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Wind stations being installed to explore wind generation potential on Guyana’s coast

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MOPI) has begun installing four wind measurement stations along the Atlantic Coast at a cost of more than GYD$33.5 million (US$160,000) to determine the potential of this natural resource for the generation of sustainable renewable energy, the government’s Department of Public Information said. The stations, which are being mounted on towers with a height of ...

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Venezuela’s military incursion forces ExxonMobil to stop seismic data gathering

The Norwegian company, Petroleum Geo-Services, has stopped 3-D seismic oil exploration activities offshore Guyana closer to the Venezuelan border after the Venezuelan military intercepted the vessel on Saturday, ExxonMobil said. “At this time, seismic operations on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana have been paused until they can be safely continued. Our main concern is for the safety of crew members ...

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Guyana gets international help to modernise intellectual property, copyright protection

Guyana is moving to establish a “blueprint” to strengthen protection of intellectual property and copyright in a country where copying of books, movies and music and other works is almost routine, the Foreign Ministry announced Thursday. Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge said Guyana would soon be drafting the National Intellectual Property Strategy (NIPS) with assistance from the Switzerland-based World Intellectual ...

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Guyana welcomes US’ scrapping of sanctions on RUSAL; jobs at Aroaima not in jeopardy

Guyana on Thursday welcomed the United States’ (US) decision to lift its sanctions on UC Russian Aluminium (RUSAL), the majority owner of the Aroaima-based Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI), suggesting that workers would not lose their jobs. “The Government of Guyana and the Ministry of Natural Resources are cautiously optimistic, and happy, with this recent development of the matter ...

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Guyana to be remapped for better land management, mineral location

The Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) has begun plans to map Guyana properly for the first time since the 1960s to assist government and the private sector about land use and mineral deposits, GLSC Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Trevor Benn said. Benn said Region One (Barima-Waini) would be the firs to be mapped, a process that could take at ...

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6,000 acres of Demerara lands for housing, commerce, industry and agriculture

The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) will be opening up some 6,000 acres of state land for residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural purposes in Region 4. GLSC’s Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Trevor Benn, in making the announcement, said the move would see Guyana advancing to the 21st century in infrastructure that will encompass better roads and sidewalks, green spaces and a mix of ...

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Small businesses to be screened for govt’s 20 percent contract procurement scheme

Small businesses in Guyana will from January 1, 2019 be able to access 20 percent of government contracts for  goods and services, even as government’s Small Business Bureau said they would be screened to avoid big companies from setting up small businesses to front for them. Chief Executive Officer of the Small Business Bureau, Dr. Lowell Porter said long-established small ...

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Del Monte Fiesta Corn recalled due to “life threatening risk”- Food and Drugs Dept

The Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) on Friday announced the recall of Del Monte Fiesta Corn “due to under-processing which poses a life threatening risk to consumers.” “More than 60,000 cases of Del Monte’s Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers are being recalled because the ingredients weren’t adequately processed,” the Guyanese agency said, adding the move was ...

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Guyana among countries to benefit from US$2.6 million Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund 

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday announced the launch of a new fund to provide financial support and stability for the Region’s cultural and creative industries in Guyana and other borrowing member-nations. The Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) will provide grants for innovative projects within the creative industries sector. It was established with an initial US$2.6 million contribution from ...

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P&P Insurance Brokers ups annual donation to organisations

P&P Insurance Brokers on Friday announced an increase in its annual donation to senior citizen, children homes and other non-governmental charitable organisations. The insurance company handed out a total of GYD$1.5 million to 12 organisations at its annual presentation function held on Friday, 14th December, 2018 at its new office located at 272/273 Lamaha Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown. The presentation this ...

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