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Venezuelan women arrested at West Berbice nightclub released; club manager still in custody for other offences- police

The manager of a night club at West Coast Berbice has been let off the hook of Trafficking In Persons charges after the six Venezuelans denied they were victims and proved that they were in Guyana legally, police said. However, she is expected to face charges for allegedly assaulting a peace officer and sale of smuggled liquor. Guyana Police Force ...

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Guyana’s proposed Law School faces new hurdle: Legal Education Council Treaty bars private sector role in establishing law schools

Guyana’s plans to establish a law school have hit a major snag with the Caribbean Council of Legal Education (CLE) saying its treaty does not provide for countries or private entities to build and operate law schools,  a hurdle Attorney General Basil Williams said was raised for the first time at this weekend’s Council meeting. “At the moment, I don’t ...

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Guyana Chronicle reports hefty spending under new General Manager

The Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) has so far spent more than GY$5 million in three months mainly on equipment as well as office furnishings, according to  records. The spike in spending has occurred under the less than three-month old tenure of Sherod Duncan who was appointed  General Manager from June 1, 2018, just before the life of the Board of ...

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Guyana establishes high-tech system to monitor land use

Guyana’s ‘green’ state will receive a tremendous push through the hosting of Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) Network workshops here, Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon said Thursday. The Minister was, at the time, speaking at the closing ceremony of the third CORS Network Informative workshop held in the Training Room of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC). The CORS Network, which ...

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Stiff local content regime should redefine what’s a Guyanese company; consult with private sector before MoU with Trinidad- Georgetown Chamber

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), fearful that Trinidad and Tobago companies were about to take over Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector, has dispatched draft local content legislation that, among other things, seek to redefine what is a Guyanese company. GCCI President, Deodat Indar said if the draft local content legislation-which has been dispatched to government and the ...

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GTT fires workers after “suspicious activities”

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) fired 12 persons following the discovery of “suspicious activities”. “During a routine internal review of financial procedures, GTT documented suspicious activities which warranted further investigation. GTT’ spokeswoman, Jasmine Harris said police were called in and those given marching orders included managers and junior staff. Consequently, reorganization of staff resources was required to ensure ...

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Hammerhead-1 latest oil strike offshore Guyana

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) has made its ninth discovery offshore Guyana at the Hammerhead-1 well, marking its fifth discovery on the Stabroek Block in the past year and proving a new play concept for potential development. Hammerhead-1 encountered approximately 197 feet (60 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The well was safely drilled to 13,862 feet (4,225 meters) depth in 3,373 ...

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Bounty Supermarket in Kitty robbed

A lone gun-toting bandit Wednesday afternoon committed a robbery at Bounty Supermarket’s branch at Kitty, Georgetown. “Nobody is injured. Everybody is safe and sound,” a reliable source told Demerara Waves Online News. A well-placed source said the man robbed the entity of an undisclosed sum of cash. None of the customers was robbed, but the bandit escaped with monies from ...

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Digicel in first ever Back-to-School outreach in Linden

Digicel Guyana hosted their first ever back to school outreach in the mining town of Linden on Saturday August 25, 2018. The event which catered for more than 300 children featured a mobile dental clinic, barbering stations, backpacks with school supplies including books, stationery; snacks, fun and games. “This event is geared at giving back mainly to the children, hosting ...

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International, Caribbean buyers due for Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition

Buyers from Asia, Caribbean and South America are expected in Guyana for the Trade and Investment Exhibition,”GuyTIE 2018″, the Ministry of Business announced Wednesday, ” The opportunities for business linkages, sales and promotion are nothing but far-reaching, allowing businesses to tangibly benefit from the interactions during the event,” the organisers said in a statement. Buyers have also registered from around ...

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