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Gov’t sells Ogle estate land for GYD$52 million for Marriott construction; Trinidad investor dismisses political situation

Triniyuana, a recently registered company in Guyana, has purchased 2.61 acres of “prime” land at Ogle, East Coast Demerara for more than GYD$52 million to build an AC Marriott-branded hotel. Privatisation Specialist at the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Rachael Henry says the land was sold at more than GYD$26 million per acre, higher than the valuated price. ...

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Agri aircraft flips, pilot survives

The pilot of a single-engine Thrush Commander-model aircraft survived after his agricultural plane flipped several times on landing at an airstrip at Mahaica Abary Rice Development Scheme (MARDS) on Wednesday, a senior Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) official said. GCAA Deputy Director-General, Saeed Suliman told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that the airstrip has since been ordered ...

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Parts arrive for Ogle airport’s broken baggage scanner

The baggage scanner at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport is about to be repaired, now that spare parts have arrived from China. Airport spokesman, Kit Nascimento says the spares arrived without all of the documents and so they were held up at customs. However, they were due to be released on Tuesday or Wednesday. Mr. Nascimento says the Chinese-made ...

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New Marriott hotel for Guyana

A new five-star 150-room AC Marriott Hotel is scheduled for construction in Guyana this year, government’s National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) announced on Wednesday. “Trinuyana Investments Incorporated principals are confident that the proposed development will boost the existing architectural and landscape ambience of the Ogle area while providing a sustainable design approach, ensuring that the space remains a ...

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SOCU boasts of unlicensed gold smuggler, former Rice Board official bribery convictions

The Guyana Police Force says its anti-financial crimes Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) secured the conviction of a gold smuggler and a former official of the state-owned Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB). Vibert Marks was found guilty and fined a total $120,000 on Thursday, February 6, after he was charged with exporting gold without a license and attempting to bribe ...

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Three suspects GTT kiosk robbery arrested

Three suspects in the robbery of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company’s (GTT) kiosk at Giftland Mall have been arrested. A senior police source says they were arrested at various points including East Bank Demerara; D’urban Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown and at a local transportation and vehicle spare parts company. At about 8 pm Monday night, two men robbed the kiosk ...

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Gun-point robbery of GTT mini outlet at Giftland Mall

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GTT) kiosk on the lower flat of Giftland Mall was Monday night robbed by two youths armed with a gun. “Customers were still lined up to pay as today (Monday) is the last day for bill payments. Two males just walked up, pulled the guns, collected the money and walked out,” GTT spokeswoman, Jasmin Harris ...

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Sugar workers poised to get pay increase

Thousands of sugar workers are set to get a wage and salary increase next month whether or not negotiations with the two trade unions are successful, a senior official of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) disclosed. GuySuCo’s Chief Industrial Relations Manager, Deodat Sukhu told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that his negotiating team has already ruled out ...

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Police, residents standoff at Aroaima over removal of river blockade

Following nearly two weeks of industrial action by Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI) workers, police and residents, at Aroaima, are now in a standoff over efforts by lawmen to remove the blockade of the Upper Berbice River, police said. Police on Wednesday swooped down on the area and removed ropes and drums that angry workers and ...

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