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Berbice Chambers, Police Association trade barbs over crime situation

Two of Guyana’s leading Chambers of Commerce in Berbice and police are at odds over the state of crime mainly in the Berbice area where there have been several armed robberies. While the Guyana Police Force (GPF) did not respond specifically to the concerns by the Central Corentyne and Berbice Chambers of Commerce, the Police Association issued a statement through ...

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Guyana to lobby US for renewable energy support

Guyana would be lobbying United States (US) stakeholders to support renewable energy initiatives in this South American country as part of its green initiative, President David Granger announced Saturday. Addressing the commissioning of Eureka Medical Laboratories’ (EML) fully-solar powered building on Thomas Street, Georgetown; he said he would be taking his lobby to the US-Caribbean-Central American Energy Summit in Washington ...

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Guyana finally getting high-speed mobile data….4G

Guyanese are on the verge of benefiting from higher data speeds on their mobile phones, with one of the country’s major phone companies announcing that it has been granted approval to offer 4G service. “Finally, we will bring you 4G. I know that you’ve waited a long time and I am as happy as you to say that we have ...

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Dynamic Airways, Roraima Airways teaming up to make Guyana’s CJI Airport a hub

Dynamic International Airways and the Guyanese-owned Roraima Airways are teaming up to convert the Cheddi Jagan International Airport a hub for flights to South American countries and the United States. Chief Executive Officer of Roraima Airways, Capt. Gerry Gouveia made the announcement at the unveiling of a Guyana 50th Independence Anniversary logo on a Dynamic Airways aircraft at New York’s ...

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Telecoms Bill returns to National Assembly next month

After months of consultations with a number of stakeholders, the Telecommunications Bill is expected to be tabled again in Guyana’s National Assembly by the end of May 2016. This was disclosed by Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes during a recent interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA). “There were extensive discussions so what we want to do is to ...

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Guyana’s aviation safety record among the best globally

Veteran pilot, Captain Gerry Gouveia hailed Guyana’s record of aviation safety despite the “very, very rough and hostile” terrain and number of daily flights in and out of the country. “This is aviation is one of the safest in the world and I would say one of the safest aviation industries in the Caribbean based on where we operate,” he ...

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Increased cost of living likely if Caribbean banks lose relations with US, Europe

Trade Ministers of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) have called on United States (US) and European commercial banks not to halt doing business with their counterparts in the region because it would hurt economies. Antigua and Barbuda’s Trade Minister, Chet Greene told the ministerial meeting, which ended last Friday (April 22, 2016) in Guyana, that already evidence shows that Caribbean countries ...

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Environmental Tax still haunts Gov’t; more billion dollar lawsuits filed

The controversial Environmental Tax which saw the Government of Guyana having to pay millions of dollar to a beverage company is still haunting the Government as two other importers look to cash in with similar lawsuits. Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams at a press conference on Thursday said that two other companies – S.M Jaleel and Guyana Beverages Inc ...

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Article on transfer of GA2000 hangar to BK International retracted; apology issued

Demerara Waves Online News hereby retracts the insinuations, allegations and contents of a previously published article that the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon might have been involved in ordering the Cheddi Jagan International Airport transfer the GA2000 hangar to BK International. Demerara Waves hereby further issues an unqualified apology for any harm and or hurt that said publication may have caused ...

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Diplomacy cheapest option to settle US-Caricom rum dispute- Granger

Caribbean rum producing nations have so far failed to take the United States (US) to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over its subsidies to Puerto Rican and United States Virgin Islands rum producing companies that end up unfairly competing against their counterparts in Caricom. A well-respected trade expert told Demerara Waves Online News that all the studies have been done ...

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