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China Harbour faces US$600,000 fine for delayed Cheddi Jagan Int’l Airport expansion

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) will by the end of January, 2019 be fined more than U$200,0000 or US$7,000 per day for missing the 31st December, 2018 firm deadline to complete the US$150 million Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said Monday. Ruling out an extension of the deadline, Patterson said the company would ...

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School of the Nations administration faced with unanswered security questions

Under a barrage of questions by concerned parents about security plans and emergency response, the administration of School of the Nations decided to close the institution’s doors for a second straight day on Tuesday while they come up with proper answers. Chief Executive Officer of School of the Nations, Dr. Dexter Phillips did not answer many pointed questions that parents ...

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Post mortem on Mae’s student fails to show cause of death

A post mortem examination failed to determine the cause of death of the 15-year old female student of Mae’s School, Subryanville, Georgetown, who ingested poison, police said. The Guyana Police Force said “the cause of death is undetermined” based on an autopsy done on the body of Vanica Schultz. Police said body contents, blood and urine samples were extracted to be tested ...

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BREAKING: School of the Nations principal shot

The Principal of School of the Nations, Brian O’Toole, was shot and injured Sunday night, his wife said. Dr. O’Toole was shot near the front door of his residence located at Bel Air Promenade, Prashad Nagar. His wife confirmed that he is conscious and stable at a city hospital. Unofficial information indicates Dr. O’Toole sustained gunshot wounds to both hands. ...

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Afro-Guyanese urged to own businesses, seek gov’t support

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Sunday virtually ruled out the State paying a living minimum wage and urged the predominantly Afro-Guyanese government workforce to grasp opportunities to become entrepreneurs and create wealth. Noting that the minimum wage is now GYD$64,000 up from GYD$39,000 in three years, and the take-home pay is about GYD$55,000, Jordan acknowledged that “it can’t do” and ...

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OPINION: What if the actuality of the presidency? Real possibilities!

By GHK Lall As I pause occasionally to ponder the announcement of that presidential candidate, the first struggle is to overcome the sweeping distaste. Nevertheless, I encourage thoughtful, rational citizens to look beyond their disbelief, beyond the candidate, and beyond cult leader control and ask: what if? What if the improbability of ascendancy to the presidency? What if the actual ...

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AFC touts free education from oil earnings, wants 12 parliamentary seats again

The Alliance For Change (AFC) executive on Saturday called for oil revenues to fund the reintroduction of free education from nursery to university, and housing. “The party also unanimously approved a motion to unequivocally support free education from nursery to university and facilitate housing for all Guyanese with revenues to be derived from oil,” the party said in a statement. ...

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PPP Irfaan Ali churns out campaign promises to Berbicians

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali, on Saturday announced that some retrenched sugar workers would be compensated and the two East Berbice sugar estates – Skeldon and Rose Hall-Canje – would be reopened. “The first thing we are saying to you is that we are going to reopen the estates here in Region 6 [East Berbice-Corentyne] and ...

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