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Guyana to lobby US for renewable energy support

Guyana would be lobbying United States (US) stakeholders to support renewable energy initiatives in this South American country as part of its green initiative, President David Granger announced Saturday. Addressing the commissioning of Eureka Medical Laboratories’ (EML) fully-solar powered building on Thomas Street, Georgetown; he said he would be taking his lobby to the US-Caribbean-Central American Energy Summit in Washington ...

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PM receives final report on constitutional reform; to take it to Cabinet soon

The final report on proposed constitutional reform, that will guide a new political culture in Guyana, has been completed, the state-run Government Information Agency (GINA) reported Saturday. The report was handed over to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Saturday, April 30, 2016, by the steering committee that was established to define the scope of the actual reform process, and formulate ...

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Armed bandits shoot man, grab GYD$1 million during Corentyne home invasion

Armed bandits early Saturday morning invaded a home at Rose Hall, Corentyne, shot one of five persons who were plucking chicken and escaped with GYD$1 million and jewellery. Injured is 20-year old Samuel Fernandes of Sand Reef, Rose Hall. Police said he sustained a gunshot wound to his shoulder. He has been admitted to the New Amsterdam Hospital. Investigators were ...

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Guyana finally getting high-speed mobile data….4G

Guyanese are on the verge of benefiting from higher data speeds on their mobile phones, with one of the country’s major phone companies announcing that it has been granted approval to offer 4G service. “Finally, we will bring you 4G. I know that you’ve waited a long time and I am as happy as you to say that we have ...

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All radio, TV licences to be re-evaluated – Broadcasting Authority

All radio and television stations, including 20 radio frequencies that were unilaterally licensed by the President Bharrat Jagdeo, would have to be evaluated in keeping with a new national plan for frequency allocation and coverage area, the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) announced on Friday. “My expectation is that everybody will have to re-apply and in the re-application process you ...

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Security guard chopped to death by store burglars

About 2245h. last night Wednesday April 27, 2016, security guard Sattaur Kadeer, 53 years, of Foulis, ECD, was on duty at the Best Buy Hardware Store at Bladen Hall, ECD, when he challenged two men who had entered the compound from the back, police said.   During this, he was attacked by the men who dealt him several chops about ...

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Five-month old dies in road collision

  Police say investigations are being conducted into a fatal accident that occurred about 1700h. yesterday Wednesday April 27, 2016, at Belmont, Mahaica, ECD, and which resulted in the death of five-month-old Randy Williams of Belmont.   Initial investigations have revealed that the driver of a motor lorry was proceeding along an access road at Belmont, when it is alleged ...

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Dynamic Airways, Roraima Airways teaming up to make Guyana’s CJI Airport a hub

Dynamic International Airways and the Guyanese-owned Roraima Airways are teaming up to convert the Cheddi Jagan International Airport a hub for flights to South American countries and the United States. Chief Executive Officer of Roraima Airways, Capt. Gerry Gouveia made the announcement at the unveiling of a Guyana 50th Independence Anniversary logo on a Dynamic Airways aircraft at New York’s ...

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Telecoms Bill returns to National Assembly next month

After months of consultations with a number of stakeholders, the Telecommunications Bill is expected to be tabled again in Guyana’s National Assembly by the end of May 2016. This was disclosed by Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes during a recent interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA). “There were extensive discussions so what we want to do is to ...

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