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Wai-Wais finally paid for re-building Umana Yana

The Wai Wai  Amerindians-who travelled hundreds of miles to Kingston, Georgetown to rebuild the Umana Yana-were Friday finally paid for their labour, one day after their leaders protested that the multi-million dollar payment was taking too long. Guyana’s Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs announced that the 35 builders were paid “in full” GYD$14,175,000 for direct labour costs and the remaining GYD$16,364,138 was ...

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IMF cautions Guyana against wage growth, non-performing loans

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued a caution to the Guyana Government over growth in public sector wages and non-performing loans. This is after a team from the international body met with Government Ministers Winston Jordan, Raphael Trotman, David Patterson and Central Bank Governor Dr Gobind Ganga. In a release on the website, the IMF noted that Guyana’s economy ...

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ACDA promotes local fishing industry to boost coastal village economies

In a bid to revive coastal village economies, cultural organization, African Culture and Development Association (ACDA) is taking the lead in reviving and creating several industries that will boost economic village activities. The dormant billion -dollar artisanal fishing industry is being touted as the first area of interest even as the agency works to provide assistance in other sectors. ACDA has invited persons living on ...

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City businessman shot while attempting to intervene in robbery

A businessman was shot by bandits Wednesday afternoon when he attempted to intervene in a robbery nearby his business premises on High Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown. Police said the  owner of G.A. Imports saw a robbery in progress and went inside for his licensed firearm. On returning, one of the bandits opened fire on him. “As soon as he returned to the front ...

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GWI evaluating food-based agent to improve water quality

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Wednesday said it has commenced evaluating a food based agent, Seaquest, which has the ability to improve water quality by reducing the effect of iron present in water. The programme is part of GWI’s overall water quality improvement programme being executed by the company’s Scientific Services and Technical Services Departments.  The product is being evaluated ...

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20 NGOs benefit from million dollar Guyana Goldfields grant

Guyana Goldfields has drilled GYD$20 million into several major social welfare projects across the country under its Children’s Needs Development Initiative. The presentations by Guyana Goldfields Inc./Aurora Gold Mines Inc’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on Wednesday February 24, 2016 at the Herdmandston Lodge, Peter Rose and Lamaha Streets, Georgetown. Guyana Gold Fields through the Children’s Needs Development Initiative has been able to provide ...

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GECOM ready for free and fair local govt elections- Western diplomats

Western diplomats, preparing to observe the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE), have given the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) high marks for preparations for the polls, but the country’s leading business organisation believes that more voter education could have been done. “We are confident that the preparations that would have been made by the Guyana Elections Commission are adequate to ensuring ...

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GAWU willing to end weekly strike, amid threats to scrap talks and stop crop

Amid a decision by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) to call of all talks with the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and possibly scrap the first crop if a one-day strike continues, the union Wednesday said it would call off the industrial action if there is a “reasonable time-frame” for the holding of long-overdue wage and salary negotiations. ...

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Digicel (Guyana) boosting delivery of technical-vocational education

Students of the Practical Instruction Centre (PIC) will soon be taking classes and examinations in a more conducive environment, with the rehabilitation of the colonial wooden building in Kingston, Georgetown through a grant from Digicel (Guyana). Demerara Waves Online News was told that the project is as a result of a Digicel Group competition called “Waves” that the Guyana operations ...

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Only 10% of Mazaruni hydropower for Guyana; no alternative energy plan for Essequibo yet – Patterson

Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has revealed that Guyana will only be receiving 5%-10% of power generated from the proposed Mazaruni hydro-power plants if the project is completed. Guyana had partnered with Brazil to conduct a feasibility study of the Upper and Middle Mazaruni to determine the potential of hydro-power development in the area. The focus was to develop a hydro-power ...

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