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Guyana, Brazil ink agreements for constructing road, combating drought

Guyana and Brazil on Thursday inked two agreements aimed at forging ahead with plans to construct a road link between the two countries and combating drought in the Rupununi region. The agreements were inked during President David Granger’s official State-visit to neighbouring country where he met his Brazilian counterpart, President Michel Temer. The two agreements are the Complementary Agreement to the ...

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Guyana developing REDD+ grievance procedure, redress mechanism

In implementing the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Project in Guyana, the Ministry of Natural Resources has inked a contract with a local consultancy firm to develop a Grievance and Redress Mechanism (GRM) for the REDD+ readiness process. This is the first consultancy awarded under FCPF, which is readying Guyana to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).  The ...

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Fly Jamaica passengers suffer prolonged delays again

Fly Jamaica is suffering major delays in flights between Georgetown and New York for the second time in four months due to routine maintenance and technical problems, sources said. Passengers complained bitterly about the delay on Social Media and criticized the carrier for not keeping passengers abreast. “So frustrated can the management of Fly Jamaica tell us what is happening ...

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2 AM curfew on bars, night clubs lifted temporarily

The 2 AM curfew on bars, clubs and other entertainment from Friday, 22nd December to mid-January, in response to calls from the private and public sector, the Ministry of Public Security announced Thursday. Following is the full text of a statement issued by the Ministry. Consequent upon an inundation of requests from businesses, Guyanese back home for the holidays, the ...

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Company secures almost US$1 billion financing for oil production ship offshore Guyana

SBM Offshore on Wednesday confirmed the successful financing of its Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading FPSO Liza, totaling US$720million. The ship will be stationed offshore Guyana to produce, collect, store and offload crude oil from ExxonMobil’s fields to tankers that will take it to refineries. The company said the funds were secured through 12 international banks. SBM Offshore will draw ...

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ILO launches Skills for Green Jobs Study- Guyana

The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection of Guyana, launched a comprehensive study report  titled “Skills for Green Jobs Study- Guyana”. The‘Skills for Green Jobs Study-Guyana’ highlights policies, programmes and emerging opportunities  in the green economy as Guyana sets it eyes on transitioning into a green economy.  The creation of more jobs, better jobs ...

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Fewer soft loans for oil-producing Guyana; growth rate may jump to 38.5 percent- IDB, IMF

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in announcing its approval of Guyana’s four-year country strategy, has cautioned that the country would eventually not be eligible for a lot of international concessional financing when it becomes an oil-producer. “As Guyana transitions to oil and gas production by mid-2020, it is expected that the country will likely see reduced access to concessional resources ...

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Land and Surveys Commission guarding against washing dirty money for land leases

The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) on Tuesday said it is collaborating with relevant agencies to ensure that dirty money is not laundered to lease large tracts of State land, even a it works towards fast-tracking the processing of land applications down to three months. Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner of the GLSC, Trevor Benn said his semi-autonomous agency ...

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CDB funds improvement of Guyana’s local government system

The Caribbean Development (CDB) is giving Guyana US$218,020 to build capacity in key areas of local government to facilitate de-centralisation of public service delivery, and greater local involvement in social and economic development, consistent with the sustainable development goals. The Project will assist the Government of Guyana in building the capacity of the Ministry of Communities to better support the ...

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NAACIE secures 6.5 percent salary increase for GPL staff

  After approximately six months, negotiations between the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) and Management of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) concluded Friday with the parties signing off on salary increases for the power company’s staff who come under the purview of the union. The salary increase will be retroactive to January 1, 2017. General ...

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