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Remote community in Guyana to be powered by solar energy

Guyana, as part of its strategy to transition towards a 100 percent renewable energy supply by 2025, has hired a company to design, supply and install a 400 kWp solar system for the community of Mabaruma in the North West District. The tender was awarded to meeco which will execute the project together with its local joint venture, oursun Guyana, As part ...

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New plan targets workers who escape paying GRA & NIS

Workers in poor working conditions who are not paying income tax to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and contributions to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), are the subject of a new plan being spearheaded by the Labour Department. There are no available numbers, but the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that between 40 and 50 per cent of workers are ...

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UG workers’ pay-hike in limbo as unions reject draft agreement

The two unions representing University of Guyana (UG) workers have refused to sign a deal to pave the way for a six to eight percent pay-hike after they said the administration’s draft document contained offensive references and failed to give required details. Workers Union (UGWU) President, Bruce Haynes and President of the Senior Staff Association (UGSSA), Jewel Thomas said they ...

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Close to GYD$1B from oil & gas – Special fund coming next year

The government, through the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), has collected GYD$900 million from withholding taxes in the oil and gas sector for the first half of 2017, but there is no rush to establish the promised Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) as oil is yet to start flowing. Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan said on Monday that the GYD$900 million represented ...

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Dynamic Airways promises to refund passengers

Dynamic Airlines, which pulled out of the Guyana-New York route last week, has pledged to refund passengers monies for tickets not used. “Those passengers who would have paid for tickets to travel after October 3 can be assured of refunds and Dynamic intends to honor its outstanding debt to the Airport and Civil Aviation authorities,” Chief Executive Officer Ray Lawlor ...

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Like A Boss – No new taxes, more for Small Businesses In 2018 Budget 

Consultations are still ongoing for the 2018 budget, but Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan has provided an early indication of no new taxes and a budget that seeks to generate economic activity for small business owners whereby making them their own bosses. Minister Jordan made the disclosure Mobday during a press conference and announced that Government continues to review the ...

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Guyana govt builds turmeric factory in North-West District

Guyana has moved one step forward to increase turmeric production, with the construction of a factory at Hosororo, North West District in Region One. Chief Executive Officer of the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), Dr. Oudho Homenauth told Demerara Waves Online News that the factory and transportation facilities were funded by the Guyana government to the tune of GYD$18 million ...

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Brazilians claim illegal aircraft found in southern Guyana; report on police collusion completed

The Brazilian-registered aircraft, which landed on an illegal airstrip in North Rupununi two months ago, is being claimed by a company in Brazil, but there has been very little development since, according to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. “There was some communication between some persons from Brazil that claimed that the aircraft was actually stolen and we asked them to ...

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Guyanese domestic airlines to help evacuate Guyanese from several hurricane-hit Caribbean islands

At least 80 Guyanese from several hurricane-battered Caribbean islands will this weekend begin returning home on several airlines including planes owned by domestic carriers, government announced on Thursday. “All of them, who we know operate aircraft on a commercial basis have come forward today to give assistance to make flights available to some Caribbean destinations to bring back an estimate ...

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