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No total lockdown- Harmon

Chief Executive Officer of the National COVID-19 Task Force, Joseph Harmon on Saturday ruled out a total lockdown across Guyana, even as the number of infected persons and deaths continue to rise. “I want to make this clear that the National Corona Task Force has not considered a national lockdown,” he said in a statement on the government-controlled National Communications ...

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GTT to re-open Camp and Robb retail location

After re-opening several of its retail locations to facilitate bill payments and access to services, the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) will be re-opening its Camp and Robb streets retail location on June 1, 2020, to better serve its customers. The re-opening of this location will pattern itself after the social distancing guidelines implemented at the other GTT stores. ...

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Gold mining essential for economic growth, foreign exchange despite COVID-19 spread- GGDMA President

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Thursday rejected calls by several civil society organisations for the delisting of mining as an essential service, saying that the industry accounts for a huge chunk of foreign exchange earnings and a fair amount of economic growth. “Miners have a right to ply their trade even during this time. Mining contributes ...

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Former GRA Commissioner-General dies

Former Commissioner-General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Kurshid Sattaur died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 63 years old. A relative confirmed that Sattaur passed away in Guyana. Sattaur was tax chief until 2016, months after the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) lost power. He was a devout Muslim. At one time, he had visited the ...

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Next Guyana gov’t “will have to rule for the benefit of every Guyanese” -Britain

Britain says the next Guyana government emerging from the March 2, 2020 general elections after a “credible” vote recount will have to push ahead with further reforms of the constitution of this former British colony. “Whoever takes charge will have to rule for the benefit of every Guyanese citizen, undertaking whatever constitutional reforms necessary to ensure that happens,” British High ...

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Antigua and Barbuda ready to buy bankrupt Digicel’s local operations

(Caribbean Business Report) Antigua and Barbuda has indicated that it is prepared to acquire the shares of the financially strapped Irish-owned telecommunications company, Digicel, if it is unable to provide a service there in the future. Earlier this week, Digicel Group One Ltd, the Bermuda-based holding company, announced that it had gone into provisional liquidation there and had also filed for Chapter ...

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Private sector says two more recount workstations insufficient for 25-day deadline, wants clear-cut assurance on use of recount results

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is “disappointed” that the National COVID-19 Task Force’s approval of a mere two more workstations to recount the remaining estimated 300,000 votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections. The City business organisation said the now 12 workstations would not see the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) completing the recount on May ...

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COVID-19 Task Force approves return of 104 Guyanese; opening of Courts stores to collect hire-purchase payments

The National COVID-19 Task Force Monday night announced that approval has been given for 104 Guyanese to return home, but they will have to provide coronavirus test results 48 hours in advance or they may be quarantined if they fail to do so. The Task Force said the decision for “controlled re-entry” was taken at its weekly statutory meeting and ...

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Brazilian gold miner dies after engine cuts off leg

A Brazilian gold miner was allegedly killed on Sunday  when the fan of a Jet-4 engine dragged him and cut off his right leg. Dead is Taburcio Valeriano De Andrade called Netto of Boa Vista, Brazil and Oku Backdam, Cuyuni. Police say the 65-year old man was mining in a pit at Oku Backdam, Cuyuni River yesterday morning. Investigators were ...

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