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Granger announces increased salaries, allowances for public servants; GYD$70,000 salary for sweeper cleaners

President David Granger on Wednesday announced a “tax-free” increase in salaries and allowances for public servants, following a meeting with representatives of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) and three top government ministers. In an address to the nation, Mr. Granger said the “tax-free” increases retroactive to January 1, 2019 will be: 8.5 percent for those earning between GYD$100,000 and ...

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Tullow shares fall most in 21 years on Guyana oil-quality concern

Reproduced from Bloomberg Tullow Oil Plc fell the most in two decades in London trading after saying it’s reassessing the commercial viability of discoveries in Guyana. The stock sank as much as 23% on the news that crude from two wells in the South American country was found to be heavy, with a high sulfur content. That’s disappointing to shareholders ...

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Two-day-old infant dies after fall from hammock

A two-day old baby boy died after a swinging hammock burst and he fell to the ground and was injured, police say. His mother did not take him to seek medical attention. Police say the body was examined and some discoloration was observed to his shoulder and back. Lance Douglas died at his residence at Murabisi Creek, Mouth Island, Middle ...

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Former diplomat is UG’s next Chancellor; Guyanese-rooted UK lawmaker is first UG Envoy Extraordinaire

The University of Guyana (UG) Council has appointed Dr. Edward Greene, a well-known former diplomat of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN), as its next Chancellor, the institution said Tuesday. The UG administration says Greene is expected to be inducted at a simple ceremony during this year’s convocation exercise at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Turkeyen ...

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Bulk of oil wealth to trickle down to ordinary Guyanese -Granger

President David Granger promises that the bulk of Guyana’s oil revenues will trickle down to ordinary people and some will be used to revive the country’s village economies and social programmes. “We will put the benefit, we will put the profit, we will put the better part of that petroleum revenue to ensure that your children will never be poor ...

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Engine trouble forced Caribbean Airlines’ Guyana-New York flight to divert to The Bahamas

A New York-bound Caribbean Airlines flight from Guyana diverted to The Bahamas Saturday night. The carrier on Sunday confirmed that flight BW 526, with 134 passengers and 7 crew on board, diverted to The Bahamas due to a mechanical issue with one of its engines. Caribbean Airlines says the aircraft has been withdrawn from service and all appropriate inspections and ...

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