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Govt encouraged to look to overseas-based Guyanese to upgrade interior airstrips

President of the Florida headquartered Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce Wesley Kirton has suggested that the Guyana government looks to the Diaspora for investment in upgrading airstrips in the country’s hinterland. He threw out the suggestion while chairing the first Annual General Meeting of the National Air Transport Association of Guyana held on April 19 here. Kirton said that public private ...

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Gold Board General Manager, others sent on administrative leave to facilitate money laundering probe

The General Manager of the Guyana Gold Board, Lisaveta Ramotar was Thursday sent on administrative leave to pave the way for a police probe into alleged money laundering. Several other staff members have been also sent home temporarily. Ramotar, who is the daughter of former President, Donald Ramotar, was told to proceed on leave “immediately” in a letter signed by Minister ...

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Govt taking steps to reverse economic slowdown

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said that the government is taking every step to ensure that economic activities are revitalised, and that money continues to flow into the economy. The Minister was at the time addressing the media at a post-Cabinet press briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency today, on how the government is moving to treat with the ...

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Digicel denies GT&T’s allegations of illegal bypass, tax evasion

Digicel’s Guyana operations on Thursday denied claims by the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) that it has evaded taxes through what its competitor called an illegal bypass. “Digicel notes with great disappointment GT&T’s most recent statements to the press in which it repeated untrue allegations and more specifically claimed that Digicel has denied the Government of Guyana payment of ...

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GuySuCo’s future for debate in National Assembly

by Gary Eleazar Guyana’s sugar industry is not being closed down but based on the financial and technical evidence to Cabinet regarding the state of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), tough decisions will have to be made in the near future. This is according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon who today (April 20, 2017) reported that Minister of Agriculture, ...

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Health Ministry takes over third flat of building that UG Council is yet to approve rental for

The Ministry of Public Health has already taken charge of the third floor of the five-story building at Camp and Lamaha Streets, although the University of Guyana (UG) Council is yet to approve the US$28,000 per month rental of the edifice. The move has sparked off grave uncertainty about the possession and rental of the building that UG  Vice Chancellor, ...

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University of Guyana’s Vice Chancellor seeks to justify “downtown campus”

The University of Guyana’s Council, its highest decision-making body, has refused to approve the rental of a five-story building at the corner of Lamaha and Camp Streets, Georgetown for US$28,000 per month. However, Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw  Griffith is not giving up, saying the cash-strapped institution needs the space at the proposed “downtown campus” to offer courses that will bring in ...

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MOU signed to better UG’s ICT platforms

Minister of Public Telecommunications Catherine Hughes and University of Guyana’s (UG), Principal and Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Ivelaw Griffith on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to boost the Information Communication Technology (ICT) platforms at the Turkeyen campus. One of the major goals of the Ministry of Public Telecommunications is to better equip UG, so as to provide broad band ...

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GTT, govt at odds over calls for audit of Digicel’s “alleged” illegal bypass

Government on Tuesday downplayed calls by the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) for an audit of Digicel’s allegedly illegal bypass operation that might have cost the national treasury more than US$30 million. Instead, Public Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes suggested that GTT could also be cited for breach of contract as far as improving its landline service. “I  have no objections to ...

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