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Businesses to pay for garbage collection; garbage collection companies to be paid by year-end- Town Clerk

Georgetown’s City Council on Wednesday said businesses would from September 1, 2017 have to pay for their waste to be collected, even as the municipality promised to pay off the GYD$300 million to the two major garbage  collection companies before year-end. “The city will introduce fees on commercial and industrial waste beginning form the 1st September, 2017. There were consultations ...

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President’s revocation of land lease to farmers unconstitutional- High Court

The High Court has ruled that President David Granger’s revocation of State leases aback Number 40 Village, West Coast Berbice was unconstitutional because they amounted to the unconstitutional deprivation of private property and the leases were valid although they were not signed by then President, Donald Ramotar. Chief Justice, Roxane George ruled on Tuesday that the cancellation of the farmers’ lease ...

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Probe into latest domestic plane crash begins

Investigators from the Accident and Investigation Group are Wednesday expected to team up with experts from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to probe the second domestic plane crash in about two weeks. “Officials from the Accident and Investigation Group supported by a team from GCAA is en route to the crash site to start their investigations,” the GCAA said ...

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Second plane crashes at Eteringbang in less than one month

A single-engine Cessna aircraft belonging to the domestic carrier, Wing’s Aviation, crashed late Tuesday morning shortly after take-off from the Eteringbang airstrip in western Guyana, Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field said. The pilot, Dominique Waddell, escaped without life-threatening injuries. The Cessna 206 plane, bearing registration number 8R-GPR,  was seen descending rapidly by other pilots ...

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Global pressure mounts on Guyana President not to sign broadcast bill into law

Global pressure on Tuesday intensified on President David Granger not to sign amendments to Guyana’s Broadcasting Act into law, citing violation of media freedom and viability of privately-owned media. Reporters Without Borders on Tuesday added its voice to calls already made by the Guyana Press Association (GPA), Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) and the International Press Institute (IPI) for ...

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Youth in Natural Resources Mentorship Programme launched

The Ministry of Natural Resources on Monday launched its three-week Youth in Natural Resources Mentorship Programme which aims to introduce young people to the natural resources sector through the work of the Ministry and its agencies and corporate partners. “In doing so the youth are expected to come to an understanding that working in the natural resources sector can be fulfilling ...

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Fly Jamaica: Safety first as delays are compounded by strikes and customs at airports

KINGSTON, JAMAICA—7 August 2017. Fly Jamaica Airways on Monday sincerely apologised to all passengers affected by the irregular operations beginning August 3, 2017. Fly Jamaica Airways says it expects to be back on schedule by Thursday August 10, 2017. While these delays to the airline’s services are regrettable the airline remains committed to making safety its first priority. The Jamaica-headquartered ...

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City Hall hires several small garbage collectors after scrapping Cevons, Puran’s contracts

City Hall has hired several small contractors to help stave off a garbage pile-up after scrapping the garbage collection contracts with two waste disposal companies because  they withdrew their services to protest the non-payment of GYD$300 million. Solid Waste Manager, Walter Narine, however, said under the new arrangement garbage in residential areas would be collected once per week instead of ...

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Georgetown braces for garbage pile-up as Cevons, Puran’s stop collection over GYD$300 million debt

The two garbage collection companies on Saturday announced that they stop collecting garbage from Sunday because City Hall has failed to pay more than GYD$300 million in debt owed for more than two years now. Cevons Waste Management and Puran Brothers said they have decided to park their trucks and keep their staff indoors from August 6, 2017 “in protest ...

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PPP wavers on Jagdeo’s family ties to radio, TV licencees

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) attempted to downplay that at least two relatives of top party officials were among those granted radio and television licences by the Bharrat Jagdeo administration. “Clearly, from the names we read out they are not PPP, nor are they relatives of Jagdeo whatsoever,” Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira told a news conference. “We are ...

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