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GAWU willing to end weekly strike, amid threats to scrap talks and stop crop

Amid a decision by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) to call of all talks with the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and possibly scrap the first crop if a one-day strike continues, the union Wednesday said it would call off the industrial action if there is a “reasonable time-frame” for the holding of long-overdue wage and salary negotiations. ...

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Digicel (Guyana) boosting delivery of technical-vocational education

Students of the Practical Instruction Centre (PIC) will soon be taking classes and examinations in a more conducive environment, with the rehabilitation of the colonial wooden building in Kingston, Georgetown through a grant from Digicel (Guyana). Demerara Waves Online News was told that the project is as a result of a Digicel Group competition called “Waves” that the Guyana operations ...

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Only 10% of Mazaruni hydropower for Guyana; no alternative energy plan for Essequibo yet – Patterson

Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has revealed that Guyana will only be receiving 5%-10% of power generated from the proposed Mazaruni hydro-power plants if the project is completed. Guyana had partnered with Brazil to conduct a feasibility study of the Upper and Middle Mazaruni to determine the potential of hydro-power development in the area. The focus was to develop a hydro-power ...

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Take 50 off 50 – Communities Ministry announce jubilee promotion

  As Guyana gears up for the celebration of 50 years of Independence, the Communities Ministry through the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has announced a promotion for House lot applicants. Junior Communities Minister Valerie Patterson revealed that persons who would have been allocated house lots and have paid more than 50% of the total cost of the house ...

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Guyana to get regional help to meet global civil aviation standards

Guyana is among several Caribbean countries expected to receive assistance from the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS) to help reach a year-end deadline set by the global aviation watchdog agency to meet certain conditions. Speaking with Demerara Waves Online News following the opening of the 17th CASSOS Board meeting at the Marriot Hotel, CASSOS Chairman Nari-Williams Singh ...

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ExxonMobil spuds Guyana appraisal

(UPSTREAMONLINE.COM).-ExxonMobil has spudded its highly anticipated appraisal of the Liza oil discovery off Guyana. The US supermajor has also begun seismic work on the adjacent Canje block after completing a farm-in deal. Drillship Stena Carron has spudded the Liza-2 appraisal after sailing to ExxonMobil’s Stabroek block off Guyana from the Canary Islands, where it had been idle for more than ...

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Opposition slams tax waiver for artistes, increased income tax threshold

Steps Friday by government to legalise the eligibility of regional and international artistes for tax waivers and the hike in the income tax threshold came in for sharp criticism by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). In opening debate on amendments to the Income Tax Act, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said the law would remove discretion in granting tax ...

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Gov’t moves to tighten Re-migrant Scheme

The APNU+AFC administration has taken steps to clog certain holes that have been identified in the Re-migrant Scheme administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). The Customs Amendment Bill 2016 was passed in the House on Friday with the support of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) paving the way for a new slew of ...

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Ilegal miners, police and GGMC end standoff at Konawaruk

Police Friday managed to quell unrest by illegal gold miners at Konawaruk after police and mines officers ordered them to stop extracting the precious metal at concessions owned by Tesouro Resources. The illegal miners had cut down trees and blocked a road at Konawaruk to prevent the entry and exit of vehicles and supplies to legal operations in the area. ...

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Guyana gives green light to Suriname’s Fly All Ways airline

The Guyana government is poised to grant permission to Fly Allways to operate scheduled flights to Guyana with connections to Brazil and the Caribbean, a top aviation regulator said. “We have received an application from Fly Allways and we have processed that application and we have made a favourable recommendation to our subject minister to take to Cabinet,” the official ...

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