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City Council seemingly tolerates vending by waste dumpsters; pickup strategy needed – PSC official

Even as the Georgetown City Council and the Private Sector Commission (PSC) grapple with the garbage disposal problem facing the commercial sector of the town, City Hall appears to be unmindful of vendors selling outside Stabroek Market alongside a foul-smelling garbage collection site which potentially threatens produce contamination and poses a health risk. This situation had been brought to the ...

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Western Wakenaam village flooded

A section of the western side of Wakenaam Island, Essequibo River, was late Wednesday inundated with flood waters after a koker door collapsed, apparently due to intense pressure from the spring tide. Demerara Waves Online News understands that most of the residents at the village of Sarah were not badly affected because their houses are built on stilts. However, the ...

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Talks begin on building renewable energy power plant in Guyana

The Guyana government and a major Japanese solar energy company last week opened talks on constructing a renewable energy power plant in Guyana. Last Friday, a group of investors from the United States, Japan, Korea, the Malaysian Group, Smart City Clearing Corporation, and Capital Fund met with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s Chief Executive Officer of the Hinterland Electrification Company ...

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EPA refutes reports that Aurora gold mine resumed underground mining

Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday refuted reports that Aurora Gold Mine has resumed underground mining. EPA Director, Dr. Vincent Adams said the company was merely authorised to gather data to support its application for a permit to mine underground. “This permit is to conduct testing to collect data for the application of a permit so there is no ...

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South Africa to assist Guyana’s mining sector

South Africa and Guyana on Friday inked a wide-ranging declaration that could see this country benefitting in a range of areas. Signed by South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant and Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, the declaration provides for that southern African nation to assist Guyana with mapping among other areas. “At the invitation of the ...

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Cheap, reliable electricity needed – GMSA, IDB

The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) on Thursday reiterated the need for cheaper electricity, a call that was backed up by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). President of GMSA, Shyam Nokta issued the call for a reduction in taxes on fuel at the formal opening of his organisation’s Annual General Meeting held at the Marriott Hotel. “Tax measures introduced ...

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GGMC wants to pilot South Africa alternative offer of mercury-free gold mining

The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) is considering the commercial mining of gold using mercury-free recovery methods such as the one that South Africa is offering to provide this country, ministers from both countries said Wednesday. Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said he was aware that the GGMC has been discussing the possibility of becoming a gold ...

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Venezuelans in makeshift houses on East Coast Demerara seashore to be removed

Guyanese authorities were Monday preparing to relocate a number of persons believed to be Venezuelans who have set up makeshift houses along the seashore at Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara. The Ministry of the Presidency said the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) were “standing by to render assistance in terms of relocating these displaced persons.” A ...

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Guyana’s oil spill response gets joint venture boost

The GAICO Construction Incorporated has signed a joint venture partnership with Corena Group, to develop and provide oil spill response and waste management services in light of the Guyana’s developing oil and gas industry. The partnership will enable the provision of oil spill response packages, oil spill emergency and Host Nation Support (HNS) standby, training and consultancy services, and hazardous ...

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