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New screening procedures for Guyana-bound CAL passengers

Refined screening procedures to accelerate the process for North American passengers transiting in Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport, enroute to Guyana, on Caribbean Airlines (CAL) will come into effect Wednesday, July 6, 2016, authorities said  Sunday. Officials from CheddiJagan International Airport (CJIA) – headed by its Chairman of the Board, Stephen Fraser – and Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) recently met ...

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Fresh showdown looms over City vending as landowner insists on no extension

The man responsible for the plot of land where Stabroek Market vendors were relocated has disputed claims by Town Clerk, Royston King that the municipality was likely to get a three-month extension fpr the vendors to continue selling. Instead, Mr. Hareshnarine “Chiney” Sugrim said he never had any such discussions with King and that come early August, 2016 the vendors ...

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Coalition supporter BK Tiwari says he swore allegiance to PPP to prevent airline’s eviction from Ogle hangar

In what appears to be an intensified tit-for-tat, former President Donald Ramotar on Friday released a letter from Brian Tiwari to refute the prominent businessman’s claim that he had abandoned the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) long before  last year’s  general elections and supported the coalition. However, Tiwari said he had felt compelled to write the letter for fear that ...

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6,000 solar systems for State House to become political football in Amerindian communities

The installation of about 6,000 solar panel systems at State House, the President’s Official Residence, is set to become a political football match between the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) and the incumbent APNU+AFC coalition-led administration. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said most of the GYD$48.6 million was spent on the purchase and installation of the solar panel systems ...

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Guyana’s President flies to Suriname to discuss border dispute, other issues

President David Granger  and Suriname’s President, Desi Bouterse are due to discuss the Guyana-Suriname border dispute over the New River Triangle when they meet Friday in Paramaribo. “The Guyana/Suriname Border issue is also expected to be on the agenda. The Head of State noted that he expects that the meeting will see some modalities being established so that the two ...

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UPDATED: Man kills injures mother, kills wife, baby at Crane, West Coast Demerara

A man chopped off his mother’s hand and hacked to death his wife and their baby early Friday morning at Crane Village, West Coast Demerara, police confirmed. He also chopped off his mother’s hand and she was rushed to the West Demerara Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery. The assailant was later shot and arrested. His wife’s name has been given as Vanessa ...

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Political Scientists, Opposition Leader weigh in on Omar Sharif’s arrest for alleged tax evasion, money laundering

Amid lingering concerns in some sections of Guyanese society about why the coalition government had not fired Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency, Omar Sharif shortly after assuming office more than one year ago, political analysts were Thursday offering mixed views about his arrest for alleged financial crimes. Sharif was a staunch supporter of the People’s Progressive Party ...

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Harmon to Jagdeo: “Diplomats don’t dictate to us”

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Thursday denied claims by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that government has been taking instructions from key Western diplomats on how to run Guyana. “We are not being dictated to by any foreign diplomat and we will not be dictated to by any foreign diplomat,” he told a news conference. Harmon expressed confidence that the ...

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