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Electrical contractor shot, robbed shortly after leaving bank

An electrical contractor of Enmore/Hope, East Coast Demerara, who was robbed and shot about 1 O’clock Wednesday afternoon at Foulis, East Coast Demerara, was hospitalised in a stable condition at a private medical institution in Georgetown. Well-placed sources said 38-year old Terry Chand was robbed of GY$600,000 An investigation has revealed that contractor had earlier cashed a cheque for a ...

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Guyana pushes ahead with single clearance system for exports, imports

Guyana is considering the Trinidad and Tobago model of the Electronic Single Window (ESW) to fast-track the processing of imports and exports instead of waiting days, under a project being facilitated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). With financing from South Korea, the hemispheric bank on Wednesday brought together stakeholders from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Guyana Police Force, Guyana ...

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Govt to borrow GY$15 billion to fund operations of Skeldon, Enmore estates

Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Wednesday said the Guyana government is about to borrow GY$10-15 billion to fund the operations of the Skeldon and Enmore sugar estates, even as he defended the decision to separate the estates’ operations from the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco). The loans are expected to be acquired before mid-March, he said, adding that government hopes that ...

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Region Two REO instructs spending from wrong allocation- Regional Engineer

Even as Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Rupert Hopkinson dodged questions before the House Public Accounts Committee (PAC) about whether capital projects were being financed from funds allocated for current expenditure,  the Regional Engineer, Latchmin Singh testified that cash from the wrong source was being spent based on the REO’s instruction. PAC Chairman, Irfan Ali asked Guyana’s ...

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High school dropout destined for great things through determination

A 19-year-old high school dropout, Kendrick Andrew who got a new lease on life by securing a job as a tour guide for the Atta Lodge located in the Iwokrama Rainforest, is determined to develop himself academically regardless of his challenges. Andrew explained that familial issues led to him dropping out of school, however, that will not hinder him from ...

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Auditor General to conduct forensic audit at City Hall

Guyana’s Auditor General, Deodat Sharma says his officers will shortly begin a forensic audit of City Hall, in the wake of the repeated failure to account for almost GY$174 million to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), State auditors or the Local Government Minister. After concerns were raised by Committee members during Monday’s sitting of the House’s bipartisan PAC, Sharma said ...

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Ramotar defends CGX Energy oil contract he signed; says all contracts should be renegotiated

Former President, Donald Ramotar on Sunday defended his decision to sign a zero royalty agreement with CGX Energy that also contains provisions that mirror those in the controversial ExxonMobil agreement inked by the David Granger-led administration. However Ramotar, who was President from 2011 to 2015, said he inked the agreement with CGX because of the need to attract oil and ...

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E-Gov site at Guyana/Brazil crossing to be resuscitated to provide Internet to Rupununi

Plans are in the pipeline for the resuscitation of the E-Government site located close to the Guyana/Brazil border crossing, in an effort to provide internet access in the capital town of Lethem and other communities in Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo (Region Nine), government has announced. Chairman of the National Data Management Authority (NDMA), Floyd Levi during a visit to the site ...

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