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Caricom to lobby US against cancelling correspondent banking relations

Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders on Wednesday agreed to aggressively lobby the United States (US) to stop pushing American financial institutions to cancel  correspondent banking with financial institutions in the region for fear that dirty money could leak into the system. “We have advanced on this matter in terms of agreeing that we should seek to lobby directly the US government ...

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Eastern Caribbean High Court blocks removal of Guyana-registered plane from Anguilla

A Guyanese aviation company, Domestic Airlines, on Wednesday secured an injunction in the Eastern Caribbean High Court preventing the removal from Anguilla of a Cessna 206 plane, which was flown out of Guyana without aauthorisation. That plane and another one have been flown out of Guyana despite a Guyana High Court injunction. The ex-parte application for an interim injunction was ...

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Guyana’s manufacturers want Caricom tax waiver on inputs or they may “grind to a halt”

As the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) moves to rake in much needed revenue, manufacturing companies are being told that they must pay duties on raw materials for which waivers had been previously granted. President of the Guyana Manufacturers Association (GMSA), Eon Caesar said the GRA’s strict adherence to the rules had resulted in the two-week closure of Denmor Garment Company ...

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Caricom’s oil, gold and bauxite producers must industrialise to withstand impact of shaky commodity prices

Suriname’s President, Desi Bouterse on Monday urged Caribbean Community (Caricom) member states that are involved in mining and oil to  unite towards industrialisation rather than continue to be vulnerable to global commodity prices. “Those member-states of Caricom and the wider Caribbean, which have been dependent on the extractive sectors, need to get together to discuss meaningful ways to shift from the ...

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New screening procedures for Guyana-bound CAL passengers

Refined screening procedures to accelerate the process for North American passengers transiting in Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport, enroute to Guyana, on Caribbean Airlines (CAL) will come into effect Wednesday, July 6, 2016, authorities said  Sunday. Officials from CheddiJagan International Airport (CJIA) – headed by its Chairman of the Board, Stephen Fraser – and Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) recently met ...

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Fresh showdown looms over City vending as landowner insists on no extension

The man responsible for the plot of land where Stabroek Market vendors were relocated has disputed claims by Town Clerk, Royston King that the municipality was likely to get a three-month extension fpr the vendors to continue selling. Instead, Mr. Hareshnarine “Chiney” Sugrim said he never had any such discussions with King and that come early August, 2016 the vendors ...

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Coalition supporter BK Tiwari says he swore allegiance to PPP to prevent airline’s eviction from Ogle hangar

In what appears to be an intensified tit-for-tat, former President Donald Ramotar on Friday released a letter from Brian Tiwari to refute the prominent businessman’s claim that he had abandoned the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) long before  last year’s  general elections and supported the coalition. However, Tiwari said he had felt compelled to write the letter for fear that ...

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6,000 solar systems for State House to become political football in Amerindian communities

The installation of about 6,000 solar panel systems at State House, the President’s Official Residence, is set to become a political football match between the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) and the incumbent APNU+AFC coalition-led administration. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said most of the GYD$48.6 million was spent on the purchase and installation of the solar panel systems ...

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Inquiry launched into unauthorised departure of planes from international airport

An inquiry has been launched into the unauthorized departure of two light aircraft from the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport almost one week ago, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Thursday. He said Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson advised Cabinet that an inquiry has been launched as part of government’s efforts to ensure there is no repeat of ...

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