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Proposed amendments to Broadcasting Act will violate free expression- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday warned that amendments to Guyana’s Broadcasting Act could result in the closure of several radio and television stations and would certainly see government taking away airtime from all stations under the guise of “public service programmes”. Jagdeo railed that government has moved to turn propaganda content into “public service programmes” and urged the private ...

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Broadcast law amendments outline ground-rules for govt content on private stations ; unlicensed stations’ equipment will be seized

Existing radio and television stations could be closed and their equipment seized if they do not apply for and are granted new licenses within 30 days of parliament’s approval of amendments to the Broadcasting Act, according to the Bill tabled in the House on Thursday. Government is also seeking to pass into how it intends to compulsorily have its content ...

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“Rogue elements” cause thousands to go without phone, internet services; govt says no licensing of “warped” competitors

Government and the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Tuesday said rogue elements have been sabotaging that telecoms provider’s fibre optic cable , resulting in at least 200,000 subscribers having to go without cell, land and internet services. “It’s somebody that definitely has a strong motive to attempt to degrade our service,” Chief Executive Officer of GTT, Justin Nedd ...

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Updated: Roraima Airways pilot dies in plane crash

A  pilot employed by domestic airline, Roraima Airways, early Tuesday evening died when the plane crashed on approaching the airstrip at Eteringbang in western Guyana, officials confirmed. He has been identified as Collin Martin. The wreckage was located and his body was extracted. It was due to arrive in Georgetown Tuesday night. No other persons were aboard the Britten-Norman Islander ...

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ExxonMobil announces second giant oilfield offshore Guyana…500 million barrels of oil found

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today announced it has discovered additional oil in the Payara reservoir offshore Guyana, increasing the total Payara discovery to approximately 500 million oil-equivalent barrels. These positive well results increase the estimated gross recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block to between 2.25 billion oil-equivalent barrels and 2.75 billion oil-equivalent barrels. The well was successfully drilled by ...

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GPHC management violated law on GYD$600 million drug procurement; Public Health Minister did no wrong

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Friday said it would rely on the outcome of a probe by the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) into the purchase of GYD$632 million worth of drugs, even as it said its own investigation revealed that the hospital’s management allegedly violated a decision to follow the legal process of going through the National Procurement ...

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Guyana Civil Aviation Authority modernises licensing and exam system

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Friday commissioned its modern licensing and examination system for pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers (AME) and Air Traffic Controllers (ATC), the regulatory agency said in a statement. The new licensing system will see the introduction of a plastic card license being issued to applicants who are successful at their examinations administered by the Personnel ...

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Transaction fee for gold sold directly to Guyana Gold Board

The Guyana Gold Board will begin charging a GYD$2,500 per ounce transaction fee on all gold sold directly to that entity to help finance the running of its affairs, following consultations with the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA),  the agency announced Wednesday. “The processing fee will enable the GGB to embark upon a structured and targeted program to ...

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President Granger shuns High Court ruling on GECOM Chairman appointment

President David Granger on Wednesday appeared to have shunned a High Court interpretation of the Constitution on the appointment of a chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. “The Chief Justice gave an interpretation based on her perception of the Law and I will continue to act in accordance with my perception of the Constitution; that is to say I will ...

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