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Daily Archives: January 28, 2020

Digicel blames gov’t for “dark ages” telecoms sector, as GTT celebrates 29 years

A day after the Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes, boasted of improved Internet access, Digicel Guyana used results of a petition to lampoon the administration for foot-dragging on liberalising the telecoms sector to coincide with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company’s (GTT) 29-year-old monopoly. “With Guyana stuck in the telecoms dark ages, liberalisation must happen immediately to give Guyana ...

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Guyana airport ready for US aviation recategorisation audit

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) is now better prepared to apply to the United States (US) to grant a category 1 rating to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, should a Guyana-registered and based airline apply to fly to the United States. GCAA Director-General Egbert Field says that with Guyana’s compliance with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) rules and regulations ...

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“Bloated” final voters list ready -elections commissioner

As the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) prepares to certify the final voters list, also called the Official List of Electors (OLE), containing 661,028 persons, at least one pro-coalition elections commissioner on Tuesday reiterated that the roll is bloated. “So, clearly we are going forward with a bloated list because there is no circumstance under which a population of 750,000 plus ...

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Greenidge lashes out at former petroleum advisor; international anti-corruption organisation

Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge has slammed former presidential advisor on petroleum, Dr Jan Mangal and an international anti-corruption organisation, Global Witness, for plotting against the incumbent coalition ahead of the March 2, 2020, general elections. Greenidge sought to discredit Mangal before thousands of supporters at an election campaign rally held Monday night at Esplanade, New Amsterdam. “The claim ...

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Man wanted for questioning in connection with injuries to infant

A 25-year-old security guard, Oswin Pollard, is wanted by police for questioning into serious injuries sustained by a nine-month-old baby, police sources and the mother confirmed. Francina Williams, 27, said the incident was first reported to the police outpost at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) but to the best of her knowledge nothing had been done and so she ...

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Banks DIH Banko Wine brings added value to rice

Banks DIH Limited says it is continuing to add value to Guyana’s rice, a move that has seen the company earning US$1.956 million from the export of Banko Wine. Overall, Banko Wine sales were GYD$1.3 billion. “Banks DIH has and continues to play its part in the field of agro-processing and is the largest private sector agro-processor in the country,” ...

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