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Digicel takes time off Mash Parade to focus on special needs institutions

Digicel (Guyana) will not be on this year’s Mashramani costume and float parade, but is instead throwing its assistance behind several special needs organisations. At the same time, the phone company is providing freely available costumes  from the ‘Trinity’ and  ‘Dynamic’ Bands once they are Digicel subscribers and have downloaded and are using MyDigicel app. After the display of the costumes at ...

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Private sector registers “lack of confidence” in govt’s economic management; worried about political victimization

The Private Sector Commission (PSC)  says it has no confidence in government’s handling of the economy and has accused it of political interference in the judiciary and creating the conditions to violate the constitutional rights of persons through the State Assets Recovery Act. The PSC charged that the economy is in a downward spiral, resulting in Guyanese selling and moving ...

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Trump’s repeal of law prohibiting payments to foreign govts requires tighter Guyana transparency initiative

As Guyana prepares to join a Norway-headquartered organisation that guards against corruption in the natural resources sector, a member of the business arm of the local chapter has weighed in on United States President, Donald Trump’s decision to allow American companies to withhold information about contributions to foreign governments. Businessman, Hilbert Shields who is part of the Multi-Stakeholder Group of the , ...

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Parking meter protest gets bigger despite planned 50 percent cut in rates

Despite an announcement that the parking meter fees would be slashed by 50 percent, Guyanese turned out in larger numbers on Thursday to vent their disgust at the agreement between the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and Smart City Solutions (SCS). Many businesses closed their doors and staff used their lunch-hour to  congregate on Regent Street opposite City Hall to ...

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New York-based Guyanese pushing technology in teaching Mathematics

As Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders prepare to discuss, among other matters, the future of Information Communications Technology (ICT) in the region, a group of Caribbean Professionals has rolled out an application to help students learn Mathematics at the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) level. Founder of AcuExam (www.cxc-exam.com) , Surendra Dhanpaul said though the app is in no way affiliated to ...

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GTT begins sending home 120 workers

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Wednesday announced that it would be sending home 120 persons over the next 12 months as part of plans to adapt the company to liberalised telecommunications sector in the country. The phone company said its announcement coincided with the separation of the first 6 employees under the restructuring programme. The six employees ...

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Cabinet changes Mashramani float parade route but Minister Nicolette Henry sticks with Brickdam

Cabinet members are said to be deeply concerned about the serious impact that the route for the Mashramani float and costume parade down Brickdam will have on public participation and small businesses, according to well-placed sources. Resistance to the Brickdam route by numerous ministers has come at a time of economic downturn and the need to trigger massive consumer spending. Prime ...

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Anti-corruption watchdog slams parking meter deal ; Mayor to attend MAPM’s consultation

As Guyanese prepare to come out in their numbers again to vent their opposition to the parking meter contract, Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc- a local anti-corruption watchdog- has slammed the deal whose conditions favour the investor beyond the 80-20 stake. “Recent revelations about the original contract for parking meters in Georgetown confirm that the deal was not in the ...

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Code of Conduct and reforms to Constitution, Integrity Commission will help keep away “dirty fingers” from oil earnings- Nagamootoo

Prime  Minister, Moses Nagamootoo on Wednesday said further reform of Guyana’s constitution,  revival of the Integrity Commission and a Code of Conduct for elected officials are aimed at ensuring officials do not steal public funds including those garnered from the oil and gas industry and other natural resource sectors. “I am serious about constitutional reform because it is going to ...

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Power restored to all areas following massive blackout

Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Chief Executive Officer, Renford Homer said power has been restored to all areas following widespread blackouts on Sunday and Monday. He said that normally it would take one hour, but this time it went beyond that time due to a particular issue. The Acting CEO was at the time giving an update on the recent ...

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