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Fly Allways to suspend operation ahead of transition to charter service

Fly Allways NV, a Surinamese registered air carrier, on Monday announced that it will be reorganizing its operations and destinations base, and as a result it will be suspending scheduled flights and return to charters for a brief period effective January 15, 2017. Chief Executive Officer of the company – Capt. Amichand Jhauw explained in a statement issued by the airline that since ...

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‘Parliament View’ vendors’ removed

Vendors, who once occupied the plot of land at the corner of Hadfield and Lombard Streets- Parliament View- were early Sunday morning removed from there. Several stalls were demolished, while most of the vendors were  present to relocate their goods to a small plot of land south east of the Stabroek Market near the K&VC restaurant. Others had no choice ...

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Guyana moves closer towards Diaspora policy

Guyana has decided to set up a ministerial sub-committee to help craft a  Diaspora policy, following recent concerns by New York-based Guyanese that they are being left out of decision-making. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said the roadmap for crafting the Diaspora Engagement Policy has alread received support from, among others, the International Organisation of Migration (IOM). He said Cabinet has ...

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Guyana blacklists drug supplier

A Trinidad-based company should be banned from tendering for drugs in Guyana, and several top officials of Guyana’s Ministry of Health should either be removed or fired, a recent probe into the procurement of medical supplies has recommended. Retired Assistant Police Commissioner, Winston Cosbert states in his report that Ministry of Health employee, Kendazie Aaron should be fired from her ...

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Miners urged to take precaution during rainy season

Acting Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) Newell Dennison is urging miners to be extremely cautious during the rainy season. Dennison told the Government Information Agency (GINA) in an invited comment on Thursday, that miners should, “exercise extreme caution in their work” in rainy conditions. Last year, seven mining related deaths were recorded. Guyana is experiencing its ...

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Four-country probe of aircraft incident at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan Int’l Airport

Authorities in several countries are probing a recent accident at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in which a Caribbean Airlines plane ripped off the tail cone of a Fly Jamaica plane. Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field said the relevant authorities in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and the United States (US) were probing ...

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Guyana checking report on Dynamic Airlines’ Christmas season cancellations; GYD$40 million bond available for refunds

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is verifying a report by Dynamic Airlines about the reasons for its recent prolonged flight delays and cancellations, even as it says a GYD$40 million bond is available for inconvenienced passengers to seek refunds. GCAA Director-General, Egbert Field also told a news conference that authorities here that after a report by Dynamic Airlines have ...

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GTT lowers cost of high speed residential Internet service

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Tuesday announced that it has cut the cost of two of its domestic high-speed rates and upped the price for the lowest speed. “The company guarantees that these prices will remain unchanged when the new Value Added Tax (VAT) regime comes into effect,” the phone company said in a statement.  GTT did not ...

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Gas, kero prices increased as world market cost soars

Filling station pump

Guyanese will from Monday, January 2 have to pay more for gasoline, kerosene and other products being sold by the Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) due to a rise in world oil prices. “These increases are directly related to increase in acquisition cost from source and are consistent with trends in the upward movement of world market price for petroleum products,” ...

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Proposals floated to sell off several sugar estates, shed non-core operations

Proposals to sell off a number of estates of the bankrupt state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation and shed non-core operations like drainage and health services were Saturday shared with the unions and the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). The talks come against the background of claims and counter-claims for the poor state of the industry. They include the 36 percent ...

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