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Six airlines to serve Guyana, other CARICOM countries following LIAT’s collapse

Six  privately-owned airlines are being considered to link Guyana with the numerous scattered Caribbean islands as the several Caribbean shareholder governments say they are broke and can no longer afford to pump money into the ailing LIAT (1974) Ltd. LIAT’s board has decided to ground the decades-old regional carrier and separate assets from liabilities because of insolvency. The financial situation ...

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Bandits shoot businessman

A businessman was shot and robbed at his cold storage bond in Howes Street, Charlestown, Georgetown. He is 56-year old David Cameron. Police say he was shot to the abdomen and right thigh and his condition is regarded as  serious. The men ransacked the cold storage bond and carted off GYD$200,000. Investigators were told that at about 5:30 PM, he ...

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17 Cancer patients receive treatment through GTT’s Pinktober grants

GTT continues to give grants every month. Seventeen cancer patients have been able to access treatment locally through a $2.2M grant from GTT’s Pinktober Funds. According to GTT’s Pinktober Coordinator, Diana Gittens, of the 17 cases, 50 percent were diagnosed with breast cancer, 33 percent with cervical cancer, and six percent with eye, colon, and anorectal cancers respectively. “We are ...

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LIAT to be liquidated and new airline formed – Antigua’s PM Gaston Browne

– by Barbados Today June 27, 2020 “From all indication, LIAT will be liquidated,” Prime Minister Gaston Browne has just announced. The Prime Minister said there will be a meeting of all shareholders shortly to discuss collapsing LIAT. A new entity will be formed. “COVID would have actually, let’s say increased the losses exponentially, so whereas in all of 2019 LIAT made ...

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DDL infuses sanitiser into Ministry of Education’s COVID-19 fight for CXC exams

Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) on Friday announced a donation of alcohol based sanitizing cleaner, Environ, to the Ministry of Education to assist secondary schools with preparation for the upcoming Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Examinations (CSEC and CAPE). One hundred and twenty-eight secondary schools across the country will each receive a 19 litres (5 gallons) of the cleanser to ensure that ...

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Seal off borders, shut down illegal shops to stop coronavirus upsurge in mining districts- Miners Association

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) in Friday blamed government for poor border enforcement and allowing illegal shops as main reasons for the upsurge of the coronavirus, COVID-19, in mining districts. The association appealed to the authorities to take decisive action to stop the spread of the virus. “It appears that the COVID-19 is being spread at our ...

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Govt shortlists 19 companies after a “detailed check” to propose selling Guyana’s oil

The Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Energy on Friday released the names of 19 companies that will be asked to submit proposals to sell Guyana’s oil. Government said the companies were shortlisted by a five member Evaluation Committee “after a detailed check” of each firm’s expression of interest for general and technical data in relation to qualifications and experience ...

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