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ERC probes race remarks against WPA executive member

The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) has begun investigating a report of alleged racially insensitive remarks by Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive member, Desmond Trotman against the Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Gerry Gouveia. ERC Chief Investigator, former Deputy Police Commissioner Alvin Smith told Demerara Waves/News-Talk Radio Guyana that he has asked Trotman for a meeting. Gouveia has said ...

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US Fulbright Scholar pursues accreditation for UG’s engineering programme, research in oil pipeline corrosion

Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Norman Munroe will begin research in Guyana on preventing corrosion of pipelines in the oil and gas industry and facilitate accrediting engineering programmes at the University of Guyana, the United States (U.S.) embassy in Guyana said. That research is currently underway at Florida International University’s (FIU) laboratory. The U.S. embassy says Dr. Munroe, who is an FIU ...

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Demerara Harbour Bridge resumes full operation

The Demerara Harbour Bridge has resumed full operation following Monday’s incident involving a barge and a tug that resulted in extensive damage. “The hard working and tireless staff of DHBC have completed the realignment of the damaged bridge,” the Bridge management said in a statement. All vehicles, including laden and unladen trucks under 18 tonnes are now allowed to transit ...

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Blackouts again as GPL loses 23 megawatts

Thousands of residents and businesses in Demerara and Berbice will experience another round of blackouts because the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) says it has suffered a total shortfall of 23 megawatts (MW) due to a variety of reasons. “With a deficit of approximately 23 MW, customers in Demerara and Berbice will experience periods of service disruptions. Public advisories will ...

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Guyanese-parented Ethiopia princess to participate in Annual Women’s Leadership and Business Conference

WeLead Caribbean on Wednesday announced the inclusion of Her Imperial Highness Princess Ariana Austin Makonnen of Ethiopia as a speaker to the 3rd Annual Women’s Leadership and Business Conference, PowHERful: Transition from Inspiration to Action. This year’s event will be held on September 18th – 19th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre. Her Imperial ...

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Georgetown Chamber flays American Ambassador over local content remarks

A section of Guyana’s business community has reacted sharply to United States Ambassador, Sarah-Ann Lynch’s warning that recent chatter about local content may scare away foreign investors. Senior Vice President of the Georgetown Chamber, Timothy Tucker indicated that Ms. Lynch is an American public servant who was merely representing her country’s business interests. Mr. Tucker says nothing is wrong with ...

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Harbour bridge reopens from 6 pm

The Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) will be reopened to cars, minibuses, motorcycles and small canters from 6 pm Tuesday evening, the Minister of Public Infrastructure said. While the General Manager of the Bridge Corporation, Rolston Adams declined to state a fixed date when marine retraction will be allowed, he said that retraction would resume once systems are in place to ...

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16% interest rate “ridiculous” for businesses to borrow from commercial banks – GCCI

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Tuesday said its planned Business Development Forum would be geared to helping small businesses find other sources of financing. Senior Vice President of the GCCI, Timothy Tucker says that’s because interest rates at commercial banks are very steep compared to crowd-funding, boot-strapping and equity. “Apart from electricity costs in manufacturing, is ...

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Harbour bridge incident disrupts city’s garbage collection

Scheduled garbage collection in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown has been disrupted as a result of the damage to the Demerara Harbour Bridge. The Georgetown City Council says that’s because Puran Brothers is based in Region Three (West Demerara). Areas now experiencing a build-up of uncollected garbage are Kitty, Subryanville and the commercial district of Central Georgetown. City Hall says it is ...

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Damaged harbour bridge restricted to light traffic from Tuesday – Minister Patterson

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said works on the severely-damaged Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) would be completed by the latest Tuesday morning, allowing for the resumption of light traffic flow across the Demerara River. The minister gave an update on the situation at the DHB Monday morning on Guyana’s national, state-owned television and radio broadcasting corporation, National Communications Network. ...

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