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Simona Broomes – security guards altercation “very unfortunate” if reports are accurate- Amna Ally

General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Amna Ally on Wednesday said if the reported account of an altercation between Junior Minister of Natural Resources and two security guards at an East Bank Demerara restaurant’s parking lot is factual, then the incident is “unfortunate”. “Of course, if it is that something took place as is reported, it’s unfortunate, ...

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Govt could take greater stake in Berbice Bridge or subsidise operations- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday recommended that government buy shares in the Berbice River Bridge or increase its subsidy to the major east-west thoroughfare across the waterway if it does not want to approve a hike in tolls. He said Berbicians could not afford the steep increases that the Berbice Bridge Company Inc. is asking Public Infrastructure Minister, David ...

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Govt says ‘no’ to call for increased Berbice Bridge tolls

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson Tuesday afternoon vowed that government would not back down from its election campaign promise not to increase tolls to cross the Berbice River Bridge. “Government stands by its decision to reduce tolls in fulfilling a campaign commitment and will continue to work with the Berbice Bridge Company in ensuring that the Bridge is sufficiently ...

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GuyOil reduces gasolene, gasoil prices

The Guyana Oil Company Ltd (GuyOil) on Tuesday announced a reduction in prices for gasolene and gasoil (LSD) from  Wednesday July 10, 2018. The state-owned oil company said gasolene price would be reduced from $230 per litre to $226 per litre and gasoil (LSD) from $219 per litre to $215 per litre. “The price reductions were possible due to declining ...

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Venezuelan pilots, passengers, Guyanese pilot in custody concerning suspicious aircraft

Six Venezuelans and a Guyanese pilot were Tuesday taken into custody in connection with an aircraft that authorities believed has fake registration marking. The two Venezuelan pilots and four passengers, two of whom are lawyers, arrived aboard the plane bearing registration YV-2493. Police said at about 11 AM, Michael Brassington and the four passengers went to Criminal Investigations Department’s Headquarters ...

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Foreign aircraft possibly with fake registration markings held at Guyana’s CJI airport

An investigation has been launched into the landing of a private chartered aircraft at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport about 15:20hrs Monday afternoon, the Guyana Police Force said Tuesday. In keeping with enhanced security postures and intensified collaboration with management of the various Units /Agencies operating at the CJIA, ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit were alerted and conducted a ...

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Berbice Bridge Company appeals to govt to increase tolls

The Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BCCI) wants commuters to pay more to cross the river, but the company says government’s ontinued rejection of refusal to increased tolls is affecting maintenance and other operations. If the company gets its way,  cars and minibuses will have to pay  GY$8,040 to cross the bridge; pickups, small trucks and four-wheeled drive vehicles GY$14, 600;  medium trucks GY$27,720;  ...

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City Hall’s restoration to cost almost GY$1 billion

City Hall along with the Engineer’s and Mayor’s buildings are to be restored to their former 19th-century glory to the tune of $903Million. This was highlighted in a $64 million Comprehensive Restoration and Sustainable Conservation Management Plan for City Hall which was handed over to Minister of Social Cohesion with responsibility for Culture, Dr. George Norton, on Monday at the ...

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Ghana investment company eyes opportunities in oil-rich Guyana

A Ghana-based investment company is interested in building an onshore port facility to serve Guyana’s oil industry Government’s Department of Public Information reported that the team made known its position in a meeting with Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. The delegation from J.K.B. Oil Ventures Limited included J. Kofi Bucknor, Richelle Case, Emman Samson, and Sudeep Mondal. The delegation was accompanied ...

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