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Georgetown Chamber says crime being under-reported; calls for VAT-free security equipment

The Georgetown Chamber of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Wednesday said official police crime statistics do not reflect the true situation, although latest police statistics show that there has been a 21 percent decline in serious crimes. While crediting the police force with cracking some new and old cases, the business organisation has called for an increase in ...

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Islamic Development Bank may help fund Guyana’s housing drive

Officials from the Ministry of Communities and the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) on Friday met with a visiting team from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) where a medium-long term housing program was presented. The Ministry of Communities said various interventions relating to the overall direction of the housing sector and the proposed construction of 10,000 housing units were ...

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GPL says blackout due to “suspected fault” on Kingston- Sophia link

Demerara Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS) experienced three shutdowns at approximately 12:03 hrs, 12:58 hrs and 16:04 hrs today due to a suspected fault on the 69kv transmission line linking the Kingston Power Station to the Sophia Substation (Dispatch Centre). This transmission line remains isolated from the DBIS grid. While efforts are ongoing to determine the origin of the shutdowns, power ...

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Iwokrama Forest receives coveted Forest Stewardship Council Certification

The Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development  (IICRCD) has announced that it has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification for Forest Management for the Iwokrama Forest. This followed a main assessment conducted by Soil Association Certification Limited of the United Kingdom during September. “The Iwokrama Forest is now the only area in Guyana that has been certified for ...

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Guyana formally agrees to share US persons’ bank account info with IRS

Guyana and the United States (US) on Monday inked an agreement, clearing the way for this country to share bank account information about American citizens and permanent residents with the US to help stamp out offshore tax evasion. “Today’s signing makes a significant step forward in our countries’ efforts to work collaboratively to combat offshore tax evasion, an objective that mutually ...

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Jagdeo unapologetic about granting radio license to PPP

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo is unapologetic that he had unilaterally allocated radio licenses to, among others, his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) “You hear every single day ‘friends and family’ and, of course, the PPP got a license and I don’t mind that one that one, I am a politician so they can accuse me of that one,”  he told ...

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Bandit arrested during botched robbery at Chinese restaurant

One of two bandits was arrested and the bandit’s handgun’s magazine along with cash belonging to the owner of a Chinese Restaurant recovered, police said. The Guyana Police Force credited the restaurateurs with “courage and bravery” in putting up a fight that led to the arrest of one of the suspected perpetrators. Investigators said the suspect is 23 years old ...

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Oil and Gas Association President denies forging signature while Gold Board Secretary

The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Oil and Gas Association (GOGA, Bobby Gossai Jr. On Friday vehemently denied that he ever forged anyone’s signature while he was Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Guyana Gold Board. “At no given time did the Secretary used, reused (“lifted”), misrepresented or disguised the signature of the former chairperson ...

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