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Court cannot instruct GECOM on election date -President

President David Granger on Thursday stressed that the court could not instruct when general elections must be held because the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is an independent agency and that his administration remained committed to “free, fair and credible” elections with an acceptable voters’ list. “The President cannot tell the Elections Commission (when elections) must be held; neither can the ...

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“Girls in Tech” launches Guyana chapter

Girls in Tech (GIT), a global non-profit that work to put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and startups will launch a Guyana chapter on August 7, the organisation said Wednesday. It is Girls in Tech’s mission to support women with the access and the community they need to succeed in the technology industry by educating and empowering ...

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Republic Bank (Guyana) gets new boss

Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited  on Wednesday announced the appointment of Mr. Amral Khan as Managing Director, effective August 1. He will succeed Mr. Richard S. Sammy who will be taking up a new appointment at Republic Bank in Trinidad and Tobago, the international bank said in a statement. A career banker, with over 34 years of banking experience, Mr. Khan ...

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Ghana helps Guyana certify helideck on Liza Destiny

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says it got technical help from its Ghanaian counterpart aviation body to certify the helicopter deck aboard the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, Liza Destiny, that is on its way to Guyanese waters to prepare for commercial oil production. “The inspection was conducted in collaboration with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (Ghana ...

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Civil Aviation to acquire modern Instrument Landing System

Pilots landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) are from next year expected to do so with the help of an upgraded Instrument Landing System (ILS), the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says. The regulatory agency and Canada’s Intelcan Technosystems Inc. signed a contract for that company to install the new system to assist pilots in landing on the ...

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Guyanese woman charged with misbehaving on flight

Reproduced from Trinidad’s Newsday A Guyanese woman appeared before magistrate Cheron Raphael in the Arima Magistrates’ First Court in Trinidad charged with misbehavior while on a flight to that twin-island Republic. The magistrate read the charge that on July 20, Sylvanie Roxanne Shivnarine behaved in a manner which caused annoyance to passengers on flight BW457 after being requested to cease ...

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Guyana’s plans to raise oil royalties could ‘diminish attractiveness’

Reproduced from Energy Voice By Allister Thomas Guyana’s plans to raise oil and gas royalties may “diminish attractiveness” to future investors, according to new analysis. Earlier this month the South American nation announced its intention to raise the government’s take in future oil licences. Analyst firm GlobalData said the country could raise royalties from the current 2% to 5%, but ...

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House-to-house registration began on legal advice – Chief Elections Officer

Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield has told the Private Sector Commission (PSC) that he began house-to-house registration based on legal advice by the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) lawyer who said that all actions before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that James Patterson’s appointment was flawed and unconstitutional were valid. “GECOM’s Legal Officer (Excellence Dazzell) upon my request advised ...

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Guyanese manufacturers say Plantation white sugar unacceptable; reject call for 40% tax on refined sugar

The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association Limited (GMSA) on Monday rejected calls by a Belizean producer of Plantation white, or mill white, sugar to impose a Caribbean-wide 40 percent tax on extra-regionally refined sugar, saying that Plantation white sugar will result in poor quality products and in some cases injury to consumers. “If manufacturers were to use plantation white instead ...

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Construction of American-owned chemical storage facility suspended pending approval; residents boycott meeting called to quell fears

Residents, fearful of pollution from an oil production-related chemical storage plant expected to be built in suburban Georgetown, boycotted a community meeting the United States-headquartered company called to allay fears. One of the residents said they decided against attending the meeting because their grouse is not with the company but with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that they believe has ...

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