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GPL puts contracted workers, managers on standby , in wake of industrial unrest

Contracted workers and managers are on standby to man the Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) transmission and distribution system should strike action continue, even as the management has decided to hold another round of salary negotiations on Tuesday. Chief Executive Officer of GPL, Wrenford Homer hoped that representatives of the power company and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and ...

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Brace for more blackouts as GPL workers go on strike for increased salaries

Guyanese may have to endure more blackouts for the Christmas season because transmission and distribution workers on Monday began strike action to press demands for higher salaries. The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) could not immediately say what contingency plans are in place to deal with the possible impact of the strike on electricity supply. The industrial action comes at ...

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Guyanese fast food franchise holding company to invest in agriculture sector

A Guyanese company that holds the local franchises for several American fast food chains plans to invest in the agriculture sector for the supply of produce to its latest addition, Pollo Tropical. Managing Director of CAMEX Limited, Terrence Campbell said 90 percent of the meat, fish, provisions, rice and vegetables are being bought locally for Pollo Tropical’s dishes. “It’s not ...

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“We don’t know about any dirty money”- Bank of Guyana’s Governor

Governor of the Bank of Guyana, Dr. Gobind Ganga says central bank’s figures do not show any evidence of dirty money being passed through the financial sector. “We don’t know about any dirty money,” he told a news conference when asked by Demerara Waves Online News. Ganga said the Bank of Guyana has the capacity track informal sector activities, but ...

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“Neglected” villages get US$12.4 million to kick start agriculture, combat unemployment

Several villages across Guyana that Finance Minister, Winston Jordan says have been neglected during the past 20 years, will benefit from a US$12.43 million programme to help revive their agricultural production to supply local and Caribbean markets. The Caricom Development Fund says it is providing US$10.4 million and the Guyana government US$2 million towards the project that initially targets 175 ...

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Jamaica allows Guyana, Suriname rice into market

FEARS that there could be a shortage of rice in the country were Tuesday quelled by Minister of Industry and Commerce Karl Samuda who announced that imports from Guyana and Suriname will be allowed into the market, the Jamaica Observer reported. The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) on Monday temporarily ceased the clearance of rice at all ports of entry, pending test ...

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Heavily armed bandits rob Corentyne money changer of GYD$22 million in cash, jewellery

Several bandits, armed with assault rifles and shotguns, early Monday morning invaded the home of a money changer and carted of GYD$20.5 million in Guyanese and other currencies, police said. Dressed in American camouflage suits, five of the 15 bandits entered the house through window from a shed leading to the window at 93 Albert Street, 79 Village Corentyne at about ...

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GMSA President, Eon Caesar dies

The President of the Guyana Manufacturers Association (GMSA), Eon Caesar died Friday afternoon in neighbouring Trinidad after a brief but severe illness. He was 47 years old. Executive member of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Ramesh Dookhoo said Caesar died in a hospital in the twin-island republic where he had been on life support. Dookhoo praised Caesar for his contribution ...

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Finance Minister lashes out at Private Sector for requesting concessions; PSC, unions want urgent meeting to refine budget

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Friday declared that he does not believe in granting concessions, but instead prefers to lower taxes over a period of time. Wrapping up the National Assembly’s debate on the GYD$250 billion budget for 2017, Jordan said he has long told the Private Sector Commission (PSC) that they should not go to him for concessions. He ...

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