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Daily Archives: January 24, 2018

Project Loon’s Internet balloons spotted over Guyana

Two high-altitude balloons were flying over Guyana on Wednesday and at least one of them was spotted over northern sections of the South American nation. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation (GCAA), Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field told Demerara Waves Online News that the balloons are launched from Puerto Rico to provide Internet access to remote parts of countries where ...

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NBS to “safeguard” GY$59 million pension benefits to former CEO; denies persons were locked in unlawfully

The New Building Society Limited (NBS) on Wednesday said it would take steps to “safeguard” the GY$59 million in pension benefits paid by cheque to its former Chief Executive Officer, Maurice Arjoon who was dismissed as a result of a fraud probe. “While the Society paid over the said sum to avoid a confrontation, it will be taking steps to ...

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Old-age pension books to be phased out

As the Ministry of Social Protection (MoSP) continues its efforts to digitise the old age pension system in coastal regions, the exercise will see information technology being utilised to eliminate pension books. It will also establish a system where seniors will be allowed to use their National Identification (ID) cards to uplift their pension. Director of Social Services, Wenthworth Tanner, ...

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Brazilian women among four arrested during shootout with police

Two Brazilian women were among four persons nabbed following a shootout Tuesday night in Lethem, as police probed an armed robbery earlier in the day that led to the arrest of three Brazilian men. “Acting on information, ranks went to a house at Tabatinga, Lethem about 22:30hrs last (Tuesday) night and on arrival were forced to take cover as several ...

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Guyanese among 46 arrested in New York

Two Guyanese were among 46 foreign nationals taken into custody during a five-day operation in western New York, in the latest reported crackdown on at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and other immigration violators, the United States’ Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said. The agency indicated that the Guyanese man and woman would remain in custody and could eventually be deported to their ...

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Sugar workers sacking politically, racially motivated- Jagdeo; President’s Office: race-baiting is PPP’s “essential plank”

Urging sacked sugar workers to get registered in the right districts to vote for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) at the 2020 general election, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo accused the David Granger-led administration of sending them home because of racial and political reasons. In a swift response on Wednesday, the Ministry of the Presidency slammed Jagdeo, saying that his  remarks ...

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