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UG students to pay graduation fee; lecturers to be punished for delivering late grades

University of Guyana (UG) graduating students will now have to pay a graduation fee, even as the administration of that tertiary institution warned that lecturers would be punished for delivering students’ grades late. The institution said the Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) of The University of Guyana (UG) at its statutory meeting on Monday, July 11, 2016, took several ...

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No Central Housing, City Council approval for 7th floor; owner to beg President

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) and Georgetown City Council have refused to grant approval for the addition of a seventh floor to the building under construction of at Robb and Camp Streets, prompting the owner to contemplate appealing to President David Granger. “The last thing now left is to go and see the President,” Building owner, Rizwan Khan told ...

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Parking fee set for shipping containers in Georgetown

Businesses in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, will now have to pay the Mayor and City Council GYD$25,000 for the operation of shipping containers, the municipality announced Tuesday. City Hall said while container users will pay $25,000 to have the storage device parked for 72 hours, Council’s decision also supports a penalty fee of $5000 for every other day the container is ...

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Will increased City taxes cost APNU+AFC political support?

Chairman of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council’s Finance Committee, Oscar Clarke does not believe that there will be political fallout as a result of increased taxation on businesses and residents in the municipality. Political Scientist Freddie Kissoon agrees that the City needs increased revenue, but reasons that the APNU+AFC coalition is already losing political support on the ground because ...

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Guyana asks US university to help detect deadly poultry disease

Guyana has dispatched poultry samples to the United States (US) to determine what type of disease is responsible for sudden poultry deaths in East Bank Berbice. According to Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), Dr. Dwight Walrond, “samples which have been taken from the premises of one large scale farmer of broiler birds have already ...

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Experts defend compaction method for extending CJI Airport runway

Despite lingering concerns about the vibroflotation method of compaction to extend the runway of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA),   the Guyana government and China Harbour Engineering (CHEC) on Friday assured that aviation safety would not be compromised. CHEC Project Manager,  Keliang Liu told a news briefing after an extensive tour of the project site that vibroflotation was chosen as ...

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Bandits snatch Guysuco payroll

Bandits Thursday evening snatched a GYD$1.5 million payroll belonging to the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) moments before it was about to be taken to Massy  at Ruimveldt, Georgetown for packaging, police said. A senior Guysuco official added that it was the pensioners’ payroll  and the remainder of last week’s payroll that were carted off.  A company spokeswoman later said the ...

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Caricom to lobby US against cancelling correspondent banking relations

Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders on Wednesday agreed to aggressively lobby the United States (US) to stop pushing American financial institutions to cancel  correspondent banking with financial institutions in the region for fear that dirty money could leak into the system. “We have advanced on this matter in terms of agreeing that we should seek to lobby directly the US government ...

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