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Guyana unlikely to pay hefty guaranteed subsidy to LIAT; will remain on regional schedule after restructuring

Guyana is not expected to pay a huge guaranteed subsidy to the Antigua-headquartered regional airline, LIAT (1974) Limited because a significant number of travellers continue to fly to and from this destination, an airline spokesman said Monday. The disclosure was made even as Barbados indicated that it was willing to sell its shares in the cash-strapped regional carrier that serves ...

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More than GYD$500,000, “yellow metal” jewellery among items found in possession of killed bandits

Guyanese police said GYD$$609,330 was among several items found in the possession of three bandits who were shot dead during a confrontation with police in the backlands of Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder. Investigators did not say to whom the money belonged, but the three men were widely believed to have been involved in a series of robberies in East Berbice ...

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Afro-Guyanese pushing for return to village councils because NDCs have taken control

Afro-Guyanese on Sunday signaled they would be accelerating lobbying for a return to village councils because the existing local governance system has removed their ownership and direct responsibility for their villages, but the Guyana Reparations Committee said a special law is needed for land rights and local governance. Chairman of the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly-Guyana (IDPADA-G), ...

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Bandits killed, guns recovered in shootout with police

In the wake of a spate of violent robberies in East Berbice, three suspected bandits were Sunday afternoon shot dead, police said. Police Commissioner Leslie James confirmed that three men were shot and four guns were recovered during the confrontation. Sources said those killed include Ramnarine Jagmohan, who was recently released from jail on a murder charge, Kevin Shivgobin who ...

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Guyana removes legal humbug to call centres recording customer conversations

Guyana’s Interception of Communications Act was Wednesday amended to pave the way for call centres to legally record calls with customers, Minister of Public Telecommunications Cathy Hughes told the National Assembly. In piloting amendments to the 2008 Act, Hughes said the law currently does not take into account advances in telecommunications technology. She explained that call centres are required to ...

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Gov’t asks Parliament for GYD$3.4 billion to hold elections

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Wednesday asked Parliament to approve GYD$3.4 billion for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct electoral polls, even as the country awaits a crucial decision on the validity of last December’s no-confidence motion against the ruling APNU+AFC coalition. The supplementary funding request is expected to be debated and passed by the National Assembly next week. ...

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Republic Bank confirms Visa Debit card fraud; security being tightened

Republic Bank on Wednesday has confirmed that some of its customers have been impacted by recent fraudulent activity on its Visa International Debit cards. Following is the remainder of the Republic Bank statement. Through its robust monitoring systems, the Bank was able to quickly identify cases where customers’ cards were compromised and was able to effectively minimise the risk to ...

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Expired voters’ list should be revised, no need for “new” list – legal adviser tells GECOM

The Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) Legal Officer, Excellence Dazzell has told the bipartisan seven-member body that the voters’ list that expired last month-end should be revised and the law does not provide for a new voters’ roll to be created, advice that at least one ruling coalition commissioner has condemned as an act of “deceit”. The opinion, which was seen ...

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Aurora Gold Mine sells plane it purchased one year ago

A Canadian-registered Twin Otter plane, whose purchase and operation had triggered concerns that Aurora Gold Mine (AGM) had been taking away revenue from the local aviation company, has been sold, the Canadian mining company said. “The Twin Otter is being sold overseas and it is due to depart Guyana around mid-June,” AGM said in a statement. In making the announcement, ...

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“Permission” concerns at GECOM over legal opinion, hiring of lawyer for CCJ cases

Elections Commissioner, Desmond Trotman on Tuesday objected to the tabling of an opinion on the implications of the expired voters’ list by the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) Legal Adviser, Excellence Dazzell without the permission of the full Commission. But he did not object to the hiring of a lawyer to represent GECOM at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) without ...

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