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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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Contractor to finish works at Manchester Secondary in three weeks – says additional works delayed project

The contractor, who was accused of doing substandard works at the Manchester Secondary School resulting in cramped student accommodation, has refuted the claims recently made by the Regional Chairman, Mr. David Armagon. The contractor, Mark Gupta, revealed that the contracting company mentioned by the Regional Chairman is owned by his brother and was not awarded the contract rather it is ...

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Accomplice of ex-prison officer-turned-bandit remanded

A suspected accomplice of the now dead ex prison officer-turned-bandit was Tuesday arraigned for robbery under arms and he was remanded to prison. Twenty-three year old Mark Griffith of 31 Sheet Anchor, Canje, Berbice, was charged with two counts of robbery under arms at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara on August 29, 2017. Griffith walked into the Georgetown Public Hospital with ...

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Canadian, British oil companies complete seismic survey “successfully” offshore Guyana

The Canada-based, Eco (Atlantic), and its British partner, Tullow Oil plc, said a a 3D seismic survey has been completed successfully offshore Guyana and on schedule, paving the way for those partners to decide on a drilling schedule. The survey was conducted by Schlumberger Guyana Inc. (Western Geco). Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd.  announced that it and operating partner, Tullow ...

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Multi-million dollar bank fraud accused’s security service guns “taken away”; shady security services on watch-list – Ramjattan

Firearms belonging to bank fraud accused Saddiqui Rassul’s security service have been seized by police and those security services with shady characters or misusing their licensed guns are on a watch-list and also risk having those firearm licenses revoked, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said Monday. “They were taken away… They were taken away some months ago. I instructed that ...

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GCAA working with operators to lift shuttle suspension

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Saturday says domestic airlines have begun submitting their policies and procedures for operating shuttle flights in the interior, already resulting in the regulator conducting inspections. The GCAA says it is aware of the socio-economic impact of the suspension especially on hinterland residents and it is making ever effort to consider the submissions. “The ...

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Jagdeo, political analyst differ on impact of sugar industry downsizing on PPP support base

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday feared that closure of key operations of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) might be aimed at eroding the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) support base,  but at least one political analyst believed they would remain Guyana in anticipation of expected oil wealth. “As somebody said, the motive is to decimate the sugar industry. They ...

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New Demerara Harbour Bridge location identified; land to be acquired

          Government on Wednesday announced that the location for the new Demerara Harbour Bridge will be located at Houston-Versailles, and that lands would have to be acquired. The Feasibility Study and Design for the new Demerara River Bridge has successfully been completed, and a copy was this afternoon presented to Minister within the Ministry of Public ...

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