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GRANGER: Parking fees “burdensome; weighs in on transparency at City Hall

President David Granger on Thursday expressed disappointment at the apparent lack of consultation about the Georgetown Municipal parking meter project and described  the metered parking rate of GYD$80,000 per month for as  “burdensome” ‎.  ‎ ‎‎’It is a burdensome amount for any person, rich or poor. That is why the Minister of Communities has been asked to examine the contract ...

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Rice is Guyana’s major export to Brazil under preferential trade accord

Rice has been making up the bulk of Guyana’s exports to Brazil under a preferential trade agreement mainly, the Foreign Relations Sectoral committee was told Thursday. Briefing the committee under the chairmanship of opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPP), Gail Teixeira, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Guyana, Carl Greenidge said since the Rupununi-based Santa Fe mega-farm, owned by Sir Kyffin ...

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“Take drastic actions” –says Dr. Hinds on audit findings

Revelations in the audits reports being released by the Ministry of Finance have suggested that corrupt practices were a feature of the former administration and drastic action needs to be taken against those responsible for it. This was the contention of political activist and executive member of the Working Peoples’ Alliance (WPA) Dr. David Hinds who called on the APNU+AFC ...

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Five escape unhurt in plane accident

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is probing the flipping of a  light aircraft at Bath Settlement while taking off from an airstrip at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice. Air Services Limited (ASL) said the accident involving a Cessna 206 aircraft registered as 8R-GMA occurred at about 5:45 PM. The domestic airline said no one was injured. “The   five occupants ...

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Guyana, Caribbean Airlines resolve dumping of duty free purchases; CJI Airport lifs threat to ban airline

Officials of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, the Chairman and Executive Management of Caribbean Airlines and representatives from the Civil Aviation Authorities of Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago met in Guyana today to explore solutions to the issue currently affecting transit passengers who purchase duty free.    The duty free issue arose as Caribbean Airlines is an international air carrier, ...

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Guyana accuses CAL of rejecting solution to duty free purchase row

Guyana on Sunday strongly refuted claims by Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) that Guyanese duty free rum purchases made at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) were being seized from transiting passengers in Trinidad in keeping with security requirements by that country and the United States’ (US) Transportation Security Administration (TSA). A top official of Guyana’s aviation sector laid the blame ...

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Parking meters on hold; govt asks for contract after councillors insist on best deal for City

Guyana’s Minister responsible for Local Government, Ronald Bulkan on Sunday said the Georgetown City Council would be asked to halt the parking meter project while central government ensures that there is transparency and that the municipality rather than the investor earns the bulk of revenues “There is significant moral and financial consideration to request of the council to stay their hand until ...

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UG mulls new, increased fees

The cash-strapped University of Guyana (UG) is set to increase existing fees and possibly introduce new charges and ask government to amend tax laws to allow for individuals to make donations, according to the institution’s newly-appointed Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith. “We will have to have a conversation about how much but we will have to have a graduation fee,” ...

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