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American Chamber of Commerce- Guyana hopes to reduce barriers; help influence policies, laws

The newly-established American Chamber of Commerce of Guyana (AmCham Guyana Inc.), which was officially launched Tuesday night, hopes to influence government policies and legislation, in among other areas, those linked to the oil and gas sector. United States (US) Ambassador, Perry Holloway hailed AmCham-Guyana’s “desire to move forward with relevance and speed” by setting three initial priorities- the Sovereign Wealth Fund ...

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Mid-year report 2018: Economic and fiscal outlook uncertain

Despite a rebound in economic growth of 4.5% for the first half of the year, Guyana faces considerable economic and fiscal headwinds for 2018 that will mean restrictions in spending in the public sector. This comes even as there is an increasing amount of unrealistic discussions regarding the benefits of anticipated oil revenues which are not even expected for another ...

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US Ambassador lukewarm about direct cash transfers from oil revenues

United States (US) Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway prefers Guyanese to talk more about improving social services and security instead of directly transferring oil cash to the poor. “I think the more important conversation should be about not giving every citizen a cheque but giving every citizen a quality education, giving every citizen quality health care, a secure environment in ...

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Long dry weather begins; farmers urged to conserve water

Farmers were Monday warned of impending dry spells and to conserve water ahead of the weak to moderate El Niño conditions during the next several months. Chief Hydrometeorological Officer  Dr. Garvin Cummings said the dry spells do not mean that Guyana would experience a drought. “The absence of rainfall does not indicate a drought situation, but rather a period of dry ...

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Ukrainians charged with assaulting Guyanese gold mine workers

Two Ukrainians have been charged with a number of offences linked to the assault of two Guyanese gold mine workers as well as failure to wear uniforms as private security personnel. Police said the Russian-speaking Ukrainians- 38-year 0ld Vitaly Paraschuck was charged with two counts of threatening behaviour and assault causing actual bodily harm committed on Charles Clarke on July ...

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CGX names exploration well in honour of Indigenous people; drilling set for November 

– Utakwaaka, a Phillipai word, means the dawn of a new day, a ray of light a ray of hope CGX Energy Incorporated announced its next exploration well with an Indigenous naming and blessing ceremony by the historic Aleluya Indigenous Group. The ceremony, a collaboration between CGX and the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, was held on Friday at the Umana ...

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Privately-owned Guyana Airways Corporation Inc. struck off Companies Register because of name similarity

As a new privately-owned airline named Guyana Airways Corporation Inc. prepares to move ahead with its application to the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the name of that company has been scratched off the Companies Register in keeping with local laws, according to well-placed sources. The Deeds and Commercial Registries Authority last month informed the company, through its lawyer, that ...

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Guyanese selected for US Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program

The U.S. Embassy on Friday proudly announced the 2018 cohort from Guyana for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.  The program takes place in September and October and will bring 250 young leaders from 36 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States. This year the embassy said “we are pleased to ...

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AGM Inc. offers employment opportunity to laid off sugar estate workers

Skilled employees recently laid off from GUYSUCO’s closed or downsized estates were given the opportunity to turn their technical training towards employment in the mining sector, as Guyana Goldfields Inc./Aurora Gold Mines Inc.  conducted a five-day recruitment exercise recently. “The recruitment team endeavoured to secure the services of these employees in a continuation of the Company’s commitment to hire skilled ...

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