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Guyana poised to get proper search and rescue system

Guyana appears poised to finally establish a search and rescue system, even as steps are being taken to boost air navigational systems and strengthen enforcement of safety regulations. Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) , Retired Lt.Col. Egbert Field said. Three GCAA air navigation officers, who have already received search and rescue training in the United States ...

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Jagdeo told “big fat lie” about new Demerara Bridge crossing; govt ready to subsidise tolls

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson on Thursday refused to disclose the amount of money needed for key aspects of the new Demerara Harbour Bridge project but slammed as a “big fat lie” Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s claim that next to the existing Demerara Harbour Bridge was the best location for a new river crossing. Patterson said proposals have been submitted ...

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Guyanese paying more for gas, kero and diesel from Thursday

Guyanese will from Thursday have to pay more for gasoline, diesel and kerosene, as a result of the impact of hurricanes on the oil industry, the Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) said in a statement. “Significant increase in acquisition cost at source has made these adjustments unavoidable. While speculations have been pointing to upward movements on the world market for petroleum ...

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More information on financing Demerara Harbour Bridge needed- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday raised a range of concerns about the proposed construction of a new Demerara  Harbour Bridge, saying government is yet to provide details about financing of the project. Jagdeo warned government against going ahead with the project which would turn out to be more expensive than the upgrade of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and ...

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Sugar workers stage another protest against Skeldon Estate privatisation

Scores of sugar workers on Tuesday lined the streets of Corriverton once again to protest Government’s decision to privatize the Skeldon Sugar Estate. It was the first day for the year that work was scheduled for many of the workers as the estate had ceased grinding operations since last year due the unsafe conditions of the electricity co-generation plant used ...

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Stricter security needed at Guyana’s maritime ports following cocaine bust in rice shipment

General Manager of one of Guyana’s largest rice distributors Nand Persaud and Co. Limited has called on government to implement stricter security at all of the main entry ports utilized by shipping companies. His call comes one month after the Narcotics Police in Jamaica busted a shipment of rice from Guyana containing JA$100M in cocaine at the Kingston Container Terminal. ...

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City Councillors agree to renegotiate metered parking contract; door open for revocation

After a heated debate and persuasive arguments across the political divide,Georgetown’s City Councillors on Thursday voted by a majority of 13 to an overall  12 to approach Smart City Solutions (SCS) to renegotiate the controversial parking meter contract. Actually,  seven of the councillors voted to await the outcome of pending court cases before deciding the next move and five voted ...

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No gov’t ban on night work by female security guards

The Guyana government on Thursday distanced itself from talk of a ban on night work by female  security guards, saying the idea was never taken to Cabinet. “As far as the government is concerned we have had no debate on the matter. The senior Minister of Social Protection in that regard would have to bring a paper to Cabinet and ...

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Berbice Chamber, police agree to set up outposts to stem crime

The Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development Association (BCCDA) and the Guyana Police Force have agreed to establish a number of outposts in crime-prone areas. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams said the New Amsterdam Town Council now has to complete infrastructural works for the location of the outposts. He said two 40-foot shipping containers would be outfitted with air ...

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Princess Juliana St Maarten Airport devastated by Hurricane Irma

(MIRROR.CO.UK).-St Maarten’s world famous airport, where planes fly just above tourists’ heads, has been devastated by Hurricane Irma. Terrifying footage shows the moment the 185mph storm ripped through Princess Juliana International Airport, destroying safety fences and battering nearby Maho beach. Sand was flung onto the runway and huge rocks smashed into planes as the storm swept over the tiny Caribbean island today. ...

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