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Faulty Gold Board system causes high mercury levels in GGMC workers; system fixed

At least 20 workers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) have been tested with worrying levels of mercury due to defective systems at the Guyana Gold Board which that entity says have been fixed. GGMC Commissioner, Newell Dennison said that medical treatment would be provided to staff in certain areas of that regulatory agency’s Brickdam headquarters . “We ...

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Lands and Surveys Commission warns Bel Air Park residents of legal action against encroachment on Lama Canal reserve

Guyana’s Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) on Saturday warned persons encroaching on government reserve near the Lama Canal that legal action would be taken if they do not remove their structures. Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer of the GLSC, Trevor Benn said his entity has been informed that several residents of  Jacaranda Avenue, Bel Air Park, have been “unlawfully occupying”the  Guyana Water ...

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Police ease brakes on ‘wrapped’ minibuses

The Guyana Police Force has eased clamping down on ‘wrapped’ minibuses- those that have been resprayed in designs- until a meeting with minibus operators, ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Leslie James said Saturday. “We have tempered the exercise. We are no longer engaging in the exercise until we have that meeting so they have a grace between now and when ...

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DDL, govt to begin negotiations on Enmore Estate takeover later this year

Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and government are expected to open negotiations later this year on the possible takeover of the Enmore-East Demerara Estate for the production of molasses. That announcement was made by DDL Chairman, Komal Samaroo Friday at the commissioning of a GY$340 million rum-ageing warehouse at the conpany’s operations at Diamond East Bank Demerara, “We have come to a ...

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Suspected bandits identified; killed in shoot-out with police after trailing bank customer

The three men, who were gunned down on the Georgetown Seawall earlier Thursday were identified, with two of them suspected of trailing a customer who had minutes earlier exited Scotia Bank, Robb Street. Those shot dead by police are 46-year old Dextroy “Dutty” Cordis  of Grove, East Bank Demerara and Kwame Assanah, age unknown, of Buxton, East Coast Demerara. A ...

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Harmon rules out govt asking Guyana Chronicle to revisit issue columns critical of govt

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of government asking the  State-owned Guyana Chronicle to revisit the removal of Professor David Hinds and trade unionist Lincoln Lewis as columnists in that publication. “I would not want to say that. That is a matter for the board and the Chronicle- the management of the newspapers- that’s their ...

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First continuous labour force survey pegs unemployment rate at 12 percent; employment 49.2 percent

Guyana’s unemployment rate is pegged  at 12 percent, according to the first in a series of periodic Continuous Labour Force Surveys funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). In the area of youth unemployment, that figure is 21.6 percent, of which 28 percent are young women. The survey findings for July to September, 2017, unemployed women account for 15.3 percent ...

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Update: Bartica Secondary School students injured in boat incident flown to city

Three students of Bartica Secondary School were Wednesday afternoon injured after the boat they were returning home in ran aground, officials said. They were air-dashed to the city aboard a Roraima Airways Trislander from the Bartica Airstrip. On landing at the Eugene F. Correia ‘Ogle’ International Airport,  the plane was greeted by emergency first responders from the Guyana Fire Service ...

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Guyana Chronicle columns critical of govt raised at Cabinet; Granger called out

A number of Cabinet members had raised concerns about columns in the state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper being repeatedly critical of the coalition-led administration, resulting in the final decision to remove them from the pages of that government-controlled publication, multiple sources said. One source said a high-level Cabinet member had repeatedly asked when steps would have been taken to remove Professor ...

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US ban on Guyana’s catfish species is “protectionist”- govt official

The United States’ (US) ban on catfish species from Guyana is a “big blow” to the local fishing industry and is being deemed a protectionist barrier to allow the American fishing industry to flourish after having invested huge sums of money, a senior government official said. Veterinary Public Health Director, Dr Ozaye Dodson  was quoted as saying by government’s Department ...

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