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Daily Archives: July 3, 2018

Gold Board shifts gold burning to Queenstown; assures mercury control system is “robust”

The Guyana Gold Board (GGB) has moved from Brickdam, Georgetown to Crown Street,  Queenstown, and already the semi-autonomous agency has had to quell concerns that the ‘gold burning’ facility there would sicken residents with mercury emissions. In a newspaper notice, the GGB told gold miners, licenced dealers and the general public that it has moved from the Guyana Geology and ...

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Six arrested in separate cocaine bust at Cheddi Jagan Airport

Five men, including a shipper, on Tuesday, remained in custody after Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents said they found several packets of cocaine under a vehicle at Cheddi Jagan International Airport CANU said on July 2, 2018 at 11 O’clock Monday night the men, including,  shipper Navindra Sarwan, were arrested in relation to suspected cocaine found under the vehicle of the ...

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REOs’ appearance at Public Accounts Committee suspended; PPPC’s Juan Edghill objects

The Ministry of Communities has suspended the appearance of Regional Executive Officers of the 10 administrative regions before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to allow them to better prepare to answer questions, but opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Juan Edghill has objected, saying  the REOs have failed to consult the experts before each sitting. In a letter to ...

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Internationally-affiliated Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority suggested to stem brain drain of trained, experienced aviation personnel

The Chairman of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lt.Col. Larry London on Tuesday floated the idea of setting up a Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) that is governed by its own regulations and aimed at stemming the brain-drain and securing jobs for  aviation personnel on foreign-registered aircraft working in the region. Speaking at the opening of  the 23rd Caribbean ...

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Bandits cart off millions of dollars in jewellery from Stabroek Market’s L.Seepersaud Maraj jewellery store

Bandits broke into the well-known Guyanese jewellery store, L. Seepersaud Maraj in the Stabroek Market, and carted off a large quantity of jewellery, leaving the proprietors baffled. Mr. Maraj told Demerara Waves Online News that he could not immediately estimate his losses until he goes through his stock records, but they are certainly less than GY$100 million. “Sometime last (Monday) ...

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