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Surinam Airways introducing third weekly flight from Miami to Guyana

Surinam Airways announced Tuesday the introduction of a third flight weekly to Georgetown, Guyana beginning May 12. Henk Fitz-jim, the airline’s North America manager said that the flight will be a permanent fixture on the airline’s scheduled service to Guyana and is in response to the growing demand by the Guyanese American community as well as “the satisfaction which the Guyanese ...

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World Bank to deepen engagement with Guyana

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors discussed Tuesday a new country engagement note for Guyana for the next two years to strengthen climate resilience, improve education quality and lay the ground for private sector development, the international financial institution said in a statement. “We must ensure that we make the very best choices possible to take advantage of our ...

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Aborted UK cruise liner’s visit highlights serious maritime navigational, training problems

Although a United Kingdom-based cruise company appeared to have shelved a demand for compensation because a cruise ship aborted plans to dock at Port Georgetown, strong recommendations have been made for modern training of pilots and the installation of proper navigational aids. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the cruise company, All Leisure Holdings Limited, was claiming from the ...

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Mixed reactions about Stabroek Market area restoration

Stalls around the Stabroek Market area were Sunday morning demolished and badly clogged drains cleaned, leaving the more than 100 vendors divided with some saying they feel politically betrayed by a government they voted for. A vendor was heard telling her colleagues that she had collected the identification cards of all her children and had escorted them to the polling ...

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Major breakthrough in Ramada Princess casino robbery

Investigators have made a significant breakthrough in the robbery committed at the Ramada Princess Hotel early Friday morning, resulting in the arrest of a security guard and the search for five other persons, sources said. Police held the security guard who has since admitted to having been involved in planning the robbery with other accomplices in Georgetown. The guard’s arrest ...

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Berbice Chambers, Police Association trade barbs over crime situation

Two of Guyana’s leading Chambers of Commerce in Berbice and police are at odds over the state of crime mainly in the Berbice area where there have been several armed robberies. While the Guyana Police Force (GPF) did not respond specifically to the concerns by the Central Corentyne and Berbice Chambers of Commerce, the Police Association issued a statement through ...

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Guyana to lobby US for renewable energy support

Guyana would be lobbying United States (US) stakeholders to support renewable energy initiatives in this South American country as part of its green initiative, President David Granger announced Saturday. Addressing the commissioning of Eureka Medical Laboratories’ (EML) fully-solar powered building on Thomas Street, Georgetown; he said he would be taking his lobby to the US-Caribbean-Central American Energy Summit in Washington ...

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Guyana finally getting high-speed mobile data….4G

Guyanese are on the verge of benefiting from higher data speeds on their mobile phones, with one of the country’s major phone companies announcing that it has been granted approval to offer 4G service. “Finally, we will bring you 4G. I know that you’ve waited a long time and I am as happy as you to say that we have ...

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Dynamic Airways, Roraima Airways teaming up to make Guyana’s CJI Airport a hub

Dynamic International Airways and the Guyanese-owned Roraima Airways are teaming up to convert the Cheddi Jagan International Airport a hub for flights to South American countries and the United States. Chief Executive Officer of Roraima Airways, Capt. Gerry Gouveia made the announcement at the unveiling of a Guyana 50th Independence Anniversary logo on a Dynamic Airways aircraft at New York’s ...

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