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Govt refuses to renew cash-jet pilot’s CJIA hangar lease

The Guyana government has taken possession of a hangar at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport after the lease to Guyanese cash-jet pilot, Khamraj Lall, expired. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said Lall’s representatives had written to the Attorney General, Basil Williams claiming that they still had a stake in the property but was told that the clear condition on ...

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GDF to buy offshore patrol vessel, aircraft

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is to acquire another offshore patrol vessel, a decision that has been partly influenced by impending commercial oil production in a deep sea concession, Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips said Thursday. “I would say that the soon to be drilled well and exploitation itself perhaps would have accelerated the need for the acquisition of more vessels ...

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PPP shuts down recommendation to ‘break-up’ GuySuCo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will “vigorously oppose” any plans or recommendations dismantle the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). According to Jagdeo, the PPP will “vigorously oppose any plan to dismantle GuySuCo, adding that “the country will not suffer because of political decisions in the economic sphere.” The former President was at the time speaking ...

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Break-up of Guysuco proposed

The state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) should exit the production of bulk sugar for export and be broken up into small potentially profitable ventures, according to the Commission of Inquiry. “Guysuco will, therefore, be deconstructed into several subsidiary operations/business units/ revenue streams based on appraisals of their potential profitability,” states the document. The probe team further recommended that if by ...

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GAWU named as major contributor to downfall of GuySuCo

The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has been named as one of the major contributors to the downfall of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). A recently completed Commission of Inquiry into the sugar industry said that the Union drove a hard bargain with regards to pay increases and bonuses which contributed in no small part to GuySuCo’s current ...

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GPL managers to get increased salaries, allowances

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL)  Wednesday announced that it has reached agreement with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) for a 6.5 percent increase in salaries for Junior and Senior Managers of the power company. GPL said the two sides  mutually made and entered into an agreement on December 29, 2015 for the emoluments and benefits for employees ...

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Cabinet changes coming-Granger

President David Granger has announced for 2016 two government Ministries will be renamed in an effort to place more attention on certain sectors. President Granger during the swearing in of two new commissioners on the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) stated that the Communication sector would see a Ministry being renamed in its favor. The other sector would be the natural ...

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Private Sector piles criticism on govt over failure to consult on financial crimes, anti-terrorism laws

Pressure is intensifying on the Guyana government over its failure to consult with the stakeholders on key pieces of financial crimes and anti-terrorism legislation. “There is growing concern regarding consultation and we would hope that this latest example will be the last piece of legislation done in this manner.  Vital pieces of legislation should and must be brought to the ...

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Businesses told about receipt, return, refund and replacement rules; one businessman says laws “stinking”

Efforts to protect consumers from exploitation or unfair trading practices intensified Monday with a public awareness exercise that targeted businesses in Georgetown, but at least one businessman has labeled the law “stinking.” Director of the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC), Dawn Holder led a team of officers to stores on Regent Street.  Reacting to Alert’s explanation of the law ...

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