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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Several private security firms underpaying guards; hiring persons from night shelter- Labour Minister

The Ministry of Social Protection is warning Private Security Companies to obey labour laws or face penalties. Keith Scott, Minister of Social Protection, with responsibility for Labour, issued the call Thursday morning at a seminar for private security services providers, at his Brickdam, Georgetown office. The Minister urged Private Security Companies which are not functioning in their employees’ best interest, ...

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Some GPL generators convertible for natural gas use

Several of Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) existing generators can be converted to use natural gas that ExxonMobil will be extracting during commercial oil production in another two years, top officials of the maintenance company said. The state-owned Power Producers and Distributors Incorporated (PPDI) says it will be taking into consideration public pronouncements by government that it will be using ...

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Attorney General says parking meter contract can be “frustrated” ; govt suspended metered parking over transparency concerns

The Guyana government ordered a halt  metered parking in Georgetown over concerns about a lack of transparency in the deal between City Hall and Smart City Solutions (SCS), and Attorney General, Basil Williams has gone as far as saying the company could be frustrated and no court would award compensation. “The Attorney General stated that if the company is playing ...

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Queens College student tops CSEC, St Rose’s High pupil tops CAPE

The Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry revealed the Caribbean Secondary Education Council (CSEC) Examination and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results today. Michael Bhopaul, 16, of the Queens College Secondary School was the top CSEC performer with 25 subjects. The young lad recorded 24 grade ones and one grade 2. Michael secured grade one passes in Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, English ...

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GYD$125 million in contracts signed to bolster solid waste disposal programme

  The Ministry of Communities on Tuesday, signed three contracts totalling $125M as part of its effort to bolster the solid waste disposal programme in outlying regions and to ensure adequate facilities are in place for the disposal of waste. The signed contracts cover the design of sanitary landfills at Bartica, Linden and Mahdia which includes waste profile studies of ...

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Guyana, other Caricom countries should register arriving Venezuelan refugees- Guyanese group

The Anglican and Catholic Churches in Guyana have joined several rights-based and other non-governmental organisations in calling on the Guyana and other Caribbean countries to stop treating Venezuelan refugees  fleeing political and economic turmoil in their homeland, as illegal migrants but register them on arrival. “A collaborative approach to governance encompassing relevant civic, business and Government agencies might begin by ...

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Guyanese hotelier/ prospective casino operator, Suriname-headquartered company sue Guyana Chronicle for GYD$4 billion

The Suriname-headquartered Pasha Global Inc. and owner of Sleep-in International Hotel & Casino Inc. have sued the state-owned Guyana Chronicle for a total of GYD$4 billion allegedly libelous articles. In court papers seen by Demerara Waves Online News, Pasha Global and the owner of Sleep-in, Clifton Bacchus, are each asking the High Court to find that they have been libeled and ...

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GRA stops selling smuggled foreign chicken after cold storage staff caught illegally disposing meat

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Tuesday announced that it has stopped selling seized smuggled chicken because persons  at private cold storage facilities have been illegally disposing of large quantities of the meat. “Swift action by the Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) aided in the removal of a large quantity of seized foreign ...

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Oil companies may finance Guyana’s elections campaign, warns Nigel Hughes

Former Chairman of the Alliance For Change and a Director of the Guyana Oil and Gas Association (GOGA) has warned that oil companies could fund election campaigns in exercising leverage over the country’s political landscape. Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes, who was a panelist at a session on the oil and gas sector at the just concluded 5th conference of the pro-Afro-Guyanese ...

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Illegal plane probe: Contractor arrested, heavy-duty vehicle seized

A contractor in Lethem was Monday arrested and a backhoe seized, as Guyanese police intensify their probe into the unauthorised landing of a Brazilian-registered plane on a recently graded illegal airstrip, sources said. Sources said the contractor was arrested Monday and his vehicle taken to the Lethem Police Station. He was among three contractors who were detained for questioning last ...

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