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Stats Bureau gets permanent home in $160M rehabilitated ‘Customs House’

by Gary Eleazar Relocated from Kingston, to the former Customs House Building on Main Street—now rehabilitated at the tune of GYD$160M—the Bureau of Statistics has been called on to evolve from an institution that merely generates information but in fact provides that information in a more readily accessible manner to the citizenry, in addition to foreign investors and other interests. ...

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Digicel awarded contract to fix Guyana’s 911 emergency phone call system

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, Wednesday said that the 911 emergency telephone line is one step closer to being fixed. The Minister noted that clearance has been given to Digicel (Guyana) Limited to ship the equipment needed to have the 911 system back up and running. “Digicel won the contract for purposes for getting the equipment to be installed ...

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Guyana Gold Board directors ordered to probe links to gold dealer accused of multi-million dollar bank fraud

In the wake of fraud charges against a licensed gold dealer, the Ministry of Natural Resources Tuesday night said the newly-appointed directors of the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) have been tasked with investigating whether anyone from that entity has been stained in the alleged dealings. “As a consequence of these reports, the Ministry will maintain its vigilance over the operations ...

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GuySuCo cane planters complain of ‘raw deal’ ….now want one-month pay for no work

by Gary Eleazar The Guyana Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) has warned that the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is  sending  early signals of the imminent closure of the East Demerara Estates, a move that is prompting workers to demand payment although they have been denied one month’s work. GAWU General Secretary Seepaul Narine, today (April 4, 2017) ,along with his deputy ...

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New state-owned power company will reduce operational cost, increase efficiency

The board of directors of state-owned Power Producers and Distributors Inc. (PPDI) was Tuesday installed with the promise of reducing overall operational costs and continuing to enhance  efficiency. Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson said the coming into being of the PPDI would see the retention of the Guyanese team and a reduction in the “exorbitant” maintenance agreement that was proposed ...

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GreenHeartTree Energy enters Guyana’s renewable energy market…installs solar system at Paramakatoi

Green Heart Tree Energy (GHTE) entered the renewable energy market in Guyana earlier on March 3, 2017 when it commissioned a 10 kilowatt system to power the Paramakatoi Flavours Sun Dried Tomato Processing Plant, the company said in a statement. “The Paramakatoi project is the beginning of GHTE’s commitment to long term investment in the Guyana economy that will see ...

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CLICO must pay first before doing any more business in Guyana—Jagdeo

by Gary Eleazar Colonial Life Insurance Company (CLICO) must first pay off its debts to depositors in Guyana before being allowed to conduct business here again. This is the firm position of Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo, now opposition leader who today (April 3, 2017) weighed in on reports that CLICO was looking to re-open its doors in Guyana after being ...

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Analyst estimates Snoek oil discovery; predicts increased daily production

(OFFSHORE/ www.offshore-mag.com ) EDINBURGH, UK – Wood Mackenzie has detailed its thoughts on Snoek, ExxonMobil’s third oil discovery on Guyana’s deepwater Stabroek block. The Snoek-1 well was drilled to a depth of 5,175 m (16,978 ft) in 1,563 m (5,128 ft) of water. It encountered 25 m (82 ft) of oil-bearing sandstones of Maastrichtian-Aptian age, similar to the Liza-1 discovery ...

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Two technology-driven govt entities merged to push national ICT agenda

The Ministry of Public Telecommunications announces the 100 percent merger of the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) and the eGovernment Project Execution Unit. The reconstituted entity, with immediate effect, will be referred to as the National Data Management Authority (NDMA). “The NDMA’s most critical objectives are to modernise Government and Public services to vastly improve their efficiencies, and ensure that ...

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