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Manari bypass aims to reduce accidents in Region 9

An GYD$80 million Manari bypass in Region 9  (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) is expected to reduce the number of road accidents around a dangerously sharp turn, officials said. The bypass was constructed by JR Ranch Incorporated in collaboration with the ministries of Public Infrastructure and Natural Resources. “With this new bypass, it is hoped lives will be saved” Natural Resources Minister ...

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China to evacuate its critically ill manganese workers from Guyana

China is to evacuate at least 12 of its critically ill manganese mine workers from Guyana on Monday, a well placed Public Health Ministry official said Saturday. Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence could not be reached for comment and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud said he did not receive permission to speak with the media. Sources had indicated that ...

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Dirty cash being laundered through money transfer agencies

Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Guyana, Matthew Langevine says there are increasing suspicious reports of money launderers and drug traffickers piping their dirty monies through money transfer agencies. The FIU head said it has also been discovered that individuals involved in predicate offences tied to drug and human trafficking and money laundering are utilising the services of ...

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Digicel gears up Essequibo Coast students

More than 160 nursery, primary and secondary students from 13 classes at a privately-owned school on the Essequibo Coast are now better geared to go to school, with assistance from Digicel (Guyana), the telecoms company said Friday. Digicel said during the hosting of its 4th annual Triple Treat event in Essequibo, representatives visited the Al-Madinah Islamic Academy where they donated ...

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Oil and gas sector can boost agriculture; fishing will face greatest competition – FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) does not believe that Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector will pose a risk to the country’s valuable agricultural sector once systems are put in place to ensure the two sectors co-exist. The FAO’s Assistant Director-General for Latin America and the Caribbean, Dr. Julio Berdegué told a news briefing in Guyana that climate change ...

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Update: Suriname Airways flight makes “precautionary” return landing; in-transit passengers to be assisted

— “We don’t mess with safety”- airline official A Suriname Airways flight, bound for Aruba, Friday morning returned to Paramaribo for a “precautionary” landing, and the carrier assured that many of its 100-odd passengers, who are in-transit, would be looked after. The airline’s Guyana representative, Rudi Westerborg, told Demerara Waves Online News that the plane returned to Suriname 18 minutes ...

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Leptospirosis-related illness kills second Chinese national, two others discharged

A second Chinese manganese mining worker, who fell ill in northwestern Guyana, died Wednesday night while undergoing treatment for complications associated with leptospirosis, the Ministry of Public Health said. “We are saddened at the passing of another worker,” Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Shamdeo Persaud was quoted as saying in a ministry statement. Authorities also said two other workers have ...

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Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas raises US$17m in anticipation of expanded drilling offshore Guyana

Reproduced from ProActive Investors Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd has raised US$17 milion of new funds to cover its participation in a possible expansion to the exploration drilling campaign offshore Guyana. It is selling 16.1 million shares to new and existing investors at a price of 80 pence per share, only a small discount to Wednesday’s closing price of ...

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Guyana Chronicle accepts blame for erroneous citizenship notices; Citizenship Ministry not responsible for publications

The state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper on Thursday accepted responsibility for a mix-up in the publication of notices by foreigners who have applied to become Guyanese. “A mix-up in the computer system at the Advertising Department of the Guyana Chronicle was responsible for the incorrect names and photographs of persons seeking naturalisation status here being published recently,” the newspaper quoted Donna ...

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World Bank approves US$20m for Guyana to cope with oil and gas risks

Guyana is to receive a US$20 million World Bank loan for its Petroleum Resources Governance and Management Project to prepare the country to deal with several oil and gas risks. The loan was approved on Friday, March 29. “This Project will enhance the transparency, governance, legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks for the oil and gas sector in Guyana,” the Finance ...

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