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AFC opposes delaying general elections for constitutional reform; PPP says no GECOM Chairman has implications for elections

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday said he would not support pushing back holding general elections until constitutional reform is complete, even as the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) hinted that the protracted delay in appointing a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) would have implications for the next polls. Appearing on a panel ...

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Suspects in supermarket robbery arrested; one shot

A suspected bandit was shot and he and another man were arrested in connection with an alleged armed robbery at a supermarket at Parika Highway, East Bank Essequibo. The Guyana Police Force said a 27-year old and a 17-year old, who live on the Essequibo Coast and East Coast Demerara were prime suspects in the gun-related robbery committed on Jin Li-Luo, ...

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Guyana govt officially pours cold water on building oil refinery

The Guyana government on Wednesday officially stated for the first time since a feasibility study was conducted that it would not build a US$5 billion oil refinery, but said it would not oppose the private sector risking the investment. Addressing a panel discussion on energy at the Guyana Business Summit, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said government could not ...

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GPL deploys network technicians to hurricane-affected Anguilla

The Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL), in collaboration with Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC), has extended its assistance to the Caribbean territories affected by hurricane Irma. GPL’s Public Relations Officer, Shevion Sears said the power company has deployed a team of network technicians to Anguilla to assist with the rehabilitation of the electricity network that was destroyed by ...

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Remote community in Guyana to be powered by solar energy

Guyana, as part of its strategy to transition towards a 100 percent renewable energy supply by 2025, has hired a company to design, supply and install a 400 kWp solar system for the community of Mabaruma in the North West District. The tender was awarded to meeco which will execute the project together with its local joint venture, oursun Guyana, As part ...

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UG workers’ pay-hike in limbo as unions reject draft agreement

The two unions representing University of Guyana (UG) workers have refused to sign a deal to pave the way for a six to eight percent pay-hike after they said the administration’s draft document contained offensive references and failed to give required details. Workers Union (UGWU) President, Bruce Haynes and President of the Senior Staff Association (UGSSA), Jewel Thomas said they ...

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Luncheon suggests Minister Harmon’s “public service” appointments violate constitution

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) executive member, Dr. Roger Luncheon on Tuesday questioned the constitutionality of Minister of State, Joseph Harmon being the holder of two public offices- Cabinet Secretary and Secretary to the Defence Board. “In light of the disclosure by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, that he is the Secretary to the Cabinet, while at the same time ...

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Dynamic Airways promises to refund passengers

Dynamic Airlines, which pulled out of the Guyana-New York route last week, has pledged to refund passengers monies for tickets not used. “Those passengers who would have paid for tickets to travel after October 3 can be assured of refunds and Dynamic intends to honor its outstanding debt to the Airport and Civil Aviation authorities,” Chief Executive Officer Ray Lawlor ...

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Decomposed body of man found at Port Mourant

The partly decomposed body of a man was found Sunday night at Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice, police said. Berbice Division Deputy Commander, Edmond Cooper told Demerara Waves Online News on Monday that the body was found on an open field next to the Port Mourant School. He said no marks of violence were seen on the exposed parts of the ...

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Guyana govt builds turmeric factory in North-West District

Guyana has moved one step forward to increase turmeric production, with the construction of a factory at Hosororo, North West District in Region One. Chief Executive Officer of the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), Dr. Oudho Homenauth told Demerara Waves Online News that the factory and transportation facilities were funded by the Guyana government to the tune of GYD$18 million ...

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