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Gouveia did not participate in sale of Duke Lodge properties to Roraima Airways- company

Roraima Airways Chief Executive Officer Capt. Gerry Gouveia on Saturday  rejected reports that suggested that he might have been given preferential treatment for the purchase of two properties from the government, saying that he was not a member of the Privatisation Unit’s Board. “Captain Gouviea was not a member of the Privatization Board during the period covering the transactions associated ...

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Govt leaders failing to talk with sugar workers to counteract PPP; time for emergency national sugar conversation- Hinds

Politician and academic, Professor David Hinds on Saturday called on top government leaders to fan out across the sugar belt to talk with sugar workers about the future of the industry because both sides have valuable arguments. Hinds criticised government leaders for failing to mount outreaches among ordinary sugar workers to discuss with them the realities of the sugar industry ...

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Guyana finalising natural gas study for electricity generation

Guyana is finalising a study on how best to transport natural gas from the Liza oil field to shore and to use it to fuel electricity generation,  Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said Friday. Patterson declined to discuss the cost of converting existing electricity generators to use natural gas instead of heavy fuel oil. “The study shows it’s very ...

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Evaluators of multi-million dollar tenders to get more than GYD$3,000

Evaluators of multi-million dollar bids are likely to be paid more than GYD$3,000 per bid, even as government moves to hire more such personnel, Chairman of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB), Berkley Wickham said. “I have spoken to the Minister (of Finance) about it and we are actively dealing with that,” he said. Wickham could not immediately ...

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Govt housing units to cost GYD$6.8 million to GYD$7 million

  All the government duplexes, be it single or flat, concrete or wooden, will cost $6.8 million, Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Valerie Adams- Patterson said Wednesday. The CH&PA constructed six duplexes at the Perseverance Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD,) which were on display and for sale at the recently concluded Housing Solution 2017 and Beyond Exposition. Minister ...

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Linden/Lethem road works to commence shortly; Linden-Soesdyke feasibility study halted

Commuters including residents, tourists, miners and business proprietors can expect a vastly improved carriageway as the first phase of the long-awaited Linden/Lethem road project is expected to commence shortly, a  senior official of the Public Infrastructure Ministry said. Permanent Secretary of Guyana’s Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Geoffrey Vaughn explained that the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the government will advertise ...

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Public Utilities Commission has to be “retooled” as telecoms liberalisation nears

The newly-appointed Chairwoman of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Dela Britton on Wednesday listed retooling the regulatory agency as one of her priorities at a time when Guyana is preparing to liberalise the telecommunications sector. “The Commission, as I said, has to be retooled and being retooled means that we have to have the necessary personnel to assist in that ...

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Wanted former Rice Board accountant arrested in Canada

Former accountant at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Peter Ramcharran was Tuesday morning nabbed in Canada less than one month after a Guyana court issued an arrest warrant for him. Well-placed sources said the Toronto Fugitive Squad of the Canadian Border Services Agency arrested Ramcharran. He remained in custody and would be granted an immigration hearing. Earlier this month, ...

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No evidence to support Guyana on US, EU money laundering blacklists

Guyana wants to be erased from European and United States money laundering blacklists, saying there is no evidence to support such labels because the anti-money laws have been tightened Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge. “When you consider the other people on the list, it is really absurd that Guyana could find its way on a list of five countries that are ...

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Female Attorney-at-Law is new Chairperson of Public Utilities Commission

A female is set to be sworn in as the third Chairperson of Guyana’s Public Utilities Commission, following the retirement of Justice Prem Persaud from that post, government said Tuesday. She is  Attorney-at-Law, Dela Britton. Britton would be sworn in by President David  Granger on Wednesday at State House. “Ms. Britton intends to apply her broad repertoire of skills to ...

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