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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Crashed plane spotted; rescue team on its way

Several hours of a Cessna 206 aircraft was reported missing on Sunday, a search and rescue mission has spotted the plane at the location from where an emergency locator signal was emitted, sources said. The President of the National Air Transport Association, Annette Arjoon-Martins said the plane has not crumbled and she and her colleagues in the aviation fraternity are ...

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Plane goes missing; search begins

Emergency teams were Sunday morning rushing to  an area just off Mahdia from where they received an emergency signal from a missing plane. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Retired Colonel Egbert Field said no contact has been received from a Cessna plane bearing registration marking 8R-GFM. “The police and army have been informed and they are now in ...

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Local, Chinese companies to invest millions, employ hundreds at former Barama concession

Almost one year after Barama Company Limited (BCL) gave up its 1.6 million hectare forest concession, Guyana on Saturday announced that two lots totaling 800,000 hectares of that area have been awarded to R.L. Sukhram and Sons Sawmill, and Rong-An Inc. The Ministry of Natural Resources said the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) said over the next three years- July 2017 to ...

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Fly Jamaica working to “clean up” passenger backlog

Fly Jamaica Airline on Saturday said it was working feverishly to clear a backlog of passengers in Georgetown, New York and Toronto as a result of its aircraft experiencing technical difficulties. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fly Jamaica, Paul Ronald Reece said his airline has chartered a Boeing 777 passenger jet from Omni Air to continue shuttling passengers ...

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Alleged cell-phone thief charged

City Magistrate Judy Latchman placed an alleged cell-phone thief on GYD$60,000 bail Friday after he denied stealing a Samsung Galaxy worth GYD$95,000 from a phone technician at Merriman’s Mall, Bourda Georgetown on August 21. Dorwin Singh, 25, of North Sophia pleaded not guilty to stealing the mobile device from Gavin Thomas on Monday and will return to court on September ...

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National Toshaos Council must “stretch the dollar”- Indigenous Peoples Minister ; says body has “political ambitions”

Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Sydney Allicock on Friday accused the executive of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) of politicking by refusing to cooperate fully with government, a position that drew a string denial from NTC Vice Chairman, Lenox Shuman. He said the NTC top brass was engaged in political activities aimed at bolstering the chances of the opposition at ...

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Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues charged with threatening Crum-Ewing’s mother

Conflict allegedly brewed as Regan Rodrigues popularly known as ‘Grey boy’ was spotted in the vicinity of Regent and Wellington Street and in the end he was slapped with a charge of making use of threatening language against the mother of killed political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing. He allegedly threatened the woman on August 12. Rodrigues, 42, of Riverview, Georgetown appeared ...

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Jagdeo submits third list of GECOM nominees

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday submitted a third list of six nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to President David Granger, saying he is hopeful that the Guyanese leader will select one of them in light of the recent High Court decision. “It is my expectation that the President will select a Chairman ...

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Cevons Waste Management sacks 45 workers due to City Hall’s debt

Cevons Waste Management on Thursday announced that it would be laying off 45 workers from next month because City Hall is yet to pay any of its multi-million dollar debt. “It is,therefore, with considerable regret that we announce that with effect September 1 Cevons Waste Management must discontinue the employment of 45 employees. We deeply regret this eventuality and commit ...

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