United States-based investment broker, Wesley Kirton. Senior government and corporation officials have confirmed that among those exploring the possibility of investing in Guysuco are American Sugar Refineries (ASR), which owns Tate and Lyle, and other companies in Europe and Latin America. “We ...

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School children loitering, smoking marijuana at city bus parks; Schools’ Welfare has not asked for help

Concerns have been raised about the loitering of uniformed school children at a number of city bus parks where they also smoke marijuana. However, ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Marlon Chapman said since he has been posted to the division a few months ago, the Ministry of Education has not asked for help in countering deviant behaviour by students. “We ...

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15 Haitians granted tourist visas and released from protective custody; appeal issued for assistance

Fifteen Haitians, who travelled to Guyana several weeks ago in the hope of reaching French Guiana, have been released from police custody, prompting a call for donations to help make their stay comfortable, the women and children rights organisation, Red Thread , said Tuesday “After a lot of work behind the scenes, those 15 persons are now out of the state’s ...

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