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How Larry Singh knew that govt needed pharmaceutical bond? “If I told Mr. Larry Singh? Joseph Harmon? No,”

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Thursday said he had no part to play in informing city businessman Lawrence “Larry” Singh that government needed to rent a pharmaceutical bond. “If I told Mr. Larry Singh? Joseph Harmon? No,” Harmon said when asked by Demerara Waves Online News asked him whether he told Singh that government needed a bond to store ...

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Prime Minister orders NCN’s CEO to apologise to TV news anchor for suspending her newsreading because she is pregnant

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Wednesday ordered the Chief Executive Officer of the National Communications Network (NCN), Lennox Cornette to apologise for using her pregnancy as the basis for removing her from anchoring the 6 O’clock news. “It agonises me to get involved in what is an NCN management matter but, as a journalist and as a parent, I refuse ...

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GFC scraps Baishan Lin’s forest concessions; moves to recover debts

Now that all of Bai Shan Lin’s concessions have been repossessed by the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), that regulatory agency is about to sell already harvested logs to help recover some of the debts owed by that company that claims it has registered a loss for more than 20 years. The total size of the concessions is 680,000 hectares including joint ...

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Sunken draga cuts off food, fuel and mining supplies to Middle Mazaruni ; students cannot resume classes

Mining camps in the Upper Mazaruni are running low on food, fuel and other supplies, and secondary school students have been unable to travel to Bartica to begin the new school term because a partially submerged ‘draga’ is blocking the Mazaruni River channel. The mining raft has been  stuck  at the Pirimap Falls for the past three months. Crown Mining Supplies ...

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City Hall orders some Bourda Market area street vendors to stop selling; millions of dollars in produce will be lost

More than 100 vendors and transporters of agricultural produce were Tuesday blocked from selling on Robb Street between Alexander and Bourda Street, resulting in the potential loss of millions of dollars in agricultural produce. Acting Mayor, Sherod Duncan said he “is unaware of what led to the decision, but I am looking into it.” Vendors said Town Clerk, Royston King ...

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Investigative agencies must respect confidentiality of customers banking info – Private Sector Commission

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Tuesday backed the Guyana Association of Bankers (GAB) in calling on government’s investigation agencies to ensure that confidential information about customers’ accounts are not disclosed to anyone else including the media. “The agencies, however, which receive this information, are similarly bound by the confidentiality rules as are the banks and must ensure that these ...

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Guyana to establish onshore oil and gas logistics supply base

The Ministry of Natural Resources has announced Government’s intention to establish an onshore oil and gas facility in Guyana with a view to fully optimising opportunities for the country in the area of petroleum exploration and production. “The Ministry of Natural Resources, working in conjunction with the Ministries of Public Infrastructure and Business, believes that this facility is a critically ...

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Dynamic Airways’ operations comes under serious US Dept of Transportation scrutiny

The United States’ Department of Transportation (DoT) has been paying keen attention to Dynamic International Airways’ operations, due to consumer complaints and its provision of insufficient information to regulatory authorities. “We stay the effectiveness of the certificates of public convenience and necessity to engage in interstate and foreign scheduled air transportation of persons, property, and mail reissued to Dynamic International Airways, ...

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Central govt will play major role in Georgetown’s revenue earning measures – Granger

President David Granger says Central government has decided to play a “significant” role in helping Guyana’s cash-strapped city of Georgetown to earn more money, in the wake of concerns about a container tax and the introduction of parking meters. “Money is important and whatever revenue garnering measures are being contemplated and anticipated, will require significant involvement at the level of central ...

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