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Guyana paying more for fuels; Shipping Association reiterates call for port master plan

Guyana is spending more to purchase fuels due to the closure of Trinidad and Tobago’s oil refinery, Petrotrin,  increased transportation costs from other sources and the inability of the Demerara River to accommodate larger tankers, Finance Minister Winston Jordan says. “Until we could dig out the Georgetown Harbour and you could get larger boats and have the storage capacity built ...

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PPP stiffens constitutional challenge to PM Nagamootoo’s presence in the National Assembly

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday intensified its legal stance against Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo sitting in the National Assembly while performing presidential duties in the absence of President Davdi Granger who is away for cancer treatment. PPP Shadow Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandall told Demerara Waves Online News that opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira would be dispatching ...

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Highly regulated Jamaican betting company expands to Guyana

The publicly traded Jamaican betting and gaming company, Supreme Ventures, has expanded its direct operations overseas for the first time, with its first stop being Guyana, a top official said. Chairman of Supreme Ventures (Guyana Holdings), Walter Scott said the company entered the Guyana market after engagements with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Gaming Authority and the Financial Intelligence ...

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Lower profits, stiffer laws force sale of foreign banks in Guyana, Caribbean

The Canada-headquartered Scotiabank and India’s Bank of Baroda have decided to sell out their operations in Guyana and other Caribbean countries due to declining profits and tighter anti-financial crimes legislation, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said. “These banks consider doing business in these states not profitable anymore; not that it’s not making profits but it’s not profitable for them to continue ...

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Prime Minister vows to remain in National Assembly; accuses Jagdeo of plotting govt shutdown

As the National Assembly prepares to vote on 2019 national budgetary allocations from next Monday, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo rejected Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s position that he has vacate his seat in the House because he is performing presidential duties. “The Prime Minister, performing any functions, one or more, has never been invited to vacate the membership of the National ...

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Teenage mothers reintegrated into education system

As part of efforts to give teenage mothers another opportunity to continue their education, 30 of them on Friday graduated from the Carnegie School of Home Economics, the Ministry of Education said. They pursued studies in Elementary Cookery and Cake Decorating. “These courses that were offered form part of the reintegration programme being executed by the Ministry of Education in ...

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Full scholarships for Essequibo Technical Institute

Principal of the Essequibo Technical Institute (ETI), Mr. Rawle Pearce on Friday offered full scholarships to two young women, who numbered among a total of 43 graduates from First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workshop in Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region Two). Mr. Pearce extended the offer to Best Graduating Student Ms. Atika DeJonge and Second Best Graduating Student, ...

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GNSC gets newly revised ISO standard

The Guyana National Shipping Corporation Ltd has been successfully re-certified in line with the newly revised ISO 9001:2015 standard, the company announced Friday. The company says it previously earned certification under ISO 9001:2008 in 2012 and has been audited and registered annually by SGS Certification Services. Three Departments of the Guyana National Shipping Corporation Limited (the Shipping Agency, Insurance Division ...

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Anil Nandlall, Basil Williams talk up lose and wins…Attorney General puts Legal Education Council on notice

Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall and his successor, Basil Williams clashed over  victories in the legal arena. Brushing aside heckling from the government about his alleged theft of law books, currently before the courts, Nandlall said Attorney General Williams not only lost numerous Court cases.  Nandlall jabbed Williams, saying that his biggest loss was his ...

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