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Armed bandits rob East Bank Demerara supermarket

Armed bandits Wednesday night invaded a supermarket at Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara and ordered the owner, staff and customers to lie face down on the ground before carting off more than GYD$1 million in cash and valuables,  the owner said. The incident occurred at about 7:34 PM on August 31, 2016 at Fresh Mart Supermarket, Coverden Public Road, East ...

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City Councillors divided over parking meters; City Hall hopes to further revise agreement with investor

Although Smart City Solutions (SCS) has agreed to reduce the parking meter fees and the life of the contract from 49 to 20 years, a divided Georgetown’s City Council ended a meeting Wednesday with a decision to hold further negotiations with the company based on the deliberations. The proposed amendments would see the parking rate being reduced from GYD$125 per ...

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BK International to build US$3.5 million hangar at Ogle Airport, acquire more aircraft

BK International on Tuesday turned the sod to build a US$3.5 million dollar hangar at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport at Ogle as part of the company’s plans to bring down the cost of domestic airfares, Chief Executive Officer, Brian Tiwari said. “It’s to increase our fleet and make our flights cheaper,” he told Demerara Waves Online News., alluding ...

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Oil production will not bring large number of direct jobs for Guyanese – ExxonMobil

A top official of the American oil giant, ExxonMobil, on Tuesday cautioned Guyanese against expecting a large number of direct jobs when Guyana begins commercial production and instead said it is the government’s responsibility to use oil revenues to help create employment. Jeff Simons, the Country Manager of ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary- Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited- told media representatives ...

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There must be no secret vote on parking meters- AFC’s Ramjattan

As Georgetown’s Mayor and City Council prepares to this week discuss the controversial parking meter contract that Central Government has ordered be revoked, the Alliance For Change (AFC) said if the matter comes down to a vote,  there must be no secret balloting. AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan insisted that there must be open voting when the parking meter contract comes ...

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Energy Professor urges Guyana to negotiate best oil contracts for education, technologies

Prominent Trinidad and Tobago energy expert and University of the West Indies Professor, Andrew Jupiter has urged Guyana to use its recently discovered oil and natural gas as bargaining chip to secure higher quality education and technologies. “The resources are yours and when the resources are yours and you are inviting various multinationals into your countries, that is great. It ...

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Public Health Minister did not deliver apology to House Speaker; appeals for support from PNCR congress delegates

Embattled Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton admitted that he did not actually deliver an apology to House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland for misleading the National Assembly about the rental of a building to house a pharmaceutical bond. He later told Demerara Waves Online News that he delivered the apology. Following is a transcript of that segment of the news ...

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BOND GATE: Govt rented office space, not pharmaceutical bond; Jagdeo calls for scrapping of “scandalous, corrupt” deal

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo says government rented office space instead of a pharmaceutical bond from Linden Holdings Limited, a company controlled by a member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), a move he said smacks of corruption and incompetence. “This scandalous corrupt act demonstrates the level of petulance, fickleness, lack of transparency and accountability, and irresponsible use of taxpayers’ ...

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