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Gov’t to restrict importation of pinewood following complaints from logging associations

The Ministry of Natural Resources is looking to restrict the importation of pinewood as an incentive to the 14 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on the local logging industry. Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman told the Government Information Agency (GINA) recently that this move will also seek to reverse what he terms the “dumping” of the foreign lumber in ...

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US Dept of Transportation penalises Dynamic Airways for numerous flight delays, lengthy wait for ticket refunds

Dynamic International Airways, which left numerous passengers stranded in Guyana and New York late last year, has been ordered by the United States Department of Transportation (DoT) to pay US$120,000 in penalties for cancelling several flights, failing to notify passengers in a timely manner and refunding them. Dynamic has provided several reasons for each of those problems that plagued passengers during September, ...

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Mabaruma, Port Kaituma to benefit from all-weather roads for first time

Several communities in Mabaruma and Port Kaituma will get all weather roads for the first time. Minister of State Joseph Harmon today, revealed that Cabinet has granted its approval for the award of contracts for the rehabilitation of six lots of all-weather roads in Mabaruma and Port Kaituma in Region One. During a post-Cabinet briefing today, at the Ministry of ...

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Air Services Limited’s plane damaged on landing at interior airstrip

An Air Services Limited (ASL) plane Wednesday morning ran off the edge of the Kopinang airstrip, causing damage to its undercarriage and the destruction of one of its landing gears. Neither the pilot nor the lone passenger was injured. A company source told Demerara Waves Online News that the Britten-Norman Islander, which was piloted by Captain Azam Ally, ran over ...

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City Mayor to officially release parking meter contract; councillors oppose revocation

Spearheaded by political heavyweight on the Georgetown City Councillor, Oscar Clarke, the Mayor of Georgetown Patricia Chase-Green announced for the first time in almost one year that copies of the controversial parking meter contract will be officially circulated to all 30 councillors. “I would hope that the (City Hall) administration will circulate a copy of the original contract to every councillor. ...

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1,900 gallons of illegal fuel seized; smugglers escape

The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) says 1,900 gallons of fuel were seized in the Mahaica area on Monday, but several persons who were transporting the fuel in boats made good their escape. “Field tests carried out by GEA’s Inspectors revealed that the fuel was illegal as the marker concentration was below the legal level. As a result, all 38 drums ...

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Guyana considers Suriname’s gold export model… Guyana exporting plenty gold but little foreign exchange earnings circulating

Guyana’s recent foreign currency shortage appears to have caused government to consider adopting Suriname’s model to ensure that more earnings from gold sales goes directly to the national treasury. “Suriname has a model which we are looking to incorporate in whole or part here so we want to facilitate trade but the function of the licensed dealers, as agents of the ...

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New water treatment plant, other upgrades slated for Region Two

Region Two residents can expect an improved supply of water as the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) moves to upgrade its service in the region. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported on Tuesday that the water company has several initiatives underway geared at ensuring all communities in Essequibo receive adequate potable water.  Project Coordinator, GWI, Region Two, Rabindra Deonarine said one ...

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Anna Regina power plant to be set up by third quarter

A new generation unit for the Guyana Power and Light’s station at Anna Regina (GPL) is expected to arrive before the end of 2017, Generation Engineer for Region Two, Lindsey Shepherd said. In an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Shepherd explained that there are currently two generation sets in the Region, one at Anna Regina which houses three ...

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