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Teleperformance targets 5,000 jobs in Guyana

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 21:23 by Denis Chabrol Teleperformance, an international Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company, on Tuesday announced that it would be further expanding its operations in Guyana to hire as much as 5,000 persons. “I dream of a Guyana that not only stands at 2500 teleperformers. I dream of a 4000, 5000 company that is ...

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Consumers advised to do complete inspections during vehicle purchases, amid growing complaints- CCAC

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 17:17 by Denis Chabrol The continuous and increasing valid complaints from consumers engaged in the purchase of vehicles have prompted the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) to alert consumers to have vehicles they intend to purchase thoroughly checked by a mechanic of their choice before signing off on the final agreement of ...

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Region Four Council passes no-confidence motion against Regional Executive Officer; PPP Councillors, REO walk out

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 16:15 by Denis Chabrol The A Partnership for National Unity councillors on the Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Council on Tuesday approved a no-confidence motion against Regional Executive Officer (REO) for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Donald Gajraj, citing his alleged maladministration and poor accountability. That motion came in the wake of the physical altercation between him ...

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IDPADA-G, govt seem set for talks on withdrawn multi-million dollar subsidy

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2023, 16:53 by Denis Chabrol The High Court on Monday gave the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly- Guyana (IDPADA-G) and the Guyana government were given more time to discuss proposals concerning the release of more than GY$49 million in subvention for that organisation. Government last year ceased providing the subsidy, saying ...

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Brazilian pilot arrested near illegal mining camp refused bail; Magistrate insists all witnesses “must” be summoned for trial

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2023, 12:55 by Denis Chabrol A Brazilian pilot, who allegedly landed a helicopter near an illegal mining camp in at Aishalton, Rupununi, on Monday pleaded not guilty and was remanded to prison until his trial next month. Speaking through a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) interpreter, Pilot Alexander Felix pleaded not guilty to the three ...

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Hotel receptionists allegedly robbed at gunpoint- police

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 February 2023, 23:27 by Denis Chabrol Two receptionists at Double Day Hotel, Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo were allegedly robbed of cash and other valuables late Saturday afternoon, the Guyana Police Force said on Sunday. The receptionists, who are 19 and 20 years old and live at Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coats Demerara, told police that that masked ...

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Terms of Reference for GYEITI Independent Administrator were imposed, abstention justified- Civil Society reps

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 February 2023, 23:45 by Denis Chabrol The Terms of Reference for the Independent Administrator to prepare Guyana’s 2020 report to the Norway-headquartered Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) was imposed by National Coordinator of the Guyana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GYEITI) in clear violation of the rules of that global watchdog,  the two Civil Society representatives ...

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Speeding trucks across Demerara Harbour Bridge to be banned; repairs to span 8 on target

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 February 2023, 21:38 by Denis Chabrol As engineers on Sunday night continued to work feverishly to complete repairs to span eight of the Demerara Harbour Bridge by the 3 AM Monday deadline, authorities intend to ban speeding trucks to prevent damage to the east-west river crossing. “We are facing a problem with speeding trucks and ...

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Brazilian helicopter pilot caught in New River Triangle faces four charges

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 February 2023, 9:15 by Denis Chabrol The Brazilian helicopter pilot, who was arrested near an illegal mining camp in Guyana’s New River Triangle, will be charged with three aviation-related offences and one immigration offence, according to Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum. He said that on February 27, 2023, pilot Alexander Felix, would be charged with operating ...

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Global transparency body also asks Guyana to submit 2021 report

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 February 2023, 0:14 by Denis Chabrol The Norway-headquartered watchdog against corruption in Guyana’s oil and gas, mining and quarrying, forestry, and fisheries sectors has also asked Guyana to also submit its 2021 report, though the priority is the 2020 report,  so that the suspension from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) could be lifted. In ...

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