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Digicel (Guyana) expands Back-to-School dental clinic outreach

Digicel (Guyana) is expanding its dental outreach programme across Guyana, as it continues its now six-year old Back-to-School initiative, the telecoms provider said in a statement. This year’s activity began at Timehri, East Bank Demerara signaling the beginning of the initiative in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Georgetown Central. The global telecommunications company  says it intends to continue the outreach since it ...

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Closed Areas being allocated to small scale gold miners

In a simple ceremony held at the Ministry of Natural Resources on August 23, 2016, several small miners received letters of allocation for mining lands from members of the Closed Area Committee (CAC),Guyana’s Ministry of Natural Resources said in a statement. This begins to fulfill a promise made by Minister of Natural Resources, Honourable Raphael Trotman to small miners at the ...

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December 5 is Guyana’s 2017 National Budget Day

Guyana’s 2017 National Budget will be presented on December 5, 2016 and to assist with its preparation, government is contemplating the establishment of ministerial planning units, President David Granger announced Monday. “We can only maintain that pattern of preparation if there are established planning units and the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs will have such a planning unit,”  he said ...

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Nagamootoo urges worker training for oil sector; CCWU concerned about insufficient govt funding for Critchlow Labour College

At a time when concerns are being raised about insufficient government funding for the Critchlow Labour College, Guyana Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo urged the labour movement to help train workers for the oil and gas sector. Speaking at the weekend at the Clerical and Commercial Workers’ Union’s (CCWU) 4th Triennial Delegates Conference, he said trade unions must rise to the challenge of ...

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City Hall cuts back on hiring private garbage collection companies; using its own trucks, staff

The two major solid waste companies in Georgetown have been suspended from collecting commercial and domestic garbage in certain areas as City Hall says the municipality is now equipped to pick up refuse and save much needed cash. “My department is equipped with garbage trucks and staff so we have decided to suspend these services of the contractors and do ...

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Konawaruk bridge to be ready for use next Monday

The Ministry of Natural Resources on Friday said repairs to Konawaruk bridge would be completed by next week Monday, August 22. Junior Minister of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes said she received assurances from MMC Inc. that the major thoroughfare would be also strengthened to cope with the effects of bad weather. “MMC Inc. has further assured the Minister that the bridge will now ...

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GT&T, govt to begin negotiations next month on monopoly status

Negotiations with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) to end its monopoly on international voice and data are expected to begin next month and conclude by year-end, according to adviser to the Minister of Public Telecommunications, Lance Hinds. Speaking at a public forum, ICT Conversation, held at the National Library earlier this week Hinds, however, virtually ruled out that ...

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Guyana establishing air traffic services school

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is to set up its own approved school in another six months to train Air Traffic Controllers, GCAA Director General, Egbert Field announced Wednesday. “We need to have the programme approved and the approval process takes a while. It has to go through a certain number of stages,” he said. The Caribbean Aviation Safety ...

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Newly-formed vendors union to push for selling outside Stabroek Market

The newly-formed Guyana Market Vendors Union (GMVU) says it will be pushing for vendors, who were removed earlier this year from the Stabroek Square, to be relocated just in front of the Stabroek Market where buses once parked. GMVU President, Eon Andrews told Demerara Waves Online News that vending is a culture that relies heavily on sellers’ closeness to passersby ...

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