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Manufacturers warn of retrenchment, increased prices due to further devaluation of Guyana dollar

As the value of the Guyana dollar continues to deteriorate from GYD$215 to US$1.00 to as much as GYD$230 in the last few weeks, sources in the foreign exchange market said that is partly because authorities have been clamping down on gold smuggling and drugs trafficking. The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) on Wednesday warned of a rise in the ...

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GTT partners with US Company for enhanced online top up

GTT has launched simpler access to its online top up portal for prepaid mobile customers. The new platform is supported by Prepay Nation, a United States Company and is secure, convenient and real-time. “We are excited to offer GTT’s customers the ability to top up an account in real-time from within Guyana and from across the borders while roaming,” said ...

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Govt calls in police to prevent City Hall from clamping vehicles ; new suspension order is “done deal”

Government has formally suspended the bylaws governing the parking meter project and has called in national police to prevent the Georgetown City Council and operatives of Smart City Solutions (SCS) from booting/clamping vehicles “The Minister of Public Security, Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan was also instructed to advise the Commissioner of Police to ensure that as of Wednesday, March 22, 2017 citizens ...

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Stolen hunting dogs turning up in Guyana …hunter says he has evidence of the racket

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS).- PRIZED hunting dogs are being “dog-napped” from Trinidad, trafficked off the island, and sold to Guyanese hunters to track down wild meat which is then illegally sold to Trinidadians. This is the claim being made by local hunter Ramsaran Teeluck who traveled to Guyana last week in search of his hounds. The 66-year-old deer hunter of Penal Rock Road, ...

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APNU-aligned City Councillor questions Town Clerk’s authority to hold talks with minister, seek legal advice on suspending metered parking

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)-aligned Georgetown City Councillor, Alfred Mentore said Town Clerk, Royston King’s legal opinion on the implications of a ministerial order for City Hall to suspend the parking meter bylaws was not approved by Council. “We didn’t order that opinion. The Council didn’t order that opinion. That is an opinion ordered by the Town Clerk and we ...

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Small Business Bureau to provide easier, smaller loans to farmers, others

The way in which small businesses, including farmers, can easier draw down funding from the government-run Small Business Bureau is to be overhauled because Norway’s financing is beset by cumbersome conditions, says Minister of State Joseph Harmon. Speaking with residents at Wales-Patentia at a recent outreach to meet with sugar industry workers and residents, he said President David Granger has ...

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Ministry probes ‘drug crisis’ at GPHC

by Gary Eleazar The Ministry of Public Health has launched a full scale investigation into the recent ‘drug crisis’ at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) that led to that entity having to procure in excess of half a billion dollars in drugs from pre-selected suppliers as a result of a shortage of drugs at the entity. This was confirmed ...

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APNU-aligned councillors vote to consider legal opinion on suspending parking meter bylaw

Most A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)-aligned Georgetown City Councillors Monday afternoon voted to  delay whether City Hall should approve an order by Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan to suspend the parking meter bylaws. City Hall will likely consider the matter at its next meeting to be held before month-end APNU Councillor, Heston Bostwick moved a motion that legal advice received by ...

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PPP rallies supporters in sugar belt to “struggle” against closure of estates

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday intensified its call for sugar industry workers to “struggle” against the closure or scaling down of several estates, saying the ailing Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) can be revived to supply refined sugar, ethanol, distilled rum and electricity. Addressing about 300 persons at the Rose Hall Martyrs monument, former President, Donald Ramotar accused ...

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