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Robert Persaud registers company in Florida

Former Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud and his wife have set up a company in Florida to “conduct any and all lawful business.” According to incorporation records seen by Demerara Waves Online News, registration for I-Power Services Inc. was filed on February 10, 2015, three months before the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. Since ...

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Brassington now heading pallet company in Florida

The Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington has taken control of a pallet-manufacturing company in Miami, Florida, according to records seen by Demerara Waves Online News. Brassington’s taking over of A 1 Pallet Supply Inc. has come at a time when he should have been back in Guyana already from leave that he proceeded ...

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Housing department to correct faulty turn-key houses

Home owners are set to get some relief as the Housing Department’s,  Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) is moving to correct the badly constructed houses provided under the ‘Turn key Homes’ project at Providence, East Bank Demerara, according t the Government Information Agency (GINA). Over the years, beneficiaries have been complaining about the shoddy work which was done on ...

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University of Guyana lecturer invents cactus-based technology to disperse oil spills

A University of Guyana Lecturer has invented technology that could use cactus to help deal with oil spills. Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, University of Guyana, Dr Dawn Fox, has been listed as an inventor on US Patent 9,163,374 issued October 20, 2015, the institution announced Tuesday. “The patent was issued for an innovative technology: using cactus mucilage as ...

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BREAKING: Former GPL board member, Carville Duncan charged with stealing power company’s money

The President of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) and the Guyana Labour Union,  Carvil Duncan was Tuesday placed on GYD$1M bail in connection with three charges in his capacity as a former board member of the Guyana Power and Light. Police alleged that on March 31, 2015 at Georgetown, he stole GYD$984,900, property of GPL; on the same day at Georgetown, he ...

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Farmers to take advantage of Hope Estate agro-processing facility

Farmers at Hope Estate and other areas will soon be able to cash in on the sale of seasoning to be processed by a facility there for local and foreign markets. “This initiative will be benefit the farming communities and also provide employment. The company is currently in its mobilization stage to begin processing,” NAREI said in a statement. The National ...

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Guyana’s company registry to be available Online

Guyana’s company registry is expected to be among several others across the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Single Market and Economy (CSME) that are set to go online this year. The Caricom Headquarters said this development stems from an ongoing project funded by the 10th European Development Fund to create an online regional registry of companies. “This will serve as a central repository ...

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Demerara Timbers’ workers to be re-instated, safety defect fixed

Demerara Timbers Limited said it has corrected a safety defect to its sawmill and will soon resume operations and reinstate the over 40 workers it was forced to temporarily layoff, the Ministry of Natural Resources said Monday night in a statement This was communicated to officials of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) when they met with DTL personnel on Monday. Changes ...

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Massive countrywide drugs shortage hits GPHC, other govt-run health facilities

A serious drug shortage has hit Guyana’s public health sector countrywide because of insufficient funds at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and the incapability of the 10 administrative regions to buy their own supplies after the 2015 National Budget was passed in August last year. This was told Monday to the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) by top ...

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GAWU wants study on Wales Estate, as Guysuco crafts new business venture

The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural and Commercial Industrial Employees (NAACIE) want a Social and Economic Impact study to be conducted on the importance of the Wales Sugar Estate. GAWU President, Komal Chand’s call comes even as the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) is considering bringing a non-sugar venture at that West Bank ...

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