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CGX names exploration well in honour of Indigenous people; drilling set for November 

– Utakwaaka, a Phillipai word, means the dawn of a new day, a ray of light a ray of hope CGX Energy Incorporated announced its next exploration well with an Indigenous naming and blessing ceremony by the historic Aleluya Indigenous Group. The ceremony, a collaboration between CGX and the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, was held on Friday at the Umana ...

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Privately-owned Guyana Airways Corporation Inc. struck off Companies Register because of name similarity

As a new privately-owned airline named Guyana Airways Corporation Inc. prepares to move ahead with its application to the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the name of that company has been scratched off the Companies Register in keeping with local laws, according to well-placed sources. The Deeds and Commercial Registries Authority last month informed the company, through its lawyer, that ...

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Guyanese selected for US Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program

The U.S. Embassy on Friday proudly announced the 2018 cohort from Guyana for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.  The program takes place in September and October and will bring 250 young leaders from 36 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States. This year the embassy said “we are pleased to ...

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AGM Inc. offers employment opportunity to laid off sugar estate workers

Skilled employees recently laid off from GUYSUCO’s closed or downsized estates were given the opportunity to turn their technical training towards employment in the mining sector, as Guyana Goldfields Inc./Aurora Gold Mines Inc.  conducted a five-day recruitment exercise recently. “The recruitment team endeavoured to secure the services of these employees in a continuation of the Company’s commitment to hire skilled ...

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WPA will mobilise public pressure on govt to accept direct cash transfers of oil money to poor

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Thursday said if A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) refuses to meet to discuss and work out arrangements for direct transfers of oil wealth to the poor Guyanese, it will whip up support among ordinary people to put pressure on government to accept and implement the idea. “We expect logically- and I think that’s ...

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Aircraft for GDF arrive from Brazil

Two of the four aircraft that the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has purchased arrived late Wednesday at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), according to well-placed sources. The decades-old Britten-Norman Islander planes were flown from neighbouring Brazil, ending speculation in some quarters that the deal had ran into some hurdles. Up to recently, they had been operated by a Brazilian ...

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Guyana on high alert for foot and mouth disease

The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) is on high alert for foot and mouth and other vesicular diseases following confirmed cases in Venezuela. Head of GLDA’s Animal Health Unit, Dr. Colbert Bowen says following confirmation of the disease presence the by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) has dispatched a team to Region ...

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Finance Minister, AFC welcome debate on direct cash transfers of oil earnings to poor

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan prefers to cautiously approach the idea of conditional cash transfers from Guyana’s oil earnings to poor ordinary Guyanese, even as the Alliance For Change (AFC) backed the idea and promised to lobby its coalition partner to refine and take it on board. Welcoming the debate triggered by Distinguished Economics Professor, Clive Thomas’ call for the transfers, ...

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