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Guyana to get regional help to meet global civil aviation standards

Guyana is among several Caribbean countries expected to receive assistance from the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS) to help reach a year-end deadline set by the global aviation watchdog agency to meet certain conditions. Speaking with Demerara Waves Online News following the opening of the 17th CASSOS Board meeting at the Marriot Hotel, CASSOS Chairman Nari-Williams Singh ...

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ExxonMobil spuds Guyana appraisal

(UPSTREAMONLINE.COM).-ExxonMobil has spudded its highly anticipated appraisal of the Liza oil discovery off Guyana. The US supermajor has also begun seismic work on the adjacent Canje block after completing a farm-in deal. Drillship Stena Carron has spudded the Liza-2 appraisal after sailing to ExxonMobil’s Stabroek block off Guyana from the Canary Islands, where it had been idle for more than ...

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Opposition slams tax waiver for artistes, increased income tax threshold

Steps Friday by government to legalise the eligibility of regional and international artistes for tax waivers and the hike in the income tax threshold came in for sharp criticism by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). In opening debate on amendments to the Income Tax Act, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said the law would remove discretion in granting tax ...

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Gov’t moves to tighten Re-migrant Scheme

The APNU+AFC administration has taken steps to clog certain holes that have been identified in the Re-migrant Scheme administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). The Customs Amendment Bill 2016 was passed in the House on Friday with the support of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) paving the way for a new slew of ...

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Ilegal miners, police and GGMC end standoff at Konawaruk

Police Friday managed to quell unrest by illegal gold miners at Konawaruk after police and mines officers ordered them to stop extracting the precious metal at concessions owned by Tesouro Resources. The illegal miners had cut down trees and blocked a road at Konawaruk to prevent the entry and exit of vehicles and supplies to legal operations in the area. ...

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Guyana gives green light to Suriname’s Fly All Ways airline

The Guyana government is poised to grant permission to Fly Allways to operate scheduled flights to Guyana with connections to Brazil and the Caribbean, a top aviation regulator said. “We have received an application from Fly Allways and we have processed that application and we have made a favourable recommendation to our subject minister to take to Cabinet,” the official ...

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Guyana looks at T&T’s pepper success

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN).- Guyana is looking at T&T’s model of hot pepper production and the sharing of production of marketing information and exchange facilities by Caroni Green Limited (CGL) and personnel from the Agriculture Committee of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) of Guyana. This follows a visit by Beni Sankar, chairman of the PSC’s Agriculture Committee, who visited CGL’s Mon Jaloux farm ...

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No cash for UG Student Loan Fund; GYD$10 billion unpaid

Government has stopped providing additional monies to the University of Guyana’s Student Loan Fund because there is sufficient cash for another two years, even as Cabinet continues a so far secret paper to recover more than GYD$10 billion in unpaid loans. “The student loan agency has accumulated enough money for the fund to now revolve so the fund is revolving ...

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Gov’t cannot rule out sole-sourcing of drugs, medical supplies

Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton Monday could not rule out sole-sourcing of drugs and medical supplies, although he said the aim is to have open competitive bidding. Responding to questions from Dr. Frank Anthony, a medical doctor, during consideration of the 2016 budget estimates, he said no guarantee could be given that government would not purchase drugs from one ...

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Guysuco threatens to halt current crop; deadlock reached on 2015 annual incentive

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) Friday warned that it would shut down operations for the current crop if workers do not stop their weekly strike action, even as the cash-strapped entity reluctantly agreed to take a pay-dispute to arbitration. “Such behaviour by the Union would leave the Corporation with no alternative but to put a halt to the current crop until ...

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