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GBTI gives GYD$2M to Bahamas hurricane relief

The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited (GBTI) says it has generated almost GYD$2 million through the GBTI Hurricane Relief Fund – Bahamas. That fund began shortly after Hurricane Dorian ravaged sections of the Bahamas early in September. The Bank says it immediately committed GYD$3 million and encouraged its customers, staff and members of the public to join the ...

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Pro-PPP radio, TV stations take GNBA to court over alleged freedom of expression violations

Two radio and television stations closely associated with the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) want the High Court to find that their constitutional right to freedom of expression has been violated by a hearing committee of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) which they say has not been legally constituted. Through their lawyers – Mohabir A. Nandlall, Marcia Nadir-Sharma, Manoj ...

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PPP virtually endorses WPA’s cash transfers to poor, needy; Hinds warns APNU of losing votes

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday virtually endorsed the Working People’s Alliance’s (WPA) proposal of direct cash transfer of some projected oil revenues, but preferring to target the poor and needy instead of all just over 200,000 households across Guyana. “In fact, in our manifesto, we are going to be talking about conditional transfers, targeted transfers to vulnerable ...

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Guyana to implement new standards by February 2020 against Inferior electrical items

The Guyana government on Wednesday unveiled 31 new standards to regulate the importation and sale of electrical installation items and equipment. During the launch hosted at the Umana Yana in Kingston, Georgetown the participants were told that the new standards will be used as a threshold to commence monitoring of the importation of electrical equipment. The equipment which will now ...

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Adventist medical services plane crashes in Region 1

A light aircraft being operated by the Guyana Adventist Medical Aviation Services (GAMAS) crashed on the airstrip at Bethany in Region 1 (Barima-Waini), but no one was injured, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said Tuesday evening. The Cessna 182 aircraft upon landing, “hit a pile of dirt and flipped” at approximately 5:37 pm on Tuesday. Reports are that there ...

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Homes, farms, livestock under high tide floods in Region 5

Release from the Civil Defence Commission: The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) received reports of flooding in the Mahaica-West Berbice Region (Region 5). The floods are as a result of above-normal high tides predicted at approximately 3.31 meters. The effects of the tides have been exacerbated by a breach in the Danzic sea defence dam. Over 200 meters of the structure ...

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WPA brands cash transfer gov’t critics “ignars”; calls on Granger to clarify position

Working People’s Alliance co-leader, Economics Professor, Clive Thomas has labelled as “ignars” those in government who have rebuffed his proposed transfer of 10 percent after-tax oil revenues to households. Professor Thomas has proposed that by 2025 when Guyana’s oil production soars to about 1 million to 2.5 million barrels per day, each household should get US$5,000 every year. Guyana has ...

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7 arrested; gun, ammo, silencer seized

Police say they have arrested seven men and hauled in a high-powered gun, a silencer and several rounds of ammunition from a business place opposite Merriman’s Mall in the vicinity of Bourda Market. Officially, police did not name the location but News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News was told that the entity operates a security company and a ...

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Accounts at Scotiabank “safe” although Bank of Guyana blocks sale to Republic Bank

The Bank of Guyana (BOG) Tuesday night confirmed that it rejected the intended sale of Scotiabank’s (Guyana) operations to the Trinidad-headquartered Republic Bank, while at the same time assuring Scotiabank customers that their accounts are safe and that that financial institution could not just walk away from the country. “Nothing will happen to their accounts. Their accounts will remain safe,” ...

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